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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Young squirrel being held by an animal control worker in his hands after the squirrel was 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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Our wildlife-management professionals are just about finished with a Young Harris, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The squirrels have been relocated and the house has been animal-proofed. All that's left now is cleaning up the mess the squirrels made and replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Jun 23, 2022 11:11:49 am.

A wildlife-removal crew from our North Georgia office is doing bat exclusion at a house in Madison today. Bat removal is accomplished by sealing the house so bats can't get back in after they leave to feed. We don't actively remove the bats. They remove themselves, and we lock them out.
by Webmaster
Jun 22, 2022 10:46:41 am.

The trails running through the insulation led our wildlife-removal team right to the holes that squirrels were using to get into the attic of a Young Harris, Georgia home. The squirrels scurried out when our crew entered the attic, but they didn't cover their tracks.
by Webmaster
Jun 17, 2022 11:29:08 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of a grapefruit through the wooden soffit panel at a roof junction to get into the attic of a house in Milton, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the damage to keep nuisance wildlife, including squirrels, out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jun 17, 2022 11:24:16 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole through wooden roof trim that was already water-rotted to get into the attic of a Suwanee, Georgia home. We repair both the water damage and the animal damage as part of any squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Jun 16, 2022 11:49:00 am.

The Reason the Air Conditioning Wasn't Working was Because Squirrels Gnawed on the Pipe Insulation in the Attic of a Madison, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:45:14 am.

The homeowner noticed bits of shredded foam on top of the heating ducts in the attic of his Hiawassee, Georgia home. It turns out that squirrels are gnawing on the pipe insulation over the ducts. A wildlife-removal crew from our North Georgia office is evicting the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:35:40 am.

Squirrel droppings and acorn shells in the insulation between the joists point to squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a Young Harris, Georgia home. The insulation will also have to be replaced because of the contamination and odors.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:26:32 am.

Squirrel wastes and acorn shells by the air conditioner were signs of squirrels that need to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. A wildlife-exclusion team is on the job animal-proofing the house and trapping the squirrels so they can be released in a more suitable habitat.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:24:17 am.

The only thing left to do at a Dawsonville, Georgia squirrel-removal job is to replace the attic insulation. The squirrels have been removed and relocated to the forest, and the house has been animal-proofed to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic. We should have the insulation replaced by this afternoon.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:19:45 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole along the corrugation in the soffit panel at a house in Temple, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the damage, as well as trap and relocate the squirrels and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2022 10:07:44 am.

Jason Sent a Video of his Crew Doing Squirrel Removal and Exclusion at a House in Roswell, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 10, 2022 09:43:58 am.

The plumber explained that the reason the house was as hot as blazes was because gray squirrels gnawed the foam insulation off the air-conditioning lines in the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew is on their way to trap and relocate the squirrels and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2022 10:55:38 am.

Tufts of insulation poking through a hole in the soffit panel were the first evidence the homeowner noticed of squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of their Acworth, Georgia home. An animal-exclusion team from our North Georgia office is on their way to relocate the squirrels and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2022 10:50:35 am.

Animal-exclusion experts from our North Georgia office are doing squirrel removal in Madison today. The squirrels gnawed their way through the weathered wooden roof fascia and into the attic. We'll repair the damage as part of the animal-proofing stage of the job.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2022 10:46:36 am.

The homeowner pulled down the attic ladder and got showered with squirrel droppings at a house in Blue Ridge, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team is heading out there as we speak to trap and relocate the squirrels and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2022 10:39:23 am.

Leftover acorn shells between the floor joists were signs of a squirrel problem in the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. One of our squirrel-removal teams is on their way to set traps to humanely catch the squirrels and relocate them to a more-suitable habitat in the woods.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2022 09:54:16 am.

Shredded insulation and stashed acorns were sure signs of squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. One of our squirrel-removal teams is on the job trapping the pesky rodents, relocating them to the forest, and animal-proofing the roof.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2022 09:51:00 am.

We have a team doing water and squirrel damage repair at a house in Acworth, Georgia. In addition to removing and relocating squirrels, we also repair the damage and correct conditions conducive to wildlife entry, such as water problems.
by Webmaster
Jun 01, 2022 09:41:54 am.

A crew of wildlife experts from our North Georgia office are doing squirrel removal in Suwanee. There are quite a few squirrels in the attic, all of which will be caught and humanely relocated to a suitable habitat. Then we'll animal-proof the house to prevent future wildlife and pest problems.
by Webmaster
May 26, 2022 11:11:23 am.

Our North Georgia wildlife professionals are doing squirrel removal in Suwanee today. The squirrels chewed through a cheap plastic rain gutter cover, and then got into the attic through a gap between the roof sheathing and fascia. We're trapping and relocating the squirrels, repairing the damage, and animal-proofing the roof.
by Webmaster
May 26, 2022 10:43:09 am.

A team of wildlife-management professionals doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia is almost finished. The squirrels have been relocated and the house has been made animal-proof. All that remains is removing and replacing the smelly, contaminated, attic insulation.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2022 11:45:56 am.

A litter of growing squirrels collapsed the soffit panel of a house in Jasper, Georgia. This happens a lot. As the squirrels grow and gain weight, surfaces that used to be able to support them no longer can. Our wildlife-removal crew will fix the soffit panel as part of the squirrel removal and relocation job.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2022 11:40:02 am.

Today we removed a squirrel nest from the soffit of a house in Loganville, Georgia. A few minutes later, we caught the mama squirrel. We're now relocating the whole squirrel family together to their new home in a hollow tree in the woods. It's a downgrade, but they'll get used to it.
by Webmaster
May 19, 2022 10:39:23 am.

Squirrels gnawed a fist-sized hole through the plywood soffit panel at a roof junction to get into the attic of a house in Bent Tree, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office will repair the damage as part of the squirrel-relocation and wildlife-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
May 19, 2022 10:35:52 am.

Today our wildlife-removal experts are doing gray squirrel removal in Big Canoe, Georgia. Once the squirrels have been caught and relocated, they'll also animal-proof the roof and replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
May 19, 2022 10:26:11 am.

Serious water damage to the soffit due to a clogged rain gutter allowed squirrels into the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will clean the gutters and repair the water damage as part of the squirrel job.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2022 10:22:54 am.

A crew of technicians doing squirrel removal in Cumming, Georgia are installing an animal barrier to the edge of the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife and pests out of the attic.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2022 10:14:38 am.

A triangular gap in the roof shingles near the trim at a roof junction point is why a house in Gainesville, Georgia needs squirrels removed from the attic. Squirrels and other wild animals are experts at finding gaps they they use to get into homes.
by Webmaster
May 12, 2022 11:05:35 am.

Gray squirrel droppings and urine stains in the insulation were what alerted the homeowner to squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of her house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew is on the job setting traps, and animal-proofing the roof to prevent future problems with nuisance wildlife and rodent pests.
by Webmaster
May 12, 2022 10:58:37 am.

Gray squirrels have been climbing up inside a downspout to get into the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team is animal-proofing the house to exclude squirrels and other nuisance wildlife and rodent pests.
by Webmaster
May 11, 2022 09:50:27 am.

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by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

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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