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When not leaping from tree to tree, squirrels are a real nuisance for property owners. They might appear cute and cuddly from afar, but these rodents can cause serious damage. It is bad enough to have these pests gnawing and scraping around the outside of your property but when they squeeze indoors, things take a turn for the worse. Every day, properties across the Metro Vancouver area are being invaded by these lovable but destructive pests. If these tiny acrobats are running around behind walls or vaulting through vents, just call Toodaloo for your Coquitlam squirrel removal services.
Unlike other, smaller pests like carpenter ants, squirrel infestations aren’t exactly subtle. In fact, a squirrel is one of the largest rodents that property owners must contend with. The bigger the animal, the bigger the mess. Every year, residential and commercial properties suffer through thousands of dollars in unnecessary damage due to rodent infestations. If these animals do so well outdoors, why would they want to sneak inside anyway? The Metro Vancouver area has some of the mildest winters across Canada but it still gets chilly at night. In addition to a warm place to spend the night, one of the major attractants for squirrels are basic food sources. Food scraps, sunflower seeds and even bird feeders are appealing to these cuddly critters. The second that these animals figure out that they have access to a consistent food source, they aren’t going anywhere!
Once these unwanted pests make their way inside, they do what all rodents do: breed. Having one squirrel inside will soon lead to two and then ten and then before you know it, populations are out of control. These uninvited guests are quick to raid cupboards and pantries, but kitchens are not the only place that they cause damage. Like any animal (or human), squirrels like to be cozy and this means nests. Instead of running over to the closet and taking a spare blanket, these rodents tear up soft materials to make their beds. Insulation is a common material used for taking naps. When they are not clawing up insulation, squirrels are known to leave gnaw marks behind. Door frames, wooden beams, flooring and even electrical wiring are all chew toys for rampaging rodents. This is great for them but for property owners, these practices mean costly repairs and the threat of electrical fires.
Basic rodent control practices are not enough to humanely remove both adult and baby squirrels. Instead of running to the hardware store in search of bait stations, our experts highly recommend live trapping for this particular pest problem. Trying to lure animals out is not an effective approach and you certainly can’t learn to live with them. Luckily, pest control companies have systems for shooing these rodents away.
One squirrel might be tough to handle but as populations rise, the worse the issues becomes. They might not reproduce as quickly as mice but when babies are involved, squirrels become frantic and dangerous. This is what makes DIY methods like squirrel traps so dangerous. In fact, when it comes to squirrels, live trapping is the best option to protect your property and the animals themselves. If accidentally separated from their young, mothers become aggressive, clawing and chewing to get back inside. This reaction creates large holes in soft or weakened materials, which invited even more pests and insects to sneak inside! With so much riding on proper removal, our Toodaloo technicians have developed a system that preserves properties while evicting pest populations.
Instead of chasing pests down, our pest control specialists let squirrels leave all on their own. Part of what makes pest control services successful is seeking and sealing off entry points. There isn’t much point in trapping and releasing an animal if it knows how to get back in! Instead of wasting time on ineffective treatment methods, our technicians work smarter, not harder. By sealing off all but one point of entry, experts can predict the movements of pests. Outfitting this exit with a one-way door allows animals to walk out but it can also prevent squirrels from getting back in! Sometimes a simple solution is the right one!
Quick action can mean a world of difference to the severity and length of your infestation, as well as the amount spent on repairs and replacements. The worst thing that a property owner can do for their squirrel infestation is wait. With each day that passes, more babies are being born and more damage is being done, so call Toodaloo to get the jump on your pest problem. It is never a good idea to interfere with the lives of animals out, in nature but urban wildlife control needs immediate action. The most important part of professional pest control are humane practices. Although having them around is inconvenient, no one wants to harm squirrels in the removal process. In addition to removing current pests, Toodaloo technicians work alongside property owners to identify and seal off potential entry points, as well as removing any attractants that might keep pests from coming back. Expert results and customer service are guaranteed when you choose Toodaloo for your squirrel control needs.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.