Squirrels may be cute little critters. However, they could destroy lawns and cause structural damages to your home. There are 3 kinds of squirrels that are considered as pests – flying, ground, and tree squirrels. These types of squirrels have the ability to destroy your lovely house. Usually, the squirrels that you see in the streets such as red squirrels, eastern gray squirrels, and fox squirrels are not considered as pests. If you have squirrel infestation in your home, it is better to call Squirrel removal Mississauga services.
The size of an average adult squirrel could run around 12” up to 25” long. Since these squirrels are good at climbing, they have sharp claws and muscular arms. There are at least 4 fur colors that a squirrel can have. This includes brown, red, gray, and black. They typically have thick fur on their tail.
Squirrels that are considered as pests generally eat fungi, herbaceous plants, flowers, seeds, and nuts. That is why you can find them in forested areas.
While almost every squirrel turns themselves around tree presence, their selected sites for nesting depends from one species to another. For instance, a fox squirrel prefers pine, oak, and mixed forest where there are wide spaces between trees. On the other hand, an eastern gray squirrel inhabits forests where they could travel from one tree to another via branches.
Pest squirrels are quite well-known in residential areas. Sometimes, you can find them in the lawns of homeowners. Since they don’t really like cold weather, these squirrels find ways to enter a house. The usually settle in the house’s attic. If you don’t have any small opening in your house, a squirrel could scratch its way inside. This will cause a structural damage to your walls and ceilings.