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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Baby squirrel being bottle-fed by a squirrel removal technician

Baby squirrels found during a Georgia squirrel removal job

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 have a crew out in Milton, Georgia today removing squirrels from an attic and squirrel-proofing the house.
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Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

We're busy removing bats from the attic of a house house in Canton, Georgia and sealing the roof to keep them out.
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Mar 27, 2020 10:59:23 am.

Here's a Young Squirrel Removed from the Attic of a House in Suwanee, Georgia
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Mar 23, 2020 10:48:46 am.

Our wildlife control technicians are removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Dunwoody today, and sealing the roof so they can't get back in.
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Mar 23, 2020 10:37:22 am.

Just forded a creek in the company truck on the way from Waleska to Blairsville, been a while since I’ve done that. Left a grey squirrel exclusion in Waleska heading to a squirrel removal and repair in Blairsville. Yee-Haw!
by Jason McFarland
Mar 12, 2020 09:57:17 am.

Gray Squirrels Gnawed their Way into the Attic of this House in Dunwoody, Georgia
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Mar 11, 2020 11:45:18 am.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
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Unnecessary Squirrel Hole into the Attic of a House in Rome, Georgia
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Mar 06, 2020 09:00:44 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Small Squirrel Gap into the Attic of a House in Roswell, Georgia
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Feb 28, 2020 10:29:09 am.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
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Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

Gray Squirrel Hole in a House in Alpharetta, Georgia
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Feb 26, 2020 10:36:50 am.

Clear Evidence of a Squirrel Problem in the Attic of a House in Tallapoosa, Georgia
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Feb 25, 2020 11:33:49 am.

Gray Squirrels Chewed Through the Fascia of this House in Roswell, Georgia
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Feb 18, 2020 11:41:51 am.

A Squirrel Gnawed its Way into the Attic of a House in Woodstock, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 18, 2020 11:32:29 am.

Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
by Dean Scott
Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

Gray Squirrel Nest in the Soffit of a House in Roswell, Georgia
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Feb 11, 2020 10:46:28 am.

A Squirrel Chewed Through a Gable Vent into an Attic in Carrolton, Georgia
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Feb 10, 2020 11:24:23 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to the Heating System in an Attic in Norcross, Georgia
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Feb 03, 2020 11:50:53 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to a Condensate Drain in Norcross, Georgia
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Feb 03, 2020 11:44:08 am.

A Gap in the Roof Allowed Squirrels into the Attic of a House in Big Canoe, Georgia
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Jan 31, 2020 10:51:44 am.

Gray Squirrel Hole Gnawed into the Attic of a House in Suwanee, Georgia
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Jan 30, 2020 10:34:53 am.

Old-School Squirrels Gnawed their Way into this House in Alpharetta, Georgia
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Jan 29, 2020 10:51:56 am.

Here's a Squirrel Hole into the Attic of a House in Roswell, Georgia
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Jan 27, 2020 11:06:58 am.

Gray Squirrel Chew Hole into the Attic of a House in Rome, Georgia
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Jan 27, 2020 10:58:08 am.

Gray Squirrel Chew Hole into the Soffit of a House in Dunwoody, Georgia
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Jan 27, 2020 10:36:07 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to Electrical Wires in an Attic in Carrollton, Georgia
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Jan 27, 2020 10:16:38 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Ambitious Squirrel Gnawed Through a Soffit Vent in North Georgia
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Jan 23, 2020 10:54:39 am.

Gray Squirrels Gnawed through the Fascia of this House in Roswell, Georgia
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Jan 23, 2020 10:51:14 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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