According to the Associated Press, officials have tried numerous measures to control, if not, dwindle down the influx of squirrels in the city park area; measures such as poison, gassing and even euthanasia. However, none of those have quite encompassed the dissatisfaction with the squirrels’ overall presence as the present recommendation by officials to use birth control.
Officials say that their plans are to inject squirrels in the
The cost of the overpopulation is beginning to awaken many
Many people have suggested that ridding the area of the squirrels entirely is always an option worth examining, but officials don’t want to kill the animals if other options are present. The amount of squirrels is overwhelming, but the reason for the surge in protection against the rodents are the health risks that health officials say that they present. Aside from rabies, the fleas on squirrels could carry the potentially fatal disease; the bubonic plague.
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