RED SQUIRRELS

Common Concerns & Safety Issues

~ Droppings that render areas unusable
~ Aggressive towards homeowner, guests, employees
~ Excessive grazing & damage to landscape
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Lake Front Properties
Private Communities
Industrial Sites
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Townships
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Schools
Municipalities

Professional Solutions

  • Program design
  • Population control
  • Hazing techniques for flock dispersal and reduction.
  • Consistency withU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permitted guidelines

Understanding the
RED SQUIRREL

Grouping Seedivore
Nicknames Pine Squirrel, Chickaree, Piney, @#$%^&*!
Best Known For Raiding bird feeders, storing nuts and planting the forest. Chewing holes into people’s homes.
Life Span 3 to 8 years.
Mating Season February through April.
Reproductive Details After a 40 day gestation period 3 to 6 squirrels are born in a litter. One litter born in April, May or June.
Dispersal Late summer and fall.
Habitat Typically found in pine woods and big tree areas. Cavity nester. Will utilize attics for their hollow tree and many times will access structures from ground level by exploiting gaps in foundations, siding components and walls.
Activity Cycle Active during the daytime year round.
Food Pine seeds and walnuts. Also nuts: pecans, acorns, maple seeds, sunflower seeds, corn. Will also eat eggs and baby birds. Unlike other squirrels that bury nuts singly, red squirrels prefer creating a large cache of stored food.
Damage Signs Holes chewed through wood, aluminum and vinyl. Wood chips and attic insulation on the ground below their entrance hole. Large caches of nuts and pine cones. Chewed electrical wires, rundown insulation and entry related debris on the ground.
Treatment Trap and remove. Repair entry locations. Remove trees and branches that are within 10 feet of the structure or house. Keep bird feeders away from the house. Do not purposely feed squirrels.
Distinguishing Features Adult red squirrels are half the size of their gray squirrel counterparts. They are very territorial and do not tolerate other squirrels near their den locations. Cantankerous and highly energetic. Color tends to be rusty brown with off-white undersides.

Integrated Wildlife Management is our comprehensive and effective one-stop solution. This approach brings together the six necessary elements to successfully resolve wildlife / human conflicts and when possible, safely relocate wildlife to a more suitable habitat.