Why do most people hate squirrels in the USA?

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Why do most people hate squirrels in the USA?

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Although I doubt “most people” hate squirrels, the hate-on extends beyond the US. But it certainly includes any home-owner who has had to evict one of these vile and devious rodents from some part of his/her house. The children’s book industry is to blame for their undeserved reputation as diligent and caring creatures. Such is the damage caused by these vermin that the sight of a squirrel chittering from his/her roof is enough to drive a homeowner into a raging and seething rage. Squirrels are only cute when seen in a magazine or your neighbour’s yard.