How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the House

Why Do Squirrels Break Into Attics?

Squirrels are common residents of attics in Toronto and are noisy and destructive. These rodents also carry disease including Lyme disease, Rabies and Leptospirosis.  This still doesn’t explain why they break into attics in the first place. For one, squirrels are a highly adaptive species. Human settlements have expanded exponentially over the years to the…

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Why Squirrel in the Attic Won’t Go Into Trap

When it comes to residents of the Greater Ontario Area, solving issues with a squirrel in the attic may prove tricky. There are rules and regulations that prevent a person from causing unnecessary death or suffering to any wildlife. Therefore, the use of poisons, pesticides, and many DIY solutions may be ineffective and even illegal.…

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Why You Shouldn’t Poison Squirrels

Removing squirrels from your home in Canada permanently can be a difficult and frustrating task even for professionals. Poison may seem like an easy and quick solution especially if you have tried multiple removal methods and failed. There are many reasons why you should never poison squirrels or any other wildlife and use professional squirrel removal…

Signs of Squirrels in the Attic

Signs of Squirrels in the Attic

While most people think squirrels are ‘cute’ anyone who has had the critters break into the attic would be hard-pressed to agree. Squirrels breaking into the attic can be a nightmare from never-ending scratching and scurrying in the ceiling, destroyed insulation and the smell that comes with wildlife. Squirrels are incredibly adaptive and are some…

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Plants

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Plants

Squirrels love just about anything you can plant in your garden, pots and containers including flowers, vegetables and fruits. From stripping apple trees to plucking whole cherry tomatoes, digging up window boxes and yanking out potted plants, squirrels can prove to be a serious nuisance, especially during autumn although they can invade any time of…

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How to Remove Squirrels from Walls

Complaints about squirrels in the wall peak around spring to late summer when the critters are looking for a warm, safe place to breed and hunker down for the colder months. The squirrels typically get into the wall cavity through the attic. The walls are out of sight, warm and quiet and therefore a perfect…

Where Do Squirrels Do in the Winter?

Where Do Squirrels Go in the Winter?

Just like human beings, squirrels like to stay indoors and keep warm during the cold winter months. Squirrels make early preparation for the cold season by collecting and burying nuts and seeds in small shallow holes which they cover with dirt to retrieve later. This hoarding of food is known as caching. The squirrels don’t…

Where Do Squirrels Hide and Sleep

Where Do Squirrels Hide and Sleep

You may have spotted squirrels only on nice, warm days wrecking havoc on your yard or scurrying around and wondered where these critters actually live. The question of where squirrels hide and sleep and can be answered with – it depends on the type of squirrel. Tree squirrels (along with flying squirrels) have distinctly different…

Squirrel Nest

Squirrel Nest – Learn About Squirrel Nesting Season

Trees that are in backyards and public spaces in an urban setting offer sufficient shelter and food for squirrels. Squirrels are agile climbers and will be heard and seen scurrying to the top of trees leaping from one branch to the next as they look for nuts and berries. Squirrels are also known to chew…