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When you need professional and humane squirrel control, turn to Terminix Canada. We permanently get rid of squirrels so you can maintain a safe and healthy space.

Squirrel Identification

Size: 10 to 70 cm long.

Colour: Brown, grey, black or red fur.

Description: Medium-sized rodents with slender bodies, bushy tails and large eyes.

Order/Family: Rodentia/Sciuridae.

Scientific Name: Sciurus carolinensis.

Did You Know?

Canada is home to 22 different breeds of squirrels. Some breeds are ground-dwelling and some live in trees. 

Squirrel Biology

Possessing soft and silky fur that varies greatly in colour, as well as a slender body, bushy tail and large eyes, squirrels breed once or twice a year. Squirrels give birth to a random number of young after three to six weeks. Caring closely for their young, baby squirrels are weaned for another six to ten weeks. Generally speaking, ground-dwelling squirrels are social animals that are unafraid of humans whereas tree-dwelling squirrels are solitary.

Squirrel Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Here at Terminix Canada, we’re often asked questions like “what do squirrels eat?” and “where do squirrels live?”. Another frequent question is how to get rid of squirrels in your backyard. Ultimately, squirrels can inhabit virtually anywhere besides high polar regions and the driest of deserts. Herbivores for the most part, squirrels live off a diet of seeds and nuts. However, they will also dip into insects and even small vertebrates to survive. This particular rodent cannot digest cellulose. Therefore, they rely on foods rich in protein, carbs, and fats.

As their large eyes suggest, squirrels have excellent vision too. This allows them to find the best tree-dwelling spots or alternatively, the best hiding spots in your attic. A squirrel’s claws are sturdy and versatile. In short, this helps them grab and climb with ease, developing an acute sense of touch as a result. When they’re not running or climbing, squirrels often stand on their back legs. Elsewhere, early springtime is a tough period for squirrels. This is because nuts begin to sprout meaning they’re no good to eat. Typically, new food sources are unavailable until late summer. Lastly, some squirrels hibernate through the winter and other breeds are active year-round.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Squirrels?

Are you questioning how to get rid of squirrels? Unsurprisingly, when homeowners discover squirrels in the attic, this is the most common reason we’re called upon for our humane squirrel removal service. Sometimes the problem is outside, with many people wanting to know how to get rid of squirrels in your backyard. Firstly, the best form of squirrel control is to remove any open diet sources. This means ensuring that no seeds, nuts or fruits are within easy reach.

Elsewhere, gutter guards can prevent squirrels from finding entry points into your home or business. To further prevent squirrels entering your property, you can also clip tree branches near roofing, remove any firewood, repair foundational cracks, and seal all entry points. If a squirrel has chewed its way into your home or attic, squirrel exclusion is the preferred method to get rid of squirrels. Remember, this task is best left to a professional squirrel removal company like Terminix Canada. We specialize in solutions for both residential and commercial properties so you can go about removing squirrels in a proper, efficient and humane manner.

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