Barrie Wildlife Experts Explain Common Squirrel Questions skip to main content

SQUIRREL REMOVAL PROCESS

ASSESS AND REMOVE

Assess and Remove

Our comprehensive 50 point home inspection is designed to determine squirrel entry points and home damage. The attic is a common den site for squirrels where they gain accessing by chewing holes or slipping in between building materials. We then use hands-on removal techniques to humanely evict the squirrels. We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

clear and clean

Clear and Clean

Squirrels are notorious for creating large, messy nests within their den site and causing damage through chewing. Skedaddle will thoroughly clear away any nesting material and debris from the den and clean up the mess left behind. We can also replace soiled insulation and damaged ductwork if required.
Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.

PREVENT AND PROTECT

Prevent and Protect

Our final step is making sure your home is protected, not only against the current intruders, but all the other squirrels in your neighbourhood. To keep them out we will secure the entry points we identified, as well any other potential vulnerabilities.We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.

 


Squirrels in Barrie

 

Squirrels are so common these days that many people hardly notice their presence unless they’ve taken up residence in the attic. These rodents perform some impressive feats, like running across a utility wire without falling or digging up buried edible treasures from a spot hidden beneath the snow. They are curious and clever. Sometimes, they even discover that living in an attic provides them with an easy life, where they are comfortable and safe from harm.

Their size and scampering make them fairly easy to detect, especially since they are active during our waking hours. If you find a squirrel in your attic, Skedaddle’s technicians can remove it safely and humanely. We also make sure that entry points are sealed to prevent squirrels from trespassing in the future.

Barrie residents are all familiar with the two most common squirrels in our area, the red squirrel and the grey squirrel. These industrious little animals can be seen scampering around our yards and across utility wires at all times of the year. Though Canadian winters can be harsh, squirrels do not hibernate. They do slow down to conserve energy, but they work for months to stash food in caches that they return to in the winter.

Observing squirrels in your yard can be entertaining, but that amusement quickly disappears when you discover one living in your attic. Squirrels are great climbers and have no trouble accessing rooftops and attic vents. They use teeth and claws to gain entrance. Once there, they chew through wires, pull apart insulation and gnaw on wood or other hard surfaces. It is important to contact professionals in humane wildlife removal as soon as you discover a resident squirrel to prevent significant damage.

 

Squirrel Removal Barrie

> GET QUOTE NOW

Squirrel Facts

FACT:

The typical social structure for squirrels depends on whether they are tree squirrels or ground squirrels. Tree squirrels tend to prefer a more solitary life, while ground squirrels live in social communities.

FACT:

Grey squirrels aren’t always grey. In some locations, you see as many black squirrels as grey ones, but they are the same species. On occasion, a grey squirrel is born with white fur.

FACT:

The name squirrel is derived from the Greek word “skiouros,” which combines “skia” and “oura.” The first term means shadow and the second means tail. Apparently, this is a reference to a behaviour squirrels often exhibit that makes them appear to hide behind their tails.

FACT:

Red squirrels are far more territorial than their Eastern grey squirrel cousins. They confront other red squirrels by flicking their tail, barking and stamping their feet.

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST BLOGS

Barrie Wildlife Control: Keeping Squirrels Away From Your Home

Squirrels become very active in the spring and fall. The animals' behaviour is entertaining most of the time, but it can become destructive at other times. When squirrels become so engrossed in mating, nesting, and storing food for the winter, experts in wildlife control in ...
...Continue Reading

Barrie Wildlife Removal: Why Do Squirrels Jump in Front of Cars?

Squirrels are cute, interesting, and sometimes odd creatures. You've probably noticed how erratic these animals act when they spot a fast-moving car approaching. Many will hesitate, and then, at the last minute, they jump out into the street and dart back and forth in front ...
...Continue Reading

4 Entry Points Squirrels Use to Enter Barrie Homes

Squirrels are infamous for sneaking into tiny spaces and wreaking havoc on your home. When their scratching sounds call for squirrel removal, Barrie has experts who have studied the behaviour of squirrels and how they can enter your home. Pay close attention to roof vents, ...
...Continue Reading

3 Ways Squirrels Can Enter Your Barrie Home

If you have ever seen a squirrel hopping around from perch to perch, you know that it can be a pleasure to watch their acrobatic adventures. However, if you have ever had to deal with them around your home, you know that they can become ...
...Continue Reading

Barrie Wildlife Control: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldnt Keep A Squirrel As A Pet

Baby squirrels are adorable; even adult squirrels are cute. Unfortunately, as wildlife control in Barrie can attest, people tend to let their emotions get the best of them, and they try to adopt or keep squirrels as pets. The problem is, most people underestimate the ...
...Continue Reading

menu