Squirrels are a familiar sight in Edmonton’s trees, yards, and parks, known for their bright-eyed and bushy-tailed appearance.
However, these furry creatures become much less endearing when they take up residence inside your home. Squirrels can infiltrate a building through gaps, vents, or openings in the structure, often near the roof. Once they establish themselves in your attic, you’ll likely hear them scurrying in your walls, and in some cases, even witness them darting into bedrooms or attempting to escape through windows.
Edmonton is home to various types of squirrels, including red squirrels, grey squirrels, and even flying squirrels. It’s important to remember that while they may look cute, squirrels are wild animals, and when agitated, they can pose a threat by biting or attacking pets.
One of the significant issues with squirrels is the havoc they wreak inside your home. They are notorious for gnawing on electrical wires, chewing through insulation, and using your property as their personal restroom. Furthermore, squirrels may expire in hard-to-reach areas, resulting in a foul odor.
Squirrels nesting in an attic also create a fire hazard. Their wire-chewing habits can lead to electrical shorts and potentially cause fires. Additionally, their nests, constructed from dry twigs, leaves, hair, and cloth scraps, can easily serve as kindling for a fire.
If you’re dealing with a squirrel infestation in your residential or commercial building, there’s no need to worry. Contact us at Classic Pest Control, the experts in pest elimination for residential, commercial, and industrial settings. When it comes to squirrels, we’ll not only remove them from your property but also implement preventive measures to ensure they don’t return.