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.
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Squirrels are spunky, fun, bushy-tailed little animals that can be spotted in yards all over Ontario. They are fast-moving and dart around consistently to evade predators. Their double-jointed hind legs allow for flexibility in climbing and jumping. This is how squirrels balance on wires and leap between buildings and onto roofs.
Squirrels that make dens inside homes can do a lot of damage. They persistently chew on objects to keep their teeth sharpened. This means wires, walls, insulation, wood, plastics and other materials are all fair game for this activity. Skedaddle removes squirrels using humane wildlife control techniques that we’ve developed through years of experience. We protect squirrel families and keep your property safe from animal infestations and intrusions.
There are 22 types of squirrel species throughout Canada. The red and grey varieties are the most common around Toronto. In warmer months, squirrels are busy collecting and storing food. As the weather grows colder, they look for warm places to den. In birthing season, females seek safe shelter to have their babies. Attics and chimneys are popular places for squirrels to build nests.
Newmarket homeowners may detect damage, hear noises or notice droppings when squirrels take up residence in your home. Sometimes there are unsightly stains on ceilings or walls where urine and waste seep through. Contact Skedaddle right away if you have signs of an infestation. Squirrel damages can add up quickly. Chewed wires lead to fire hazards and structural damage is another big concern. Squirrels do carry diseases, so it’s a good idea to remove them from your home as soon as possible. Our humane wildlife control specialists in Newmarket will guide you through the process while protecting the animals and your home.
Squirrels can see predators approaching from behind due to the position of their eyes.
Squirrel front teeth grow constantly throughout their lifetimes—up to six inches a year! They gnaw on all types of materials to keep them sharp because these incisors are their most important tool for survival.
The squirrel name is derived from the Greek language and it means shadow tail.
Most squirrels do not hibernate in winter and leave their dens mainly to search for caches of food they’ve stored. They increase their body weight before the colder weather arrives to survive bitter temperatures.
Some squirrels instinctually perform scatter hoarding. They spread food into hundreds or even thousands of hiding places to protect it from theft.