Humane Squirrel Removal
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Squirrels are quite fun to watch jump from tree to tree and play in your yard, but you don’t want them invading your house under any circumstances. These furry creatures come in a variety of colours including black, grey, white, and even red ones are seen from time to time in certain locations.
They are small but fast as they can move their legs fast enough to run up to 25 kilometres per hour, making them very hard to catch. Female squirrels typically have two litters of babies each year – being delivered in the spring and towards the end of summer, and each litter usually yields 4 to 6 little ones.
Lots of Chewing Is In Their DNA
Squirrels, as you might have noticed, never seem to stop chewing on various things, this is because their incisors need to be kept in check from getting too long (their teeth never stop growing) and the only way to keep them short is by chewing on stuff.
When squirrels are outside in their habitat and finding nuts, trees, fruits, mushrooms, and other things to chew on and eat – this is perfectly fine, but when they start to sink their teeth into decks, house siding, and other personal property, then there’s a serious problem emerging.
Squirrels Are Real Pests When Inside Of Homes
When squirrels find a way to get into houses this is especially concerning as they will literally chew on anything that looks appealing to them. Try to corner a squirrel to catch it and remove it from the home, and he or she can get aggressive if the feeling of a threat or danger is sensed. Plus, if a female squirrel who’s pregnant and looking to build a nest to birth her offspring can make a real mess, and these nests often house ticks and fleas – putting you and your family’s health at risk.
When a squirrel enters your home and is in no hurry to leave, you are not advised to try to remove that furry animal on your own – call a wildlife removal company such as ours for your humane squirrel removal needs, and leave it to the professionals who are well trained to handle any situation that may arise.
We will not only remove squirrels but will also work to prevent future occurrences by looking for any possible entry points so they can be properly closed and sealed off to significantly reduce the chances that squirrels and other wildlife gain future entry.
How do you know if you have a squirrel(s) inside your home? Below we outline some of the main ways to tell if a squirrel has broken into your home, then you can quickly relay this information to our company so our squirrel extraction experts can take care of the problem.
How to Know if You Have Squirrels in Your House
Squirrels multiply like crazy so you shouldn’t be surprised when you see many of them running around your property and neighbourhood on a daily basis. The noises they make are the best way to detect them, their chewing and scurrying around sounds give up their identity in a hurry.
They typically go about their days much as we do by staying busy during the day, and winding down at nighttime. Attics are common spaces that squirrels like to hang out in, so hearing them above you is common when they move around or when they are chewing away to keep their teeth filed down. Electrical wiring is a target of theirs, and this can lead to devastating fires within homes – the sooner they are evacuated from homes the better.
Time of the Year Matters
As the cooler weather makes its way into Ontario and the squirrels start to sense that winter is coming, they get very active to look for sheltered refuge to stay as warm and comfortable as possible. This is a good time to be on the lookout for any forced entry into your home and listen closely for squirrel activity in your attic, basement, and walls. The sooner that squirrels can be removed from a home – the less damage will be done, the quicker and easier it will be, and the costs for having this done will be lower as well.
If you believe a squirrel has found its way into your home, then call us now so that we can assess the situation and effectively formulate a humane removal strategy if one or more is detected – time is of the essence.