Damage to Your Home or Business
Squirrels are members of the rodent family and within Southern Ontario, we commonly encounter both the eastern gray and the red squirrel. The eastern gray squirrel is usually gray or brown-gray with a belly showing a white, light gray or black. The red squirrel is smaller and has reddish brown fur with white underparts. Both are active during daylight hours and are primarily herbivores, feeding on roots, stems, bark, shoots, leaves, fruits, nuts, seeds, fungi, flower bulbs, and occasionally insects. Squirrels have rootless teeth which means that they keep growing giving them a habit of gnawing continuously to wear them down. Inside the home, squirrels can chew through drywall, piping, wood, plastic and even wiring creating a fire hazard. We only use 100% proven squirrel removal techniques.
Squirrels have slender toes with sharp claws making them excellent climbers. They keep to themselves, busy collecting and hoarding seeds and other food. Red squirrels store food where they live, whereas grays will store it elsewhere. They will often stash away more than they need and sometimes forget where they put it.
Squirrels can enter a building from the roof or from ground level and work their way up to the attic. Squirrels can chew holes into homes and scamper within the walls and attic spaces where they build nests, cause structural damage and pose numerous health risks. A large amount of pine cones, nuts and fungi in the attic is a sure sign of the presence of squirrels. Entrance holes can be difficult to spot, as they can be as small as a golf ball.