Other Squirrels

Black Squirrel

Pest Control: How to Get Rid of Squirrels

There is a wide variety of techniques used when trying to solve a squirrel problem, most depend on the time of year and situation. Some of the most common techniques used include live trapping and relocations, the use of one way door over entry points with sealing after the squirrel has vacated. Biological or commercially made deterrents either by themselves or used in conjunction with the 1 way door is also an effective technique. We recommend an initial inspection of the problem to determine the most effective technique. In some cases immediate removal (ie: netting or catching) is available.

How to Identify a Squirrel Infestation

  • Squirrels typically have a bushy tail. and common species are around 40 to 50 cm
  • Squirrels are part of the rodent family and need to chew to keep their teeth down as their teeth continually grow until death. Squirrels often chew wires, window and door frames and even wall studs
  • Squirrels are known to dig up gardens and damage fruit trees and vegetable gardens
  • Squirrels will strip the bark from trees and other plants
  • You might hear noises that come from squirrels running, scratching or fighting with each other. Usually, these noises will come from squirrels in the attic, walls, chimney or vents

How to Prevent a Squirrel Infestation

  • Inspect your home and fill in any holes that could be used as a possibly entry point
  • Trim or remove tree branches that are within 8-10 feet of the roof of your house. This keeps squirrels from jumping from the tree to your house roof
  • Remove bird feeders that can serve as a source of food and attractant for squirrels
  • If possible, avoid planting oak and hickory trees to reduce the amount of nuts or seed that could attract squirrels

Possible Health Concerns

  • Squirrels are a carrier of fleas, ticks, mites and parasitic worms such as round and tape worms. As with all the other wild animals, they should only be handled by trained professionals
  • If experiencing health complications after handling a red squirrel or their droppings please contact your healthcare provider and advise that you have been handling the above so proper medical intervention can occur

About Squirrels

  • Squirrels breed once or twice a year and give birth to a varying number of young after three to six weeks, depending on species
  • The young are born naked, toothless, and blind
  • Squirrels cannot digest cellulose, so they rely mainly on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats
  • Squirrels live in nearly every habitat from tropical rainforest to desert

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