09 Oct

Noises in the Attic Early Morning – Squirrels

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Hearing noises in the attic in the early morning rules out nocturnal animals such as raccoons, possums and rats. The most likely culprit, in this case, is squirrels although a little investigation into the type of noise and hours of activity can help confirm your suspicions. Determining what animal is in your attic is the first step to removing the animal. Squirrels are diurnal animals which mean they are active during the day and sleep through the night. Squirrels are most active early morning just after dawn. The activity may slow down during the day and peak again just before dusk or early evening. Squirrels leave their nest to forage for food and water and it is not uncommon for a squirrel to leave the nest and return multiple times a day. Call us if you need squirrel removal in Toronto, our animal removal experts know how to set a one-way door to find all entry points to remove squirrels completely.  Read More

20 Sep

Why Squirrels Pose Threat to Electric Grid

Why Squirrels Pose Threat to Electric Grid

The attack by hackers on Ukraine’s power grid brought into sharp focus the cybersecurity of power grids the world over. This is the only confirmed incident of hackers causing a blackout but squirrels have for a long time been responsible for power outages. In fact, experts agree that squirrels are far more dangerous in this regard than hackers.

Squirrels cause more trouble than other animals which threaten critical infrastructure. Squirrels have caused more blackouts than raccoons, snakes, birds and rats combined. Read More

18 Sep

Why You Should Not Poison Squirrels

Having a squirrel invade your home is a frustrating experience. Aside from the fact that it is annoying to hear them running around above your head, it is also dangerous. Squirrels can cause significant property damage. They can also pose a threat to your health because of the diseases they carry.

You might be tempted to take matters into your own hands, but you should think again. The idea of poisoning a squirrel to get rid of it once and for all may sound appealing, but it is a bad idea. Understanding why it is a bad idea can help you in making the right choice when it comes to handling squirrel invaders. Read More

16 Sep

Why You Should Not Trap Squirrels Yourself

Trapping wildlife is often hailed as a simple, effective and humane removal method but this is most times far from the truth. Most squirrel removal experts rely on alternatives such as humane evictions and very rarely trap animals. Trapping is typically a last resort when there is no alternative and even then, the expert institutes measures to do it safely and humanely. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t trap wildlife yourself including; Read More

14 Sep

Why Grey and Black Squirrels Dominate Red Squirrels

Many people are not aware that the grey and black squirrels are in fact the exact same species of animal. The only difference is a genetic defect in black squirrels.

The grey squirrel, despite its name, isn’t actually grey but a combination of black, white and orange stripes. The animal has hormones in its pigment gene that regulate the development of the different colours as the animal grows. The squirrel starts off as black and a hormone stops the black fur from growing while another hormone switches on white and orange stripes. A genetic defect stops the black squirrel from developing the additional colours so that the animal has black fur throughout its life.

Black and grey squirrels interact freely and mate with each other and can be lumped in the same category when exploring their dominance over the red squirrel in Canada. Read More

12 Sep

What to Do If You Find a Baby Squirrel

Believe it or not, it is pretty common to see baby animals in the wild, especially in the spring. The problem is, baby animals often look so cute and helpless that the desire to help them outweighs rational thought. Rather than assuming a baby animal, such as a baby squirrel, is in distress or otherwise orphaned, you should know a few things, first. Read More

10 Sep

What Do Squirrels Eat?

Squirrels have a very flexible diet and will eat almost anything you can think of. Their versatile eating habits have ensured their survival in the wild and in Canadian cities and urban areas. Although there are 22 different types of squirrel species in the country, there is a little distinction in terms of the food they eat. Read More

08 Sep

Squirrel Nest in Chimney – What to Do

You may have heard scratching, fighting and chattering in your chimney or smelled the pungent odour of squirrel droppings. Squirrel in the chimney in Toronto is actually fairly common. The chimney looks a lot like a hollow tree so the critter will naturally want to nest in it. Some fall in by accident and can’t climb out especially if the tube flue is made from slick metal. Whatever the case, you need to remove the squirrels as soon as possible. Read More

06 Sep

How to Seal Off My Attic So Squirrels Can’t Access It

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, pitter-patter. That sound is not a welcoming one to homeowners with attics. If you hear that sound above your head, it means you have an invader in your home, which is most likely a squirrel. Squirrels commonly invade attics because it provides them with a cozy, comfy shelter.

What harm could a cute, innocent squirrel do in your attic? It is just looking to hide out and stay comfortable, right? Wrong. A squirrel can create tremendous damage in your attic. They can tear up insulation, leave feces and urine everywhere, chew through sheetrock, and damage cables and wiring. Learning how to keep squirrels out of your attic can help, though or call us if you need squirrel removal services: 647-560-3988

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