Squirrels are destructive animals that can be a serious nuisance to bird feeders, gardens, and attics. These rodents will dig up your plants and chew their way inside the home in search of a place to nest. Once inside, they will wreak havoc on the insulation and structural integrity of your roof. Keeping squirrels away is a good idea, but the time of year matters if you want to do them the least harm. If you suspect a squirrel infestation in your home, reach out to Squirrel Control Toronto now.
Squirrels are diurnal, omnivorous rodents that naturally live in trees. With over 200 species of squirrel out there, these are some of the most common animals in the world. Squirrels naturally feed on fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, fungi, and insects, but they also enjoy man-made foods such as bread and peanut butter. As rodents, squirrels can chew through practically anything, which helps them build nests in which they raise their young. Squirrels breed twice a year, delivering litters of 2 to 5 babies sometime between March and April and again between July and August. At 12 to 14 weeks of age, babies can sustain themselves and live on their own.
The best time of year to remove squirrels is between mating seasons. This is ideally in late winter, late spring, or mid-fall. Removing nests while they still have babies in them could end up killing the babies or upsetting the mother so much that she causes more damage to your property. It is preferrable that you do not remove squirrels in the middle of winter either because it could kill them. Squirrels thoroughly prepare for winter, hoarding nuts and assembling winterized nests that will keep them warm throughout the coldest months of the year. Kicking a squirrel out of his nest would force him to compete immediately with the other animals of the neighbourhood for food and shelter.
If you’re interested in removing a squirrel’s nest, either indoors or outdoors, you should call a local pest remover for help. He or she will be able to identify when it will be safe to remove the animals and do it safely. If there are squirrels in your home, a technician will find the entrance the animals are using to get inside and install a one-way door to it to let the animals out and stop them from coming back in. If they are outdoors, the technician will be sure to remove the nest safely. Professionals have the training, experience, and tools required to get the job done right.
Squirrels are active year-round, but there are certain times of year when they are most vulnerable. It is best to remove squirrels when it is warm outside and when they are not nursing their young. For quality squirrel removal and pest-proofing services, call Squirrel Control. We will help you out with whatever squirrel problem you’re having and guarantee to keep them out of your home. Our squirrel-proofing services come with a 2-year warranty. Call Squirrel Control today: 647-496-0815.