Size: Adults are typically 15 to 20 inches
Colour: Varies; grey, black
Commonly found: On rooftops, attics, chimneys, soffits, wall voids; trees
Reproduction: In spring; one litter is usually 2-3, and often a second litter in late summer
What should I know about squirrels?
Squirrel species found in Ontario are collectively called tree squirrels.
Eastern grey squirrel are the most common, they are most active in the morning and evening.
They are excellent climbers, and can jump far distances.
They have a natural role as a reforestation agent because of their habit of burying nuts.
Health risks associated with squirrels?
They are potential carries of fleas, ticks, mites.
Their feces contain bacteria, accumulation of their droppings can become a health hazard.
Squirrels are capable of inflicting a painful bite; for this consult a medical professional even though rabies is not common in squirrels.
How do squirrels impact my property?
They can cause structural damage; by chewing through wooden frames, plastic, displacing the soffit; they also are capable of gnawing electrical cables, posing a fire hazard.
Some squirrels can also damage the garden or vegetation.
They often enter from chimney and roof vents.
How can I prevent squirrels from invading?
Block all gaps and entrances leading to the property.
Employ strategies for proper waste management and food storage.
Consider wildlife proofing.
Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!