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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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We just sent an inspector to check on a report of squirrels in the attic of a house in Canton, Georgia. If they do in fact have squirrels, we'll set the house up for a complete squirrel removal and exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2021 10:53:06 am.

A homeowner stood and watched as gray squirrels chewed a baseball-sized hole through the wooden soffit and into the attic of their house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Squirrel-removal experts are on the scene setting traps to get the squirrels out of the attic, repair the damage, and squirrel-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2021 10:47:37 am.

There were no new squirrels trapped in the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia over the weekend, so our squirrel-removal crew is calling the job done. The squirrels have been removed and relocated, and the house has been made animal proof. Life is good.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2021 10:00:34 am.

Good morning! Looks like it going to be a nice day! I’m off to Mountain Brook for a squirrel quote. Then down to Indian Springs for more squirrels. After that Harpersville for squirrels again. These squirrels are busy and love a warm attic.
by Chris Scott
Oct 18, 2021 09:00:17 am.

As we get ready for the cooler weather, so do they! Monday has started off with lots of “animals/noises in attic” calls!! Call your local RAC office for an estimate on humane removal & exclusion!
by Amber A.
Oct 18, 2021 08:44:48 am.

Beautiful week ahead for helping customers rid critters from their attics. If you live in and around Birmingham AL, Atlanta, GA Macon, Ga and you hear animals in your home call Ridacritter. We can get those rats, bats & squirrels out.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 18, 2021 08:10:23 am.

Busy Saturday @ Ridacritter. We accepted new jobs or rat, mice, bat and squirrel removal in Indian Springs Village AL, Macon GA, Acworth GA, Harpersville AL & Albany GA. Don't share your house or attic with nuisance critters.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 17, 2021 09:07:05 am.

There are many ways to get rid of squirrels but the best way is to call Ridcritter. For over 20 years Ridacritter has been removing and sealing to prevent squirrels. Licensed, insured and equipped to handle nuisance squirrel jobs.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 17, 2021 08:58:03 am.

One of our teams doing squirrel removal in Dawsonville, Georgia estimate that the squirrels have been in the attic for years. There are extensive trails through the insulation, and it is heavily contaminated with urine ad droppings. They'll replace the insulation once they remove the squirrels and animal-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2021 07:37:11 am.

A heating contractor changing the furnace filters noticed that squirrels had been gnawing on the foam pipe insulation in the attic of a house in Madison, Georgia. Squirrel removal specialists from our North Georgia office are on their way to catch and relocate the squirrels, and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2021 07:23:45 am.

Squirrels gnawed a hole through the wooden soffit right near the rain gutter to get into a house in Acworth, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team from our North Georgia office will repair the damage as part of a comprehensive animal removal and wildlife exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2021 07:09:00 am.

A crew working at a Canton, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job is replacing part of the rain gutter and a section of the soffit panel that squirrels damaged too badly to be repaired. That will also help animal-proof the house to prevent future problems with squirrels or other wildlife in the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2021 07:01:02 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal at a Hiawassee, Georgia home will be applying a metal shield under the shingles around the edges of the roof to make the house squirrel-proof. Removing squirrels from the attic without sealing them out is kind of pointless.
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2021 06:57:13 am.

A team doing squirrel removal in Canton, Georgia discovered that all the attic insulation is contaminated with squirrel poo and pee. They'll replace the insulation as soon as they're done trapping and relocating the squirrels and sealing them out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 14, 2021 11:44:41 am.

Wanna know "ways to get rid of squirrels"? The best and easiest way is to let the professionals at Ridacritter get rid of those squirrels. There are other ways to get rid of squirrels but your best bet is to let Ridacritter remove squirrels
by Richard Adcock
Oct 14, 2021 08:24:27 am.

Wanna know the best way to get rid of rats, bats, squirrels, mice, raccoons and rodents? Call Ridacritter of course. A+ BBB, TrustDale Cert & over 20 years in business. Critter removal from attics and complete animal exclusions.
by Richard Adcock
Oct 14, 2021 08:19:18 am.

Headed out to Pell City to do a couple of evaluations for rodents one client has some snake issues under the house the other flying squirrels. Then a little drive over to Crowell for a rat and mouse quote.
by Chris Scott
Oct 14, 2021 08:16:35 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole through a soffit vent screen made of window screening material to get into the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will replace the screen with something more sturdy that will keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 13, 2021 11:17:55 am.

A downright shoddy job of flashing the roof made it easy for gray squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal experts will re-flash the roof as part of a comprehensive squirrel control and animal-proofing job.
by Webmaster
Oct 13, 2021 11:04:19 am.

Had a busy day today! Couple of customers in hueytown with squirrels in their attics. Went down to Pelham for another squirrel quote. Then finished out the day in Vestavia Hills for two more squirrel quotes. Lots of squirrels jobs today.
by Chris Scott
Oct 12, 2021 09:14:00 pm.

Squirrels gnawed a hole right through foam insulation that was sprayed between the rafters in the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team is on their way to trap and relocate the squirrels, repair the damage, and animal-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Oct 12, 2021 11:30:07 am.

Gray squirrels tore the insulation down from the wall in the unfinished attic of a house in Canton, Georgia. Our squirrel removal technicians will replace the insulation once they've removed the squirrels from the attic and sealed them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 12, 2021 11:15:32 am.

Squirrels flattened out the insulation in the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. A squirrel removal team from our North Georgia office will remove the squirrels from the attic and seal the roof to make it squirrel-proof. Finally, they'll replace the smelly, contaminated insulation.
by Webmaster
Oct 12, 2021 11:11:37 am.

Good morning! I’m off to Leeds for a hornet’s nest. Then headed to vestavia for mice and snakes. Got a couple quotes in Birmingham for squirrels.
by Chris Scott
Oct 11, 2021 07:33:23 am.

Happy Friday! We’ve spent most of the morning getting calls about squirrels in the attic! If you’re hearing noises in the attic, give us a call for an estimate!
by Amber A.
Oct 08, 2021 10:44:38 am.

Good morning! I’m off to Bessemer Alabama. Got a customer with some squirrels in there attic. Then headed to Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide! Got a few quotes for mice and squirrels. Have a Good Friday. Everyone l!
by Chris Scott
Oct 08, 2021 07:30:02 am.

One of our wildlife-control crews just finished up a Roswell, Georgia squirrel-removal job. Now they're on their way to squirrel-proof a house in Alpharetta. Good times!
by Webmaster
Oct 07, 2021 10:39:31 am.

Squirrels gnawed a baseball-sized hole through the corner of a water-damaged plywood soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Rome, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will replace the soffit panel as part of a comprehensive squirrel removal and exclusion job at the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 07, 2021 10:23:24 am.

Squirrels chewed a hole through the wooden soffit, right behind the rain gutter, to get into the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal experts are on their way to remove the squirrels from the attic, repair the damage, and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Oct 07, 2021 10:21:01 am.

A flimsy clothes dryer vent fell off the siding and allowed gray squirrels into a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Our squirrel removal team will replace the vent with a more sturdy one that will help keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Oct 07, 2021 10:12:45 am.

In Americus Ga quoting a bat exclusion job.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 06, 2021 11:08:51 am.

Rainy days make for noisy attics. Squirrel season is here and squirrel babies are running wild!!
by Dean Scott
Oct 06, 2021 08:10:33 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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