Can Squirrels Cause Harm to Humans?

Are you a person who keeps staring at the squirrel whenever it comes to your yard? Well, we all do that.  You are not alone. They are so charming and cute that we tend to enjoy the squirrel jumping here and there in an aerobatic maneuver.

You might be under the impression that they are so small and get so scared whenever you approach it, so can it even cause any harm to the Humans? Human beings attacked by the squirrel, is there any truth to these stories?

This article will help you understand whether Squirrels can cause harm to humans or not.

Read along to figure it out!

Do squirrels attack people?

Squirrels rarely attack Humans. However, few cases have been reported when a person got injured due to a Squirrel attack. The biting of the squirrel can cause mild to severe injury

Although the statistics of the squirrel attack is not commonly present because it happens very rarely, and even if it happens with anyone, they don’t get an injury that needs to be treated at the hospital; as a result, it gets unreported.

Can squirrels spread diseases to people?

Squirrels are known to carry a large number of diseases. However, not all of them cause problems to humans. Some of the most common diseases include tularemia, typhus, and ringworm. It could be transferred to the person when the squirrel comes in direct contact with the human.

To make sure that you and your pets don’t contract any diseases from the squirrels, you need to have them out of your homes and your yard as well. If you want this done the right way, you have to contact animal control Toronto service providers.

How can you keep yourself safe from the squirrels?

  • Do not Feed the squirrels: When we feed the squirrels, we are not aware of what kind of food the squirrel eats, and on top of that, the wild animals become aggressive once we start feeding them. 
  • Do not try to touch the squirrel: As they are so cute and everyone would like to hold them, but, if you try to catch them, then it would trigger the squirrel that the person is going to harm me in some way; as a result, it will try to attack you. They are wild animals anyways and are not meant to be pet animals.
  • Do not allow them to stay at your property: Although the squirrels roaming around in your yard wouldn’t be a big problem. However, you shouldn’t let them inside your house because if you do, be ready for the destruction. They can chew the electrical wires, pipes, etc.

If you see too many squirrels in your garden or inside your homes, it is time to contact a pest control company.

Conclusion

Although, the squirrels are little beautiful creatures. But they can be aggressive when you try to hold them, so make sure you don’t get close to them. They carry various diseases that you can get if you pet them or come in direct contact with them. Make sure you keep them out of your house. If you have a problem with them being inside your home and don’t know how you can get rid of them, you can contact the pest removal service provider.

 

 

Our Guarantee

Pesticon offers the best pest control services in Toronto that our backed by our 6 months guarantee. We will visit your property free of charge if your pest problems persist as your satisfaction is our number 1 priority!

Pesticon has consistently won the HomeStars award for Best Pest Control Company for 4 years in a row serving Toronto and GTA

 Request a Quote

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.