In some Native cultures, squirrels symbolize the union between work and play. It’s certainly true that they are active year round. They will nest anywhere convenient to provide shelter for their young. Unfortunately, squirrels will often nest in the side vents of people’s homes.
Removal: Some Tips
Various diseases are carried by rodents, including Lassa Fever, Rat-Bite Fever, and Salmonellosis. If you find a squirrel is nesting in your home, you want it removed right away. First, it important make sure any entry/exit points are not blocked so that the squirrel may leave easily. If possible, look through surrounding crevices to find additional entry points to block. Next, motivate the squirrel to leave the premises. This can be done by making loud noises, or using a high-pitched sound (often found on YouTube videos or apps on cell phones). Remove the vent’s filter and look for any nesting materials (e.g. leaves, moss, twigs, etc.) and remove them. Squirrels easily chew through aluminum, plastic and wood, so cover the vent with steel mesh after the squirrel has gone.
Leave It to the Professionals
Although this approach may solve your problem, a squirrel family in a side vent may not be easily removed. Then, the best option is to call a professional. Liddle Rascals Wildlife Control in Toronto offers stellar services for situations like these. We capture, set traps, and install one-way doors to keep your home is free from critters. Call Liddle Rascals Wildlife Control at (416) 356-5886 today to learn more about our humane wildlife removal; let us do the difficult work.