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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.

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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.


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.



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!

Julie Riegert

Squirrels in the York Region


Watching squirrels at work in the yard is pretty entertaining. They are often seen chasing one another around and around the trunk of a tree, leaping from branch to branch or defying gravity as they race across utility wires. They are industrious little animals that are capable of finding food they’ve buried days or even weeks after they stashed it. Unfortunately, they are also good at finding their way into our homes.

Squirrels frequently find out that an attic is a great space to build a nest. It offers protection from the elements and safety from predators, both of which are particularly important for a mama squirrel. These creatures can cause a great deal of damage, and they carry diseases that can cause illness in pets and people. Removing them is necessary. Skedaddle takes care of your squirrel issues in a manner that safe and humane. We also take exclusionary measures to ensure your home in York is safe from any future squirrel invasions.

Canada is home to 22 species of squirrels. Some of them live in trees, but most live within burrows underground. There are two species of flying squirrels in Ontario, the northern and the southern flying squirrel. Most residents in the York region are familiar with the grey and red squirrels that live in our neighbourhoods. These animals are active year-round, though they do slow down significantly in the colder months. Red squirrels have their babies in the late spring and early summer, while grey squirrels give birth in late summer.

Homeowners can discover a squirrel in their attic at any time of year, but the inside of your house is especially appealing during the cold months and birthing seasons. Squirrels can do damage to wires, wood, plastic and insulation. Chewed through wires create a fire hazard and ripped-up insulation leads to higher energy bills. Make sure you contact Skedaddle if you suspect that you have a squirrel that has taken up residence inside your home.

Squirrel Facts


Many people think chipmunks and ground squirrels are the same animal, but they are not. You can tell the difference by looking at their heads. A chipmunk has stripes on its head, while a ground squirrel does not.


Squirrels perform important ecosystem services. They help to disperse seeds and assist in tree regeneration. They also maintain soil aeration.


That squirrel you see burying a nut make actually only be pretending to do so. They do this to throw off other squirrels who might be keen on stealing their stash.


A squirrel can fall from a height of 30 metres without getting hurt.


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