Becoming one with nature is such a healing experience, isn’t it? Ignoring the city’s hustle and bustle, disconnecting from the online noise, tuning in to the soothing natural terrains, and even bonding with the wildlife calms the mind and improves your overall well-being.
Sometimes, going outside, exposing yourself to nature, and taking a breath may just be what you need to get rid of all that stress. Nothing can go wrong with green grass, tall trees, and lovely animals, right? Well, maybe just a little, if the lovely animals decide to bring nature to your doorstep.
There’s a Squirrel in My House! What Do I Do?
In the media, squirrels are such adorable creatures—we see them on television with their cute little butts and small mouths full of acorns. When they’re in your home, though, they seem less like sweet darlings and a bit more of a terrible nuisance!
You may think that these innocent critters are easy to shoo away like those annoying little flies, but they’re actually hard to spot if they’re hiding in the right places. Even worse, they can cause quite a bit more damage than your average pest.
Those little squirrels may seem harmless—but if they stay in your house long enough, you’ll find the communication lines and electric wires ruined, holes in your attic, increased power bills, and shredded insulation plaguing your home.
These little guys will chew through everything! They can chew through your electrical wiring, which can eventually lead to a fire, and they can chew through PVC pipes, which can lead to flooding and water damage. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the damage they could cause, because who knows, the next thing you know, your home is burning down, or your house is flooding out of nowhere!
How Did They Get In Anyway?
If you don’t have a bunch of acorns lying around in your lawn, they most probably just chewed their way inside—and often, they just simply can’t get out. Squirrels are more likely to enter your home during early spring or summer and late fall since female squirrels give birth during this time and will seek shelter in houses.
How to Stop Them From Entering
Trying to get them out of the house could be a hassle, and waiting for pest control to arrive can be agonizing. If you want to save yourself from all the trouble, perform these preventive measures to keep those squirrels from getting in at all.
Seal Those Holes
Block all of their possible entry points. Check for holes, especially in the attic, and seal them up. To prevent them from chewing their way in, use steel screening and flashers to cover the holes.
Get Rid of the Bird Feeder
Keeping bird feeders by your house is just a way of telling the squirrels that they’re welcome inside. Hide those bird feeders away if you want to keep your home pest-free.
Rake Your Yard
Rake your yard regularly, so you can check if anything is lying around that would attract squirrels. Remove any fallen fruit, nuts, and seeds, as they are easily lured just by their sight and smell.
Squirrels are only adorable until they enter your home and wreak havoc. Always make sure to watch out for any squirrel invasion, and if you do find one, don’t do anything yourself. You might be tempted to solve the problem yourself, but squirrels are still wild animals—and they can carry diseases. Squirrel infiltrations are fairly common in Canada, so you can easily find a pest control company that can handle squirrel removals in Toronto and surrounding areas!
Did you find a squirrel in your home, and you don’t know what to do? Don’t you worry; ICE Pest Control provides squirrel removal services in Toronto and surrounding areas! We are a leader in Humane Wildlife Removal , insect and rodent control in the city and provide various solutions for other pests and wildlife. Since 1998, our technicians, licensed and certified by the Ministry of the Environment, have solved numerous pest and wildlife problems through environmentally-safe solutions. Call us now at 416-246-2256, so we can take care of your squirrel problem for you!