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 cute little rodents with fluffy tails that they sometimes use to protect them from the rain and snow. Their tails also help them to balance as they run across utility wires. They are entertaining to watch as they bury a stash of food or nibble on a nut. Unfortunately, squirrels are also very destructive. They chew incessantly, which isn’t a problem until it happens inside your home.
It isn’t unusual for a squirrel to discover a way into your attic. If there isn’t one readily available, they will create their own. Once they establish themselves as your houseguest, kicking them out isn’t easy. You can count on the experts at Skedaddle Vaughan to gently show these unwanted guests the door. Our technicians safely and humanely remove all residents. They assess the squirrel’s life cycle before removal to protect any babies that might be present. Once the animals are removed, we clean and clear contaminated materials left behind.
The red squirrel and the grey squirrel are both common around our neighbourhoods. They have become adapted to urban environments, while other species are more often found in the woods or prairies in our province. Both species of squirrels are active year-round. They survive the winter in nests or tree cavities that protect them from the weather. Mothers also construct nests when it is time to give birth. Your attic provides them safety from predators and Mother Nature.
Squirrels can chew through some surprising materials, including the brick on the side of your house! They are rodents, so their teeth never stop growing. They have to gnaw on hard surfaces throughout the day to keep their teeth filed to a reasonable length. Squirrels can cause damage to siding, wood and wires, which leads to structural damage and fire and safety hazards. It is important to contact experts in squirrel removal as soon as you suspect one might be living in your attic.
The name flying squirrel is actually a misnomer. This animal does not fly, it glides. The southern flying squirrel is capable of gliding up to 75 metres!
Squirrels bury caches of food so that they can eat it at a later time. They use a combination of smell and spatial memory to find their hidden treasures.
Have you ever noticed what a squirrel looks like as it’s scurrying up a tree? Its hind legs are sprawled out to the side like frog legs. Their legs are double-jointed, which makes them very efficient at climbing trees.
Tree squirrels like to live alone, but ground squirrels are social animals that live in colonies.