Squirrel Location & Assessment
Our trained technicians will locate the squirrel’s entry points and describe or show them to you.
We will then locate all of the squirrel den sites and assess the most appropriate method of removal based on the age of the babies.
Effective Squirrel Removal
Our technicians will gain access to the den and use various hands-on techniques to remove the squirrels (mother and babies).
If babies are present, we may install a special heated baby box near the previous entry point. This will allow the mother to relocate her babies safely.
We will also deodorize the area to deter other squirrels from nesting there.
Guaranteed Squirrel Exclusion
We will conduct a damage inspection and advise you of any repairs that are required.
Our wildlife technicians will seal all the potential openings in your building with heavy gauge screening.
Why the Humane Approach is Better
Our wildlife technicians are specially trained to remove squirrels and prevent undue stress or injury to the animals. This is also a practical and economical approach. The inhumane killing, trapping or relocation of squirrels is illegal. Removing mother squirrels leaves the babies to die in your building. The removal of carcasses is time consuming, costly and poses a health risk. Our focus on education and prevention makes us a leader in the wildlife control industry.
Property Damage from Squirrels
Squirrels will chew through anything. Structural wood, aluminium, electrical wires, insulation, shingles and vents are favourite targets.
FACT: Squirrels must constantly chew in order to keep their incisors from growing too long. Multiply the problem times five babies (pups), and you have a major building damage problem and fire hazard.
Squirrels will build nests in attics, chimneys, vents, roofs and walls. They will use a wide variety of nesting material including insulation, vapour barrier, wood, drywall and paper.
FACT: Squirrel nests tend to be large in relation to their body size and very messy, often extending several feet along a vent pipe or in an attic. Their large dry nests and electrical wire chewing make them a major fire hazard.
Health Risks from Squirrels
Squirrels attract ticks and fleas, especially in warmer weather.
FACT: If the squirrels leave the nest for an extended period, these ticks and fleas will look for new hosts (i.e. people and pets).
Although usually frightened of people, a mother squirrel can be quite aggressive if she perceives danger or is separated from her babies.
FACT: Squirrels are very swift and can move or attack quickly if threatened.
How to Find Squirrels
Squirrels are very active and are often detected because home and business owners hear them scurrying in the attic or walls.
FACT: There can be 30 or more squirrels per square kilometre in urban areas with mature trees.
Look for chewed or damaged soffit, vents and flashings as well as holes along the roof line for potential entry points.
FACT: Squirrels are more adaptable than you might think. They can fit through a hole the size of a baseball (black/grey squirrels) or a golf ball (red squirrels), but a smaller hole can easily be chewed open.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels
Simply patching the entry hole doesn’t work. They will chew through it to regain entry or find their young.
FACT: The most effective method is to remove all the squirrels and completely seal the entire building from further entry.
Killing or capturing the adult likely won’t solve the problem, since the babies may still be living in the attic, chimney, walls, roof or vents.
FACT: Squirrels produce an average litter of 4-6 babies twice per year, usually in the spring and late summer. Squirrels usually have 5-6 den sites in residential areas.