When is the Best Time to Seal a Squirrel Hole

When is the Best Time to Seal a Squirrel Hole?

Removing a squirrel’s nest is easier said than done. Squirrels are destructive animals that can chew through practically anything – you do not want to trap them in your home by accident or separate a mother from her pups. They will wreak havoc on your roof and the interior of your home. If you suspect a squirrel infestation in your home and need help, call Squirrel Removal Toronto.

Squirrels are diurnal rodents that feed primarily on seeds, nuts, buds, and fruit. Of the 200 species of squirrels in the world, the grey squirrel is the most common in North America. This squirrel’s body measures up to 30cm long, and its tail can reach as much as 25cm in length. Grey squirrels come in either a grey-brown colour or fully black. These creatures breed twice a year, welcoming litters of 2 to 5 pups once in the spring and again in late summer. Squirrels nest to raise their young and stay warm during the winter. They naturally nest in trees, but they will happily nest in human homes as well.

The best time to seal a squirrel hole is when the squirrels have been evicted from their nest, in the early spring or fall. The time of year matters because you do not want to evict a mother from her nest when her babies are inside. The mother will frantically find her way back inside and damage your property further. You should either wait until the babies have grown, or physically remove them from the nest immediately after the mother has been evicted. This can be done by installing a one-way door to the entrance of the nest, which will allow the squirrel to leave but prevent her from getting back inside. A professional can install a one-way door for you and handle the removal of any babies.

Once the nest is removed and the hole is sealed, you should consider pest-proofing your home further to save you the headache of another squirrel removal. To pest-proof, have a good look at your roof and seal up any other gaps or cracks you find. Examine your roof’s edge closely and check that there are no weakened soffits. Make all the repairs you can to limit potential entry-points and cap your vents and chimneys with steel mesh. You can also use mesh to strengthen weak spots, like the rubber surrounding roof pipes. Then, clean up the yard and switch to inaccessible, hanging bird feeders. Use sealed garbage cans and pick up any fruit that fall to the ground.

Squirrel infestations should be handled properly to avoid harming the animals or damaging your property further. The professionals at Squirrel Control are experienced in squirrel removal and would be happy to help solve your problem. We remove squirrels safely and efficiently. We also perform thorough inspections and pest-proofing services to prevent anymore infestations from happening. Call Squirrel Control for the best squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing services: 647-496-0815.

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