Squirrels
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!

Description

There are three common types of squirrels in the area. Some states classify squirrels as game animals, but mostly squirrels are unprotected and considered a little more than a nuisance.

Tree Squirrel

Appearance

Tree squirrels generally grow between 1-2 feet long and include their large, bushy tails. Their coarse and grizzled coats are often shades of gray, brown or black, and have lightly colored underbellies.

Habitat

With a preference of living among hardwood or coniferous forests where ground cover is plentiful, tree squirrels can also nest inside of attics or walls of houses. They will build nests out of leaves and twigs.

Ground Squirrel

Appearance

Ground squirrels are smaller than tree squirrels. They have shorter hair and shorter tails, along with smaller bodies in general. Their colors can range from reddish-gray to smoky brown and can have black spots or stripes.

Habitat

Thriving in open grasslands, ground squirrels dig deep, extensive burrows that have multiple exits.

Flying Squirrel

Appearance

Contrary to some beliefs, flying squirrels do not fly comparable to birds. They have webs of skin attached from the wrist to the ankle that allows them to glide. Flying squirrels are the smallest of the three types of squirrels and are generally light brown or gray in color. Since they are primarily nocturnal, flying squirrels are equipped with large eyes to help them see at night.

Habitat

Flying squirrels will make their homes in the crevices of trees or in an abandoned bird's nest. The small squirrels prefer to live in wooded areas where they are able to glide from treetop to treetop without having to land on the ground.

Squirrel Control Problems

Entry

As opportunistic omnivores, squirrels feed off human food and garbage whenever possible. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels have been known to enter unsecured attic spaces to nest, and ground squirrels often burrow into yards or farmers' fields in search of food.

Damage

Taking advantage of any available food sources, squirrels damage yards and fields by digging for nuts and insects. When ground squirrels burrow near manmade embankments or dams, they weaken the structural integrity and cause collapses. Flying squirrels and tree squirrels damage homes by gnawing or tearing at insulation and electrical wires on roofs and in attics. They can also cause outages when they run across power lines.

Squirrel Control

Trapping and Removal

Critter Control of Boulder is your professional squirrel removal company. Your technician will be experienced and skilled in squirrel trapping and removal techniques that are humane and safe for both the problem squirrels and your home.

Damage Repairs and Prevention

Keeping ground squirrels off personal property is challenging since the rodents can simply burrow underneath or climb over most fences, though electrified fencing can be effective. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels can be kept from entering attics by sealing all possible external entrances and pruning tree limbs that hang over roofs.

Call Critter Control of Boulder to get rid of your problem squirrels today! 303.536.7957

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