Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Squirrels are pesky little critters that may be determined to wreck your roof and garden. These animals have strong teeth that can chew you practically anything! Given that they can chew their way through most materials, warding them off can be tough. Luckily, there is one material that resists squirrels and there are some things you can do around the yard to keep them away. If there’s a squirrel giving you trouble, you can always give Squirrel Control Toronto a call.
Squirrels are some of the most common animals out there. From remote forests to busy cities, squirrels are seemingly everywhere. Like pigeons and raccoons, squirrels have adapted super well to city living. They are happy to live anywhere as long as there is food, water, and shelter available. Squirrels are rodents that feed on a diet of seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, fungi, and insects. As rodents, squirrels have teeth that never stop growing. This means that they must be filed down with constant chewing and gnawing. Squirrels use their strong teeth not only to chew on tough nuts but to build nests out of twigs and branches.
Squirrels can absolutely chew through aluminum and other soft metals. Wood, plastic, and thin metal screens are no match for a squirrel’s teeth. Squirrels usually chew these materials when looking for a place to nest, such as an attic. Some pesky squirrels may also chew through the metal wiring surrounding a vegetable garden. If you’re having trouble with squirrels, aluminum screening may not be enough to keep the animals out. Try capping the vents and chimneys of your house with 16-gauge, galvanized steel mesh, instead. If you don’t want to use this mesh in your garden, you can experiment with other materials until you find one the squirrels won’t bother chewing.
Another method of keeping the squirrels away is to remove sources of food from the yard. Pick up any fruit that have fallen to the ground and always clean up after having a meal outside. Use lidded garbage cans and switch to squirrel-proof, hanging bird feeders that hang far away from any other branches. You cannot remove a vegetable garden, but you can protect it with row covers and ward the pests off with some natural repellents. Coffee grounds, pepper, mint extract, and hot pepper spray are unappealing to squirrels. You can also try spraying your plants with a commercial repellent that mimics predators’ urine.
Squirrels are troublesome little critters that may chew through aluminum screens to get where they want to be. If you’re currently dealing with a squirrel infestation, don’t hesitate to get the help of a professional wildlife remover. The technicians at Squirrel Control are experienced in squirrel removal and would be happy to solve the problem for you. Call Squirrel Control (647-496-0815) for safe, guaranteed squirrel removal and pest-proofing.