Where do Squirrels Live in the Winter

Where Do Squirrels Live in the Winter?

Squirrels are everywhere. These little critters do very well in cities and suburbs where there are lots of trees. As omnivores, they feed on whatever they find, like bird seeds and fallen fruit. Squirrels can be seen scurrying around at all times of the year, even winter. The only difference in their behaviour is that they are less active. Squirrels adapt to the cold by gaining weight, then hunkering down in their nests for a few days at a time. If you suspect that a squirrel is nesting in your home, give us a call. We offer safe and affordable squirrel solutions in Oakville.

Squirrel nests, also known as dreys, are made of twigs, leaves, and grasses. Squirrels weave the materials together very carefully for insulation and stability. They build them between tree branches or within the trunks of hollow trees. Those clumps of leaves you see at the tops of trees are squirrel nests. In some cases, squirrels will nest in attics. To them, an attic is like the interior of a tree. They can feel the warm air that escapes it and recognize that it is safe from predators. Squirrels get inside by chewing through roof vents and whatever gaps they find in the roof.

Signs of a Squirrel Invasion

One of the most common signs of a squirrel invasion is to hear noises in the attic. Squirrels are noisy, busy creatures. If they are in your attic, you might hear them scratching, squeaking, or walking around in the attic during the day. Another common sign is a suspicious amount of squirrel activity on the roof. There may also be a visible hole in a soffit or somewhere on the edge of the roof. Prolonged invasions might cause a noticeable smell and stains in the ceiling below. There is also the risk of power outages and damage to the attic.

How Professionals Get Rid of Squirrels

If you suspect that a squirrel is nesting in your attic, don’t worry. A technician can remove it safely with the use of a one-way door. The one-way door is like a trap that is open on the other end. So, by installing it to the squirrel’s entry point, it lets the animal leave on its own. The squirrel simply cannot get back inside once the door has closed behind it. An added benefit of hiring a professional is that they will inspect your roof and find every single vulnerability for you. Then, they can cover these vulnerabilities with squirrel-proof materials.

The professionals at Exterminator Oakville are ready to help. We offer permanent, humane squirrel removal services that work. Our technicians carry out detailed inspections and offer high quality exclusion services that keep animals out for good. No matter how serious the problem may be, we can help. Callu today if you have any questions. A technician will be there soon for an inspection and squirrel removal program that works for you.