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Squirrel Nest in Alpharetta, GA home. This has been freshly made in an attic for a cozy winter bed.
Construction gap at fascia and roof decking. This is a common area for squirrels to start chewing to enter. In the photo you can see where the squirrel has started chewing.
Sealed construction gap with metal to prevent rodents from
entering into structure.
Another squirrel entry point at corner of roof line
Baby Gray Squirrel Removed from attic. We took four to wildlife rehabber.
Gray Squirrel Trapping & Removal for the Greater, Atlanta, Georgia area.
Squirrels can be very annoying creatures if they enter your attic space for shelter or to nest. Noisy squirrels may be heard scurrying along the soffet area in your attic. This usually occurs in the early morning hours, depending on the weather outside. Some indication that you have squirrels in your attic or home, is that you may hear acorns dropping into wall voids, or scratching sounds as the squirrels make a cozy nest in your attic. Gnawing sounds, urine stains on the ceiling, or you may even smell the strong scent of the squirrels while your investigating up in your attic space. We strongly recommend against trying to walk up in the attic area, as we have had customers fall through their attics and injure themselves.
Squirrels will enter through existing holes or gaps in shoddy construction, rotted wood, gable vents, soffits, eaves, and other areas that are poorly constructed. Construction gaps are usually the number one area of entry. The squirrels will usually chew into the fascia board at the roof cornice, or roof corners, as this is usually an area that is easily compromised.
The squirrels may chew into other areas of your home and seem to love cedar shake shingles. This wood is easily chewed through, or pecked by woodpeckers in search of grubs, which leave an inviting opening for the squirrels to enter through. If you have squirrels in your attic, squirrel removal and control is the only option available to stop damage from occurring. Atlanta Wildlife Solutions, LLC, removes squirrels humanely by placing squirrel excluder traps over entry holes, thus allowing safe squirrel removal or by placing cage traps on roof tops, or near the entry points, using attractive baits, that will capture the most sneakiest squirrel.
Gray Squirrels are very territorial in nature and you may see squirrels on your roof vocalizing in an effort to persuade you to leave. Some customers of ours have tried to use human hair, repellents, coyote urine, bb guns, strobe lights, and a host of other gimmicks to no avail.
Squirrels can certainly be bold at times. Most squirrels that find their way into your home are simply looking for shelter. Other squirrels may be looking for a new nesting site to have young. Either way, we can rid your home of squirrel pests for good.
Professional Squirrel Removal and Control for Atlanta, GA.
If you think you have a squirrel in your attic, think again. You have more than one, usually 4 or 5 or more. Squirrels are very social animals and will stay as a family unit, which in essence means more damage to your home.
If you try and resolve the squirrel problem yourself, you may end up trapping a squirrel or squirrels in your attic which will cause major damage as the squirrel or squirrels will chew a hole to get out. If one or more of the squirrel family members are outside, they may assist the squirrel that is located within the attic in escaping.
It is best to leave the squirrel removal and exclusion to a professional in the animal control or wildlife control field. Most of the time the problem can be corrected in a short time with no more damage caused. A wildlife professional will also assist in preventative measures which will deter future problems with squirrels.
Some customers have tried to have a "handy man" take care of the squirrel problem by throwing poison up in the attic or placing wire mesh over the hole, this is not only illegal, since squirrel removal can only be be performed by licensed wildlife control professionals, but costly since dead animal removal will be needed.
Squirrels are acrobats and can easily gain access to your roof by jumping from trees or climbing gutters by hugging the edges. Cutting or trimming branches may help, but is not a cure all.
Atlanta Wildlife Solutions, LLC, can solve your squirrel problem, utilizing time proven squirrel trapping and removal techniques.
Remember, nuisance squirrels should be handled by a wildlife control professional.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at 770-363-5350
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Sometimes, young juvenile squirrels will fall from nest down into a void area, or other area within the attic and die. This can create a horrible odor, if this does occur, Atlanta Wildlife Solutions, LLC, specializes in all phases of dead rodent and animal removal. Click here if you are in need of dead animal removal
When squirrels reside inside of your attic, they can leave an awful mess. We have found mummified squirrels that have died while chewing on wires, squirrel feces and urine scattered throughout the attic insulation, chewed wires, large quantities of chewed insulation and leaf debris. Atlanta Wildlife Solutions, LLC, offers squirrel feces removal, contaminated insulation removal, and deodorizing, so that your attic is restored to its previous condition.
If you have squirrels in your attic, some of the following may occur from them nesting in your cozy home,
Contamination- is caused from squirrel droppings and urine, sometimes the urine soaks into the sheet rock and may seep down into the living are of the home. We have also found sheet rock chewed into after removing insulation. Dead squirrels attract bugs and other parasites once living on the squirrel will seek a new host. Squirrels also mat down insulating material, which causes higher fuel bills.
Insulation- Many Atlanta homes were not insulated properly by builders when the home was constructed, thus increasing gas and electric bills. Most homeowners do not go up into their attic, except to change the air filter, or change an occasional light bulb. Damage from squirrels is evident once they have residing inside the attic space for a period of time. Strong odors are apparent from feces and urine, as well as chewed wires and wood damage. As squirrels travel throughout the attic in search of food, loose fill insulation will become matted and compressed allowing heated air to escape into the attic in the winter and hot air to enter the home in the summer. This squirrel damage causes heating and cooling bills to rise. Insulation replacement should not be remedied untilsquirrel removal and exclusion have been solved.
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Squirrel Biology and Habits
The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis),
The genus, Sciurus, is derived from two Greek words, skia, meaning shadow, and oura, meaning tail. This name alludes to the squirrel sitting in the shadow of its tail. The word, carolinensis, refers to the Carolinas, where the species was first recorded.
The gray squirrel is is predominately gray, however may have reddish fur as well. In some suburban areas, black and albino squirrels have been found.
Adult Gray Squirrels weigh about a pound and are about 15" long.
Gray Squirrels hoard food and may be seen digging holes into your lawn to bury acorns or other nuts in the fall.
Hoarding is type of animal behavior where an animal will store its food within a cache, in times of surplus, for times when food is less plentiful. It will also scatter hoard when it can't defend a large concentration of stored food. In other words, it will spread out the food supply, perhaps throughout its home range, hiding it well to prevent other animals from finding and pilfering it. There are two types of caching behavior, scatter-hoarding, where a species will create multiple caches, often with each individual food item stored in a unique place, and larder-hoarding, where a species creates a few larger caches which it often defends.
Squirrels live in a leaf nest, referred to as a drey. It is made up of leaves and twigs. The squirrels usually prefer a nest in a tree cavity, as this protects the young from predators and from falling out. In many areas the squirrels will nest in attics of homes.
The Gray Squirrel is Diurnal, meaning active in the daytime hours. It may be heard in the early morning inside of homes scurrying from the soffet area.
At ten to twelve weeks, the baby squirrels will be removed from the nest, and the mother will teach them all the skills they will need to survive on their own. Once these babies leave the nest they are referred to as juveniles. The juvenile squirrels will play together, practice nest building, find and store food. They will also feed in the same area and remain a family unit with their mother, for the next few months.
In the early fall each squirrel will move away to establish its own territory. After twelve months, they will become breeding adults. The mother squirrel will return the live a solitary existence until the next mating season.
The gray squirrel has survived, while other animals have become instinct mainly for its ability to adapt to the changing conditions in the World. Squirrels will move if the food supply is inadequate for their survival. This journey may take them hundreds of miles, before they find a suitable home. Once they have found a source of food and water, they will construct a nest. This is commonly known as a "drey", it is made of twigs and leaves woven together to form a ball about eighteen inches in diameter. The dreys are built in the upper branches of a large tree. These can be easily spotted during the winter months, when the trees are bare. If there are not any large trees in the area, the squirrel will build its nest in an attic or crawl space of a house. This building process goes very quickly and quietly. Most people don't even know a squirrel has move in until much later in the year.
One of the biggest complaints people have about urban squirrels, is the way they raid bird feeders. Since squirrel are opportunists, the sight of a bird feeder full of seeds is just irresistible. They can eat until they're full, and they don't have to touch their food supplies. Getting into these bird feeders can be a challenge, but the squirrel has shown the ability to outsmart these humans that placed those deterrents on that source of food. All this from an animal with a brain the size of a walnut.
Squirrels have very few natural enemies. Hawks and Owls have been able to catch and kill some. While tree snakes have been able to take young squirrels from their nest, but rarely can catch an adult squirrel when it is in a tree. The Bobcat and Fox will try to out run a squirrel on the ground, but again once the squirrel is in a tree the chase is over and it squirrel survives.
During winter storms, or severe cold, the squirrel may not leave the nest for days. But, the tree squirrel does not hibernate!
An adult squirrel normally lives alone. But will, in severe cold, share its nest with other squirrels to conserve body heat. Once the temperature rises, the guests will be on their way.
Squirrels eyes are located high, and on each side of their head. This allows them a wide field of vision, without turning their head.
The gray squirrels diet consists of nuts, seeds and fruit. It will eat bird eggs, bugs, and even an animal carcass if there is no other food source available.
Squirrels chew on tree branches to sharpen and clean their teeth. That's why you may see many small branches on the ground around large trees. They will also chew on power lines for the same reason, this has caused many major power outages throughout the country.
A squirrel's brain is about the size of a walnut.
The average adult squirrel needs to eat about a pound of food a week to maintain an active life.
Squirrels communicate through a series of chirps. The frequency, and the duration of the notes communicate everything from laughter to alarm. Their frequency range is normally between .01 KHz. and 10 KHz. (kilohertz). These sounds when used in conjunction with tail gestures, form the basis for squirrel communication.
If a squirrel has taken up residence in your attic or crawl space, the only practical way to remove them is by trapping.
A squirrel will break the shell of a nut with its teeth, then clean the nut by licking it or rubbing on its face before it is buried. This action applies a scent to the nut which helps the squirrel find it later, even under a foot of snow.
The sweat glands of a tree squirrel are located on their feet, between the foot pads and on their paws between the toes. When hot or excited a squirrel will leave wet tracks on a dry surface. This scent is also used to mark the trees in their territory.
If a squirrels nest becomes infested with fleas or other parasites, it will move to, or build a new nest. This is why there may be more nests then squirrels in a given area.
The gray squirrel has been known to build a nest in many unusual places, in an attic or a crawl space seems to be the most common. Squirrels have also built nests in automobiles, chimney's, barbecue grills and under porches.
When a squirrel senses danger, its first instinct is to stand motionless. If on the ground it will race to the closest tree, or other climbable object to escape. If it is in a tree, it will circle the trunk with its body pressed tightly to the bark.
The squirrel's erratic path while crossing a street is an attempt to confuse the oncoming vehicle... thereby causing it to change direction. This is obliviously the squirrels biggest, and often last mistake.
The male tree squirrel takes twice as long, as the female, to groom itself. They are the cleanest animal in the rodent family.
A squirrels teeth grow continuously. Their incisor's will grow six inches per year, but stay short due to the constant wear they receive.
The most common type of squirrel bite is a result of feeding a squirrel by hand. Never hold the food between your fingers, chances are very good you will be bitten. A squirrel's eyes are always looking for predators and they rarely focus on what they are eating.
Gray Squirrel sealed out of house and nowhere to go, except somewhere else.
Squirrel Nest (Drey) in crotch of tree, this type of nest is made of leaves and twigs, most squirrels prefer a hollow tree to nest in, as it offers a more secure living area from predators and the elements. Leaf nest also have a higher mortality rate for young that may fall out of the nest. Squirrels will urinate in the nest in order to kill parasites. Since your home is the next best place for a nest, you may have an unwanted visitor in your attic. Please give us a call at 770-363-5350 if you hear strange noises! We can prevent costly damage from reoccurring and save you money.
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Squirrels can be annoying pests to Atlanta, GA homeowners. When squirrels need to be removed from your home, please give the Pro's a call at 770-363-5350