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All About Squirrel Control In Edmonton

Below is our table of content on squirrels, what they do, what to do with them, and the how and why Major Pest Control does squirrel removal in Edmonton right.

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An In-depth look at squirrel removal Edmonton

Squirrels belong to the family Sciuridae. There are many different kinds of squirrel species found in Canada: six ground squirrel species, four tree squirrel species, and two species of flying squirrels. Tree squirrels cause the most problems for property owners, and there are two predominant species in Western Canada: Eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and American red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).

Squirrels are small mammals that grow from 10 to 70 cm in length, have red, brown, gray, or black fur, and have slender bodies with long, bushy tails. Tree squirrels inhabit dense forests and nest in the treetops. Squirrels are well adapted to urban and suburban environments where they often encounter humans and pets. Squirrels will often nest in and around homes and other residential structures. Squirrels build different kinds of nests: dreys (loosely woven balls of twigs, leaves, and grasses) and dens (squirrels’ year-round primary residences that are created in cavities).

Squirrels in human-dominated habitats will frequently build nests in the attics and chimneys of homes. Nesting squirrels can quickly create damage to the building as the result of gnawing on wood and electrical wires and depositing droppings all around. Squirrel infestations are typically discovered when residents hear scurrying in the attic in the day.

Squirrels may become aggressive when they feel threatened, making trapping them dangerous. For these reasons, employing the services of a trusted and reputable pest control company, like Major Pest Control, is the best way to safely and humanely address squirrel infestations on your property. 

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Common FAQs about squirrels in Edmonton

  • What time of year are squirrels most likely to infest my home?

    Squirrels are a common nuisance for homeowners all year long. They frequently seek shelter on roofs during the cooler months from September to May. During the high temperatures of summer, squirrels invade your home less frequently.

  • Are squirrels infestations serious?

    Squirrels can and will destroy your attic by chewing through plastics, wood and plastic siding, or tearing open attic vents to gain access into the house. Once in the attic, they may tear up insulation, chew on electrical wiring, and damage stored items.

  • Can squirrels carry diseases dangerous to humans?

    Squirrels carry parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and mites, which may transmit diseases to humans and pets, including tularemia, typhus, plague, ringworm, Lyme disease, encephalitis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

  • How do I keep squirrels out of my garden?

    The most important strategy for keeping squirrels out of your garden and landscaping is to eliminate artificial sources of food, especially birdseed. If you observe that squirrels are particularly attracted to specific plants in your garden, install wiring that protects them by blocking wildlife access.

  • How do I keep squirrels out of my home and attic?

    Utilize garbage cans that can close or are covered to prevent inquisitive squirrels from being attracted to your home. Ensure that outdoor barbecue grills are closed and covered to prevent critters from nesting inside. In the attic, you can spray wildlife repellent. Seal gaps and cracks along the foundation and roofing of your home to prevent access for denning. Contact Us for professional help.

  • How do I know if there are squirrels in my attic?

    One method to assess whether you have an animal invasion in your attic is stuffing newspaper into any gaps in the roof. Check it after a few days to see if the newspaper is disturbed or torn up which indicates animals have likely infested your attic.

Contact Major Pest Control

Pest Control is something people always dread because they think it costs an arm and a leg when in reality it isn’t bad at all!

Our experts on site will give you a detailed inspection and quote. Usually for squirrel removal Edmonton it will cost around $300 – $1,000 depending on the severity and size of the infestation.

Major Pest Control Edmonton is one of the leading pest control & extermination companies in Alberta, providing professional pest solutions 24/7. Our service is fast, safe, effective, affordable and environmentally friendly. We’re a top-rated Edmonton exterminator and offer a 100% money-back guarantee on our pest control services.

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