In Calgary, we have four distinct types of squirrels – red, brown, black and gray. All of them can be recognized by their big fluffy long tail.
Squirrels are not harmful but they can be quite bothersome. They are often messy, can enter your home, and chase away other wildlife like birds. Squirrels may nest into your home walls or attic and can be quite destructive in the process by squeezing into small holes and chewing to fit in. When they are alive in your home, their urine and droppings can be quite smelly and will seep into the wood. If they happen to die in your attic, that can be difficult to reach and/or find which will also result in a smell permeating. They will bring in debris, gnaw through structural materials, and rip up insulation. This if left alone can lead to safety hazards and contamination.
OUR PEST CONTROL PROCEDURES
The most effective way to rid your home of squirrels is through trapping. Our technician will bring a squirrel trap and place it on the ground near the home or property. By placing it on the ground, we catch the squirrel as it is searching for food or nesting material. Squirrels are territorial so it is highly likely that the squirrel we catch will be the one invading your home. Multiple traps may be used at once or when we pick up the one squirrel, we can set up a new trap at the same time. We ask that the homeowner check on the traps regularly and notify the technician once a squirrel has been caught. The technician will then pick them up and drive them away to relocate them.
If you have a squirrel issue in your home, please call us today to learn more about our services and to book an appointment – (403) 238-7400.