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Squirrel Removal in the Macon, Georgia Area

Young squirrel being held by an animal-removal technician in his hands after being removed from the attic of a house

There are many species of squirrels. In fact, they have their own taxonomic family, Sciuridae, which includes all squirrels. We provide humane removal and relocation of any squirrels that gets into your home or building.

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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Today We Have a Crew Squirrel-Proofing the Attic of a House in Cordele, Georgia
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Sep 24, 2021 08:44:02 am.

A crew from our Macon office is busy at a Perry, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job. This is a busy time of the year for squirrels, which makes it a busy time for squirrel trappers, as well.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2021 11:19:51 am.

Without a doubt, Justin Has his Hands Full at a Macon, Georgia Squirrel-Removal Job
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Sep 23, 2021 11:16:21 am.

Squirrel-removal technicians from our Macon office are doing a Tifton, Georgia squirrel damage repair and squirrel-proofing job.
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Sep 23, 2021 10:59:50 am.

Technicians doing gray squirrel removal in Cordele, Georgia are relocating a family of squirrels that were caught together overnight. They're receiving first-class transportation to their new home in a hollow tree in the woods.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2021 10:50:32 am.

Technicians from our Macon office working at a Tifton, Georgia squirrel-removal job are replacing the metal rain gutters because the squirrels gnawed right on through the old ones. Squirrels have powerful jaws and are able to gnaw through most building materials.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2021 10:53:26 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal at a Macon, Georgia home are installing a metal shield around the edge of the roof to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic. This is the only way to achieve permanent squirrel control.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2021 10:49:42 am.

Gray squirrels chewed their way right through the wooden roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Albany, Georgia. A squirrel-removal crew from our Macon office is trapping and removing the squirrels, repairing the damage, and squirrel-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2021 10:46:12 am.

A crew doing squirrel removal at a Macon, Georgia home will replacing a stone that fell from the facade to keep squirrels out of the attic. It's actually an unusual situation; but I suppose to a squirrel, one hole is as good as another.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2021 11:12:43 am.

We have technicians doing gray squirrel removal at a Tifton, Georgia home. The squirrels gnawed a hole in the soffit near the rain gutter, which we'll repair, as well as humanely relocating the squirrels that are already in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2021 11:08:35 am.

We have a crew busy at work at a Macon, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job. It's a big old house with numerous gable vents, all of which will have to be screened to permanently seal squirrels out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2021 10:19:32 am.

Jason and Alonzo are just about finished with an Americus, Georgia squirrel-removal job. This is a busy time of year as the shortening days trigger their instincts to find their winter home; and a busy time of the year for squirrel-removal technicians who remove them from the attic of homes.
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2021 10:15:02 am.

Jason found evidence of squirrels in the attic of a house in Albany, Georgia. A squirrel-removal crew from our Macon office is on their way to get the squirrels out of the attic and keep them out.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 11:33:11 am.

Gray squirrels made quite a mess in the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. Squirrel removal specialists from our Macon office office will trap and relocate the squirrels, clean up the mess, repair the damage, and squirrel proof the roof for permanent attic animal control.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 10:59:00 am.

Gray squirrels did major damage to the insulation in the attic of a house in Americus, Georgia. Squirrel removal technicians from our Macon office will replace the insulation as part of a comprehensive squirrel removal, exclusion, and damage repair job.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2021 10:35:38 am.

Our Macon office has a crew busy at work at a Cordele, Georgia squirrel removal and damage repair job. The squirrels gnawed right through the roof fascia behind the rain gutter to get into the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2021 11:18:07 am.

A burrow about the diameter of a baseball through the insulation was a sign of squirrels in the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our Macon office will trap and relocate the squirrels, animal-proof the roof, and replace the insulation.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2021 11:34:12 am.

Squirrel droppings and flattened-out insulation were evidence of squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Macon, Georgia. Squirrel-removal technicians are on their way to the house to relocate the squirrels and seal them out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2021 11:31:15 am.

Another Example of Failed DIY Squirrel Exclusion at a Cordele, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2021 10:41:49 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are installing animal-proof chimney caps as part of an Albany, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job. The squirrels have already been removed from the attic and relocated to their new home in a hollow tree. It's a downgrade, but they'll cope.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:56:00 am.

Our Macon-area technicians are doing squirrel removal at an Americus, Georgia home. They're animal-proofing the roof to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic, and using traps to catch, remove, and relocate the squirrels who are already living in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:29:03 am.

One of our Macon, Georgia squirrel removal crews is replacing a water-damaged section of siding to keep squirrels out of a house. Water damage and animal problems often go hand in hand.
by Webmaster
Sep 10, 2021 10:33:14 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a fist sized hole through the wooden roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our Macon office are repairing the damage and removing the squirrels from the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2021 11:00:12 am.

Urine stains dripping down the siding were signs of a squirrel problem in the attic of a house in Americus, Georgia. A squirrel removal crew from our Macon office is on their way to trap and remove the squirrels from the attic and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 11:05:50 am.

Tomorrow our guys in Macon will be starting a Tifton, Georgia squirrel removal and squirrel proofing job. This is the time of year when squirrels and other critters are setting up their winter homes, which unfortunately are often in our attics.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:28:20 am.

Squirrel-removal technicians from our Macon office are squirrel-proofing the roof of a Perry, Georgia home. It makes no sense to removal and relocate squirrels from the attic unless you also do the necessary exclusion work to prevent new squirrels from getting in.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:21:54 am.

This afternoon we'll be starting an Albany, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job. We'll be installing a metal shield over a gap in the edge of the roof to permanently seal squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:18:36 am.

A team from our Macon office is working at an Albany, Georgia squirrel exclusion job. This is the time of year to make the changes needed to keep squirrels out of the attic, before they have a chance to make a major mess up there. Animal problems are best dealt with sooner rather than later.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2021 10:15:28 am.

A three inch gap between the roof sheathing and fascia made it easy for squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Macon, Georgia. Squirrel removal technicians are covering the gap with a sheet metal shield to prevent future problems with squirrels or other animals in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:48:51 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are replacing the attic insulation as the final step of a Tifton, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The insulation was heavily contaminated with squirrel urine and droppings and needed to be removed and replaced to eliminate the odors.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2021 01:10:03 pm.

We have two crews working at a Tifton, Georgia squirrel removal and exclusion job because of the size of the house. Both crews are based out of our Macon, Georgia office.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 11:12:44 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are replacing a badly-damaged section of roof as part of a Milledgeville, Georgia squirrel removal job. The roof is soggy and there's actually moss growing on it, and there's no way we can squirrel-proof a roof that's in that bad a condition.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 10:31:44 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. We are fully licensed and insured.

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