How To Get Rid Of Squirrels in Toronto? | Pesticon

Every one of us thinks that squirrels are adorable. They flit about from tree to tree, chirping, scampering, and looking cute and cuddly. But they can also cause damage to your property, not to mention becoming a nuisance for you and your family.

Don’t be fooled by the looks of the bushy tails. They are cute, but once you observe their presence in your yard or your house, especially the attic, then you have to take action to get rid of them.

Getting rid of these mischievous creatures is not easy. But there are few tips which will help you to get rid of them.

Read along to find out.

Don’t feed them

Squirrels will definitely come to your yard if you feed them. They will roam around your property because they know that they will get their food from your property. You should also avoid using bird feeders because the squirrels love eating from these feeders. However, if you want to keep the bird feeders, then make sure that you have a Squirrel-proof bird feeder. 

Remove what attracts them

Squirrels get attracted to the smell or sight of food in your yard. Make sure that there are no leftover fruits, vegetables, or any other food items in your yard. Also, make sure that the seeds haven’t fallen from the bird feeder. Use garbage bins and dispose of your garbage properly. Once you throw out your trash, make sure that you fix the lid on top tightly. This will keep the squirrels from jumping into the bin. If that doesn’t work, call a rodent control company quickly. You don’t want this infestation to spread any more than it already has.

Scare them

Generally, squirrels get scared of dogs and cats. They chase the squirrels, and this works in your favour. However, if you don’t own one, you should consider placing a plastic owl around your property. It could be either on the fence posts or roof to frighten the squirrels away. On the other hand, you can also buy the container of predator’s urine and spray it on your yard because squirrels hate the scent. It might trigger them that a predator is near, so we should avoid going there.

Deter them

If you are struggling to keep the squirrels away from your yard, you can use the squirrel baffles to them away from your trees and plants. You need to place a two-foot-wide metal collar around the trees, which should be at least eight feet from the ground. Secondly, using a squirrel baffle on the bird feeders would also help. Contact a reliable rodent control company and ask them how to use squirrel baffles so you can use them properly.

Plant flowers squirrels hate

Daffodils are one of the plants that have a toxin that makes them inedible. They act as a good deterrent for them. You can plant them in your yard to keep them away. Apart from that, squirrels also hate the taste of snowdrops and allium, so you could plant these as well.


Now you are familiar with how to get rid of squirrels, you have to use these tips to make sure that they are away from your property and do not cause trouble.

The species of squirrel, which is known as tree squirrels, cause a nuisance for you. They are experts in chewing the electric wires. You have to be very careful when this kind of squirrel comes to your house.

If you are still having difficulty in getting rid of the squirrels, then you can always animal control Toronto for the pest control treatment.


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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