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Squirrels

Squirrel – Services Information

Squirrels Treatment

Squirrel removal is a difficult task. Getting the animals out safely and guaranteeing that they won’t return is a difficult procedure that may include trapping, closing access sites, and personally removing animals. In some situations, more than two visits are required to apply and treat the following conditions:

  • The target animal is live-trapped using either an open wire or closed poly trap dependent on the type of animal involved.
  • Entry points and/or other attractants are noted for the site to minimize and/or eliminate
  • Bait is peanut butter, apples, or other fruits and nuts for squirrels; apples, spruce/pine boughs, piece of a salt lick or dried fruit for porcupines; and, sardines, bacon or honey-soaked bread for skunks
  • The target animal is gently moved within the trap into a secure place on our vehicle then taken out of city limits and released back to nature
  • Contact numbers are left directly with key people on the trap sites to minimize the time a trapped animal spends within the trap
  • If warranted another trap is placed out and subsequent animals especially if from the same family group are released in the same natural area as the initial release At all times the purpose is to remove the nuisance animal with the least stress for all involved in the process including the animal, trapper and other individuals.

If warranted another trap is placed out and subsequent animals especially if from the same family group are released in the same natural area as the initial release At all times the purpose is to remove the nuisance animal with the least stress for all involved in the process including the animal, trapper and other individuals.

When a pest problem grows out of control, it is important to call a professional pest control company like Ecopest. We are the most trusted pest control for Squirrels Treatment in Edmonton. We have extensive expertise dealing with all types of Squirrels Treatment in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada as uncontested specialists in pest control service.

Squirrels Facts

Squirrels are most active in the summer, fall, and spring. Because they mate twice a year, they may be a nuisance when they come into our houses to nest. Squirrel removal is critical to avoid any damage to your house.

Squirrels, though cute and fuzzy, can cause serious damage to the wiring in your home or business. Untreated, un-removed squirrels can quickly strip the wire, in your attic, down to the copper.

Squirrels often burrow in busy urban and suburban settings, where there is enough food and shelter, and they do better in these locations than in more distant natural environments. Relocating wildlife also does not address the real source of the problem, which is a structure that has not been properly animal-proofed or a food source is available.

Our service specialists understand the various squirrel treatment and can provide discreet and targeted Squirrels Treatment. We are the most trusted pest control business for Squirrels Treatment Regina. We have extensive expertise dealing with all types of Squirrels Treatment, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada as uncontested specialists in pest management service.

 If a pest situation is out of control, a professional service like Ecopest must be contacted. We are the most trusted pest control business in Squirrels Treatment Edmonton. We have extensive expertise dealing with Squirrels Treatment in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and across Canada, as the uncontested specialists in pest control service.

DIY – Do it yourself – Squirrels

Buy or rent live animal cage trap at Ecopest store, use peanut butter or apples as bait and place where squirrel activity noticed.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Squirrels

Q: Can squirrels cause damage to my home?
A: Squirrels can damage your home first by trying to gain entry by chewing holes in the exterior and then by nesting in attics where they can chew wires and damage insulation.  They can also cause damage to lawns and landscaping as they scavenge for food by burrowing in the ground, chewing on the bark of trees, and eating tree fruits and nuts.

Q: Are squirrels dangerous?
A: Squirrels can carry parasites and diseases which can be contracted by pets and humans.  A mother squirrel can be very aggressive and protective of her young.

Q: What are their breeding habits?
A: Squirrels breed twice a year and will sometimes maintain multiple nests.  In the wild, a squirrel will live 3-6 years but in an urban setting they can live as long as 20 years.  Some species of squirrel hibernate during the winter and will be looking for a place such as a tree or attic to nest.

Q: How can I prevent squirrels from nesting in my home?
A: The summer is a good time to take preventative measures as squirrels will often find attics too hot to stay in.  Be sure to identify and block easy access points to your home such as chimneys and open vents.  Tree limbs overhanging the roof should be trimmed back to prevent roof access for squirrels. You may consider removing tempting food sources such as bird feeders and garbage cans.

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Boardwalk Equities Inc. has been using the services of EcoPest since 1996. During this time we have found EcoPest to be efficient in eradication of pest situations. All arising situations are handled in prompt and pleasant manner.
Ian Dingle

Director of Purchasing, Boardwalk Equities

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President, G.M.A. Properties Inc.

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