Squirrels

How Does A Squirrel Defend Itself Against Predators?

Squirrels are among the more docile wildlife and rarely attack unless cornered. Even then, squirrels will rarely use direct confrontation as a defensive means and are more likely to run away, sometimes even swim, to evade predators. These critters have a repertoire of defensive measures that they take to protect themselves from predators. Be careful…

How to Get Rid of Squirrels in My Roof?

Squirrels are a serious concern as far as pests in Toronto go mainly because of their incessant gnawing and chewing. They will chew on your wooden support beams, electrical wires, plastic plumbing, insulation and anything else they can get their sharp teeth on and can cause a lot of damage in your roof. A squirrel…

What Should You Not Feed Squirrels?

If you like feeding squirrels, you want to make sure that the food you give them isn’t dangerous. The two main issues with feeding squirrels are filling them up on foods that have little or no nutritional value or foods that are outright dangerous.

Advantages of Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Advantages of Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Squirrel proof bird feeders are a great investment if you are having trouble with these rodents in your yard. Squirrels seem to like bird food as much as the birds do. There are many types of squirrel-proof bird feeders but based on the advantages mentioned here, you should pick up on the qualities or features…

Why You Need a Professional for Squirrel Removal

There is an abundance of information online as well as products available in hardware stores to help with DIY squirrel removal. It might be tempting to take up this project on your own but the best recourse you have for wildlife in your property is to call a professional squirrel removal service. DIY may seem…

Baby Squirrels in the Attic – What to Do

Squirrel Infestation and Attic Damage

Squirrels get into the attic from the exterior of the house either through an existing hole or by chewing through rotting wood and flimsy soffits. The animals usually break into the attic to breed. These spaces are isolated, safe and warm making them very attractive to wildlife if they can find a way in. Unfortunately,…

When Are Squirrels Active in the Attic

Squirrels are one of the most common attic invaders in Canada but activity in the attic doesn’t always indicate the presence of squirrels. There are other animals that are equally happy to nest in these spaces. Squirrels, in particular, are diurnal animals (active during the day) so attic activity in the daytime is often related…

How to repel squirrels from your house

Eastern Grey Squirrels – What You Need to Know

The eastern grey squirrel, whose scientific name is Sciurus carolinensis, is the most common and largest tree squirrel in eastern Canada. These primarily feed on nuts and play a crucial role in planting trees as they bury food for winter and forget or misplace thousands of nuts and acorns. Squirrels including the eastern grey squirrels…

Squirrels in Attic and How to Get Rid of Them

What to Do When Squirrels Are In Your Attic

Squirrels often appear cute and playful. It is hard to imagine that they could be so cunning, annoying, and even damaging to your home. Unfortunately, squirrels can prove burdensome if they enter your attic. They can damage your insulation, wiring, and the wooden beams that support the structure of your roof. Knowing what to do…

How to Get Rid of Squirrels Humanely

How to Get Rid of Squirrels Humanely

Squirrels can be a serious nuisance whether they are uprooting flowers and plants and digging up holes in your yard or ripping insulation and chewing electrical wires and wooden support beams in your attic. These rodents can be dangerous since squirrel poop can carry a variety of parasites and diseases so you want to get…