Squirrel Removal Toronto
We offer humane squirrel removal services aimed at solving your wildlife problems at a cost effective manner. Our experienced technicians offer wildlife solutions to a plethora of squirrel problems. Call us and speak to one of our wildlife technicians if you are experiencing squirrel problems at your home or business. Speak to a technician about the issue and let us now if and how we can help. If the problem requires professional assistance one of our technicians will visit your property to inspect the situation and provide recommendations. Call to schedule an inspection at 647-560-3988.
Squirrel Removal Services
The first step to solving any wildlife problem is a thorough inspection of the premises. Wildlife Shield technicians when visiting your property will conduct a meticulous inspection in order to clearly identify all possible entry points squirrels might be using to access your home. The technician will carefully climb on the roof of your home to inspect and will take photographs of any damage and entry points.
Squirrel Removal Process
After the inspection is concluded the photographic material from the inspection will be presented to the home owner. This process guarantees transparency in the work actually required to fix the problem at hand. Based on the photographic material, the technician’s assessment and the homeowners preferences an action plan will be drawn out. When a decision has been reached on the best possible approach, only then will work commence. The technician will then place galvanized wire mesh on the entry points while setting one way doors. The utmost care is always taken to ensure that no further damage accrues to your property. The one way doors will enable the squirrels to exit your home but they will not permit them to come back in, thus ensuring that your squirrel problem disappears. Upon our second visit we will remove the one way door once we confirm that all animals have exited.
We solve squirrel problems every day. All our technicians know exactly what to look for and will find all entry points and weak spots during our initial thorough inspection of your property.
Once entry points are found we attach a one way door to allow squirrels exit but not re-entry. It is the humane way and within a few days the squirrels will use the door to exit your space.
Other entry points are sealed to make sure there is no other way in. We will recommend strengthening weak spots to avoid any wildlife problems in the future.
2 Year Warranty On Our Work
All our wildlife control services that include exclusion services are backed by a guarantee and a 2 year warranty. Squirrel removal, raccoon removal and skunk removal services included. If animals break in through our work during the warranty period we return to rectify the situation at no additional charge.
In an urban environment squirrels can damage almost every part of a structure. They can chew holes through roofing material, siding, wood and even metal flashing or soffits.
Once they eventually break into an attic they will over time compress insulation and contaminate the area with their feces and urine. Over time the interior smell of urine and feces will be noticeable indoors.
Additionally, squirrels just like other rodents like mice and rats, they chew all the time. They will chew on wood and sometimes chew on electrical wiring. This is particularly risky as the last thing you want is a potential fire hazard in your attic. A space filled with dry and potentially flammable material. Repairing damaged wires can be costly.
Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels like to nest in attics. Once inside they will build nests. Squirrels have babies twice annually, once in the spring and once in the autumn, they are continuously searching for sheltered regions to construct their nests. Squirrels get in the attic by chewing holes in the outside, typically under gutters, or in building gaps where dormers meet the roofline and through the drip edge. They may also obtain entrance to attics by chewing corners of trimming or some other weak area which enables them access to the loft area. Rotten wood or even solid wood is no match to squirrel teeth. Here are the most common points of entry squirrels can use to make their way in your attic. Every squirrel control inspection includes a thorough examination of all these points.
Plastic or aluminum roof vents are no match to squirrel teeth. While the roof vents allow for proper air flow to your attic they warm air that escapes attracts small animals like squirrels and raccoons. When the animals come across the plastic barrier it is a matter of time until they chew their way through them.
Dryer vents, kitchen exhaust vents, bathroom vents are all vulnerable spots squirrels can chew threw to move in. Vent pipes on the inside are particularly attractive to squirrels. They not only emit warm air from the inside of your structure but also resemble tree cavities which are natural forms of shelter for the animals. We at wildlife Shield offer prefabricated steel vent covers that no animal can break through.
The edge of the roof or drip edge is the area behind the eavestrough or gutters. These areas are particularly prone to wear and weathering as that is water and snow melt end up there. Clogged gutters, ice damage and vegetation over time make things worse. As shingles, roof boards and even aluminum siding in the area deteriorate they create ample opportunities for squirrels to chew through. Regular maintenance can help but squirrels will find a way inside at some point. We can strengthen those areas to make sure the animals can get through.
Plumbing Ventilation Pipe Mats
Plumbing mats are what support the ventilation pipes on your roof. They are used to exhaust sewer gases. The pipes are supported by a plastic mat to make sure the whole on the roof is sealed after the installation of the pipe. This protective plastic mat is no match for squirrel teeth. Our wildlife control experts can install protective mesh or flashing on those areas to make sure no squirrel can chew threw it. The mesh also protects from raccoons attempting to lift the pipe.
Just like they are for raccoons, uncapped chimneys are an open invitation for squirrels. While squirrels can climb up and down brick chimneys they can get stuck in metal ones. We can seal the chimney so that no squirrel or other wildlife can get back in after they are gone.
Squirrels and other wildlife can gain access to an attic through the soffit. Typically this occurs where two roofs meet. It is not only faulty installation and the gaps installers leave that can grant easy access to wildlife. A determined squirrel can easily chew threw the weakened material in the corner.
Like all other types of vents, gamble vents are installed to allow air flow into your attic. They are typically plastic or wood and consequently no match to squirrels looking for shelter. They will chew through them and gain access to your attic.
Squirrel One Way Door
Similar to the raccoon removal process the most effective way to remove squirrels is to use a one way door. Once all entry points are sealed a one way door is attached to allow animals exit but no re-entry. The animals use the door to exit through their known entry point but once they return they wont be able to get access. It is very important that all other entry points are sealed and all vulnerable areas addressed so that the animals can’t get access from somewhere else.
- Humane Removal
- Easy for Animals
- 100% Effective
- Takes a few days for animals to leave
Trapping squirrels is also option. It is not an effective nor efficient option. Trapping in general takes time and it can stress animals. And even if the squirrels are successful trapped the entry points they used to enter the attic will need to be sealed up. Setting, baiting and re-baiting a trap takes time. And squirrels will be hesitant to take the bait. The best option is to use a one way door for squirrels. It makes for humane wildlife removal and with less hassles to the homeowner.
Dead Squirrel Removal
We remove dead animals including squirrels from attics, sheds, gardens, roofs. If it is on your property and you don’t want to deal with it we can remove it for a minimal cost. Prices for dead squirrel removal can vary depending on difficulty and accessibility. For instance if the animal is on your lawn the cost would be less than what it would be to remove the carcass from behind drywall. One way or another we can remove the carcass and make sure all odours are eliminated.
Eastern Grey Squirrels
The most common species of squirrel in Toronto is the Eastern Grey Squirrel. In the wild they are primarily grey in color however in urban settings melanistic grey squirrels, black, are very common. They are the most common type of squirrel and chances are that if you are dealing with a squirrel problem, it is of the black eastern grey species. They are hoarders and save food in caches for later recovery. Consequently, they can stay in an attic for more than a few days without having to go out. That is why we allow a few days for the animals to exit when we place a one way door.
A less common invader type of invader are Red squirrels. They require a smaller entry point to access an attic than a grey or black squirrel and can be more difficult to find. Regardless, we can get them out. Wildlife Shield can guarantee red squirrel removals. They are more common in areas outside city centres in the Greater Toronto Area.
Squirrels have litters twice per year, Spring and Fall. Checking for babies is important as squirrels will typically search for nesting spots like wall cavities if they’re interested in a safe spot to raise their babies. Most squirrels will probably have one breeding period where the litter is born in February or March, while older squirrels can breed twice a year and also give birth to a litter in June or even July. An attic inspection is essential at this point as leaving squirrel babies behind can lead to other problems.
Squirrel Proofing Solutions
In some cases, the damage inflicted to the homeowner’s property is so severe that additional attention is required. We are capable with dealing with such situations by providing animal proofing for the entire house . This process is more extensive and usually involves placing chimney caps, installing screens under decks and strengthening all weak points in your roof, points that animals can use to enter. This service is provided with a warranty so that you can rest assured that you will not be dealing with any more wildlife problems.
- Roof Vents
- Roof Edges
- Ventilation Pipes
- Wall Vents
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Raccoons and squirrels will use your attic as a latrine. The longer they stay they worse things will get. We safely remove feces and deodorize the area with commercial grade products that break down odours and pathogens. Once animals are out we deodorize the attic and entry points the animals used to remove any animal scent. We use commercial products that destroy odors from what animals have left behind whether it being feces, urine or carcasses.
Attic Insulation Removal
When animals have been in an attic for a long time the insulation gets compressed and contaminated beyond repair. Compressed insulation means that it produces a lesser R value. As a result it has lost its insulation capacity and needs to be replaced. We remove contaminated insulation and clean the attic space so that it is ready for a new batch of insulation. Aside from the pathogens that will survive in your warm attic, insulation contaminated with urine and feces will smell in the living area.
We are experts in applying techniques to reduce conflicts between wildlife and humans. Our technicians are trained and educated in wildlife management and can employ techniques that other wildlife removal companies cannot. We have the resource and know-how and are allowed to completely remove animals. We provide the best defense in dealing with wildlife. We are a full service pest control company that deals with all pests that can be found in and around a home. We specialize in wildlife removal services in and around the greater Toronto area. Squirrels can be troublesome to deal with. The Wildlife Shield team is comprised of professional wildlife technicians capable of dealing with a plethora of situations. We are here to help you and make your nuisance wildlife problems disappear. Call us now for professional squirrel removal Toronto solutions. Call: 647-560-3988.
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