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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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Technicians at a Hiawassee, Georgia squirrel removal job are using funnel traps to get squirrels out of the attic. This is a technique where all the ways out are sealed except a few, to which traps are attached, forcing the squirrels into the traps so they can be relocated.
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Sep 24, 2021 09:19:30 am.

One of our crews is installing traps at a Dawsonville, Georgia squirrel removal job. It's vital that all of the squirrels are removed from the attic before we seal the roof. We don't want to trap any squirrels inside the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2021 09:09:49 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia are applying a metal shield to the edges of the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic. This will also prevent rats, bats, birds, and other wildlife from getting into the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2021 09:00:30 am.

A crew doing squirrel removal in Hiawassee, Georgia is replacing some damaged shingles as part of the squirrel removal and exclusion work at the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2021 08:38:08 am.

We're following up after a handyman who only sealed part of the roof in his failed attempt at squirrel removal at a Jasper, Georgia home. Squirrel exclusion requires that all possible routes of entry be closed off, not just the ones the squirrels are using at a given moment in time.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2021 09:38:12 am.

A crew doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia are replacing a missing brick in the chimney that was allowing squirrels into the house. It looks like the brick simply fell out over time.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2021 11:00:50 am.

Gray squirrels made a real mess of the insulation at a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians from our North Georgia office will be replacing the insulation, as well as removing and relocating the squirrels and sealing them out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2021 11:09:04 am.

Today we're doing squirrel removal at an Acworth, Georgia home. The squirrels got into the attic through an unused clothes dryer vent with a missing flapper door. You'd be surprised how often this happens.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 10:55:37 am.

We're repairing the edge of the roof and replacing the rain gutter as part of an Acworth, Georgia squirrel removal and squirrel damage repair job. This will also make the roof animal-proof to prevent future problems with squirrels or other wildlife in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 10:39:11 am.

A crew from our North Georgia office is on their way to an Acworth, Georgia squirrel-removal call. Squirrels get into garages, especially if they're not used often, the same way they get into home.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 10:32:09 am.

We're repairing a water leak and the damage it caused as part of a Young Harris, Georgia squirrel-removal job. It's not unusual to find water damage and animal problems in the same place. We repair both problems as part of an animal removal and exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:49:02 am.

One of our technicians just removed a trapped squirrel from a Canton, Georgia home. We'll keep the traps set for a few days to make sure there are no young squirrels in the attic before buttoning it up to make it squirrel-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:34:41 am.

Squirrel-removal technicians in Jasper, Georgia are applying a shield around the edge of the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic. Trapping and removing squirrels must be followed by excluding them for permanent squirrel control.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:31:50 am.

A crew working at a Canton, Georgia squirrel removal job is finishing up right on schedule. The squirrels have been removed from the attic, the house has been squirrel-proofed, and the insulation has been replaced. Life is good.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:57:35 am.

Technicians at a Young Harris, Georgia squirrel removal job just caught three young squirrels in one trap. That happens a lot. Young animals often play something along the lines of follow the leader. We'll take care of the youngsters until we catch their mother, and then release them together.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:43:03 am.

One of our crews working a Hiawassee, Georgia squirrel removal job found a nest of young squirrels in the soffit. When we catch their mama we'll relocate them all as a family to their new home in the woods, where they'll live happily ever after.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:01:08 am.

Chris discovered a three inch gap in the edge of the roof while at a Young Harris, Georgia squirrel removal inspection. The gap has been there since the house was built. It just took the squirrels a while to find it.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:58:00 am.

A Hiawassee, Georgia squirrel-removal crew working out of our North Georgia office should be finishing up a squirrel removal and exclusion job this afternoon, right in time for the homeowners to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with only the guests they invited.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:55:02 am.

Squirrel removal technicians from our North Georgia office are doing gray squirrel damage repair in Dawsonville. The squirrels gnawed through the soffit panel and roof fascia at a corner of the house to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:33:56 am.

A homeowner fixing to change the brakes on his car found squirrel droppings on top of his toolbox in the garage of his house in Young Harris, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians are on their way to trap and remove the squirrels and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2021 01:13:20 pm.

A homeowner found squirrel droppings on top of his car in the garage of his house in Cumming, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians discovered that the squirrels were living in a shelf above where the car was parked. They're trapping and relocating the squirrels as we speak.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2021 01:06:40 pm.

A nearly three-inch gap along the edge of the roof allowed gray squirrels to easily get into the attic of a house in Dawsonville, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office are relocating the squirrels and sealing the roof so the squirrels' friends don't get the same idea.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 11:19:17 am.

This afternoon we'll be starting an Acworth, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job. The biggest part of the job will be sealing the gaps in the edges of the roof to prevent "new" squirrels from getting in to replace the "old" squirrels that we'll be removing and relocating.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 11:03:59 am.

Squirrels tore down almost all of the insulation from the rafters and studs in the attic of a house in Big Canoe, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians from our North Georgia office will be trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic, animal-proofing the roof, and replacing the insulation.
by Webmaster
Aug 25, 2021 12:07:01 pm.

Gray squirrels gnawed their way through the fascia to get into the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians from our North Georgia office have already trapped and relocated the squirrels, and are presently animal-proofing the roof to keep squirrels, rats, birds, and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2021 10:28:07 am.

Gray squirrels tore the insulation down from between the rafters in the attic. In addition to trapping and relocating the squirrels and sealing them out, we'll be replacing the insulation as part of a Cumming, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2021 11:15:08 am.

Chris C. found a two-inch gap along the edge of the roof that gray squirrels are using to get into the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Squirrel-removal experts are on their way to seal the edge of the roof to keep the squirrels out, and trap and relocate the squirrels that are already up there.
by Webmaster
Aug 11, 2021 11:12:26 am.

Our Technicians Were Greeted by a Squirrel in a Rain Gutter at a Rome, Georgia Squirrel Removal Job
by Webmaster
Aug 10, 2021 11:42:38 am.

Squirrels chewed through the soffit panel at a roof junction to get into the attic of a house in Canton, Georgia. Squirrel removal technicians are on the scene catching the squirrels, removing them from the attic, fixing the damage, and excluding the squirrels from the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 10, 2021 11:36:30 am.

A gray squirrel gnawed through a gable vent screen to get into the attic of a house in Gainesville, Georgia. Squirrel removal and exclusion experts from our North Georgia office are trapping and removing the squirrels, relocating them to the woods, and squirrel-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 10, 2021 11:28:02 am.

Our North Georgia squirrel-removal technicians are closing up a huge gap in the sheathing at a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Squirrel removal doesn't do much good unless the house is also made squirrel-proof to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Aug 10, 2021 11:21:38 am.

Gray squirrels have made quite a mess in the attic of a house in Ellijay, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office are setting traps to catch and remove the squirrels, and relocate them to their new home in a hollow tree in the forest.
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2021 10:58:02 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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