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.
When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!
Squirrels are such a common sight that they often blend into the background of our everyday outdoor lives. Occasionally, their activities cause a person to pause and observe, such as when two of them are playing tag or when one is holding a nut between its paws and nibbling away. With more than 200 species of squirrels in existence around the world, these little rodents display a wide range of characteristics and behaviours that most people do not get to see.
One habit that some squirrels have that many people have become all too familiar with is their tendency to take over attic spaces in homes. Squirrels belong out in nature, not in our homes. When Skedaddle technicians in Richmond Hill help homeowners with a bushy-tailed rodent issue, they make sure any intruders are safely and humanely removed to a more suitable habitat. They also use their trained eyes to find potential entry points and seal them off.
Richmond Hill is home to two squirrel species, the red and the grey. Both of these animals are quite well adapted to living in urban environments. They are active year-round and spend a lot of their outside time seeking out, burying and retrieving food. Greys and reds are tree-dwellers, so they usually build their nests in a tree’s canopy or a hollowed-out section of the trunk. Squirrels are industrious and intelligent enough to occasionally discover the shelter our homes offer.
When a squirrel makes its way into the house, the damage it causes is significant. They are capable of chewing through some incredibly hard materials, including brick. Squirrels often use insulation and wiring to construct their nests, leading to higher utility bills and fire hazards. Like all rodents, they have incisors that never stop growing, so these animals never stop chewing, even after their nest is finished. Squirrel removal is not an easy endeavour, so if you discover one living in your house, contact the professionals at Skedaddle for safe and humane removal.
Ontario has two species of flying squirrels, the northern flying squirrel and the southern flying squirrel.
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More squirrel species live underground than in trees.
A squirrel’s keen sense of smell allows it to locate buried food under a deep layer of snow.
Squirrels have double-jointed legs that make climbing trees a breeze, and they can fall from a 30-metre height without getting hurt.