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The Best Squirrel Removal Services in BC

Of all the common pests in BC, Squirrels are probably the most unique. They can seem cute and friendly at first, but their destructive qualities quickly become apparent. Squirrels can ruin your home and gardens if not controlled in time. 

Omni Pest Control offers squirrel removal services, so if you want to control them or to remove them completely, we are here to help you out in your time of need. 

Our professionals have experience in dealing with squirrels and will use their knowledge on how to get rid of them in the most efficient way possible and also provide you with advice on how to prevent them from returning again. You can reach us at 2368865775 or visit our website Omni Pest Control 

What are Squirrel?

Squirrels belong to Sciurid family. Squirrels are nimble and acrobatic rodents. They can jump, climb, and swim with ease. Their front paws have five fingers, including an opposable thumb, which helps them grasp branches and tree trunks as they scamper about. Squirrels have large eyes that give them good vision for spotting predators and food. Their ears are small but sensitive to sounds made by potential threats or prey animals.

Squirrels can be distinguished from rats by their tails, which are furry and larger than their heads. They’re also smaller than most rodents such as mice or rats. Squirrels can be black, brown or grey with white bellies and white undersides to their feet. Their front paws have five toes but only four touch the ground when they walk.

What does Squirrel eat?

Squirrels eat a variety of foods, including seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, fungi (mushrooms), insects (including larvae), and green plants. Squirrels also sometimes eat eggs or nestlings from bird nests. 

Some squirrel species cache their food—hide it for later use—storing it in underground burrows or stashing it high up in trees. This is especially common during winter months when there isn’t much fresh food available to eat.

Types of Squirrel found in British Columbia

There are four different squirrel species found in British Columbia.

  • Red squirrels and Douglas squirrels:

We have two native tree squirrels, the red squirrel, and the Douglas squirrel. The red squirrel is found throughout most of British Columbia, while the Douglas squirrel is only found on southern Vancouver Island. 

Both species are approximately 14 inches long (including their tail), with a bushy tail that makes up half their length. They both eat mostly coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, hemlock, and cedar trees. They are also much more active during daylight hours than other species of tree squirrel.

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  • Northern Flying Squirrels:

We also have a nocturnal flying squirrel that comes out at night. This is what you hear calling in your attic at night, or coming down your chimney. They are reddish brown and have furry tufts on their head, giving them their name flying squirrels. 

These squirrels eat mostly nuts, berries, and fungi during the summer months when there isn’t much food available for them to find in trees. These squirrels don’t eat tree bark like other species of squirrel, but instead eat insects and bird eggs. They will chew holes into trees to make nests for raising young and hibernating during winter months.

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  • Eastern Grey Squirrels:

The Eastern Grey Squirrel is the most common squirrel in larger cities in British Columbia. Squirrels are naturally found in forests throughout North America. However, over time squirrel populations have become established in urban areas all across Canada. They are larger than our native squirrels, and can grow 20 inches long (including their tail). These squirrels have very large ears that they use to listen for predators while they run around on tree branches. They eat mostly seeds, nuts, and acorns from deciduous trees such as maples, oaks, elms, beaches and birches. They will also chew holes into trees to make nests for raising young and hibernating during winter months.

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Call professionals for squirrels Removal services

Squirrel control is essential when these squirrels get into your attic or home as they can chew through walls and wires easily due to their sharp teeth. If you want squirrel removal in homes then you should call Omni Pest Control professionals who will help you with removing squirrels without any problem. 

The experts of Omni Pest Control have a wide range of experience in getting rid of squirrels by using different techniques. We use only safe chemicals and products so there is no harm for human beings while removing squirrels from homes. You can Contact Us at 236-886-5775 if you need help regarding squirrel removal in the Vancouver BC area or anywhere in the surrounding areas.