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Atlanta Squirrel Removal and Exclusion

Young squirrel being held by an animal control worker in his hands after the squirrel was removed from the attic of a house.

Rid-A-Critter provides pest squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in Atlanta and the Metro Area, including Conyers, Kennesaw, Marietta, McDonough, Newnan, Stockbridge.

The two squirrel species that most commonly get into attics and need to be removed from homes in Metro Atlanta and all of Georgia are the Eastern gray squirrel (which we'll talk about on this page), and the flying squirrel.

If you're not sure which squirrels are living in the attic of your home or building, please feel free to give us a call. We'll be happy to help you identify "your" squirrels, and we'll provide a plan to keep squirrels and other nuisance wildlife out of your attic.

Gray squirrels are usually grayish in color, but there's a lot of color variation. We've encountered "gray" squirrels ranging in color from jet black to albino, along with a lot of reddish-brown ones. In nature, they live mainly in hollow trees; but they're even happier to find a nice, warm, dry attic to live in, especially during the cooler months.

The need for squirrel removal in Atlanta usually peaks during the late fall or early winter; but squirrels start looking for their winter homes long before the weather gets cool. Squirrels become highly motivated to get into houses, by any means necessary, in the late summer through the early fall. That's the time of year when squirrel-removal companies get busy.

In addition to trapping and removing existing squirrels, permanent squirrel control also requires sealing up the gaps in the house or building to prevent new squirrels from getting in. We call this "squirrel exclusion" or "squirrel-proofing." We make your home or building off-limits to squirrels and other nuisance wildlife. There's no point in removing squirrels from a house if you're not going to seal up all the gaps to keep the squirrels out of the attic.

Squirrel Damage

Like all rodents, squirrels like to gnaw. They gnaw to eat, they gnaw to make holes to get into or out of places, and they gnaw for the sheer joy of gnawing. They also gnaw to keep their teeth sharp and in good shape.

When squirrels get into houses and other buildings, they gnaw on things like PVC pipe, HVAC ducts, personal belongings stored in the attic, and worst of all, electrical wiring. Squirrels and other rodents cause many thousands of home fires every year when they chew on live electrical wires.

Another serious kind of damage that squirrels do is gnaw at flexible heating and air-conditioning ducts in the attic. If they manage to get inside the ducts, the entire duct system will have to be inspected and cleaned, and parts of it may have to be repaired or replaced.

Squirrel Removal and Exclusion in Atlanta

The only permanent solution to a squirrel problem is to humanely remove them, relocate them, and seal up the gaps in the house to keep squirrels and other nuisance animals out of the attic. That's what we do, and we do it best. We use safe, humane, non-chemical squirrel-control methods to remove the squirrels from your home or commercial building and make it squirrel-proof. We also back our work with the best warranty in the business.

If you live in or around Metro Atlanta have a problem with squirrels or other wildlife, please call us for an on-site inspection and consultation. We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, please have a look at some random pictures of squirrel-removal and squirrel-proofing jobs we've done over the years.

Atlanta Squirrel Removal Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of squirrel-removal and squirrel-proofing work we've done in the Metro Atlanta area.

We have the tools and personnel to handle any squirrel control job, so please call us today for an on-site consultation.

 

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Shredded wood on the shingles at a roof junction led our wildlife-management experts to a squirrel hole through the soffit and into the attic of a house in Conyers, Georgia. Squirrel-removal specialists from our Metro Atlanta office are trapping and relocating the squirrels, repairing the damage they did, and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2022 10:42:59 am.

This morning a team of wildlife-exclusion experts are installing a metal animal barrier along the edges of the roof as part of an Atlanta squirrel-removal job. There's no point in trapping and removing animals from the attic unless you also seal the roof to prevent them from getting back in.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2022 10:14:49 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed away the cheap plastic roof ridge vent to get into the attic of a house in Stockbridge, Georgia. We have our squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion experts installing a steel Ridge Guard animal barrier on the roof ridge to keep squirrels and other pesky animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2022 10:11:15 am.

Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender
Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.

Acorn shells and shredded insulation on the plywood floor were incontrovertible evidence of squirrels that need to be removed from the attic of a house in Atlanta. Our wildlife-control specialists are trapping and relocating the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2022 11:06:31 am.

Wildlife-control specialists from our Metro Atlanta office are trapping and removing gray squirrels from the attic of a house in Dallas, Georgia today. They're also animal-proofing the roof to prevent future problems with nuisance critters.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2022 10:53:06 am.

A gap of about two inches running the entire length of the edge of the roof will have to be covered with a metal animal barrier as part of a Marietta, Georgia squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job. Removing wildlife from the attic is pointless unless you also seal the animals out.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2022 10:01:31 am.

Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender
Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.

Wildlife-control technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are heading out to do gray squirrel removal at a Decatur, Georgia home. The squirrels are getting into the house through a gap between the wooden roof trim where it meets the brick chimney, which will be sealed to keep squirrels and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2022 08:18:22 am.

Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.

The space between a vinyl corner post and the walls of the house allowed gray squirrels to climb up to the rain gutter, and from there get into the attic of a house in Mableton, Georgia. Squirrels prefer climbing up inside enclosed areas when they can because they feel more secure from cats, birds, and other predators.
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2022 08:19:12 am.

A rectangular gap about two inch high by three inches wide between the top of the corner post and the roof shingles allowed gray squirrels to easily get into the attic of a house in Atlanta. We're setting traps to catch and remove the squirrels from the attic, and animal-proofing the roof to prevent future nuisance wildlife problems.
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2022 08:16:03 am.

The reason the lights stopped working was because gray squirrels gnawed at the wiring in the attic of a house in Atlanta. Our wildlife-removal crew is getting the squirrels out of the attic while the electrician repairs the damage to the wiring.
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2022 08:10:12 am.

Our Metro Atlanta Wildlife-Control Professional are Fixing a Handyman's Attempt at Gray Squirrel Removal and Exclusion in Marietta
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2022 09:34:51 am.

Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
by Chris Collender
Sep 15, 2022 10:09:54 am.

Squirrels enlarged a hole in the wooden siding where wires were passed through into a fist-sized hole that allowed them into a house in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Squirrels need an edge they can wrap their teeth around to use as a starting point to gnaw their way into a house.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2022 09:44:44 am.

Normal settling of the roof pushed the eaves out and created enough of a gap between the roof and the brick wall to allow squirrels into the attic of a house in Decatur, Georgia. We're trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic and sealing the gaps to make the house animal-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2022 09:41:38 am.

Lifting a shingle revealed a gap in the edge of the roof that allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Marietta, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew are covering the gaps with metal animal barriers to keep squirrels and other wildlife and pests out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2022 09:37:11 am.

Our wildlife-management experts are doing gray squirrel removal and exclusion in Atlanta today. The squirrels tore a soffit vent out of the soffit and twisted it like a pretzel to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2022 09:31:13 am.

Gray squirrels running back and forth in the soffit caused the soffit panel to partially collapse at a house in Dallas, Georgia. We have an animal-removal crew from our Metro Atlanta office trapping and relocating the squirrels and repairing the damage that they did.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2022 10:15:26 am.

Gray squirrels made a fist sized hole through a water-damaged wooden soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Atlanta. They basically poked their noses through it because it was so badly damaged by water that they didn't need to gnaw it. Our squirrel-removal professionals will repair the damage, as we as trapping and relocating the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2022 08:46:28 am.

Brandon Sent a Video Showing Squirrel Damage to a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2022 08:41:43 am.

A four-inch section of soffit panel near a roof junction point simply fell out of the soffit, creating a gap that an alert passing squirrel used to get into the attic of a house in Peachtree City, Georgia. Most likely the carpenter cut the soffit panel too short and just stuck another piece in there. Our squirrel-removal team will close the gap to animal-proof the roof.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 09:25:45 am.

The air-conditioning contractor discovered that the reason a house in Atlanta was so hot was because squirrels had gnawed the insulation off the refrigerant lines in the attic. He's replacing the insulation, and we're trapping and relocating the squirrels and animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 09:22:15 am.

The gap around some vertical air-conditioning pipes where they were passed though the top of a wooden window frame allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Atlanta. The squirrels simply climbed up the pipes and into the attic. Our squirrel-removal crew is sealing all the gaps to animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2022 11:25:28 am.

A tapered gap about two inches high at the tall side between the roof sheathing and fascia is why we're doing squirrel removal at a Marietta, Georgia home today. This is the time of year when squirrels and other wildlife are looking for their winter homes, and that gap proved irresistible to a passing squirrel.
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2022 11:22:34 am.

Our Wildlife-Removal Specialists are Heading Out to Correct a Handyman's Attempt at Squirrel-Proofing a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2022 10:53:01 am.

This morning we're starting a Smyrna, Georgia squirrel-removal job. The squirrels are getting into the attic through a triangular gap between the metal roof and the soffit panel at a roof junction that a handyman tried to seal with caulking. It didn't work. We're properly animal-proofing the house to keep wildlife out.
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2022 09:37:15 am.

This afternoon we'll be starting an Atlanta squirrel-removal and wildlife-exclusion job. Most of the work, aside from catching and relocating the squirrels from the attic, will be installing a metal wildlife barrier along the edges of the roof to keep squirrels and other nuisance animals and pests out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 10:14:21 am.

Squirrels climbed up inside the downspout to the rain gutter, and from there through a gap between the roof sheathing and fascia, to get into the attic of a house in Decatur, Georgia. Squirrels and other prey animals feel more comfortable when they are shielded from cats, birds of prey, and other predator animals.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 09:48:21 am.

A gap between the top row of siding and the rusty old chimney cap allowed squirrels to get into a house in Jonesboro, Georgia. Our squirrel-removal crew is repairing the siding and installing a new chimney cap to keep squirrels and other pesky animals and pests out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 09:45:48 am.

We just removed a squirrel nest from inside the soffit of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our technicians are also repairing both the squirrel damage and preexisting water damage to the soffit panel, as well as animal-proofing the house to keep wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2022 09:58:37 am.

The Atlanta, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in all of Metro Atlanta including the City of Atlanta and the communities of Berkeley Lake, Buckhead, Cartersville, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Hull, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, and Vinings. We are fully licensed and insured.

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