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.
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.
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.
Squirrels are a regular sight in both urban and rural areas. The squirrel family consists of both tree and ground-dwelling species, though people are usually most familiar with the critters that live in the trees in their yards. These animals are rodents and can chew through almost anything, allowing them easy access to the comfort of your home. They may make their nests in your chimney, attic or walls, where they can do significant damage.
Removing squirrels isn’t easy. They can be aggressive when threatened, and their sharp teeth can inflict serious injuries. They’re also fast and can make a quick escape when needed. At Skedaddle, we have the experience and expertise needed to ensure any resident squirrels are safely and humanely removed, and we take additional measures to keep them from coming back.
Ontario is home to three species of tree squirrel: the red squirrel, the grey squirrel and the flying squirrel. You might spot the flying squirrel if you spend much time out in the forests, but you won’t see them in town. However, the red and grey squirrels can both be found in Belleville neighbourhoods. Grey squirrels are usually either grey or black, but they can also be white. They’re industrious and smart. They hide food in caches that they can find days, weeks or months later. They breed twice per year, with the females giving birth to between one and six babies each time.
Red squirrels are more territorial than grey squirrels. Where grey squirrels are more social, red squirrels tend to be loners. Red squirrels are less common than grey squirrels in urban areas, and you are more likely to hear them chattering from high up in the trees than see them romping around on the ground. Red squirrels have a stricter diet than grey squirrels and fare better where seeds and nuts are plentiful. They also have two mating seasons every year, with females giving birth to between one and seven babies each season.
Squirrels are common hosts for ticks and fleas, which may make their way to people in pets when a squirrel makes your home its own.
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