Getting rid of baby squirrels is not as straightforward as you might think. Mother squirrels give birth to baby squirrels twice a year around the springtime and in the summer. It is in these times that squirrels often break in attics to give birth to them. Baby squirrels are incredibly sensitive animals and are defenceless until they reach 12 weeks. Getting rid of baby squirrels should only be done by a professional from Wildlife Removal Peterborough. They have the resources and the experience to remove them ethically. It might be nearly impossible to get rid of baby squirrels since they are deeply nested within the attic space to keep them safe and warm. Besides, getting rid of baby squirrels by a non-professional might result in serious injury and make the situation worse.
If you found a baby squirrel contact the wildlife technicians of Wildlife Removal Peterborough immediately!
When squirrel activity is suspected, professional wildlife technicians should be called for an inspection. The technician can then locate the entry point that the squirrel uses to enter and exit the building. The issue is resolved by placing a very clever contraption called the One-Way Door. The One-Way Door is a tunnel-like device that is placed directly on the entry point and secured and held firmly into place with washers. It can take up to a few days before the squirrel feels the need to go outside for whatever reason. Most of these reasons include finding food, nesting materials, or water. Once the squirrel exists in the attic space and passes the One-Way Door, it cannot re-enter. Essentially locking it out. The technician comes back and thoroughly inspects the space for baby squirrels. If baby squirrels are found, the technician places the baby squirrels in a box to have the mother come to fetch them.
In case baby squirrels cannot be reunited with their mother, they are then brought to a rehabilitation centre. Baby squirrels are incredibly sensitive animals as earlier mentioned before. If you do find an orphaned baby squirrel call Wildlife Removal Peterborough, and we will send one of our technicians to deal with the squirrel and send it to the appropriate wildlife rehabilitation centre.
If you find yourself in a situation where immediate help is not available, you must do the following according to Toronto Wildlife Centre :
To keep the baby squirrel safe while you figure out how to help it, but the squirrel in a small cardboard box with a soft towel or t-shirt. Even on a warm day babies can get cold, so give it a heat source:
- a clean sock filled with dry, uncooked rice, and microwaved for one minute
- a plastic bottle from the recycling bin filled with hot tap water
- an electric heating pad set to “LOW” and placed under half of the box.
Do not give them any food or water – right now keeping them warm in a dark and quiet place is more important.
If you hear or suspect squirrel activity or find a baby squirrel, call Wildlife Removal Peterborough immediately for affordable and high-quality wildlife control services!