The initial call to the property was for a squirrel who had chewed through a soffit by a balcony in Brampton. A technician was sent out to inspect for an opening and to exclude with a one-way door to humanely evict the animal from the space.
Brampton was named after a town in Cumberland, England in 1853 when it was incorporated as a village. In 1819 it was known as Buffy’s Corner and was just south of the Chinguacousy Township. It was surveyed by a British soldier named Richard Bristol and almost immediately the location began receiving British settlers. It took only a few decades to become a fully-fledged town and today it is a centre of economic growth in the GTA. The land was purchased from the Mississauga tribe, the Chief, James Ajetance, signed over the land to the British government in exchange for 522 pounds and ten shillings in goods delivered to them yearly.
The initial inspection of the home revealed more than one entry point for multiple animals. There was raccoon activity as well as squirrel activity on the property. The raccoon had made its way into the chimney while the squirrels had managed to get in through a wall vent. Each animal was living separately from the other. Multiple animals can be found at the same time at a specific location but it’s not common.
The initial measures taken by the technician included the installation of three one-way doors. The first would be installed at the soffit by the balcony with another one-way door to be installed on the wall vent with the third to be installed on the chimney opening where the raccoon had entered. The one-way door is a humane method of evicting wild animals from inside of a structure. Proposed exclusion. The proposed exclusion by the technician was to attach one-way doors that allow the human eviction of wild animals to the suffering by the balcony, a wall vent accessed by a second squirrel, and a one-way door installed over the chimney opening on the outside. Further exclusion of possible openings included the installation of four roof vents that protect plastic roof vents that ventilate the attic from easy animal access. Roof vents on their own are not designed to prevent animal entry but with the installation of black rubber-coated galvanized steel cages over the roof vents, access is denied. Two plumbing vents were also excluded to prevent entry by smaller wild animals and rodents. Two other wall vents on the house were sealed to prevent squirrel and rodent access, also black coated galvanized steel cages of varying sizes were installed over the vents allowing them to continue to function while limiting animal access.
In conclusion, the squirrel was evicted in only one day of the one-way door is up. The technician took it down the day after and completed the exclusion of the wall vents, weep vents, ridge, and roof vents. The process was highly effective and the customer’s house is now very well protected against rodents and wildlife.