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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-control crew from our North Georgia office is doing gray squirrel removal in Snellville today. The most important part of the job will be closing a gap between the roof soffit and the shingles at a junction point to keep squirrels and other pesky critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 30, 2022 11:11:20 am.

A round gable vent somehow became detached on the top and is tipped inward several inches. That made it easy for gray squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Roswell, Georgia. Our wildlife-removal crew will repair and screen the gable vent to keep squirrels and other nuisance critters out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 30, 2022 10:54:35 am.

A handyman made a real mess trying to repair squirrel damage and animal-proof the soffit at a Suwanee, Georgia squirrel-removal job. Our animal damage-repair specialists are at the house undoing the mess he made and properly repairing the soffit to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 29, 2022 10:07:52 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of a Nerf football through the wooden roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal experts will repair the squirrel damage as part of animal-proofing the house, as well as trap and relocate the squirrels who already got into the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 29, 2022 09:45:58 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed away most of the cheap plastic roof ridge vent to get into the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will replace the plastic vent with Ridge Guard, a tough, steel animal barrier that will prevent squirrels and other wildlife from getting into the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 29, 2022 09:43:14 am.

I was in Big Canoe this morning, rats in the crawl space, then out to Douglasville for flyers in the attic, headed to Forest park for rats in a rental property
by Chris Collender
Sep 27, 2022 11:02:03 am.

Droppings and acorn shells on the plywood floor in the attic were proof positive of squirrels that needed to be removed from the attic of an Alpharetta, Georgia home. Our wildlife-management technicians are in the attic setting traps, as well as animal-proofing the roof to prevent future critter invasions.
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2022 10:42:45 am.

Our wildlife damage repair specialists are replacing a water-damaged soffit panel as part of an Acworth, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job. Water problems and animal problems often go hand in hand, so you really can't address one without taking care of the other.
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:48:59 am.

Chris lifted a shingle and discovered a gap of more than two inches between the roof sheathing and the fascia that is the reason we're trapping and removing gray squirrels from the attic of a house in Carrollton, Georgia today. The squirrels didn't even have to bend down, much less break out their chompers.
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:38:51 am.

Our wildlife-exclusion professionals are installing Ridge Guard at a Jasper, Georgia squirrel-removal job. It will replace the plastic roof ridge vent that the squirrels gnawed through.
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:22:32 am.

A poorly-cut soffit panel left a triangular gap where the soffit meets the shingles that allowed gray squirrels into a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal professionals will close the gap to animal-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:05:40 am.

A Crew of Wildlife-Management Professionals is Heading Out to Fix a Handyman's Attempt at Squirrel Removal and Exclusion at a Hiawassee, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:01:27 am.

Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender
Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.

Squirrels gnawed away the corner of a cardboard carton and made a mess of acorn shells and shredded debris on the plywood floor in the attic of a house in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will clean up the mess once they've trapped and relocated the squirrels and animal-proofed the roof.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2022 11:09:00 am.

We just finished up a Hiawassee squirrel-removal job. We trapped and relocated the squirrels from the attic, animal-proofed the roof to prevent future wildlife problems, and replaced the badly-contaminated attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2022 11:03:49 am.

This morning we're finishing up a squirrel-removal job in Cumming, Georgia. The squirrels are out of the attic, and the roof has been made wildlife-proof. All that's left is cleaning up the mess that the squirrels made in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2022 09:58:57 am.

Animal-proofing professionals from our North Georgia office are installing animal barriers and Ridge Guard as parts of a Commerce, Georgia squirrel-removal job. Removing and relocating squirrels from the attic has to be accompanied by wildlife exclusion to permanently solve attic animal problems.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2022 09:17:11 am.

Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender
Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.

Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.

Here's a Video of our Wildlife-Removal Professionals Performing Squirrel Removal Job at a House in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2022 09:24:35 am.

Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
by Chris Collender
Sep 15, 2022 10:09:54 am.

A squirrel damage repair crew from our North Georgia office is working in Gainesville today. They're repairing damage to the roof and soffit. The squirrels have already been trapped, removed from the attic, and relocated.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2022 10:18:45 am.

It turns out that the pitter-patter of little feet was caused by gray squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Young Harris, Georgia. Our wildlife-removal professionals are on the job setting traps to catch and relocate the squirrels, repairing the damage they did, and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2022 08:53:21 am.

Animal-exclusion technicians from our North Georgia office are installing a new chimney cap as part of a squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion job at a house in Young Harris. Removing squirrels from the attic is pointless unless you also prevent new squirrels from getting in to replace the ones you removed.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 10:17:37 am.

A clothes dryer vent was mounted in such a way that only the top edge was flush with the siding. The resulting gap around the other three edges allowed squirrels into a house in Rome, Georgia. We're installing an animal-resistant dryer vent to keep squirrels and other wildlife outdoors where they belong.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2022 07:26:09 am.

A gap about an inch and a half high between the metal flashing and the roof framing allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew will re-flash the roof and install an animal barrier to keep squirrels and other nuisance wildlife and rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2022 10:17:22 am.

Was in Duluth this morning for bats, then off to watkinsville and Royston for u know, bats, now to Covington for rats
by Chris Collender
Aug 22, 2022 03:23:41 pm.

Wildlife-management professionals from our North Georgia office are almost finished with a squirrel-removal and exclusion job in Oxford. The squirrel have been trapped and relocated to the forest, and the house has been made animal-proof. All that's left is replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2022 10:11:36 am.

Extensive trails through the blown-in insulation between the joists were evidence of gray squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of an Acworth, Georgia home. Our wildlife-removal crew is on the scene setting traps to catch and relocate the squirrels, and animal-proofing the house to prevent future problems with wild critters.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2022 10:08:55 am.

Droppings and shredded insulation that was used as nesting material were evidence of a nest of squirrels in the attic of a house in Acworth, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal team will relocate the squirrels as a family, and animal-proof the roof to keep wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 18, 2022 10:58:50 am.

The droppings on a sheet of brown paper over items stored in the attic was evidence of squirrels that need to be removed from a house in Cumming, Georgia. Even though the weather is still hot, squirrels are already looking for places to spend the winter because they need to provision them before the weather turns cold.
by Webmaster
Aug 16, 2022 09:59:44 am.

Yesterday, I was In peachtree city and then ellenwoood, for bats, then I drove lakemont and Cummings, snakes in the house.
by Chris Collender
Aug 16, 2022 07:43:26 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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