Identification

  • 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

FAQ

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    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!

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