Gray Squirrels

Identification

  • Gray Squirrels are predominantly gray in color with white markings

  • Short, thick fur and bushy tail

  • Weighs 1 to 1.5 pounds

Environment

  • Gray squirrels 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

Threats

  • Gray squirrels 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 droppings can contaminate insulation and other areas of the attic

Treatment

  • 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

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