A lovely lawn is the pride of the homeowner especially when it is personally taken care of by the homeowner. A personal caring of the lawn spurs up a totally different sense of ownership and pride unlike that executed by hired hands on lawn upkeeps.
However, the best of lawns could be destroyed by pests and unwelcome intruders like the squirrels whether in the city or country surroundings. These expert climbers dart quickly up and down trees while scampering across the beautifully mowed lawn digging here and there.
Pet or Pest?
While some individuals may coo over a squirrel as their pet, others are high strung over one when their lawn is messed up with holes and piles of soil dug up. This is due to the survival nature of squirrels which spend a lot of time foraging for food not just for the day but storing up for their future.
With the rapid development of mankind where forests are quickly transformed into housing estates or residential areas, it is not surprising to find many of these furry creatures uprooted from their natural habitats to forage in man’s backyards. These furry rodents have no inkling of the hard work put into maintaining a beautiful lawn all year round.
The backyard or garden has become a hotspot for squirrels in their natural survival mode activities. Another nature of squirrels is their persistency in finding their food; they do not give up until they find what they are after. Hence, it is not surprising to have them labeled as pests instead of pets although they could be adorable to some. [Read more…]