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Squirrel Removal in the Macon, Georgia Area

Squirrel-proofing a home in Georgia

Squirrel-proofing a home in Georgia

There are many species of squirrels. In fact, they have their own taxonomic family, Sciuridae, which includes all squirrels.

Only two squirrels are commonly encountered as nuisance animals in buildings in the Macon, Georgia are: the Eastern gray squirrel (which we'll talk about on this page), and the flying squirrel. Two additional species, the red squirrel and the fox squirrel, are much less common but are encountered occasionally; and once in a very great while, chipmunks (who are also squirrels) may get into a house, usually in the basement or crawl space.

Gray squirrels are not always gray. There's a lot of color variation. A lot of them are reddish-brown, some are gray and brown, and we've even come across jet black or pure white squirrels. The official name is still gray squirrel, however, to avoid confusion with the other species. So if you hear our technician referring to your reddish-brown squirrels as gray squirrels, no, he's not color-blind. There's just a lot of variation in color among "gray" squirrels.

In nature, gray squirrels usually live in hollow trees. They're tree-dwellers by nature, only coming to the ground to find nuts, bury them, and retrieve them after they've been buried. This is part of the squirrel's job in nature: They're responsible for planting a lot of trees by burying the nuts, which are seeds. You might call them nature's arborists.

Squirrels as Pests

Technically, squirrels are not pests. They're nuisance animals. There's a legal difference, one of the implications of which is that squirrels cannot be poisoned and killed like rats and mice. So if you come across a "squirrel exterminator" who proposes poisoning the squirrels, that person is breaking the law. They're also not doing you any favors because not only would the dead squirrels stink up your house, but without proper exclusion, there would be nothing to stop new squirrels from moving in.

And move in they will, and here's why. Remember a few minutes ago we said that squirrels in nature live in hollow trees? Well, as a result of human expansion into what used to be the sole domain of wild critters, hollow trees are getting hard to find, and the rent for a decent hollow tree has gone way up. As a result, many squirrels have been forced to find new homes elsewhere; and the attics of human homes are considered primo real estate among squirrels. Keeping squirrels out of your attic is therefore both necessary and challenging.

Now one would think that the squirrels would be so appreciative about finding a nice, clean, warm attic in which to spend the cooler months that they'd be grateful and show their gratitude by taking good care of the place. But they don't. They make a mess of it. They tear up the insulation, gnaw on whatever has been been stored up there, damage the ductwork, and and poop and pee all over the place. Even worse, if they start gnawing on wires -- which they often do -- they can start a fire. Thousands of homes are lost to fire this way every year.

Aside from just making a mess of the place, the squirrels' filthy habits create health hazards from their urine, droppings, and shed parasites. They also cause odor problems, which like the disease organisms, can get into the living area of the home -- especially if you have air-conditioning or heating equipment in the attic.

Long story short, when squirrels get into your home, they must be removed.

Squirrel Removal

Infrared photo of a squirrel in the attic of a house in Georgia.

We have top-secret, newfangled, stealth, night-vision cameras to help solve difficult squirrel problems.

When squirrels get into your home, they need to be removed. Not only that, but the damage they caused needs to be fixed, the mess they created needs to be cleaned up, and all the ways that squirrels can get back in need to be found and sealed. Your home needs to be made squirrel-proof, with every possible gap sealed up so squirrels can't get inside the house. This is called squirrel exclusion, it's absolutely necessary, and it's why you need a professional animal control company to do the work for you.

There are several reasons for this. First of all, very few people have a true understanding and appreciation for exactly how resourceful squirrels can be. They can get into hole and gaps that most handymen don't even know to look for. And as for roofers... well, if roofers knew how to seal squirrels out of houses, then your house would already be squirrel-proof and you wouldn't need us.

Secondly, properly sealing squirrels and other animals out of buildings requires a lot of specialized equipment including long ladders, scaffolding, cherry pickers, and sometimes even infrared night-vision cameras. We have all that stuff and more. That's because we're North Georgia's biggest and most-experienced animal control company. No squirrel control job is too big or too small for us.

We also clean up after the squirrels, which may include removing their droppings and nests, disinfecting and sanitizing the area, neutralizing odors, applying insecticides for parasites, if needed, and optionally, replacing contaminated insulation. We'll leave your home clean, squirrel-free, and squirrel-proof. We guarantee it.

If you have a problem with squirrels, please call us for a professional inspection and remediation consultation. Easy financing is available for qualified customers.

Squirrel Removal Gallery

Here are pictures of squirrel removal work we've done in the Macon area.

We have the tools and personnel to handle any squirrel control job, so please call us today. We look forward to your call.

 

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Example of Squirrel Proofing at a House in Columbus, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 11:05:21 am.

Jason found gaps around the edge of the roof of a house in Albany, Georgia that need to be sealed to keep squirrels out of the attic. We'll be sending a squirrel-removal team this afternoon to do the work.
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 10:53:08 am.

We have technicians heading out to squirrel proof the attic of a house in Fort Valley, Georgia. The squirrels are getting in through a gap between the soffit panel and the shingles at a roof junction point.
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 10:44:53 am.

Our technicians are hard at work repairing gray squirrel damage to the roof and soffit of a house in Forsyth, Georgia. They're also setting traps to humanely catch and remove the squirrels from the attic.
by Webmaster
Mar 02, 2021 10:42:33 am.

Today we have technicians humanely trapping and removing squirrels from the attic of a Columbus, Georgia home. The squirrels will be released unharmed in the forest, while we'll be busy squirrel-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Mar 01, 2021 11:54:13 am.

Rats, mice and squirrels today. Wildlife repairs with trapping. Animal exclusion needed call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
by Jason Arruda
Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

A squirrel damage-repair team from our Macon office is headed out to Roberta, Georgia to repair squirrel damage to the siding of a cabin. The squirrels gnawed right through the siding to get into the house.
by Webmaster
Feb 18, 2021 10:43:38 am.

We're just about finished squirrel-proofing a house in Roberta, Georgia. The squirrels have been removed from the attic, the damage repaired, and the roof animal-proofed. All that's left is to replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Feb 12, 2021 10:38:50 am.

Headed down to Hahira Ga this morning to catch the elusive gray attic squirrel 🐿 this will be number 6 for the week different locations of course
by Carl D.
Feb 12, 2021 06:01:26 am.

A crew from our Macon office is repairing water and squirrel damage to the soffit of a house in Columbus, Georgia. It's actually the same repair because the wood was already damaged when the squirrels chewed through it.
by Webmaster
Feb 11, 2021 11:26:52 am.

Fortunately, We'll be Squirrel-Proofing the Attic of this Columbus, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Feb 11, 2021 10:48:33 am.

A crew from our Macon office is trapping and removing squirrels from a hunting cabin in Roberta, Georgia. They'll also be animal-proofing the cabin to prevent future problems with squirrels or other critters.
by Webmaster
Feb 10, 2021 11:02:26 am.

Our technicians are repairing rat damage to a drain line at a house in Macon, Georgia. The rats also got into the house itself, so we'll be non-chemically trapping and removing them and rat-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Feb 10, 2021 10:59:15 am.

Bats in Roberta Ga, Rats in Macon Ga and Mice in the walls in Warner Robins Ga. call for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 09, 2021 11:43:49 am.

Exclusion quote done in Eastman Ga this morning now I’m headed to Thomaston Ga for another exclusion quote. Customer hearing noises in the wall.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 08, 2021 01:10:45 pm.

We have a team heading out to repair squirrel damage to the roof of a house in Columbus, Georgia. They'll also be squirrel-proofing the entire roof to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Feb 03, 2021 11:00:19 am.

Cold and windy day like today reminds me why animals like the warmth and safety of an attic and or crawl space. It’s cold outside stay warm everyone, but if you find yourself hearing scratching noises in the attic/walls give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 04:49:14 pm.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

We have a crew replacing the dryer vents to keep squirrels out of an apartment house in Macon, Georgia. The squirrels climbed up the brick exterior to the second floor and gnawed their way in through the vents.
by Webmaster
Feb 02, 2021 11:04:45 am.

Technicians from our Macon office just removed three young squirrels from the attic of a house in Valdosta, Georgia. All three squirrels were in the same trap and will be relocated together with their mother.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2021 11:42:33 am.

Our Macon office has technicians squirrel-proofing a house in Columbus, Georgia. They're also trapping and removing the existing squirrels from the attic so they can be relocated elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2021 11:37:44 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
by Jake A.
Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

We're starting a job removing squirrels from the attic of a house in Macon, Georgia today. We'll be trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic, and squirrel-proofing the roof to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Jan 29, 2021 10:53:13 am.

We're heading out to a house in Columbus, Georgia to trap and remove squirrels from the attic. The squirrels have been chewing on the electrical wiring. We'll get rid of them and seal the roof to keep them out.
by Webmaster
Jan 29, 2021 10:46:06 am.

An animal-exclusion team from our Macon office is heading out to Tifton, Georgia to squirrel-proof a house. Trapping and removing squirrels from an attic must be followed by exclusion to be a permanent solution.
by Webmaster
Jan 28, 2021 07:30:15 am.

An electrician found squirrel damage to the wiring in the attic of a house in Columbus, Georgia. We have a crew on their way to trap and remove the squirrels and seal them out of the attic to prevent future damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2021 09:24:09 am.

Gray Squirrels Made a Mess of the Insulation in an Attic in Valdosta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2021 09:20:38 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

Jason and his crew are heading out to trap and remove squirrels from the attic of a house in Monticello, Georgia. They'll also be animal-proofing the house to prevent squirrels and other critters from getting inside.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2021 08:52:34 am.

Next week we'll be sending a crew to seal squirrels out of a church in Columbus, Georgia. Churches are very challenging buildings to animal-proof because of the steeples, bell towers, and other nooks and crannies.
by Webmaster
Jan 22, 2021 10:39:35 am.

A squirrel-control team from our Macon office is busy squirrel-proofing the corrugated steel roof of a warehouse in Columbus Georgia. We provide squirrel-removal services at both residential and commercial buildings.
by Webmaster
Jan 22, 2021 10:37:09 am.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon.

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