The Gray Squirrel can be found throughout Georgia.
- Predominantly gray in color with white markings
- Short, thick fur and bushy tail
- Weighs 1 to 1.5 pounds
- Spend the majority of their time in trees foraging for food
- Active year round, but most active in the morning and evenings on dry days
- Often make nests in attics or garages for warmth, shelter, and food
- Often invade bird feeders, garbage cans, and attics
- Can cause considerable damage outdoors to electrical and telephone cables
- Can cause damage to contents of attic including wood, insulation, wires, and storage boxes.
- Urine and dropping can contaminate insulation and other areas of the attic.
- Locate and seal off any entry points 1/4″ or larger to prevent squirrels and other rodents from entering the home.
- Caulk any openings or crevices that can be used as entry points.
- Provide an exclusive barrier on roofline
- Set traps out
- To keep squirrels from using utility wires as a way to your attic, slit a 2-foot section of 2-inch PVC pipe lengthwise and slip it over the wire. This makes squirrels unable to maintain their footing when the pipe rotates.
- Cut back tree limbs that are close to your structure.
- Squirrel removal is not recommended for amateurs. Call Northwest Exterminating for squirrel removal.