An invasion of squirrels in your attic can spell disaster. Aside from the fact that it can be a nuisance, they can also cause damages to your home. The sound of squirrels scampering about above your head may prove bothersome. However, you should keep in mind that the most important factor is that squirrels like to chew up wooden beams and wiring. They also like to tear up insulation. In other words, a squirrel invasion can prove expensive, which is why preventing them from entering your attic is important. Read More
Squirrels in Ontario seem to enjoy bird seed which is a problem if you like to leave treats out for birds in the area. The squires scare away birds, finish the bird food and may venture to destroy your outdoor wooden furniture. Fortunately, this is a problem that you can resolve with relative ease. Read More
Once squirrels invade your home, catching them becomes a top priority. They can wreak havoc and cause damages that can prove financially burdensome. Imagine having to replace insulation, wiring, and wooden support beams up in your attic. It is not a fun task, nor is it a cheap one. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways you can catch a squirrel in your attic. Read More
You may have to find an alternative squirrel removal method if you are planning to trap squirrels. Tread carefully if you plan on transporting a squirrel you have already captured. Few people, including wildlife removal professionals, advocate trapping and relocating wildlife in Ontario or any other area for good reasons. The animals may be causing damage to your yard or property but keep in mind that many have lost their natural territory due to human expansion. Read More
Humane eviction is the best way to deal with squirrels in your house. This method relies on a one-way door that allows the squirrels to leave their den but blocks them from coming back in.
A one-way door looks more like a trap or cage than an actual door. The contraption is made from thick metal that the squirrel can’t chew or destroy to gain entry once excluded from its den.
One end of the metal contraption has flaps that allow you to install it flash on the main squirrel entrance. Near the entrance to the den is a spring-loaded door that swings outward easily when the squirrel pushes through. Once on the opposite end, the door shuts and cannot open from the outside in. This effectively blocks the squirrel from getting back to its den. The contraption is wide open after the spring-loaded door, and the squirrel can simply wander off to find an alternative nesting place, preferably far away from your property. Read More
Having covered the main types of squirrels in Ontario – the eastern gray squirrel and its pigment gene mutant variation the black squirrel, and of course the red squirrel, there are a few interesting facts about both species that are worthy of note. Read More
Squirrel removal in Ontario can be a tough job even for professionals. These animals are sleek, intelligent and determined. Most experts prefer humane eviction or exclusion to trapping. In fact, few wildlife removal experts will trap wildlife unless it is absolutely necessary. The exact steps for the exclusion may vary slightly depending where in the house the animals are nesting. Removing wildlife from under the deck, for example, is slightly different compared to removing squirrels from the attic. Read More
A question on many peoples’ mind is whether squirrels hibernate in winter. Most of these critters do not hibernate and instead spend most of their time in their nests when they would otherwise be active. A few species such as the thirteen-lined ground squirrels hibernate for up to six months. Read More
Squirrels can fit though a hole about 1 ½ inches wide so their options of entering the average house are almost exponential. The best way to keep squirrels out of your house in Toronto is to find all potential entry points and seal with galvanized steel mesh and metal flashing. Some of the most common areas that squirrels use to break in include; Read More
The quick answer to whether squirrels in Canada can chew through to get into the attic is; Yes, although the animals prefer existing holes and will get in through these if available. Common examples include gaps under the eves and missing vent screens. Read More