Squirrel Prevention and Exclusion

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You don’t have to deal with pesky squirrels that cause damage to your property on your own. Wildlife Pro can guide you through effective squirrel prevention and exclusion methods.

We’ll show you how to keep these furry intruders at bay and create a squirrel-free environment. With Wildlife Pro’s professional removal, exclusion, and prevention methods, your safety will be ensured, and future infestations will be prevented.

Let’s talk about the best ways to keep squirrels away from your home or business!

Understanding Squirrel Behaviour

Understanding squirrel behaviour is crucial to effectively preventing and excluding them from your property. When it comes to squirrel removal, it’s important to know that these creatures are members of the Sciuridae family and are classified as rodents. In Ontario, you may come across black, grey, and red varieties.

Squirrels enter homes and buildings for nesting purposes, and they can chew their way in, causing structural damage to wood, wires, and insulation. It’s worth noting that squirrels don’t hibernate and can become aggressive, especially when they’ve had offspring.

To ensure the safety of your property, it’s recommended to consult the professional service technicians at Wildlife Pro, who specialize in squirrel exclusion and prevention. They have the knowledge and experience to effectively remove squirrels and secure potential entry points, preventing future squirrel infestations.

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Identifying Vulnerable Entry Points

To protect your home, check for any small openings or gaps in your walls or roof where squirrels could potentially enter. Squirrels are crafty creatures and can easily find their way into your home if there are vulnerabilities in your exterior.

Inspect your property thoroughly, paying close attention to areas where different building materials meet, such as corners and eaves. Look for any signs of gnawing or chewing, as squirrels have sharp teeth that can easily create openings.

It’s important to seal off these entry points to prevent squirrels from gaining access. Wildlife Pro’s experts will use effective materials to block any gaps or holes.

Rodents gain access to houses via some common entry points

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Common Squirrel Entry Points:

  1. Weep Holes in Brick: Galvanized steel screens are installed to seal weep holes while allowing water drainage.
  2. Brick-Soffit Gaps: Small gaps where brick and soffit meet provide easy access for rodents.
  3. Roof – Soffit Gaps: Gaps between roof shingles and soffit allow entry and are idenitified by droppings, staining, or nearby food.
  4. Siding – Foundation Gaps: Gaps where siding and the home’s foundation meet are often unnoticed but vital for rodent prevention.
  5. Vent Openings: Vents for attic airflow or appliances attract mice due to warm air; they typically lack proper rodent-proofing.

The Signs of a Squirrel Infestation

There are several signs that squirrels may be living in your house. These signs include:

Scratching or scampering sounds: Squirrels are agile and active animals, so you may hear scratching, scampering, or scurrying noises coming from your walls, attic, or ceiling.

Chewed or gnawed areas: Squirrels have strong teeth and may chew on wood, electrical wires, insulation, or other materials in your house. Look for chewed or gnawed areas, particularly near entry points like vents, eaves, or rooflines.

Droppings: Squirrel droppings resemble small, dark pellets and can be found near their nesting or feeding areas. If you notice small, cylindrical droppings around your house, it might be a sign of squirrel activity.

Nests or nesting materials: Squirrels build nests using leaves, twigs, and other materials. Look for nests in your attic, crawl spaces, or other secluded areas of your house. These nests are often round and can be quite large.

Damage to outdoor structures: Squirrels may also cause damage to your outdoor structures, such as bird feeders or garden plants. If you notice chewed-up bird feeders or missing plants, it could indicate a squirrel presence.

Squirrel sightings: Occasionally, you may actually see squirrels entering or leaving your house through openings or holes. Pay attention to any squirrel activity around your home.

If you suspect squirrels are living in your house, don’t try to remove them yourself. Cornered animals may be prone to defending their territory, so be wary of approaching a squirrel who has taken up residence in your home. Instead, contact Wildlife Pro for exclusion and provention services, as we will safely and humanely address the situation.

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Applying Natural Deterrents

Applying natural deterrents, like spicy pepper spray or predator urine, can sometimes help discourage squirrels from entering your home and causing damage. Squirrels have a keen sense of smell, and these scents can be effective in deterring them. Spicy pepper spray creates a strong odour that squirrels find unpleasant, while predator urine mimics the presence of a predator, making squirrels think twice before approaching your property.

When using these deterrents, it’s important to apply them strategically around potential entry points, such as windows, doors, and vents. Additionally, it’s crucial to reapply the deterrents regularly, especially after rain or heavy winds that may wash away the scent.

Keep in mind that these natural deterrents are helpful in some cases, but they will do nothing to remove squirrels if they are already living in your house or outbuildings.

Wildlife Pro’s Service and Warranty

With Wildlife Pro’s excellent service and solid warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that your property will be protected from squirrel infestations. Our experienced team of specialists is dedicated to providing professional and effective squirrel removal services.

When you contact us to discuss your squirrel problem, we’ll provide a free estimate and schedule an in-person visit to assess the situation. Our trained service specialists will then humanely remove and relocate the squirrels, ensuring their safe removal.

We’ll also secure all potential entry points to prevent future infestations. Our prevention and exclusion services come with a satisfaction guarantee, as your safety is our top priority.

Trust Wildlife Pro to keep your property squirrel-free.

Trust Wildlife Pro to Remove Squirrels and Keep Them Away

By implementing effective squirrel exclusion methods, you can create a squirrel-free environment and protect your home or business from potential damage and health risks.

Just like a sturdy fence keeps unwanted visitors out, Wildlife Pro’s professional removal methods and exclusion and prevention services act as strong barriers against squirrels.

With our expertise and commitment to your safety, you can enjoy a peaceful and secure space, free from furry intruders.

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