Spring Seasonal Alert

Squirrel, Mice, Rat, and Bird Intrusions in Homes in Ottawa-Gatineau

As spring arrives in Ottawa-Gatineau, it’s essential to be aware of potential intrusions from various pests such as squirrels, mice, rats, and birds into our homes. These creatures can cause damage and pose health risks to your family. Understanding how to prevent and manage these intrusions is crucial for safeguarding your property.

Identifying signs of intrusion

Stay alert for the following signs indicating the presence of pests in your home:

  1. Strange Noises: Unusual scratching, scurrying, or chirping sounds emanating from walls, ceilings, or attics.
  2. Visible Damage: Gnawed holes in walls, insulation, or electrical wiring.
  3. Droppings: Small pellets of feces in attics, basements, or storage areas.
  4. Nesting Materials: Accumulation of leaves, twigs, or debris in hidden corners.

    Seasonal Infestation Control & Removal

    Squirrel removal 

    Squirrels are seasonal alerts in spring due to their search for shelter. They may intrude into homes, causing damage and health risks.

    Mice removal

    Mice are spring season alerts due to their increased activity in search of food and shelter. They can invade homes, causing damage and health hazards.

    Rat removal 

    Rats become seasonal alerts in spring as they seek shelter and food sources, potentially invading homes. Their presence poses health risks and property damage.

    Bird removal 

    Birds are seasonal alerts in spring due to nesting behaviors, which may lead to intrusions in homes. Their presence can cause noise and mess.

    Potential Risks

    Allowing these pests to proliferate in your home can lead to several risks:


        1. Structural Damage: Squirrels, mice, rats, and birds can cause damage to structures, electrical wiring, and insulation.

        2. Health Concerns: Pest droppings may carry diseases such as leptospirosis and salmonellosis, posing health risks to occupants. Additionally, airborne particles from nests can trigger respiratory issues.
        3. Rapid Infestation: These pests reproduce quickly, potentially leading to a significant infestation if left unchecked.
        4. Disruption and Noise: The presence of pests can disrupt your peace with constant scratching, squeaking, or chirping noises.

    Professional Assistance

    If you suspect a pest infestation or need assistance in managing the situation, contact Aspen Wildlife Control. Our team of professionals can assess your property, safely remove pests, and implement preventive measures to protect your home.

    By remaining vigilant and implementing preventive measures, you can effectively protect your home from squirrel, mice, rat, and bird intrusions in Ottawa-Gatineau during the spring season. For further assistance or inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to Aspen Wildlife Control.