Gray Squirrels

The Gray Squirrel can be found throughout Georgia.

Gray Squirrels are predominantly gray in color with white markings

Short, thick fur and bushy tail

Weighs 1 to 1.5 pounds

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

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 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