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The Nuts and Bolts of Squirrel Removal: Our Expert Tips and Techniques

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The Nuts and Bolts of Squirrel Removal: At SWAT Wildlife, we’re no strangers to urban squirrels’ charming yet troublesome behaviours. While these furry acrobats can light up our backyards with their playful antics, they transform into quite the menace once inside our homes. 

The damage squirrels can cause, from gnawing on electrical wires to tampering with insulation, is far from negligible. That’s why our team of wildlife experts is dedicated to sharing effective and humane techniques for squirrel removal and prevention.

Understanding the Squirrel Dilemma

Before delving into our removal techniques, homeowners must grasp why squirrels venture into our living spaces. Primarily, they seek warm nesting sites for their young, especially in the colder months, and attics become their shelters of choice. 

By understanding their behaviour and motivations, we can tailor our approach, making our homes less appealing and accessible to these agile creatures.

Our Humane Approach to Squirrel Removal

Respect for the animals we deal with daily is at the heart of our services at SWAT Wildlife. Here’s how we address squirrel invasions, prioritizing both their safety and your peace of mind:

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Comprehensive Property Inspections

Our process begins with a meticulous assessment of your property. We identify potential entry points and signs of squirrel occupancy, laying the groundwork for a strategic removal plan. This step is fundamental in customizing our approach to address your situation effectively.

Safe and Strategic Removal

Leveraging humane traps and innovative one-way doors, we ensure the safe capture and relocation of squirrels. This method respects the animals’ well-being while removing them from your premises.

Long-term Exclusion Solutions

Our commitment doesn’t end with removal. We fortify your home against future invasions, sealing off entry points and recommending modifications to make your property less inviting to wildlife. 

Two common strategies include trimming tree branches squirrels use to access roofs and securing outdoor food sources.

Proactive Techniques You Can Adopt

While professional intervention is often necessary to deal with squirrel invasions, there are preventive measures you, as a homeowner, can take to deter these critters:

  • Lock Down Food Sources: Ensure your garbage bins are tightly sealed, and pet food is never left outside. Squirrels are opportunistic feeders and will take advantage of any accessible food sources.
  • Trim Overhanging Branches: Branches that overhang your roof provide easy access to squirrels. Regularly trimming these can help in keeping squirrels at bay.
  • Install Protective Barriers: Consider installing chimney caps and vent screens. These serve as effective deterrents, preventing squirrels from entering your home through these routes.

Why SWAT Wildlife Stands Out

Choosing us for your squirrel removal needs means opting for a service that cares deeply about the humane treatment of wildlife while prioritizing the safety and integrity of your home. Our extensive experience and commitment to excellent service provide a seamless, stress-free solution to your wildlife concerns.

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Here’s why we are the go-to experts in the field:

  • We focus on humane and ethical removal practices, ensuring the well-being of the squirrels while solving your wildlife dilemmas.
  • Our team is trained in advanced squirrel removal techniques tailored to Toronto’s unique urban landscape, making us adept at handling any situation with precision.
  • We believe in a holistic approach, not just removing wildlife but preventing future invasions through proven exclusion techniques.
  • Our services are backed by a satisfaction guarantee, offering peace of mind and reliability that you can count on.


Squirrels can quickly transform from delightful backyard visitors into unwelcome intruders. Yet, understanding their behaviour and implementing strategic, humane removal practices can mitigate the risks and damages associated with their presence in our homes. 

At SWAT Wildlife, we’re here to bridge the gap between humans and urban wildlife, fostering coexistence through respectful and effective wildlife control strategies.

As Toronto’s premier wildlife removal specialists, we invite you to contact us for any wildlife challenges you may face. With our expertise and your proactive measures, we can ensure that squirrels remain charming backyard visitors, not unwelcome house guests.

Should you need professional squirrel removal services, don’t hesitate to contact us at SWAT Wildlife. Our team is ready to provide expert assistance to reclaim your home from unwanted wildlife invaders. Let’s create safe and harmonious spaces for people and animals to thrive together.

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