Rich Version (More Pretty Pictures) Light Version (Uses Less Data)
We are hiring! Please click here for details.
Phone Icon Google+ Share Button Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button HomeAdvisor Button

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 Macon and all of Georgia, however, 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.

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 right 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. 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 no-obligation inspection and 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.

 

Reviews and Affiliations


Council on Alcohol and Drugs - Certified Drug-Free Workplace Trust DALE Certified Logo Better Business Bureau Accredited Business A+ Badge



Top Rated Business by HomeAdvisor


Social
Google+ YouTube Twitter


CritterTwitter

Nick Found Squirrel Droppings in the Attic of a House in Warner Robins, Georgia
by Webmaster
Oct 19, 2017 10:57:50 am.

Chris Sent a Picture of Squirrel Damage to a PVC Pipe
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2017 10:49:16 am.

Nick Found a Squirrel Hole in a House in Milledgeville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Oct 13, 2017 11:19:35 am.

A Missing Drip Edge Led to Squirrel Damage in Warner Robins, Georgia
by Webmaster
Oct 13, 2017 11:15:04 am.

These Squirrels Chewed Through a Roofing Boot
by Webmaster
Oct 04, 2017 10:56:15 am.

Justin Sent a Video of a Squirrel Family Being Released to the Wild
by Webmaster
Oct 03, 2017 10:48:25 am.

Brad Found a Squirrel Nest on the Porch at a House in Macon
by Webmaster
Oct 02, 2017 11:00:19 am.

A Sagging Rain Gutter Allowed Squirrels into a House
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2017 10:19:32 am.

Here's a Video of Justin Relocating and Releasing a Family of Grey Squirrels
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2017 09:59:03 am.

Here's What a Baby Gray Squirrel Looks Like
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2017 09:17:19 am.

Justin Stopped By at the Squirrel Snack Bar
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2017 11:43:51 am.

Matt Found Squirrel Damage to a House in Warm Springs, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2017 11:36:25 am.

Here's a Short Video from a Squirrel Spycam
by Webmaster
Sep 12, 2017 10:56:17 am.

This Baby Squirrel is Up Past its Bedtime
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2017 11:16:06 am.

Here's a Picture of Two Young Squirrels Being Released into the Wild
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2017 11:31:41 am.

Justin Found a Squirrel Hole in a House in Macon, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2017 09:16:57 am.

Here's a Video of Carl and Chad Watching the Eclipse
by Webmaster
Aug 31, 2017 12:00:44 pm.

Here's a Baby Squirrel Removed from a House in Macon, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2017 02:55:17 pm.

Here are some Cute Baby Squirrels in the Rain Gutter of a House in Macon, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2017 02:49:47 pm.

Carl Sent this Video Explaining Our Animal-Proofing Work Versus Our Competitor's
by Webmaster
Aug 08, 2017 08:49:01 am.

Justin Found a Squirrel Hole in a House in Barnesville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 07, 2017 10:24:06 am.

Chris Sent a Picture of a Squirrel Stuck in a Range Hood
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2017 09:20:59 am.

Chris Sent a Picture of a Male Antheraea polyphemus Silk Moth
by Webmaster
Jul 25, 2017 09:17:40 am.

Justin Did a Squirrel Removal Job at a House Built in 1800
by Webmaster
Jul 24, 2017 10:58:18 am.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in Macon, Georgia and the surrounding area, including Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon.

Site and Photos © 2005 - 2015 Rid-A-Critter®. All rights reserved. Legal, Privacy and Warranty Information. This Web site designed and maintained by RJM Web Design.