Squirrels in the attic? Squirrels in your crawl space or eaves? Those scurrying sounds in the attic may well be Gray, Fox, Flying or Pine squirrels - which love to invade attics, and occasionally walls of structures. Call today for removal solutions to rid your home of squirrel problems!


Squirrel Control: Trapping & Removal

Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Squirrel problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Squirrel removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.

Squirrel Damage & Problems

Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance squirrels and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the squirrels’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our squirrel removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you hear squirrels in your attic!

The most common complaint associated with squirrels is noise. Our squirrel control customers will hear noises within their homes, typically at sunrise. At first light, squirrels will begin to scurry around, looking for food. Occasionally, customers will find the entry point from the outside – the hole where the squirrels are getting into the home – but typically the first signs of a squirrel control situation are the irritating noises they make in the early hours of the morning. When customers call us, we ask them a series of questions to help determine if and what type of squirrel control is necessary. It is important for customers to track what time of day they are hearing noises, how long they have been hearing noises and in what area of the home or building they are hearing noises so we can implement the most ideal squirrel control plan.

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With over one hundred different species and a presence on every continent except Antarctica, squirrels are certainly one of the most commonly seen and tolerated mammals. Squirrels are curious in nature and most species adapt very well to human presence. Due to their seemingly careless nature, they are often the source of nuisance wildlife complaints and can be very destructive when they invade personal property. Each species poses its own squirrel removal challenge and in most cases it is best to contact or hire a trained professional to handle the issue. Squirrels are persistent, which is why it can be helpful to hire a professional to not only remove the nuisance squirrels but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future squirrel infestation.

Squirrel Habitats

Squirrels primarily live in wooded areas and mostly build their nests in trees, however, it is very common for squirrels to nest in attics or walls of residential homes or commercial buildings. Squirrel problems are often identified by home or business owners when they can be heard scratching or moving around from inside the structure.

Squirrel Entry

Squirrels are tenacious and persistent creatures that will work very hard to gain entry into attics and other spaces. Squirrels will enter buildings for shelter and nesting. Squirrels have litters of babies in the spring and in the fall, and commonly end up in the attics of buildings. If squirrel control is not implemented immediately when the squirrel situation is identified, the population of squirrels living in or around a building will continue to grow. Every time a new litter grows up and leaves the nest, they begin to look for places to build their own nests, which often ends up being in other areas of the building. It is important to implement squirrel control in your home or business in order to prevent large populations of squirrels. If squirrels are ignored, Critter Control of may find holes in every corner of your home!

If you are experiencing a squirrel problem in your home or place of business, chances are these nuisance critters have already established multiple entry points. Our squirrel removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only remove the squirrel or squirrels from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future squirrel infestation.

Squirrel Control and Safety

Squirrels are not dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify with certainty that you have squirrels in your attic we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. You should be able to identify the general area of the home or building that the squirrels are nesting based on the sounds you hear while inside the home. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the squirrel removal technician. Once the family of squirrels has entered your attic area they will essentially settle in and make it home. They will establish areas to sleep, urinate and eat. They have a tendency to be very destructive, and despite their small size, squirrel damage in attics is often extensive.

Contact a Critter Control Squirrel Specialist

Squirrel removal and professional Squirrel prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Squirrel issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)