Fox Squirrels

Eastern fox squirrels are tree squirrels. The fox squirrel ranges from Central Canada all the way down to Florida, with its population concentrated in the eastern United States. A couple of fox squirrel facts: How did fox squirrels get their name? It’s because fox squirrels have reddish-gray fur that is similar to a fox. They […]

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Voles: What Are They?

Voles cause extensive damage to plants, which can lead to lost crops and difficulty growing plants. In addition, voles reproduce rapidly, which can lead to overgrazing in areas where they live. Finally, voles are known for carrying diseases, which can put people and pets at risk. What Are Voles? A vole is a type of

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Do Squirrels Carry Disease?

What Diseases Do Squirrels Carry? There are a number of valid reasons why some people don’t want squirrels wandering through their gardens and homes. Sure, they look cute and fuzzy, but do squirrels carry disease? Squirrels are a member of family Sciuridae, where rodents also belong. Like the rodents, these bushy-tailed creatures carry diseases, too,

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Black Squirrels

Black Squirrel Facts, Fiction, Lore Squirrels seem to be everywhere…in yards, parks, city streets, woods and fields everywhere. They are a familiar, often beloved figure in almost all rural, suburban and urban areas. Black squirrels, although previously rather rare and unusual, seem to be more and more prevalent throughout the United States. There are a

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