Are you interested in moving a squirrel’s nest without harming the animals? Squirrels are cute but they can be a real nuisance, damaging our homes and yards with their rodent antics. It’s important that you remove a squirrel’s nest from inside the home, but it should be done properly and at the right time. Nests unfortunately cannot be relocated; they must be rebuilt. If you’re currently dealing with a squirrel problem and want it solved, call Squirrel Removal Toronto.
The most common species of squirrel in Ontario is the eastern grey squirrel. This squirrel’s body measures up to 30cm in length and its tail is about 25cm long. Some grey squirrels have grey fur that appears browner in the summer, while others are fully black. Squirrels are primarily herbivores, but they will eat eggs and small insects when given the chance. Squirrels naturally nest in trees, but they will happily nest in quiet human structures like sheds, attics, and garages. These locations are ideal for squirrels as they are safe from predators and close to food. Female squirrels commonly chew their way through roofs and nest inside to raise their young.
Squirrel nests cannot truly be relocated, but the animals can find a new place to live. Nests are fragile because they consist of carefully woven grasses, leaves, and twigs that are bound to the branches of trees or structures of the human home. Squirrels build these nests specifically to be insulated from the cold and to withstand the wind. Removing a nest and placing it elsewhere will not work. Relocating a nest also risks moving baby squirrels with them, which could harm the babies or separate them from their mother. Squirrel nests should be removed when the animals are least vulnerable so they can find a new place to live.
If you want to remove a squirrel’s nest, try to remove it between mating seasons. This is ideally in late winter, late spring, or mid-fall. If you can, you should also avoid removing it in the dead of winter. Evicting a squirrel in the winter would force it to compete with the neighbouring animals for food and shelter while times are hard. Don a thick pair of gloves and approach the nest carefully. If you accidentally uncover some babies, place them in a cardboard box and leave them near the nesting site. The mother will soon come for her babies and bring them to another one of her nests. Female squirrels have evolved for this sort of thing; they build a few spare nests in case of danger.
Removing a squirrel’s nest is easier said than done. Climbing trees and roofs without proper safety gear is dangerous, and the animals may bite or scratch you during the removal process. The best thing you can do is call a professional pest remover for help. Technicians have the tools and expertise to take care of any squirrel problem. Squirrel Control also offers quality pest-proofing to keep the squirrels out for good. We’ll make your home impenetrable to squirrels and other pests. Call Squirrel Control today: 647-496-0815.