Squirrels
Squirrels in the attic? Squirrels in your crawl space or eaves? Those scurrying sounds in the attic may well be Gray, Fox, Flying or Pine squirrels - which love to invade attics, and occasionally walls of structures. Call today for removal solutions to rid your home of squirrel problems!

Description

There are different types of squirrels throughout the area that cause problems in homes. Flying squirrels, grounds squirrels, and tree squirrels are pesky animals that can cause significant damages upon entering and nesting in your home.

Appearance

Tree Squirrels

  • 1-2 feet long
  • Gray, brown, or black in color

Ground Squirrels

  • Shorter tails than that of a tree squirrel
  • Smaller in size
  • Reddish-gray to smoky brown in color
  • Color may include black spots or stripes

Flying Squirrels

  • Smallest of all 3 squirrels
  • Webs of skin between fore and hind limbs
  • Light brown or gray in color
  • Large eyes

Habitat

Tree Squirrels

Tree squirrels prefer to live where ground cover is plentiful, including hardwood or coniferous forests.  They will build nests in the trees using twigs and leaves.

Ground Squirrels

Ground squirrels can be found living among open grasslands. Their nest will consist of extensive burrows in the ground with multiple exits.

Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels make their homes in the crevices of trees or abandoned bird's nests. The small squirrels prefer to live in wooded areas where they can easily glide from treetop to treetop.

Squirrel Problems

Entry

Squirrels will enter homes in search of a warm nesting area or while seeking food. Already damaged areas and construction gaps make great places for squirrels to enter homes. If there is no way of entry and the squirrel is determined to enter your home, the persistent animal will chew a hole in building material.

Squirrel Damage

Squirrels can create damages around your property and inside of your home. The burrowing habits of squirrels and digging for insects and nuts will damage yards and fields. Squirrels inside of the homes can create an electrical hazard by chewing wires within the attic and pulling insulation for nesting.

Squirrel Control

Control and Safety

Keeping ground squirrels off personal property is challenging since the rodents can simply burrow underneath or climb over most fences, though electrified fencing can be effective. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels can be kept from entering attics by sealing all possible external entrances and pruning tree limbs that hang over roofs.

Trapping and Removal

If serious squirrel problems arise, contact Critter Control wildlife experts to handle the furry little rodents. Our technicians have the training and tools necessary to trap and remove squirrels from private properties. We only employ humane methods of eradication and our process is safe for all humans and animals involved.

We can help you get rid of squirrel problems! Call our Ann Arbor office today!  734.333.7349

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