Do Squirrels in Toronto Attack You?

Squirrels are adorable creatures. We are sure that you love to look at them when they pop up in your yard. Most people don’t believe that they can cause any harm to humans as they look so innocent. However, that’s not always true.

Wait..So, do they attack humans?

Well, you have to read this article to get the answer to this question. It contains a lot of details about squirrels.

Generally, squirrels aren’t a big issue if they are outside your house, but you have to take action immediately once it’s inside your property. The best solution would be calling animal control Toronto. 

Are you excited to know more about squirrels and if they can attack you?

Continue reading to find out.

Do squirrels attack people? 

You shouldn’t be worried about getting attacked by squirrels. That’s because it is very rare. We might see an article or a new report on how squirrels attacked one person. Typically, they are very mild. Therefore, in conclusion, we can say that they are not dangerous creatures. They are timid. They do not come near humans, and if you try to go near them, they will run away because they are scared.

On the other hand, it is very common to see the animals attacking humans if they feel threatened and sense that they are going to cause harm to their young ones. They might attack you to protect their young ones.

Why shouldn’t you want squirrels near your home? 

  • You should avoid getting close to wild animals as we can’t predict their behaviour. Squirrels are wild animals too. They could attack humans if they feel endangered and want to protect their offspring.
  • As the number of squirrels would increase in your yard, the chances of them getting inside your house would also increase.
  • If squirrels enter the house, they will dirty it, not to mention the havoc they can create.
  • They are notorious for chewing on the electrical wires, resulting in a power outage.
  • Also, they can gnaw on the plumbing pipes, which would cause them to leak.
  • Most importantly, they can spread a lot of diseases.

It would be best if you considered getting the squirrel control treatment in Toronto to get rid of them as fast as possible.


Squirrels can deceive you with their look. They rarely attack humans, but they have no problem damaging your property, yards, gardens, and more. And, also spread many diseases. Most of the squirrels carry parasites with them, such as fleas and ticks. That could help in transmitting the diseases. You could get bacterial infections. Make sure that you avoid their presence in your house at all costs.

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Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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