Yes, Sometimes Squirrels Do Get Into Your Home
The first thing one learns when a squirrel has somehow found themselves inside your home or basement is that these cute bushy tailed little animals that nibble nuts and berries are not as sweet as one might think. Up close, their sharp claws and sharp teeth can cause extensive damage to a homeowner’s property and peace of mind if they are cornered or find themselves lost inside your home. Often a squirrel’s aggression becomes evident when they feel threatened. One must be very careful when near these animals as it is possible that they can carry rabies and, though rare, other bacterial diseases harmful to humans
What To Do If They Get Inside Your Home
The first thing to remember is to keep calm. Even if you are scared and don’t know what to do, panicking, shouting, stomping or yelling will only intensify the stress the animal is experiencing and will cause it to behave erratically and dangerously around you. If possible, open a window and try to close the squirrel into the room or space it is in so that it can find the open window and escape through it. You will probably notice it is running around and circling the perimeter of the space already because it is searching for a way out.
If the squirrel does find it’s way out of an open window, then you have been lucky. The next thing to do is to figure out how it got into your space in the first place, and then call our technicians to come and seal the entry hole.
Damage Caused By Squirrels
If you are unlucky and the open window method doesn’t work, then call one of our technicians immediately. When left alone in your home for any length of time, squirrels will start to gnaw and claw trying to find a way out - especially if they find themselves feeling threatened and vulnerable. Remember, in these circumstances, squirrels do not see you as the kind person feeding them nuts and breadcrumbs in the park, rather they see you as a direct threat, so keep your distance to prevent being bitten.
Don’t Try This At Home!
Never try to catch, hold, capture or contain a squirrel on your own. This truly is a job best left to the professionals who have the necessary protective gear and have been trained in how to approach and contain an upset animal. Squirrel removal is best left to the experts.
If you suspect that squirrels have entered your home, call us now. We can have a technician out to your home very quickly. Squirrels belong outdoors and that’s where we can do an inspection to find out how the squirrels managed to gain entry into your space. If you wish, we can also provide services to seal those entry points to prevent further problems in the future. We are well versed in humane squirrel removal techniques and our concern is for your safety.
Call us now, our technicians are ready to help. We Take Care Of Squirrel Removal Toronto, ON call (647) 557-7978.