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Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing in North Georgia

Polyurethane foam chewed through by squirrels

Squirrels chewed through foam at this DIY squirrel removal job

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 a a North Georgia squirrel-removal crew sealing gaps in the roof to seal squirrels out of the attic of a house in Alpharetta. They'll also use traps to catch and remove the squirrels that are already living up there.
by Webmaster
Apr 08, 2021 10:59:41 am.

We have a crew setting traps to catch and remove gray squirrels from the attic of a Cumming, Georgia home. They'll also be repairing the squirrel damage, cleaning up the mess they made, and sealing them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 07, 2021 10:55:32 am.

An electrician found squirrel damage to the electrical wiring in the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. We're heading out there to remove the squirrels from the attic and animal-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Apr 07, 2021 10:52:16 am.

One of our North Georgia animal damage repair teams is repairing water and squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Cave Spring, Georgia. Water and squirrel damage often occur in the same places.
by Webmaster
Apr 05, 2021 10:56:27 am.

We have a crew sealing construction gaps in the roof of a house in Canton, Georgia to keep gray squirrels out of the attic. They're also setting traps to humanely catch and relocate the squirrels that are already up there.
by Webmaster
Apr 05, 2021 10:50:41 am.

A crew from our North Georgia office is sealing construction gaps in the roof of a house in Cumming, Georgia to keep gray squirrels out of the attic. They're also humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels that are already up there.
by Webmaster
Mar 31, 2021 11:12:41 am.

Technicians from our North Georgia office are repairing squirrel damage to the soffit of a house in Milton. They'll also catch and remove the squirrels that are already in the attic, and squirrel-proof the roof to keep them out.
by Webmaster
Mar 30, 2021 10:22:03 am.

Two of our technicians are using their carpentry skills to repair squirrel damage to the siding of a cabin near Blue Ridge, Georgia. The damage is pretty extensive and will require replacing some of the siding.
by Webmaster
Mar 30, 2021 09:59:02 am.

We have technicians repairing squirrel damage to the roof and soffit of a house in Gainesville, Georgia. Repairing the damage will also animal-proof the roof to keep squirrels and other critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 26, 2021 09:59:25 am.

Our North Georgia office is busy squirrel-proofing a stone house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Stone houses tend to have many gaps that can allow animals into houses because of the irregular surfaces of the stone wall.
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 11:08:49 am.

We have a crew sealing gaps in the bottom of the corner posts to keep gray squirrels from climbing up behind them and getting into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. This is more common than you might think.
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 11:02:26 am.

We have a squirrel damage repair crew replacing the roof trim of a house in Woodstock, Georgia to keep squirrels out of the attic. They're also trapping, removing, and relocating the squirrels that are already in the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 23, 2021 10:58:13 am.

Video of Gray Squirrel Removal and Exclusion at an Alpharetta, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Mar 22, 2021 09:43:02 am.

Technicians from our North Georgia office are repairing water and squirrel damage to the soffit panel of a house in Loganville, Georgia. Water damage and animals problems very often occur in the same places, and we repair them both.
by Webmaster
Mar 19, 2021 10:03:35 am.

We have a squirrel damage repair crew replacing the metal rain gutter of a house in Carrollton, Georgia that squirrels gnawed clear through to get into the attic of the house. The very thought of it gives me a toothache.
by Webmaster
Mar 18, 2021 10:55:01 am.

Squirrel removal technicians from our North Georgia office are repairing squirrel damage to the insulation on the air conditioning lines in the attic of a house in Cumming, Georgia. Good thing, too. Summer is coming.
by Webmaster
Mar 18, 2021 10:51:27 am.

Hope everyone stays safe from the storms. Listen out for animals, they might be taking shelter too!
by Amber A.
Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.

One of our North Georgia squirrel damage repair teams is replacing the roof trim on a house in Milton, Georgia. We've already removed the squirrels from the attic and relocated them to the woods, where they'll have lots of friends.
by Webmaster
Mar 17, 2021 10:36:33 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team squirrel-proofing the attic of a house in Blue Ridge, Georgia. They'll catch and relocate the existing squirrels, seal the roof to exclude them from the attic, and repair the damage they did.
by Webmaster
Mar 16, 2021 10:28:56 am.

Gray squirrels are tricky little buggers! Destructive and smart. Call Ridacritter!
by Jake A.
Mar 15, 2021 05:18:52 pm.

Here's Why this Roswell, Georgia Home has a Gray Squirrel Problem in the Attic
by Webmaster
Mar 15, 2021 11:07:34 am.

Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
by Jake A.
Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.

Video of a Gray Squirrel Removal and Exclusion Job in Jasper, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 11, 2021 09:51:50 am.

Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
by Amber A.
Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.

Today we're doing a squirrel removal and exclusion job in the attic of a house in Big Canoe, Georgia. We'll be relocating the squirrels to the forest, and sealing the roof of the house to keep squirrels and other critters out.
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2021 10:36:12 am.

A crew from our North Georgia office is placing traps in the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia to catch and remove squirrels. They'll also be animal-proofing the roof to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2021 10:27:19 am.

We have a squirrel-removal crew sealing construction gaps in the eaves of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia to keep squirrels out of the attic. Catching and removing squirrels is a never-ending job unless you also seal them out.
by Webmaster
Mar 09, 2021 10:44:50 am.

One of our crews is repairing squirrel damage to the roof and soffit of a house in Dalton, Georgia. The squirrels gnawed holes through the soffit panel to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 03, 2021 10:51:57 am.

Jason and Justin are all finished squirrel-proofing a house in Cumming, Georgia. The squirrels have been relocated, and all the gaps in the roof have been closed up to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 10:50:52 am.

We have a squirrel-removal team repairing squirrel damage to the roof and soffit of a house in Dunwoody, Georgia. They're also placing traps in the attic to humanely catch and relocate the squirrels to the forest.
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 10:47:28 am.

A crew from our North Georgia office is repairing water and squirrel damage to the soffit panel of a house in Roswell.
by Webmaster
Mar 01, 2021 11:57:02 am.

Today we have a crew catching and removing squirrels from the attic of a Roswell, Georgia home. They're also sealing up a gap along the edges of the roof to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic from now on.
by Webmaster
Mar 01, 2021 11:51:34 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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