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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.

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.

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.

 


Squirrels in Durham

 

Watching squirrels scurry around can be a lot of fun. They are fast-moving, inquisitive and surprisingly clever. However, they can also be a nuisance. If they make your home into their home, they may steal food, scare off birds and potentially even spread disease. Squirrels and many other mammals are significantly driven by nesting when having babies. We make sure to relocate families to more appropriate nesting sites. Whenever you have an issue with squirrels expert removal services will make sure to get the job done right.

As our name implies, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control uses humane methods to handle squirrels and other wildlife. Our extensive experience has taught us that understanding and working with animal behaviour creates safe and successful results. We assess the situation and identify what is attracting the squirrels and how they are getting into your home or business. Then, we remove the squirrels and clean up the area that they were inhabiting. This helps us to mitigate the risk of disease. Finally, we protect your home against future entry by removing attractants and sealing entrances.

During the winter, squirrels are mostly spending time in their dens, trying to get away from the cold. Ground squirrels enter a state known as torpor for some of the winter. In this, they slow down and lower their body temperatures. This helps them to stay alive even when there isn’t a lot of food around. Tree squirrels spend more time being active than their grounded cousins, especially during the day. They may head out and forage for food. However, they know that the winter can be dangerous. So, they are quick to get back to their dens in trees and other elevated spots.

 

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Squirrels Facts

In some more built-up areas, there may be many more squirrels than there are safe, natural dens. Therefore, some choose to hide away in human homes. Keep an eye out for any squirrels spending a lot of time on your roof or the sides of your house.

FACT:

Squirrels can uncover food even if it is buried under a foot of snow. They have finely tuned noses and are skilled foragers. Keep an eye on one the next time snow is on the ground, you may be amazed.

FACT:

Their frenetic movements help them avoid predators. If you have ever watched a squirrel move, they seem to shoot about all over the place. Their wild movements and zigzagging help them to stay out of reach of predators.

FACT:

They are master tricksters. Squirrels lose up to 25% of their stored food to thieves (often other squirrels). However, they may pretend to bury food to trick the would-be thieves. That’s right, squirrels fake each other out by acting.

FACT:

Their teeth are always growing. Their front teeth continue to grow for their whole lives. They help help keep them short and sharp by constant gnawing on nuts and other materials, including building materials.

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