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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Close-up of the face of a young squirrel removed from a home in Northern Georgia

Young squirrel removed from the attic of a home in Georgia

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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Take a Guess How Squirrels Got into the Attic of this House in Lawrenceville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2020 07:44:33 pm.

Old-School Squirrel Gnawed its Way into the Attic of this Lawrenceville, Georgia Home
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Sep 27, 2020 07:39:11 pm.

Evidence of a Longstanding Squirrel Problem in the Attic of a House in Rome, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2020 10:20:47 am.

Our North Georgia office has a crew removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Canton, Georgia, and sealing around the edges of the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic for good.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2020 09:37:40 am.

Gray Squirrels Tore Down the Insulation in the Attic of this Ellijay, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2020 09:05:54 am.

A crew from our North Georgia office is sealing squirrels out of the attic of a church in Roswell, Georgia. With their tall roofs, bell towers, and steeples, churches are especially vulnerable to squirrel infestations.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 10:13:15 am.

Our North Georgia office has technicians closing up the gaps around the edges of the roof of a house in Carrolton, Georgia to keep squirrels out of the attic,
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 10:08:52 am.

Jason and Justin have finished up a squirrel-removal job at a house in Acworth, Georgia. They removed the squirrels from the attic, relocated them to the forest, and closed up the gaps in the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 10:06:13 am.

One of our crews is repairing squirrel damage to a house in Suwanee, Georgia, and sealing gaps in the roof to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 10:02:42 am.

A homeowner in Loganville, Georgia called to say he had squirrels going into the attic of his house. We're sending an inspector to draw up a plan to remove and relocate the squirrels and seal them out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 10:00:24 am.

Gray Squirrels Gnawed through Foam Insulation in an Attic in Dunwoody, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2020 09:27:41 am.

We're replacing a water-damaged soffit panel that squirrels gnawed through to get into the attic of a house in McCaysville, Georgia. We'll also be trapping and relocating the squirrels, of course.
by Webmaster
Sep 18, 2020 11:26:19 am.

This Was How the Squirrels Got into the Attic of this House in McCaysville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 17, 2020 11:36:09 am.

We're on our way to seal the gaps in the stone walls of a house in Acworth, Georgia to keep squirrels out of the house. Stone houses often need squirrel-proofing as the mortar between the stones deteriorates and falls out.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2020 09:15:49 am.

We have a team trapping squirrels and removing them from the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. Once we've removed the squirrels, they'll receive free relocation to their new home in the forest.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2020 09:06:32 am.

A Squirrel Gnawed its Way Through a Soffit Screen and into an Attic in Dunwoody, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2020 10:56:22 am.

A homeowner in Alpharetta, Georgia called to tell us they had some sort of animal making trails through the insulation in their attic. The offenders turned out to be gray squirrels. We set traps in the attic and will be squirrel-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 11, 2020 10:35:01 am.

A Gray Squirrel Gnawed a Hole into the Attic of a House in Canton, Georgia
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Sep 11, 2020 10:27:26 am.

A Gray Squirrel Gnawed its Way into the Roof of a House in Milton, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 10, 2020 10:59:56 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

Gray Squirrels Gnawed Through the Soffit Vent and into the Attic of a Rome, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2020 10:59:35 am.

One of our crews is sealing a two-inch gap in the edge of the roof of a house in Woodstock, Georgia to keep squirrels from getting into the attic. We're also removing and relocating the squirrels that are already in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 08, 2020 10:06:46 am.

A sagging roof opened up gaps that squirrels used to get into the attic of a house in Alpharetta. We have a crew at work removing and relocating the squirrels and sealing up the roof to keep animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 08, 2020 10:02:49 am.

A Gray Squirrel Gnawed its Way into the Attic of this Lawrenceville, Georgia home
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2020 10:03:05 am.

Our North Georgia office is closing up the gaps around the edge of the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2020 10:19:57 am.

Gray Squirrel Trails through the Insulation in the Attic of a House in Cumming, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 28, 2020 10:12:47 am.

We'll be replacing a gable vent today to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. We've already humanely removed and relocated the squirrels. Now we're fixing the damage they did.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2020 09:59:56 am.

The Water Rot Allowed Squirrels to Get into this House in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2020 11:01:33 am.

Here's How Young Squirrels Got into the Attic of this House in Cumming, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 21, 2020 11:17:01 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office has a team on their way to trap and remove squirrels from the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia, and humanely relocate them elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Aug 21, 2020 11:12:27 am.

We have a crew on their way to trap and relocate squirrels in the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. Then they'll seal up the attic to keep squirrels and other animals out.
by Webmaster
Aug 21, 2020 10:42:51 am.

Our North Georgia office is sending a crew to trap, remove, and relocate squirrels from the attic of a house in Villa Rica. We'll also seal around the edges of the roof to keep squirrels and other critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2020 11:02:58 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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