Common Concerns & Safety Issues

Chewed wires in homes and vehicles, potential for electrical fires, and harboring disease.      
Your backyard trapeze artists. 

Customers & Locations

Athletic Fields
Golf Courses
Lake Front Properties
Private Communities
Industrial Sites
Business Parks
County Governments

Professional Solutions

  • Remove trees or branches too close to the house 
  • Household remedies (Jalapeno Pepper/Vinegar spray)    
  • Trapping 
  • Clear gutters  

Understanding the

Grouping Seedivore, all of your bird seed is on the menu!
Nicknames Bushy Tail Squirrel, Tree Rat, @#$%^&*!, Scurry, and Dray 
Best Known For Raiding bird feeders and defeating squirrel proof bird feeders. They are known to store nuts and planting them within the forest. Chewing into people's homes and waking you up from a sound sleep are other well known characteristics of these creatures.  .
Mating Season Lasts between the spring and summer. Female squirrels can be hard to capture with bait during this time. We offer pickles and she wants ice cream!
Reproductive Details After a 44 day gestation period 3 to 5 squirrels are born in a litter. Two litters born per year: spring and mid-summer. Early litter females may become sexually mature that same year.
Dispersal First (spring) litters are driven away from the nest. Second (summer) litters often remain with the adult female through the winter and are driven off prior to the next spring's litter.
Habitat Gray squirrels can be found in mature trees, oak groves, hollow trees and houses.  
Food Nuts: walnuts, pecans, acorns, maple seeds, sunflower seeds, corn and flower bulbs. These animals will also eat eggs and baby birds. To them, a delicious omelet. 
Damage Signs Holes chewed through wood, aluminum and vinyl. Wood chips and attic insulation on the ground below entrance holes. Other signs are chewed electrical wires, shorts, water leaks, shingles on the ground, damaged insulation, and a strong ammonia smell due to urine. Other tells may include damage to your car's fuel line and brake systems. Afterall squirrels are a chainsaw with a fuzzy tail.
Treatment Trapping and removing trees and branches that are too close to the house (keep them back 10 feet). It may be helpful to keep bird feeders away from the home. Do not purposely feed squirrels and properly secure vents on the home. Keep gutters clear and flowing. Look up!
Distinguishing Features These creatures have large bushy tails as long as their body and are incredible acrobats. Their gray coat sometimes has a red tinge and white underside. Black color phase (melanism) and white color phase (albinism). 
Risk Risks to human safety are severe in cases where squirrels have chewed and damaged wires inside the home as well as in vehicles. Fires, accidents and death may result. Squirrel dander, urine, and fecal matter can harbor pathogens and allergens and can place people with compromised immune systems at risk.
Nests & Dens Squirrels will nest in hollow tree cavities as well as build beach ball sized nests in tree branches from sticks and leaf debris. If your home is the hollow tree in the landscape, then nests are constructed primarily of attic insulation and other collected debris.

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.