Squirrels are humorous and agile creatures; they are routinely found in neighbourhoods and cities and can be quite invasive if left to their own devices. When looking for nesting sites, it is common for some squirrel species to make a home in your attic space, requiring squirrel removal in Coquitlam to remove them safely.
Obviously, it is best to keep squirrels and squirrel babies out of your house altogether, but sometimes that is easier said than done. The tools at your disposal are the same recommended by professional wildlife control services; preventative strategies to deter animals near your property.
3 Tips To Protect Against Baby Squirrel Season
Baby squirrel season goes into full production in the summer. You should start to notice an increase in tiny animals running around without a care in the world, still naive of mother nature and human technology.
What to do if you find a baby squirrel? Depending on the animal’s age, you can leave it be for the mother to find and take charge of. In most cases, it is best to leave baby animals be, unless they seem to be in immediate danger. If you must interfere, contact a professional wildlife control service. Baby squirrels on your property can make removals more complicated. Special care must be taken by professionals to ensure each baby is safely removed and reunited with their mother.
1. Time of Year Is Important
Squirrels may mate up to two times per year: once during the summer and again in the winter. The mating seasons are the most vulnerable times for your property because squirrels search for a safe place to shelter their young.
During the summer months of June, July, and August and the winter months of December, January, and February, you must be vigilant about home maintenance. Walk your property and look for signs of infestations, such as tracks, excrement, or damage. Repair any holes and remove access to food and water.
Once squirrel babies are born, removal becomes even more complicated. Baby squirrels are born dependent on their mother, and must be removed by hand. This requires professional techniques to be done safely. The first litter arrives during March and April and the second set usually arrives in mid to late summer.
If you notice any signs of animals around your home or inside your home, contact a wildlife control service immediately. Waiting can lead to more significant issues and costs.
2. Why Prompt Squirrel Removal Is Important
Squirrels are not house-friendly animals. They will damage your property quickly. Squirrels chew on anything, including insulation, wiring, and beams. The longer the animal lives in your house, the more damage it will inflict.
Because squirrels tend to chew on wiring, they can pose a significant fire risk. Your family deserves to feel safe in their home. Wildlife roaming freely through attics, basements, wall cavities, etc., is unsafe and should be dealt with immediately.
3. Safe and Humane Removal Methods Are Important
Despite the damage a squirrel and its babies can cause, they do not deserve to die. All wildlife only acts according to nature, and in the matter of squirrels, that nature is to seek shelter and survive.
The animals do not purposefully cause damage to your property. They are only doing what they must to make it through another day.
Safe and humane removal methods ensure your property becomes animal-free while keeping the wildlife alive and healthy. All you really need is for the animals to move out of your home.
Professional Protection From Squirrel Baby Season
Mating and baby season are the times when your property is most vulnerable to wildlife intrusion. You may not recognize it initially, but with careful inspection, all animals leave evidence of their presence. Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to schedule a property assessment and learn more about prevention strategies for all year. The company will send a team to help you understand your property’s vulnerabilities and how to correct them.