3 Signs You Have Squirrels in your Home

We always think that squirrels are cute and harmless animals. We love watching them dance across the wires. However, squirrels can cause devastating damage to your house, garden, and more.

They love to chew on things. It could be anything from an electrical wire to chewing the bark of the tree in your yard. The reason is that their teeth are constantly growing. That’s why they have to chew on things to keep their teeth sharp.

Many of the homeowners don’t get to know if squirrels are living in their homes. Now, you must be thinking, how can we identify that? Well, in this article, we will tell you the 3 most important signs by which you’d be able to figure out if there are Squirrels in your home.

Read along to find out!

Hearing strange noises

This is the most obvious sign if there are squirrels in your house or not. There would be sounds coming in from the attic or the walls. We don’t usually examine the hidden areas of our house, and the squirrels can choose those areas to live in. You will probably experience the strange sounds before you see any visual evidence of something that got chewed, like the roof board. The most common sound that you are going to witness is the sound of scampering and scurrying. Secondly, you might also hear the sound of scratching and chewing as their teeth don’t stop growing, and they have to chew on something constantly.

Once you notice these signs, you should not delay calling the professional pest control treatment to prevent further squirrel damage to your house.

Squirrel Droppings

This is also a very clear sign of squirrel infestation. It is mainly seen in the garage and the attic. You might have difficulty differentiating between squirrel droppings and other animal droppings. You can call animal control Toronto to see what’s going on and what pest is present in your house. Be careful with the wildlife’s feces and urine, as you could contract salmonella and other diseases from them. Make sure that you clean the area properly in a hygienic way.

Damage to your home

There would be wear and tear inside your house if you have the problem of squirrels. The easiest way to identify them is by looking at some of the specific places in your home. For instance, the attic is the place where the squirrels could get in and chew the wires, or wood chips everywhere could be observed as well. You have to make sure that you regularly check it from time to time. Secondly, they could be found stuck in the chimney sweeps too.


The first step in getting rid of them is suspecting that you have a squirrel infestation in your house. Once you are confirmed about it, you have to take action to get away from the squirrels living in your home and block any access. However, it is illegal if you trap the squirrel and relocate it to somewhere else.

So what you can do is contact the pest control service, and they will make sure that the population of squirrels is controlled.

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