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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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A wildlife-relocation specialist from our North Georgia office is on his way to check the traps at an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel-removal job. Any trapped animals will be given first-class accommodations to their new homes in the forest.
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Feb 07, 2023 10:23:40 am.

We have a technician on his way to retrieve and relocate three squirrels at a Roswell, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The squirrels are waiting patiently in traps in the attic to be transported to their new home in a hollow tree in the forest. It's a downgrade, but they'll cope.
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Feb 06, 2023 10:04:56 am.

We're nearly done with an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-proofing job. All the squirrels have been trapped and relocated and the house has been sealed to prevent future wildlife problems. All that's left is to remove and replace the fouled attic insulation.
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Feb 06, 2023 09:56:27 am.

Our Wildlife-Management Inspector Discovered Trails in the Insulation at an Acworth, Georgia Squirrel-Removal Job
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Feb 03, 2023 06:12:12 am.

The Second Video in Today's Friday Double Feature is of a Squirrel Removal Job at a House in Big Canoe, Georgia
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Feb 03, 2023 05:42:36 am.

Service technicians from our North Georgia office are installing a metal animal barrier on the edge of the roof as part of a Jasper, Georgia squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion job.
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Jan 31, 2023 09:35:31 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a notch through a roof rafter and a piece of plywood attached to it in the attic of a house in Big Canoe, Georgia. Squirrel removal service specialists from our North Georgia office are repairing the damage and animal-proofing the house.
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Jan 31, 2023 09:29:00 am.

The roof flashing under the shingles slid forward on the roof and created a triangular gap between the flashing and the fascia that allowed squirrels into the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our squirrel remove service technicians are re-flashing the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
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Jan 31, 2023 09:13:50 am.

All the squirrels have been trapped and removed from the attic of a Young Harris, Georgia home. All that's left now is to replace the attic insulation.
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Jan 31, 2023 08:30:06 am.

A contractor renovating a house left a section of siding near the roof uncovered over the weekend, which exposed gaps that allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. A squirrel-removal team from our North Georgia office is in the attic setting traps to catch and relocate the squirrels.
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Jan 31, 2023 08:20:13 am.

The droppings and scratch marks on top of an insulated heating duct were all the evidence we needed of squirrels that needed to be removed from the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. The crew trapping and relocating the squirrels will also clean up the mess and repair the damage.
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Jan 30, 2023 10:21:10 am.

A pile of wood shavings in the nook at a roof junction point gave away how gray squirrels got into the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. We have a technician in the attic trapping and removing the squirrels, and another technician on the roof repairing the damage.
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Jan 30, 2023 10:10:43 am.

Squirrels gnawed a bowl-shaped indentation through the top edge of the wooden roof fascia to enlarge an existing construction gap and get into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Squirrel-removal experts from our North Georgia office are installing a wildlife barrier over the gap to keep squirrels out of the attic.
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Jan 27, 2023 07:39:46 am.

The corner of a screen over a foundation vent became detached because the handyman who installed it used household staples to attach the screen. That allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Jasper, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal specialists will properly animal-proof the house once the squirrels have been caught and evicted.
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Jan 27, 2023 07:20:49 am.

Next Up in Our Friday Double-Feature is this Video of a Squirrel-Removal Inspection in Young Harris, Georgia
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Jan 27, 2023 07:05:43 am.

Squirrels gnawed through the wooden end cap of the soffit right behind the metal rain gutter to get into the attic of a Suwanee, Georgia home. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels will also repair the damage that they did.
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Jan 26, 2023 10:18:48 am.

The dirty, flattened-out insulation between the joists was a sign that there were squirrels that needed to be removed from the attic of a house in Oxford, Georgia. A wildlife-management team from our North Georgia office is doing the honors.
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Jan 25, 2023 09:08:13 am.

Wildlife-exclusion specialists from our North Georgia office are installing steel cages over the roof vents as part of a Carrollton, Georgia squirrel-removal job. It's silly to catch and relocate squirrels without also sealing them out of the house.
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Jan 25, 2023 08:51:31 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a bell-shaped hole through the plywood soffit panel to get into the attic of a Suwanee, Georgia home. We have a crew at the house trapping and removing the squirrels who will also repair the damage and animal-proof the house.
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Jan 24, 2023 09:49:21 am.

Squirrels gnawed away the top slat from a triangular wooden gable vent to get into the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our North Georgia office are repairing and screening the vent to animal-proof the house.
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Jan 24, 2023 09:39:16 am.

Our Squirrel-Removal and Exclusion Crew is Repairing a Hole that Squirrels Gnawed Through the Roof Trim and into the Attic in Snellville, Georgia
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Jan 23, 2023 09:36:07 am.

Deep ruts in the insulation and sunshine coming into the attic from the eaves of the roof were evidence of squirrels that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. Our wildlife-removal technicians are on the scene doing the deed.
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Jan 19, 2023 11:05:56 am.

Our wildlife-management specialists are getting up in the world screening the gable vents as part of a Suwanee, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-proofing job.
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Jan 19, 2023 10:39:17 am.

All our squirrel-removal technician had to do was look under a shingle to find a rectangular hole in the siding where two walls meet that allowed squirrels into a house in Acworth, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:22:51 am.

One of our wildlife-management crews doing gray squirrel removal and exclusion in Jasper, Georgia discovered that the squirrels gnawed through the corner where two sections of rain gutter topper met to get into the attic. We'll replace the toppers with a more animal-resistant solution, in addition to trapping and relocating the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 10:07:02 am.

The plastic roof ridge vent is warping and becoming detached from the roof shingles on one end, and the resulting gap under the vent is allowing squirrels into the attic of a house in Hiawassee, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team is replacing the plastic vent with a steel Ridge Guard wildlife barrier to squirrel-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 10:03:28 am.

Wildlife-Management Specialists from our North Georgia Office are Using Funnel Traps at a Young Harris, Georgia Gray Squirrel-Removal Job
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Jan 17, 2023 10:06:20 am.

Here's a Video of the Inspection Stage of a Young Harris, Georgia Squirrel-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2023 07:29:25 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed at the wooden slats of the gable vent to get into the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team will repair the damage and screen the vent, as well as trap and relocate the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:01:23 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal in Young Harris, Georgia are installing a metal animal barrier to cover a gap of almost three inches along the edge of the roof that allowed the squirrels into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 09:38:53 am.

Our wildlife-management specialists just removed the last of the squirrels from the attic of a house in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The house has already been animal-proofed and the damage has been repaired, so all that's left to do is replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 10:06:59 am.

This morning we have a crew of wildlife-management specialists doing squirrel removal in Hiawassee, Georgia. In addition to humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels, they're also animal-proofing the house to prevent future nuisance wildlife problems.
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Jan 10, 2023 09:31:57 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, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, Young Harris, and everywhere in between.

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