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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. We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

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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.
Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.


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.We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.


Reviews From Our Victoria Clients

Emily Davies
Emily Davies


Thank you to the team at Skedaddle for their great service. They were very responsive and took care of our home as if it were their own. They helped us solve our issue quickly. Cannot recommend them enough.
Jamie Hockin
Jamie Hockin


Awesome customer service. Noel seemed very knowledgeable and was very helpful even without agreement to do the job. I only gave 4 stars because I have to wait until next year to confirm successful removal and closure of my house, but they have 100% guarantee so really 5 stars. Awesome job.
Laura Sharun
Laura Sharun


I love that there is a business like this on the island. Noel and Dave were very professional, from the time they came to our home to give us a quote to the completion of the job.

Squirrels in Victoria

If you are experiencing problems with squirrels in your home or business in Victoria, or the surrounding area, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help. Every Victoria community has something to offer squirrels. As adaptable creatures, they have successfully found homes in rural and urban areas, scaling small and large buildings in order to get inside and build their nest. Condensed residential neighbourhoods such as Oak Bay and Esquimalt offer strong mature tree canopies where squirrels can establish themselves and populations can thrive. While more commercial areas like Central Saanich offer an abundance of food. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control understands that home and business owners in Victoria will always have squirrels in their neck of the woods, which is why we are proud to offer property owners long-term solutions that help them enjoy their property while living more harmoniously with the surrounding wildlife.

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How Skedaddle Victoria Humanely Removes Squirrels

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control uses unique removal techniques that set them aside from traditional wildlife control techniques. With over 30 years of experience, Skedaddle technicians have developed one-of-a-kind removal techniques that permanently remove and exclude squirrels from the home. Using hands-on techniques and high-quality materials, Skedaddle is able to give their customer a lifetime guarantee on their workmanship.

First, we assess the situation. Our friendly technicians will identify the nature and extent of the infestation, and where the squirrels are located. Additionally, we determine the causes that likely led to the problem. Then, we remove the squirrels safely using one-ways doors that they can exit through without the ability to return.

Next, we clear the impacted area and thoroughly clean it. Squirrels can carry diseases that may harm you, your loved ones and your pets. Pathogens may remain even after removal. So, we place a high priority on mitigating health risks. We will safely remove all harmful bacteria without spreading it throughout your home.

Finally, we help you protect your property against future squirrel infestations. Galvanised steel screens are secured over all entry points, ensuring squirrels can not chew their way through. Prevention may also include sealing large cracks and gaps that they can squeeze through. We recommend removing food sources and trimming vegetation that touches the building to avoid attracting more squirrels and wildlife to your home.

Squirrels Problems in Victoria

Squirrels are a common sight in most populated areas across Victoria, including Central Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Landford, Highlands, Sidney and Sooke. These communities have established mature tree populations in the back and front yards of thousands of homes. In these areas, known as tree canopies, squirrels thrive in great numbers and feast on the abundance of nuts, seeds and berries. Once a squirrel has established several caches for their food in a community, they will often build their nest in the area – often finding their way inside the attics of Victoria homeowners.

Red, douglas, and eastern grey squirrels are all common sights in the area, northern flying squirrels are also sometimes spotted in B.C., but they tend to be less of a problem for homeowners.

Squirrels make for an enjoyable show in a Victoria backyard, however once they make themselves at home on a property, it can quickly find an access point to make a den inside the home. Much like every other animal in Victoria, squirrels are looking for a warm, safe place to nest and have babies. This is why many commercial and residential property owners in Victoria find a family of squirrels nesting inside attics, basements, crawlspaces and wall cavities.

Why Are Squirrel Infestations Dangerous?

Although squirrels are best-known for their high-flying adventures and skittish nature, they can be potentially quite dangerous. They are not typically directly dangerous to humans, but they can bite and scratch when threatened. This is particularly likely if there are babies nesting nearby. When homeowners attempt to remove a squirrel or a nest of squirrels there is a very high risk of becoming injured during the removal process. Squirrels are quick creatures that require specific steps to remove safely.

Even more dangerous, squirrels can carry various diseases. In some cases, they may carry rabies. However, more common diseases include tularemia, typhus, plague and ringworm. Removing squirrels on your own puts you at risk of becoming infected with any of these diseases. Furthermore, their droppings and urine can create a potent environment for pathogens to thrive. In short, it is a good idea to handle your squirrel infestation quickly and effectively with the help of professionals. Do not attempt to move squirrels yourself.

Permanent Solutions For Your Squirrel Problems in Victoria

If you need squirrel removal in Victoria or Vancouver Island, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We will help you address the problem quickly and effectively using our three-step humane removal process, protecting your home for decades to come.

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Squirrel Facts in Victoria


The Eastern Grey Squirrel is non-native to Vancouver Island. In 1966, a group of Eastern Grey Squirrels were transported from Ontario to a game farm in Metchosin and escaped soon after. Since their introduction in 1966, Eastern Grey Squirrel populations have increased and spread northward along Vancouver Island.


That cute, fluffy tail on a squirrel’s backside does more than help the animal balance. The squirrel also uses its tail to help break a fall and to regulate body temperature.


Like other rodents, a squirrel’s teeth are constantly growing. Gnawing on hard substances helps to keep this growth in check, but when the chewing happens in your house, it can do a lot of damage.


A female squirrel usually gives birth to two litters each year. The first litters arrive in early spring and the second by early summer. Each litter contains between two and six pups.


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