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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Young squirrel being held by an animal-removal technician in his hands after being removed from the attic of a house

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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Droppings on top of the furnace were tell-tail evidence of squirrels who need to be removed from the attic of a house in Canton, Georgia. One of our North Georgia squirrel-removal teams is trapping and removing the squirrels, repairing the damage, and wildlife-proofing the roof to keep squirrel and other pesky animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2022 10:18:43 am.

A crew of wildlife damage-repair experts is on their way to repair squirrel damage at a house in Roswell, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal services include trapping and relocating the squirrels, animal-proofing the roof to prevent future nuisance animal problems, and repairing the damage the squirrels did while they were in the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2022 09:47:25 am.

Gray squirrels tore the insulation right off the ducts in the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the damage as part of an all-inclusive squirrel-removal and wildlife damage-repair job. The squirrels have already been caught, removed, and relocated elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2022 09:41:59 am.

The footprints in the dust turned out to be from gray squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Buford, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team is trapping and removing the squirrels, and animal-proofing the roof to prevent future wildlife problems in the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 21, 2022 10:59:18 am.

Technicians working an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel-removal job are repairing squirrel holes through the soffit as part of the damage-repair and wildlife-exclusion phase of the job. You can't eliminate a squirrel problem without sealing the animals out of the house. Otherwise it becomes like a squirrel revolving door: New squirrels get in as quickly as you take the old squirrels out.
by Webmaster
Jan 21, 2022 10:57:19 am.

Wildlife-control experts at a Carrollton, Georgia squirrel-removal job determined that the squirrels climbed up a large gap behind the corner post of the vinyl siding to get into the attic. They're animal-proofing the house; and using traps to catch, remove, and relocate the squirrels that already got into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 21, 2022 10:53:01 am.

An irregular gap between the wooden siding and the stone chimney allowed squirrels into a house in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team is on their way to animal-proof the house to keep squirrels and other wildlife outdoors where they belong, and set traps to humanely remove and relocate the existing squirrels from the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 20, 2022 10:08:52 am.

One of our nuisance wildlife-control specialists just trapped and removed a mama squirrel from the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. The young squirrels were removed yesterday and have been in squirrel foster care overnight while we trapped their mama. Today they'll all be relocated as a family to their new home in the forest, where they'll live happily ever after.
by Webmaster
Jan 20, 2022 09:15:37 am.

The reason we're removing and replacing the attic insulation is that gray squirrels in the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia flattened it out and contaminated it with their urine and feces. Replacing the insulation is often the last step of a squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2022 11:22:19 am.

The snow didn’t stop me nor the animals, was in Hiawasse, Duluth, Snellville, and then Marietta
by Chris Collender
Jan 18, 2022 04:41:40 pm.

A gap between the soffit panel and the shingles at a roof junction made it easy for gray squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Villa Rica, Georgia. Our squirrel-control team is closing the gap to keep squirrels and other nuisance animals out of the attic; and trapping and relocating the existing squirrels to the forest, where wildlife belong.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2022 11:11:52 am.

Gray squirrels climbed up the vertical air-conditioning pipes and through a hole in the soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. Sealing the gap to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic will be the first and most-important part of the squirrel-removal job.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2022 11:09:03 am.

Our North Georgia wildlife damage-repair specialists are replacing the siding on a chimney as part of an Acworth, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The squirrels, which have already been trapped and relocated, gnawed holes right through the wooden siding and from there traveled down between the siding and the flue to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2022 08:47:38 am.

Will be a cold and windy day today. Guys will be out working hard to seal homes, preventing all kinds of pest animals from getting in. Animals like rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and opossums want out of the cold too. Pest animals beware.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 17, 2022 06:39:14 am.

We just found two squirrels in the same trap and removed them from the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Young squirrels in particular tend to play follow-the-leader, so it's not at all unusual to find multiple squirrels in one trap. Sometimes we catch a whole family of squirrels in the same trap, which is very nice of them because it makes it easier to relocate them as a family.
by Webmaster
Jan 14, 2022 10:29:35 am.

Pretty good day in the office yesterday. We accepted new pest animal removal jobs in Grayson, Athens, Duluth, Fayetteville, Chamblee, Marietta, Monroe & Canton to name a few. For the best pest animal control service call Ridacritter today!
by Richard Adcock
Jan 14, 2022 07:43:04 am.

Our wildlife-removal crew is going to have to replace the attic insulation as part of an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The insulation has been flattened out, which makes it less energy-efficient; and contaminated with squirrel droppings and urine, which makes it smelly. They'll replace it as soon as they catch and relocate the squirrels, and animal-proof the roof of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2022 11:42:41 am.

The reason a house in Big Canoe, Georgia needs squirrels removed from the attic is that the squirrels climbed up inside the downspout to the rain gutter, and from there were able to get into the attic. This is a very common way for squirrels, and sometimes other nuisance wildlife and rodent pests, to get into homes.
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2022 11:23:11 am.

Currently in Monroe ga, squirrel job, headed to Atlanta now for rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Jan 13, 2022 10:01:40 am.

Today one of our wildlife-exclusion crews is sealing the gaps between the stone walls and the soffit as part of a Roswell, Georgia squirrel removal and animal-proofing job. Stone houses have lots of gaps that have to be sealed off to prevent nuisance animals from getting inside.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2022 11:25:15 am.

Today our wildlife-management professionals are doing gray squirrel removal in a Flowery Branch, Georgia home. The squirrels are climbing up inside the downspout to get into the rain gutter, and from there into the attic. We'll trap and remove the squirrels, animal-proof the house, and repair the squirrel damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2022 11:21:46 am.

Squirrels were using a gap at the top of an elevated deck to get into a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Squirrel-removal techs trapped and relocated the squirrels, and then covered the gap with an animal shield to keep squirrels, rodent pests, and nuisance wildlife out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2022 10:34:54 am.

Quoted a house in flowery branch with rats, then Gainesville for flyers now off to Cummings for squirrels
by Chris Collender
Jan 10, 2022 09:29:58 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a fist-sized hole right through the roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Big Canoe, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office will trap and remove the squirrels and animal-proof the house to keep squirrels and other nuisance wildlife out. They'll also repair the damage that the squirrels did.
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2022 04:45:38 pm.

The reasons the squirrels got into the attic was because of a two-inch gap along the edges of the roof of a house in Milton, Georgia. Squirrel removal specialists from our North Georgia office are installing an animal shield that will keep squirrels and other nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 06, 2022 10:40:47 am.

Baby it’s cold outside, lilburn, lawrenceville, and McDonough, all 3 calls where squirrels chewing threw the ceiling into the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 04, 2022 12:01:10 pm.

One of our North Georgia squirrel-removal crews is animal-proofing a stone house to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic of an Alpharetta home. This includes sealing large gaps between the stone walls and the roof trim that are allowing squirrels to get inside.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2022 11:18:59 am.

Squirrels chewed their way through the soffit to get into the attic of a house in Snellville, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team is on the job trapping and removing the squirrels, repairing the damage, and animal-proofing the roof to exclude squirrels and other nuisance wildlife from the attic and the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 03, 2022 10:36:06 am.

Beginning of another great year in the pest critter control, removal and prevention business. Call Ridacritter for a quote so you can be critter free. We service metro areas of Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Valdosta, Birmingham and many more.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 03, 2022 06:52:37 am.

A cardboard box that was gnawed to smithereens was the first sign of a squirrel problem in the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal technicians are trapping and removing the squirrels, as well as animal-proofing the roof to keep squirrels, rodents in general, and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 30, 2021 10:19:11 am.

One of our wildlife-control crews doing squirrel removal in Hiawassee, Georgia will be replacing the attic insulation this afternoon. The squirrels have already been removed and relocated, and the house has been made animal-proof. All that's left is to replace the filthy attic insulation to make the attic spiffy again.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2021 10:08:43 am.

A group of squirrels had to change their New Years Eve plans when wildlife-control technicians arrived to trap and remove the squirrels from the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. The squirrel-removal crew is also animal-proofing the house to keep nuisance animals in general out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2021 10:02:24 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, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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