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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Bad squirrel damage to cedar shingles on a house in Georgia

Severe damage to cedar shingles dicovered at 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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Hope everyone stayed dry from the rain but if you got flooded with animals we can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 21, 2021 06:32:40 pm.

We can remove animals from the structure, as well as seal up your home, but if those pesky critters left behind any excrement, we offer cleanup as well as insulation replacement! Call for a quote!
by Amber A.
Jun 18, 2021 06:34:50 pm.

Here's a Video of Squirrel Removal and Damage Repair at a House in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 18, 2021 09:53:27 am.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! And if animals are keeping you up at night, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 14, 2021 05:59:26 pm.

A squirrel-damage repair crew is heading out to repair water and squirrel damage to the soffit of a house in Acworth, Georgia. They'll fix the water problem, trap and remove the squirrels, and animal-proof the roof to prevent future problems with wildlife in the attic.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2021 11:57:23 am.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
by Amber A.
Jun 12, 2021 07:23:35 pm.

It’s a competition between bats and raccoons getting up in the attics the last few days! If it’s in your attic, we can get it!
by Amber A.
Jun 11, 2021 06:04:09 pm.

The rain seems to be driving the animals in! We can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 10, 2021 06:04:42 pm.

Gray squirrels were making burrows through the attic insulation at a house in Milton, Georgia. One of our North Georgia squirrel-removal teams is on-site setting traps to catch and humanely relocate the squirrels and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 10, 2021 11:55:23 am.

The rain doesn’t scare the animals away! If you’ve noticed one taking shelter in your home, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 07, 2021 07:24:17 pm.

Gray Squirrel Urine Dripping from the Soffit of a House in Jasper, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 04, 2021 09:30:35 am.

A gap in the roof caused by the settling of a house allowed squirrels to get into the attic of a Canton, Georgia home. One of our squirrel-removal crews is trapping and relocating the squirrels, and closing up the roof gaps to keep animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 27, 2021 09:42:53 am.

Gray squirrels did some serious damage to the wooden gable vent of a house in Gainesville, Georgia. We're sending a crew to remove and relocate the squirrels from the attic, repair the damage, and animal-proof the house to keep squirrels and other wildlife out.
by Webmaster
May 27, 2021 09:39:09 am.

The hood and flap fell off a dryer vent on the second floor of a house in Woodstock, Georgia and allowed squirrels to get into the house. We have a squirrel-removal crew installing an animal-resistant dryer vent and sealing up the roof to make the house squirrel-proof.
by Webmaster
May 27, 2021 09:24:46 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to a Gable Vent at a House in White, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 27, 2021 09:03:21 am.

Gray squirrels climbed up a downspout to get into the attic of a house in Loganville, Georgia. We have a squirrel-removal crew catching and relocating the squirrels, and animal-proofing the house to prevent future problems with critters in the attic.
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May 25, 2021 02:16:41 pm.

Squirrels gnawed through the fascia board behind the rain gutter to get into the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. We have wildlife technicians removing and relocating the squirrels from the attic, and animal-proofing the roof of the house.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2021 10:11:48 am.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
by Amber A.
May 21, 2021 06:06:17 pm.

Busy day for squirrels! Hearing noise during the day? It could be squirrels!
by Amber A.
May 18, 2021 06:39:51 pm.

One of our North Georgia animal damage-repair crews is repairing squirrel damage to the soffit panel of a house in Loganville, Georgia. They're also setting traps to catch and relocate the squirrels who have already gotten into the attic.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2021 11:29:27 am.

An air-conditioning contractor at a house in Acworth. Georgia found that squirrels had gnawed away the insulation on the refrigerant lines. We have a squirrel-removal crew setting traps to catch the squirrels, and animal-proofing the roof of the house.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2021 10:26:50 am.

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
May 14, 2021 06:04:38 pm.

I think there was more animal activity outside then inside today! If they get in, we can get them out!
by Amber A.
May 13, 2021 06:10:20 pm.

Cooler weather coming in means the animals coming in! We can help! :)
by Amber A.
May 11, 2021 06:58:32 pm.

A missing section of roof soffit panel allowed gray squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Gainesville, Georgia. We have a crew repairing the soffit, trapping and removing the squirrels, and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2021 11:30:38 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to the Insulation in the Attic of a Lawrenceville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
May 10, 2021 11:19:13 am.

We have a team of technicians on their way to repair squirrel damage to the wooden siding and soffit of a house in Loganville, Georgia. The squirrels couldn't find an easy way to get inside, so they went old-school and chewed their way in.
by Webmaster
May 06, 2021 10:29:15 am.

A non-chemical rat control crew from our North Georgia office is rat-proofing the foundation of a house in Buford, Georgia. They're also using traps to safely catch and remove the existing rats from the home.
by Webmaster
May 05, 2021 09:55:15 am.

Our squirrel-technicians are installing metal guards under the shingles along the edges of the roof to keep gray squirrels out of the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. They should be done later today.
by Webmaster
May 05, 2021 09:38:43 am.

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May 04, 2021 10:23:55 am.

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by Amber A.
May 03, 2021 06:03:57 pm.

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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