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Squirrel Removal in the Macon, Georgia Area

Two young squirrels removed from a home

Two young squirrels removed from a home

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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by Webmaster
May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

A crew from our Macon office is headed out to Monticello to trap and remove gray squirrels who are living in the attic.
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May 26, 2020 10:01:44 am.

A crew from our Macon office is trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic of a house in Greenville, Georgia.
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A crew from our Macon office is headed out to a squirrel-removal job in the attic of a house in Albany, Georgia.
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May 18, 2020 10:27:59 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to the Ducts in the Attic of a House in Macon, Georgia
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May 18, 2020 10:25:13 am.

Gray Squirrel Damage to a Gable Vent at a House in Macon, Georgia
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May 14, 2020 10:41:03 am.

Cute Young Gray Squirrels Trapped and Removed from a House in Albany, Georgia
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May 11, 2020 10:54:13 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
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Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

Rainy day in Macon, doing a squirrel removal and a squirrel Exclusion Today.
by Jason McFarland
Apr 23, 2020 09:56:17 am.

Gray Squirrel Hole Gnawed into the Attic of a House in Americus, Georgia
by Webmaster
Apr 07, 2020 10:12:16 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
by Dean Scott
Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

Gray Squirrel Holes into the Attic of a House in Americus, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 31, 2020 10:20:44 am.

A crew from our Macon office is in Albany, Georgia sealing up a house to keep squirrels out of the attic
by Webmaster
Mar 31, 2020 10:14:50 am.

From our family to yours we wish you good health and safety. During this uncertain time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you as a approved business for essential Services. Rid-A-Critter remains open. Thanks
by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

This Squirrel on the Porch of a House in Albany, Georgia is Facing a Dilemma
by Webmaster
Mar 26, 2020 10:47:29 am.

Our crew is out in Albany today removing squirrels from the attic of a house and making it squirrel-proof
by Webmaster
Mar 23, 2020 10:35:11 am.

James was out in Americus sealing squirrels out of a house to keep them out of the attic
by Webmaster
Mar 20, 2020 10:09:42 am.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 09:57:33 am.

Gray Squirrels Made a Real Mess in the Attic of a House in Macon, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 06, 2020 09:06:44 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
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Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
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Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

Gray Squirrel Hole in a Post in Macon, Georgia
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Feb 26, 2020 11:02:38 am.

Gray Squirrel Entry Gap into the Attic of a House in Barnesville, Georgia
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Feb 25, 2020 10:53:09 am.

A Gray Squirrel Gnawed its Way into this House in Americus, Georgia
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Feb 21, 2020 10:01:49 am.

Typical Squirrel Gap into a House in Columbus, Georgia
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Feb 21, 2020 09:57:39 am.

Ambitious Squirrel Chewed its Way into a House in Macon, Georgia
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Feb 18, 2020 11:24:37 am.

Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
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Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

This Water Damage Allowed Squirrels into the Attic of a House in Macon, Georgia
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Feb 12, 2020 10:43:24 am.

A Squirrel with a Good Work Ethic Gnawed its Way into an Albany, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jan 27, 2020 10:26:13 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Was a busy day today and covered a lot of ground... Zebulon Ga, Griffin Ga, Macon Ga, Perry Ga, to McIntyre Ga. Squirrels, rats and bats. Yes bats. Their still active. Call us
by Jason Arruda
Jan 20, 2020 06:30:29 pm.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in Macon, 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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