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 Identifying & Control

Squirrel Description

Squirrels may be one of the most recognizable wildlife animals in the United States. There are numerous species of squirrels, but they all share similar characteristics. Including their large and bushy tails, squirrels can grow between 1-2 feet long.

Tree squirrels generally grow between 1-2 feet long, including their large, bushy tails. They can range in colors, including gray, brown or black, and have light colored underbellies. Tree squirrels live among hardwood or coniferous trees where ground cover is plentiful. Their nests are within the trees and made of twigs and leaves.

Ground squirrels have shorter tails than tree squirrels and are generally smaller. Their appearance can be reddish-gray to smoky brown colors and may have stripes or spots. Ground squirrels thrive in open grasslands and dig deep, extensive burrows with multiple exits.

Flying squirrels are the smallest of all three types. They have webs of skin between their front and back limbs for gliding and are typically light brown or gray. Flying squirrels are nocturnal and have large eyes to help them see in the dark. Their nesting area of choice is within wooded areas where they can glide from treetop to treetop without having to descend to the ground.

Squirrel Entry and Squirrel Damage

Squirrels create damages upon entry alone. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels are known to enter attics to nest in a secure area. Squirrels in attics get there by chewing holes in siding or getting through other small holes. Ground squirrels will create damages when they burrow in yards or farmers’ fields when seeking food.

Squirrels are destructive animals. If you have a squirrel in the attic or squirrels in your walls, the damages will add up quickly. Squirrels teeth do not stop growing so the animal needs to chew and gnaw constantly. This chewing and gnawing will ruin building structures. Electrical wires can be chewed and insulation will be pulled, creating an electrical fire hazard. Ground squirrels in yards will create holes that can be harmful to livestock.

Squirrel Control

Squirrel Removal

Critter Control of Grand Rapids is knowledgeable on squirrel habits and can implement the most efficient removal techniques. Trapping must be species specific to ensure all wildlife animals are out. Your technician will ensure that each squirrel is removed from your home or commercial building before graduating to the next step of wildlife control.

Squirrel Damage Repairs and Squirrel Prevention

Critter Control of Grand Rapids will repair squirrel damage done to your home. Sealing entry holes, attic insulation restoration, and feces removal are just a few of the squirrel damage repairs we can conduct. A lot of our damage repairs will double as prevention methods in order to keep these persistent animals from returning into your home.

Prevention may be the most important wildlife control step. Keep squirrels out of your home with Critter Control of Grand Rapids squirrel control. Call us if you area hearing scratching noises in your ceiling or walls! 616.202.2606

Critter Control of Grand Rapids Service Area

Ada, Allendale, Caledonia, Cascade, Casnovia, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jamestown, Kent City, Kentwood, Lowell, Rockford, Sand Lake, Sparta, Spring Lake, Walker, West Olive, Wyoming, Zeeland, Kent County, Ottawa County

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by VandenBos Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of Grand Rapids