RED SQUIRRELS (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
The squirrel found in Nova Scotia is a tree squirrel known as the red squirrel. They are red-brown in color on the back with white under bellies. They are 10-15 inches in length (with tail included) and weigh less than 1 pound. Squirrels are found in just about any habitat where trees are available for security and denning.
Squirrels mate during February and March, with the young being born in March or April. Late season births certainly can occur, with young being born as late as June. The average litter ranges from 3-7 kits. Females will utilize the same den year after year.
Squirrels are diurnal. This means that they are more active during the day. Although they may be fun to watch in the trees or visiting the bird feeder, they cause many headaches for a homeowner, when they gain access to attics or walls where they store food and/or have their young. A concern of homeowners that have squirrels in their roof is the threat of squirrels chewing on wires. For some reason, squirrels love to strip off the insulated coating on wires in order to line their nests.
If you have squirrels in your roof / attic / walls, these should be removed and the entry/exit points found and sealed. Call Mike at 497-2582 to solve your squirrel problem.
According to Department of Natural Resources record keeping, Advanced Wildlife Control does more Squirrel removals than any other company in N.S. - a testament to our professionalism and reasonable prices.
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