Squirrels are noisy critters. These rodents like to jump around, gnaw, and fight with other squirrels. If there are pests in your home, and you are not sure what you are dealing with, the key difference between squirrels and many other pests is that they are up during the day. Squirrels are the noisiest in the early hours of the morning and when the sun sets in the evening. If there are pests on your property and you want them gone, call Squirrel Control Toronto now.
Squirrels are omnivorous rodents that are very common in Canadian forests and cities alike. These are arboreal creatures that live in trees and other raised structures like human attics. Squirrels enjoy a diet of seeds, buds, nuts, bark, berries, and fungi, along with the occasional insect. The two most common species in Ontario are the eastern grey and red squirrel. As their names would suggest, the eastern grey is mostly grey in colour while the red squirrel is red. Both tend to invade human homes when looking for a warm place to raise their young or live out the winter.
If there are squirrels in your home, you may have heard them squeal, scratch, and scamper around in the walls or attic. Scratching and gnawing sounds are common. Because squirrels are diurnal animals, they are mostly active during the day. This means that you are most likely to hear them in the morning when they wake up and again in the evening when they are back in the nest. Other signs of an infestation include an increased amount of activity on the roof along with chew marks on the outer structure of the home. If you can get inside the attic, look for feces and torn insulation.
To get rid of squirrels, first make your home unattractive to them. Remove bird feeders and other animal feeders from the yard, then switch to lidded garbage cans. Always pick up after a meal outdoors. Mow the lawn on a regular basis and keep the yard tidy. Trim tree branches away from the roof. Then, find the squirrels’ entry point into the home. Squirrels usually only use one. Attach a one-way door to this entrance to allow the squirrels to exit but block their re-entry. Then, cover the hole with a thick steel mesh. A professional pest remover can do this for you.
The most effective way to get rid of squirrels is to call a pest control company. Professionals have the training and experience to find where the animals are nesting and get them out safely. If you are dealing with squirrels in the spring, summer, or fall, there may be babies nesting inside. Separating a mother squirrel could result in more damage to the home or a nest of dead squirrels. Call Squirrel Control (647-496-0815) for quick, safe, and reliable squirrel control services. We guarantee results. Our pest-proofing services come with a 2-year warranty. Call us today.