Squirrels are crepuscular, so they are most active in the evening and the early hours of the morning. Squirrels however are up at all hours of the day, so you can see them anytime the sun is up. These are busy little animals that are active year-long. Squirrels can be seen chasing each other, building nests, and burying nuts in the ground all day long. They’re fun to admire, but you should make sure that they cannot get inside your attic. Call us for effective squirrel removal in Peterborough.
The two most common species of squirrel in Ontario are the eastern grey squirrel and the red squirrel. While the red squirrel is small and rusty red, the eastern grey comes in two colours: grey and black. Grey squirrels have grey-brown backs, with white bellies and rings around their eyes. Black eastern grey squirrels appear fully black. The black colouration stems from a spontaneous mutation that is genetically dominant, resulting in there being lots of black squirrels in southern Ontario. Both the eastern grey and red squirrel are omnivores that live in trees. Attics, however, are popular nesting sites for these critters.
To a squirrel, an attic is like a big hollow tree. It’s warm, above ground, and safe from predators. Squirrels get inside by chewing their way through roof vents, soffits, and openings they find in the roof. Once inside, they build nests in the attic’s insulation. Females are usually responsible for these break-ins when they need a place to nurse their pups, but males may break in during the winter as well. Squirrels like to build nests to shelter themselves from the cold. A telltale sign of an invasion is hearing scratching noises coming from the attic during the day.
How to Get Squirrels Out of the Attic
If you suspect that there are squirrels nesting in your attic, contact a wildlife removal company for help. A technician will perform an inspection and find where the animals are coming from. Once the entry point has been located, he or she will install a one-way door to the opening to let the animals out. The squirrels will simply push their way out the door and be unable to get back inside. A professional can also pest-proof your property for you by covering roof vents and making repairs on your roof. Squirrels that have recently been evicted will often come right back.
Call us if you’re worried about the wildlife in your area. We provide effective exclusion services that come with a 2-year warranty. We will find every potential entry point and close it off so that no animal gets inside. Our technicians are trained, licensed, and experienced in removing all kinds of squirrels. We use safe and humane methods of removal so that no person or animal gets hurt. Call us for wildlife removal in Peterborough and beyond.