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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There are 22 species of squirrels in Ontario, but you are most likely to see only two in Woodbridge, the red squirrel and the grey squirrel. Both of these creatures are common in the Woodbridge area. They are industrious animals that have become well adapted to living among humans. Though their original habitat is in wooded ecosystems, our urban locations provide them with ample food and shelter.
You most often spot squirrels in trees, scampering across the ground or digging a hole for hiding or retrieving a stash of food. However, they are also clever enough to make their way into your attic, which provides the perfect shelter from predators and Mother Nature. Once inside, it can be tough to evict these unwanted houseguests. Skedaddle technicians have the training and expertise needed to safely and humanely remove squirrels from your home.
Our Woodbridge squirrels can be seen out and about any time of year, but they are most active in the warmer month. In winter, they spend more time sheltering in cozy dens, much like us humans! The red and the grey squirrel spend a lot of time gathering and eating food. Watching them digging in the ground or gnawing on a nut is entertaining, as is seeing them chase one another around the yard and up a tree.
Squirrels are intelligent rodents. Not only have they figured out how to coexist with people, but they have also discovered that living among us has its benefits. Squirrels are capable of finding or creating openings that allow them passage into your home, usually the attic, where they enjoy comfortable and safe surroundings.
While squirrels aren’t aggressive — getting bitten by one is unlikely unless you attempt to handle it — they can do a significant amount of damage to your home. They may also potentially transmit diseases through their fecal matter and urine. Having squirrels set up camp in your attic leads to potential health and safety hazards. You can trust Skedaddle for safe and effective squirrel removal.
Squirrels have double-jointed back legs that allow them to maneuver easily in the trees.
Their sense of balance is impressive, but if they lose it, they can fall from a 30-metre height without getting hurt.
Ontario is home to two species of flying squirrels. The northern and southern flying squirrels live in wooded environments, but you’ll only find the southern flying squirrel in our region of the province.
Squirrels stash their food in the ground to save for later, but sometimes they only pretend to bury it in an effort to fool other squirrels.