Wildlife & Pest Control in Squamish, BC
If you have a pest or wildlife problem in your home or business, call Humane Solutions to request a service quote. Our team of pest control, wildlife management, and sustainability experts handle all types of pests and wildlife removal services including rats, raccoons, skunks, chipmunks, squirrels, bats, snakes and more.
Common Pest Control Issues in Squamish, BC
Squirrels in the Attic
One of the most common problems we deal with is squirrels that have entered into a home through the roof or eave gaps. The presence of these animals can rapidly become a nightmare, as they cause significant damage to insulation and other materials in an attic or wall spaces.
Raccoons In Chimney
Raccoons climb well and can enter chimneys, vents or other parts of the structure through openings as small as 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. After gaining access to the building interior, raccoons often find their way into the space above a suspended ceiling, where they build a nest among insulation materials.”
Squirrels in the Soffit
Soffits are often accessed through the eave gaps above a roof edge and can be torn apart by squirrels and other small rodents to gain entry into a home. Once inside, these animals may try to chew their way into an attic or wall void where they might build a nest.
Raccoons in Soffit
Babies raccoons climb over objects and up trees with great speed, so homeowners should not be surprised to find that the animals have climbed onto the roof or into the attic. Raccoons can also enter through eave gaps.
Skunks Under Homes
If skunks are living under the crawl space of your home, you might hear scratching sounds or even see their footprints in the soil. You can often get rid of these animals by flooding the area with water.
Raccoons Under Homes
If raccoons are living under your home, you may notice debris such as leaves and branches being dragged into an opening leading to the space under the home. The animals might also leave droppings and an unpleasant odour.
Raccoons Under Porch
If raccoons are living under your porch, you may hear scurrying or scratching sounds at night or see debris such as leaves and branches being dragged into openings leading to the area below. Raccoons living under a porch can cause significant damage to the structure, which is costly to repair.
Bats in Attic
Bats are capable of gaining entry into attics through small openings. They typically enter beneath soffits or eaves where the wood rot has weakened structural members and caused gaps between the roof decking and fascia. To exclude bats successfully, you must seal the gap to prevent re-entry.
Mice in Walls
Once they have found their way inside your home, mice can squeeze through holes as small as a dime. They often gnaw on wood or electrical wires to gain entry into an attic, but they can also squeeze through vents, cracks in the foundation or gaps around pipes that penetrate the exterior of the structure.
Rats in Walls
Once rats gain access to your home, they often chew on electrical wires. They can also gain entry through cracks and holes as small as quarter-inch (0.6 cm) wide.
Mice Under Homes
When mice are living under your home, you may notice signs of gnawing on wood or electrical wires, which they chew to gain entry into an attic. You might also hear scratching sounds at night.
Rodents in the Attic
If rodents are living in your attic, you might see droppings chew marks or tracks on beams and joists. In some cases, you may hear scurrying, gnawing or scratching during the day.
Squirrels in Walls
To squirrels, a wall cavity is simply an enclosed area where they can travel from one part of a home to another without being seen by predators—not a dead-end passageway as some people believe.
Raccoons in Walls
Raccoons prefer to build their nests in secluded areas that are not accessible by predators. For this reason, raccoons often tear apart walls or move into the attic or chimney of a home where they can feel safe.