There are more than 20 different species of squirrels in Canada. These squirrels include tree squirrels, flying squirrels and ground squirrels. Each type of squirrel will come with it's own unique set of behaviors. Some squirrels prefer high places like your attic, like tree squirrels name suggests, while other squirrel species prefer to reside under ground and dig burrows.
No matter where you live in Ontario, your home is at threat of a squirrel infestation. The tree squirrel tends to reside within homes in urban and suburban areas while ground squirrels prefer rural areas and farms. Nests, feeding habits and size all vary on the species of the squirrel. Squirrels enter your property in search of food and a safe nesting site. Bird feeders, garbage bins and improper storage of pet foods will attract squirrels to your yard.
Not only do squirrels create a nuisance to the residents in your home, but they also cause major structural damage to your home and agricultural damage to your yard and crops. Within homes, squirrels are known to chew through wiring, rip up insulation and cause a lot of noise. Outside of homes, squirrels are known to eat crops and burrow into your garden.
Not only do squirrels cause damage to your property, all species of squirrel also carries parasites that spread diseases to humans and other animals. These diseases are spread through bites or direct contact with an infected squirrel. Squirrels are very likely to contract rabies. Squirrels are also known carriers of fleas, ticks and mites, which are known to spread other diseases, including lyme disease.
Pest Kings Wildlife & Pest Control's squirrel control technicians do not recommend any untrained homeowner to attempt to handle a squirrel. When squirrels are feel threatened they are very quick to become aggressive. In the case of a squirrel infestation, keep your pests, children and elderly away from them for their own safety.
When a rodent is located in your home, it is advised that you contact a pest control professional for a safe mouse removal treatment. In the case of an infestation, try to keep your pets, children and elder away from the rodents. If threatened, they will defend themselves and potentially transfer disease to your loved ones. Safe squirrel control treatments should be handles by one of Pest Kings squirrel removal technicians.
SQUIRREL REMOVAL OPTIONS
Our full squirrel removal and re-entry prevention program is our most effective treatment. This full treatment gives you the peace of mind to know that not only is your squirrel gone, but also that it will not come back.
Pest Kings Wildlife and Pest Control will complete and record a full inspection of your home. Together, we will review the video and explain to you where your squirrels are entering your home and any potential re-entry points. Based on the amount of re-entry points we see, we will then provide you with a quote for you to review. This quote will cover your initial squirrel removal and re-enforcement of any areas we see that could be problems in the future.
Once the proposal is accepted, we will begin installing wildlife proof hardware to protect your home against all future infestations.
Baby squirrels are completely immobile for the first 8 weeks of life. For this reason, trapping baby squirrels is not an option. This means that all raccoon squirrel removals are completed by hand. Pest Kings Wildlife & Pet Control will start your squirrel removal service during the birthing season with a complete search of the nest site to ensure all babies are found and removed.
We highly discourage anyone other than a certified pest control specialist from removing baby squirrels from an attic, as you can end up face to face with an extremely angry and dangerous mother. Here are some reasons why it's important to call a squirrel removal specialist:
- In many situations, homeowners will block off the squirrel’s entry point after seeing the mother leave for food. When she returns to find that she can no longer get into the attic the mother squirrel can cause a tremendous amounts of damage. In her attempts to reunite herself with her babies she will rip up shingles and other parts of the roof in a desperate attempt to find her babies. Do not underestimate a mother squirrel.
- Another common mistake is to trap and relocate a mother squirrel only to find out that she has a litter of babies in the attic. Without their mother the babies will surely die an inhumane death. Once deceased in your attic, they will begin to decompose resulting in a rancid odor, flies and even more damage to your property.
Once our technicians have located and removed the squirrel babies from the attic, they are placed in a weather-proof reunion box and positioned near the entry area. We will then use a one way door to ensure that when the mother squirrel goes searching for her babies, she cannot get back inside.
The majority of the time, a squirrel in an attic is a female who has made den in your home. The presence of young squirrels complicates the squirrel removal service. For this reason it's imperative to ensure that your home is free of babies before any trapping can be completed. Once our squirrel removal specialist have confirmed there are no babies in your building, squirrel trapping can become the ideal option to deal with your squirrel infestation.
To trap your squirrel, we will set the trap on a flat and stable surface near the area you are having squirrel problems in. We ensure that the trap isn't near anything that can be destroyed by the trapped squirrel, because once caught it will tear up anything within reaching distance to get out. We will then use a non-meat bait. We do not use meat to attract squirrel, as it will also attract the neighborhood cats. The trap will then be left on your property.
Installation of a one way door system will ensure that once the squirrel leaves your house at night, it will be unable to reenter your home.
Once caught, our clients are expected to contact Pest Kings Wildlife & Pest Control. We will then come back to your home to carefully remove and relocate the trapped squirrel. Before our technicians arrive, it's very important to not stick your fingers inside the trap, or even hold it close to your body. You will get attacked.
There are many intangibles and risks that make do-it-yourself trapping a bad idea for any homeowner. Your best bet is to call the licensed squirrel control professionals at Pest Kings.
Pest Kings Wildlife & Pest Control's wildlife removal strategy is 100% humane, safe and reliable. Depending on the size, length and severity of your infestation, you may require cleaning of contaminated materials and restoration of destroyed property. Contaminated insulation and drywall can cause serious health risks. It's important to have these materials fully removed professionally because the squirrel waste is commonly infested with diseases that can cause serious illness if accidentally ingested. Once your contamination is cleared, we also offer restoration services. Pest Kings has years of expertise in renovations, restorations and carpentry.
WE ARE A TEAM OF HIGHLY-SKILLED PROFESSIONALS
Pest Kings Wildlife & Pest Control's process involves full squirrel removal and securing your home against future squirrel intrusions. Keeping in mind their dexterous paws, your Wildlife Technician will prevent re-entry into your home by identifying and sealing all potential openings using wildlife proof metal screening.
With over 10 years of experience, Pest Kings has the skill and know-how needed to keep even the most determined squirrel out of your home.