Squirrels are troublesome little animals that will wreak havoc on the insulation of your attic and injure you if you get too close. Squirrel attacks should be taken seriously because a bite or scratch could infect you with a harmful disease. If you’re worried about a squirrel infestation in your home, don’t get too close and use proper removal techniques to avoid any harm. Squirrel Removal Toronto is always available to help.
Squirrels are diurnal rodents that feed on things like seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. The two most common species in Ontario are the eastern grey squirrel and the red squirrel. While the eastern grey appears either grey-brown or black, the red squirrel is smaller and reddish-brown in colour. These squirrels produce litters of 2 to 5 pups, once or twice a year. Squirrel invasions are usually due to a female looking for a place to nest and raise her pups. If there is a nest in your home, you may be able to hear squealing, scratching, and thumping sounds coming from the attic or walls of the house.
A female squirrel will attack you if you get too close to its nest. Squirrels will scratch or bite you when they feel threatened. This can be a problem if you go looking for the nest or if you have pets that like to go into the attic. A single scratch or bite from a squirrel could give you sepsis or infect you with a dangerous disease, like Tetanus. Squirrels also carry Leptospirosis and Tularemia, which cause a variety of symptoms including fever, nausea, and lethargy. Tularemia can also cause ulcers and even difficulty breathing. It’s a good idea to stay away from an adult squirrel.
To remove squirrels from your attic, start by finding the entrance to the nest. Squirrels usually only use one entrance into the attic. Look for a small opening somewhere on the roof. Check the soffits, drip edges, and vents for chew marks or any sign of activity. Install a one-way door to the opening once you’ve found it. This will allow the squirrels to leave the nest but prevent them from going back. One-way doors can be purchased at most hardware stores. If there are baby squirrels in the nest, carefully remove them while wearing a thick pair of gloves, and place them in an open cardboard box, on the roof, just outside the nest. The mother should come get her pups within a few hours.
Removing squirrels from an attic is easier said than done. Separating a mother from her pups risks damaging your property further as she frantically tries to get back inside the house. Leaving pups without their mother could also result in death. The best thing you can do when it comes to squirrel removal is to call a professional for help. The technicians at Squirrel Control are trained in squirrel removal and will know exactly what to do. Call Squirrel Control for safe and effective squirrel removal: 647-496-0815.