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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 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 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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As always it’s nice to visit with our clients in the Albany Ga area. Thanks to all companies and people who refer us to your friends and family for wildlife needs.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 21, 2019 02:47:07 pm.

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by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2019 05:52:35 pm.

Had a good day visiting some of my clients in the Gainesville Ga. area today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 17, 2019 02:38:57 pm.

Squirrels, squirrels, and rats. Just left a house in Vestavia Hills. We are sealing that one today for squirrels and rats. On my way to pehlam for gray squirrels. Then back up to Birmingham for more gray squirrels. Then to Irondale.
by Chris Scott
Jan 17, 2019 11:14:15 am.

Leaving Columbus now, just finished checking squirrel traps, heading to Macon for a squirrel exclusion, then to Warner Robbins for a squirrel inspection.
by Jason McFarland
Jan 17, 2019 10:32:44 am.

Minor Squirrel Damage to the Heating Ducts in an Attic in Macon
by Webmaster
Jan 14, 2019 12:02:11 pm.

Safety training in Jasper Georgia today. Couldn’t ask for a better view.
by Dean Scott
Jan 11, 2019 10:33:18 am.

It’s was a great day in Birmingham Alabama today. I got to see a lot of friendly faces again. Our relationship with the pest control industry has been and is amazing. Thanks to all the Pest Control companies that refer us for wildlife.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 10, 2019 03:08:08 pm.

Good morning team. I’m headed to Albany Ga. today to see some clients. Hope you all have a great day.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 09, 2019 08:05:26 am.

Look How Squirrels Got Into the Soffit of a House in Valdosta
by Webmaster
Jan 08, 2019 10:43:22 am.

Video of some Squirrel Holes Seen From the Ground
by Webmaster
Jan 08, 2019 10:30:40 am.

Squirrels keeping you up at night? Hearing sounds of animals running around in your attic? Its very common to have squirrels in your attic. Call Ridacritter for a free estimate. We can remove and prevent squirrels.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 08, 2019 09:48:08 am.

Looks like a pretty nice week in store for the Ridacritter team. Good luck and be safe chasing those critters. Call Ridacritter for your nuisance animal removal needs.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 07, 2019 08:23:03 am.

Want the best squirrel control service to assist you with your squirrel problem? Call Ridacritter for a free estimate for squirrel removal and squirrel prevention. We specialize in rodent exclusion. Since 2001
by Richard Adcock
Jan 06, 2019 11:52:17 am.

Its finally a beautiful day in the south! The sun is shining and the temperatures are nice. Our techs are out in the filed removing attic critters and excluding them from homes. If you have rats, mice or other varmints in your home call us.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 05, 2019 12:02:27 pm.

Confused Squirrels Sealed Out of a House
by Webmaster
Jan 02, 2019 11:09:10 am.

Headed to Birmingham lots of calls for gray squirrels today. Got one raccoon call in Leeds. Then some gray squirrels in adamsville. Then back to Birmingham for more gray squirrels. Pretty busy day but it’s that time of the year.
by Chris Scott
Jan 02, 2019 09:35:55 am.

How to get rid of squirrels? Call Rid A Critter, we can remove squirrels and seal your home to prevent future squirrel infestations. A+BBB, TrustDale Certified, 18 yrs in business. Call for a free estimate.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 31, 2018 01:28:16 pm.

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by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2018 11:26:02 am.

Fresh Squirrel Hole in a House in Valdosta
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2018 11:07:42 am.

Seeing clients in and around Griffin Ga today.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 28, 2018 01:07:45 pm.

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by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2018 10:43:21 am.

The Rid A Critter team is busy removing squirrels and rats all over Atlanta, Macon, Birmingham and Athens this rainy day. For the best animal removal and prevention call Ridacritter.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 20, 2018 09:36:57 am.

Several stops in Norcross/Duluth, lots of activity here
by Chris Collender
Dec 18, 2018 02:25:47 pm.

Young Squirrels Hanging Out on the Corner, Up to No Good
by Webmaster
Dec 18, 2018 10:17:20 am.

Headed to Gainesville to give a quote, not just to get rid of the animals but to seal the house which will give them a long term solution
by Chris Collender
Dec 18, 2018 06:49:10 am.

Spent the day with clients in South Georgia from Albany to Valdosta. Time to head back to Pike county.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 17, 2018 05:06:48 pm.

Good luck 🍀 to all students taking their midterm exams this week.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 17, 2018 04:25:14 pm.

Doing some squirrel trapping in Macon today, then to Warner Robbins for a squirrel exclusion.
by Jason McFarland
Dec 17, 2018 09:44:15 am.

In the mountains today, big canoe fior squirrels and bent tree for bats
by Chris Collender
Dec 13, 2018 08:38:02 am.

Video of Carl and Javors on a Squirrel Exclusion Job
by Webmaster
Dec 12, 2018 10:35:34 am.

Headed to the YMCA in Athens, apparently the squirrels are tearing up the ceiling
by Chris Collender
Dec 12, 2018 10:20:41 am.

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, 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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