You may have heard that squirrels hoard food to survive the cold winter months. These animals build warm nests full of nuts and acorns so they can wait out the cold in peace. But what if they nest in your house? Is it OK to wait until the end of the season? The truth is that it is better to remove the squirrels than it is to let them stay. Squirrels are destructive animals that will cost you thousands in damages should they stay the winter. For safe and humane squirrel removal, call Squirrel Control Toronto.
Squirrels are omnivorous rodents that feed primarily on tree buds, seeds, nuts, and fruit. In the city, they commonly eat bird seed and food found in garbage. Squirrels usually invade people’s homes in search of a place to nest, either to raise their young or to live out the winter. Human structures are attractive to squirrels because they are warm and within close proximity to food. Attics are ideal because they are above ground, like trees, and they are usually undisturbed. To get inside, squirrels find weak spots somewhere on the roof and chew their way in.
Chasing squirrels out of their homes in the winter is not cruel but it can be a little difficult for the animals to adjust. They will need to find food and shelter and compete with the other animals of the neighbourhood to survive. Housing squirrels however is a fire hazard as the animals like to chew on electrical wiring. This also risks causing power failures. As rodents, squirrels are constantly filing their teeth down, so they will damage your attic more and more as time goes by. Squirrels also defecate and urinate in their nests, so you can expect foul odours and mold to develop in your attic as well. The longer you wait, the worse it will get. Rest assured that in the city, there is always plenty of food and shelter nearby.
If you think there are squirrels in your home, and it’s cold outside, call a local pest removal company for help. They will most likely install a one-way door to the entrance of the squirrel den, which will allow the squirrels to exit the home but prevent them from coming back. The door will simply shut behind them. You will not want to relocate the animals entirely because they will not do well in a new environment. Once the animals are gone, you should squirrel-proof your home to prevent another infestation from happening.
The best thing you can do to avoid any harm to squirrels is to prevent an invasion from happening. Clean your gutters out and remove all the food you can from your yard, then consider pest-proofing your roof by capping all vents and chimneys with steel mesh. The professionals at Squirrel Control would be happy to help. Our pest-proofing services come with a 2-year warranty. Call Squirrel Control today: 647-496-0815.