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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Two men on the roof of the Fayetteville, Georgia City Hall doing squirrel control

Squirrel removal and exclusion job at the Fayetteville, Georgia City Hall

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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We have technicians working on the roof and in the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia to animal-proof the roof to prevent squirrels and other critters from getting into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 15, 2021 10:32:36 am.

Today we're replacing the cap on a roof vent to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Athens, Georgia. The existing vent is completely gone. Chances are it got detached somehow and the wind blew it away.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2021 11:27:41 am.

Tim and his crew are squirrel-proofing the roof of a house in Acworth, Georgia. They'll also be trapping and humanely removing the existing squirrels from the attic, and relocating them to the forest.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2021 11:23:50 am.

Headed to do after care appointments at the financial center and a church in McDonough today.
by Chris G.
Jan 12, 2021 09:50:02 am.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

Sounds like the gray squirrels are still partying from the New Year - lots of folks calling in and reporting crazy attic noises!
by Amber A.
Jan 06, 2021 02:11:14 pm.

Sounds like the gray squirrels are still partying from the New Year - lots of folks calling in and reporting crazy attic noises!
by Amber A.
Jan 06, 2021 02:11:13 pm.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

We're on our way to a squirrel-removal job in Woodstock, Georgia. The squirrels are getting into the attic through a gap between the shingles and the fascia. We'll relocate them and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2021 10:30:07 am.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

Today we're finishing up a squirrel-removal job in the attic of a house in Alpharetta. We've trapped and removed the squirrels and sealed them out of the house, and today we're replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Dec 28, 2020 11:13:07 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

A homeowner in Alpharetta, Georgia noticed that animals have been chewing on the insulation on the air-conditioning pipes. Turns out they have squirrels in the attic. We've scheduled the house for squirrel removal and exclusion.
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:13:35 am.

We have a crew trapping and removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. They're also sealing up gaps in the roof and siding to prevent future squirrel problems.
by Webmaster
Dec 23, 2020 10:10:15 am.

Gray Squirrels Damaged the Insulation in the Attic of an Ellijay, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Dec 17, 2020 06:55:58 pm.

Our North Georgia office has technicians repairing squirrel damage in the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. The squirrels damaged the heating ducts and tore most of the insulation down from between the rafters.
by Webmaster
Dec 08, 2020 10:56:05 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Today We're Repairing Squirrel Damage to the Roof of this Suwanee, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Dec 04, 2020 11:02:17 am.

Today we'll be finishing up a Roswell, Georgia squirrel-removal job. We trapped and removed the squirrels from the attic, relocated them to the forest, and squirrel-proofed the roof. Today we'll be replacing the contaminated attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Dec 03, 2020 11:20:30 am.

Today We'll Exclude the Squirrels from the Attic of this Alpharetta, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Dec 03, 2020 11:16:10 am.

Today We'll Seal this Gap to Keep Squirrels out of a House in Dunwoody, Georgia
by Webmaster
Dec 02, 2020 11:09:52 am.

We have a technician replacing the garage door weather seal at a Roswell, Georgia mouse-control job. The mice gnawed through the old seal to get into the garage. We're non-chemically treating the mouse problem and mouse-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 02, 2020 10:23:01 am.

We're finishing up a squirrel removal and exclusion job at a house in Cumming, Georgia. The squirrels have been removed from the attic and sealed out, and we'll be replacing the insulation Friday.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:34:46 am.

We have a crew repairing both water and squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. We're also placing traps to catch the squirrels and humanely remove them from the attic so they can be relocated elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:31:05 am.

Our North Georgia office has a squirrel-removal crew repairing squirrel damage to the wooden gable vent of a house in Adairsville. We'll also be animal-proofing the house to prevent future squirrel problems.
by Webmaster
Nov 25, 2020 11:19:44 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team sealing gaps in the roof to keep squirrels out of the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. They're also setting traps to catch the squirrels and relocate them unharmed to the forest.
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2020 10:52:40 am.

This afternoon we'll be starting a squirrel-removal job from the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The squirrels are getting into the attic through gaps in the edges of the roof. We'll trap and remove the squirrels and seal them out.
by Webmaster
Nov 18, 2020 10:50:13 am.

We have an inspector heading to a house in Loganville, Georgia to figure out what animals are making burrows in the attic insulation. From the homeowner's description, it sounds like they have squirrels that need to be removed from the attic.
by Webmaster
Nov 12, 2020 10:03:04 am.

Gray squirrels still very active in Metro Atlanta. Have 2 squirrel exclusions in Sandy Springs today, then a squirrel removal in Duluth tomorrow.
by Jason McFarland
Nov 12, 2020 08:49:51 am.

This Gap Needs to be Closed to Keep Squirrels Out of an Attic in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 10, 2020 10:50:45 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, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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