There are several different types of squirrels in the United States that animal removal professionals are called upon to remove everday! the types of squirrels are Eastern gray squirrels which can be found throught the US Eastern Gray Squirrel/Grey (Sciurus carolinensis), are medium sized arboreal or tree squirrels. Their back is grizzled dark to pale gray and may be tinted with reddish coloration on their hips, feet and head. The tail and stomach are white to pale gray. In the north, both their ears and soles of their feet grow heavy fur during winter. Generally, there is no difference between males and females with respect to size or coloration.
Eastern gray squirrels have two breeding seasons per year and most breeding occurs in December through February and May through June. Females can have two litters per year, one from each breeding season. Average litter sizes range from 2 - 3 individuals. The winter litter is generally smaller than the summer litter. Both sexes remain reproductively active throughout their lives.
The squirrel easily adapts to whatever situation confronts them. The secret to their survival is how quickly they learn the ropes around the neighborhood. If there is no food available, the squirrel will travel for miles to find it and then set up his home nearby. Their nest, called a "drey", is usually built high up in the trees. If no tree is available, the squirrel will build it in the next best thing, an attic.
If you hear noises in your attic, odds are you have a uninvited guest squirrel in the attic. The most common noise complaints are folks hearing lots of "scratching" or other noises that would make you think you have a squirrel in the wall This could be a sign that a female squirrel is preparing to have her young. This should be addressed immediately before the young are old enough to also cause damage to your home and electrical wiring. The grey squirrel is one of the United States most common wildlife pests. Squirrels will cause insulation to become contaminated in attics.
Damage also comes from chewing. Since the squirrel is a rodent, their front teeth always grow causing the squirrel to constantly to chew to keep teeth sharp and at a manageable level. In nature they chew tree bark, twigs and other natural hard items. In your attic, they chew wiring, support beams, roof braces and electrical fixtures. They can destroy your insulation by trampling it pushing it down, which reduces your R-factor. Their urine and fecal matter will also collect in your insulation. They also cause damage in drywall by digging holes in the ceiling. This is usually the mother squirrel exercising her back leg muscles to prepare for birth. If you hear chewing or scratching in your attic don't hesitate to call us. The Tree Squirrel should not be a welcome guest in your home. We also have animal removal companies that specialize in Red Squirrel removal, Fox Squirrel removal and Rock Squirrel Removal, all have become a nusiance over the last 10 years.
We have also noticed a increase in calls for Northern Flying squirrel control, southern flying squirrel control and Fox squirrel control. all of these squirrel services are handled by our trained tech. lited on the pages for their specific area. to find a squirrel removal professional in you area start here.
We cover many different topics on squirrels on this website, the main topic cover how to get rid of squirrels from my home as stated in the paragraphs above, there are many different types of squirrels and many different situations in which squirrels find themselves in close contact with humans. Feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help you solve any squirrel problem you may have.
Some emails we have received about the damage squirrels do follow:
We obviously need to get rid of them before they multiply and cause damage to our house. Could you be of help?