Ontario hosts a thriving squirrel population. They live among us, entertaining us with their acrobatics and shenanigans and sometimes causing a bother when they invade our spaces. When squirrels become a problem for you, our wildlife control experts in Whitby are there to help in restoring your space to its squirrel free state.
Squirrels can reproduce at alarming rates as they can give birth up to two litters each year with each litter ranging from 2-4 babies. Squirrels feast on the available nuts and seeds and occasionally they may consume other foods such as insects, buds and mushrooms. Their natural habitat is in the trees and forest areas, however, many have adapted to life among human beings and as a result, you may find them in your home.
Some Squirrel Species in Your Neighbourhood
- Eastern Grey Squirrels are mostly grey and have white fur coating on their belly. It is common to also see these rodents in black colour as well. These squirrels are small and fast reaching up to 25 km per hour on the ground. This makes them a little trickier to control when removing from an attic.
- Red Squirrels are mostly found in Northwestern Ontario in wooded areas and especially the spruce and pine trees. They are about 28-34cms in size and their body colour is olive-brown with black speckles and a grey underside. Red Squirrels are vulnerable to a variety of prey but the overall population remains high as they produce 2 to 7 babies each year and sometimes two litters.
Squirrel Behavior in Your Home
When squirrels nest in your home they sometimes give birth and nurture their young there as well. This makes squirrel control a tricky issue for many homeowners especially those who want to reclaim their space without harming the animals. Squirrel babies are quite vulnerable as they are born without fur and do not start to see until five weeks after birth.
An amazing fact about squirrel biology is that their front teeth grow continuously. As a result, they constantly gnaw at items such as wood to keep them sharp and manageable. This spells trouble for you when they live inside your home. They will use the wooden sections of your attic as teeth sharpeners and they will do the same for electrical wires. This results in your home being at risk of electrical fires. It also causes structural damage such as a weakening of your roof.
The Best Long Term and Thorough Solution for Squirrel Problems
It goes without saying that the more squirrels in the space and the longer they stay there, the greater the damage will be. This is why it is important to tackle a squirrel intrusion problem promptly and completely.
In Whitby, Skedaddle offers effective and efficient wildlife control services that will help to ensure that you get to enjoy a squirrel free domestic space. Our trained and experienced wildlife technicians are experts in squirrel behaviour and biology and this makes them more than suitable to humanely evict squirrels from your property. Let our team take the stress and worry off of your plate by providing effective and safe removal of wildlife from your home.