Do Squirrels Move Around at Night

Do Squirrels Move Around at Night?

Squirrels are very busy animals during the day, but what about at night? Are they just as productive when it is dark? This depends on the species, but squirrels are generally pretty quiet at night. If there are squirrels on your property, it is this characteristic that can help determine whether or not you are dealing with squirrels. Squirrels will make lots of noise during the day but sleep for most of the night. For reliable squirrel removal and proofing in the GTA, call Squirrel Control.

Most species of squirrel are diurnal, which means that they are up during the day and asleep at night. The only squirrels in Canada that are nocturnal are flying squirrels, though these are rare in cities and populated areas. The squirrels you see every day, like the eastern grey or red squirrel, prefer to go about their business when it is light out. These squirrels can be seen running around, looking for food and building nests during the day. At night, they retreat into their nests where they can be safe and warm. Squirrels may move around a bit at night, but they are usually in their nests.

Like us, squirrels would rather be at home when it is dark. And, like us, they would also prefer to be indoors. If there are lots of squirrels in your area, keep in mind that they may want to break into your home. Squirrels are attracted to the warmth that emanates from our homes and often get inside by chewing their way through any holes they find on the roof. As rodents, they can chew through practically anything – wood, plastic, vinyl, rubber, and even aluminum – so it is important that you keep your roof in good shape. Squirrels will exploit any vulnerabilities they find to nest in the attic.

To reduce the risk of an invasion, switch to squirrel-proof bird feeders or remove them entirely. Pick up any fruit that have fallen in the yard and always rake the leaves in the fall. Empty out the gutters. Inspect your roof for any gaps, cracks, or holes and make all repairs necessary. Check that your roof’s edge hasn’t warped away from the framing of the house. You can then seal small gaps with caulking and cover your vents and chimneys with a 16-gauge, steel mesh. Screw this right into the roof. If you’re not sure how to approach this, call your local pest removal company and a professional should be able to do this for you.

Squirrels are quiet at night, but they are very busy during the day. If there are squirrels on your property and you want them gone, call Squirrel Control. We will find the entry point the animals are using and remove them in the safest way possible. We can also seal all potential entry points to prevent this from ever happening again. Our pest-proofing services are guaranteed to keep wildlife out and come with a 2-year warranty. Call Squirrel Control for safe, affordable, and reliable pest control: 647-496-0815.

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