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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Two men on the roof of the Fayetteville, Georgia City Hall doing squirrel control

Squirrel removal and exclusion job at the Fayetteville, Georgia City Hall

Squirrels are furry rodents who are more closely related to rats than any self-respecting squirrel is willing to admit.

The most common squirrels in our area are the gray squirrel and the flying squirrel. Both of these critters spend much of their time in trees, attics, and other high places, but there are some differences. This page deals with gray squirrel removal; please click here for information on flying squirrel control.

In North Georgia, gray squirrel removal is in demand pretty much all year. The demand usually peaks in the fall and winter, however, and there's usually a short lull during June and July when the squirrels tend to stay outdoors.

When squirrels get into the attics and soffits of our homes or businesses, they become serious nuisance animals because they can cause serious damage, make quite a mess, and present a fire hazard. That's why squirrels in an attic are very unwelcome visitors and must be trapped and removed. In nature, they're harmless rodents. In houses, not so much.

Squirrels are also believed to be responsible for many thousands of house fires every year due to their habit of gnawing on the electrical wiring in houses. They also drag flammable materials into a home to use as nesting materials. The fire risk caused by squirrels is of special concern here in Georgia, where we have so many irreplaceable historic buildings.

Squirrels in attics also create a health risk by way of their urine, droppings, and shed parasites. That's one of the reasons why after we remove squirrels from your home's attic, we also clean up the mess they made and apply disinfectants and insecticides, if needed, to remove odors and kill displaced parasites.

The long and short of it is that when squirrels move into human-occupied buildings, they have to be humanely trapped, removed, and relocated.

Signs that You May Have a Squirrel Problem

Most people realize they have a squirrel problem when they hear scratching noises in the attic or walls. Squirrels usually are the culprits; but sometimes mice, rats or birds can get into attics and wall voids and make similar noises.

Other common signs of a squirrel problem include gnawing or other damage to the attic or items stored there, droppings, urine, stored acorns or shells, burrows through the insulation, or gnawed wiring.

Determining whether the animals in your attic are squirrels or some other critters requires a combination of old-fashioned know-how and high-tech gadgetry. Our motion-sensitive, infrared Attic Cam can positively identify which animal is in your attic, as well as help us know how the critters are getting in and out.

Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Home

The best way to deal with squirrels in your home is to trap, remove, and relocate any existing squirrels using safe, humane, non-chemical methods; and then to seal up your house to keep new squirrels and other wildlife from getting in. We call this squirrel exclusion or squirrel proofing. It's just another way of saying that we seal up your house to keep squirrels out of the attic.

Squirrel exclusion is challenging and hazardous wildlife-control work. It's also painstaking to do well. It's definitely not a do-it-yourself or "handyman" sort of job. Permanently sealing squirrels out of a building is physically difficult work that requires specialized equipment and a keen knowledge of squirrel behavior. It also requires working in high places using long ladders, scaffolding, or bucket trucks ("cherry pickers").

Don't waste your time or endanger your life trying do-it-yourself squirrel removal, nor waste your money with handymen who don't have the equipment and know-how to do the job right. Call us instead for humane, long-lasting squirrel removal and exclusion that's backed by the best warranty in the business.

Squirrel Removal Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of squirrel removal work we've done in North Georgia.

These pictures represent only a small sample of the thousands of North Georgia squirrel-removal and squirrel-proofing jobs we've done. We have the tools and personnel to handle any squirrel control job and do it at a reasonable cost, so please call us today for an inspection and consultation.

 

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We're finishing up a squirrel removal and exclusion job at a house in Cumming, Georgia. The squirrels have been removed from the attic and sealed out, and we'll be replacing the insulation Friday.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:34:46 am.

We have a crew repairing both water and squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. We're also placing traps to catch the squirrels and humanely remove them from the attic so they can be relocated elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:31:05 am.

Our North Georgia office has a squirrel-removal crew repairing squirrel damage to the wooden gable vent of a house in Adairsville. We'll also be animal-proofing the house to prevent future squirrel problems.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:19:44 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team sealing gaps in the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. They're also setting traps to catch the squirrels and relocate them unharmed to the forest.
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2020 10:52:40 am.

This afternoon we'll be starting a squirrel-removal job from the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The squirrels are getting into the attic through gaps in the edges of the roof. We'll trap and remove the squirrels and seal them out.
by Webmaster
Nov 18, 2020 10:50:13 am.

We have an inspector heading to a house in Loganville, Georgia to figure out what animals are making burrows in the attic insulation. From the homeowner's description, it sounds like they have squirrels that need to be removed from the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 12, 2020 10:03:04 am.

Gray squirrels still very active in Metro Atlanta. Have 2 squirrel exclusions in Sandy Springs today, then a squirrel removal in Duluth tomorrow.
by Jason McFarland
Nov 12, 2020 08:49:51 am.

This Gap Needs to be Closed to Keep Squirrels Out of an Attic in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 10, 2020 10:50:45 am.

One of our North Georgia squirrel-removal crews will be replacing a section of rain gutter that squirrels chewed through to get into the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Squirrels can gnaw through most building materials.
by Webmaster
Nov 09, 2020 10:21:28 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team trapping and removing a family of squirrels from the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. They're also going to close up all the gaps in the roof to permanently seal squirrels out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 05, 2020 10:16:42 am.

We have a crew repairing water and squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Bremen, Georgia. Water damage and animal problems often occur in the same places, usually with one contributing to the other.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2020 10:03:10 am.

Our North Georgia office has a crew trapping and removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Bent Tree, Georgia. We'll also be squirrel-proofing the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 04, 2020 09:55:41 am.

Our North Georgia office has technicians sealing the gap in a soffit panel at a roof junction to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. Trapping and removing the squirrels isn't enough. We also have to keep new squirrels out.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2020 11:23:55 am.

A Gap in the Edge of the Roof Allowed Squirrels into an Attic in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2020 11:08:20 am.

Ambitious Squirrels Gnawed their Way Into the Attic of this Suwanee, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Oct 30, 2020 10:29:28 am.

One of our crews is repairing water and squirrel damage to the soffit of a house in Snellville, Georgia. Water and animal problems often occur in the same places. We'll fix the water problem as part of the squirrel-removal job.
by Webmaster
Oct 29, 2020 11:33:29 am.

We have a crew repairing squirrel damage to the soffit panel of a house in Roswell, Georgia. The squirrels chewed holes right through the soffit panel to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 29, 2020 11:30:26 am.

We got a call from a homeowner who needs squirrels removed from the attic of her house in Sharpsburg, Georgia. We're sending an inspector to size up the job and assign a squirrel-removal crew to take care of the problem.
by Webmaster
Oct 29, 2020 11:26:34 am.

One of of our teams is repairing squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Roswell, Georgia. We're also setting traps for the squirrels so they can be caught and relocated unharmed to a more suitable location than the attic of a house.
by Webmaster
Oct 28, 2020 11:04:12 am.

Our North Georgia office has squirrel-removal technicians closing up the gaps along the edges of the roof to seal squirrels out of the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. That's usually the biggest part of making a house squirrel-proof.
by Webmaster
Oct 28, 2020 11:00:28 am.

We have a squirrel-removal crew repairing squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. They'll also be applying metal shields to the edges of the roof to prevent squirrels from gnawing their way into the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 28, 2020 10:51:48 am.

We're heading out to squirrel-proof a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A handyman already tried to seal the squirrels out of the attic using foam insulation, but the squirrels just laughed at him and gnawed right through the foam.
by Webmaster
Oct 27, 2020 10:21:27 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team sealing a gap at the junction of the siding and the soffit panel to keep gray squirrels out of the attic of a house in Big Canoe, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Oct 26, 2020 10:11:40 am.

We have a team working on the roof of a house in Griffin, Georgia to make it squirrel-proof. We're also trapping the squirrels already living in the attic and relocating them unharmed to their new home deep in the woods of Georgia.
by Webmaster
Oct 23, 2020 11:44:46 am.

A squirrel-removal team from our North Georgia office is setting traps to catch and remove squirrels from the attic of a house in Snellville. They'll also close all the gaps in the roof to seal squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 22, 2020 10:54:32 am.

One of our squirrel-control crews is removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia, repairing the damage they did, and sealing the roof of the house to make it squirrel-proof.
by Webmaster
Oct 21, 2020 11:28:42 am.

Nervous Squirrel Peeking Out of a Gable Vent at a House in Dalton, Georgia
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2020 05:21:08 pm.

We have a crew closing up gaps in the roof flashing to keep squirrels out of the attic of a brick house in Cumming, Georgia. Even brick houses are squirrel-proof if there are huge gaps along the edges of the roof.
by Webmaster
Oct 16, 2020 09:50:30 am.

One of our crews is closing up a two-inch gap extending around the entire roof to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. We'll also be humanely trapping and removing the squirrels and relocating them to the forest.
by Webmaster
Oct 16, 2020 09:21:34 am.

Our North Georgia office has a crew on their way to trap and remove gray squirrels out of the attic of a house in Carrollton, and to squirrel-proof the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 13, 2020 10:51:47 am.

We have a team sealing a gap in a soffit panel to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. We'll also trap the squirrels and relocate them unharmed to their nice new home deep in the woods of Georgia.
by Webmaster
Oct 12, 2020 10:17:54 am.

We're heading out to trap and remove squirrels from the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. We'll also be replacing a too-short soffit panel to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic of the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 09, 2020 10:06:52 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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