Habitat: In the wild, treetops and wooded areas. In urban and suburban environments, attics, walls, storage sheds and anywhere that can provide shelter and warmth.
Diet: In the wild, nuts and fruits. In urban environments, bird feeders provide a reliable food source as well as food scraps left behind by people.
Known Attractions: Bird feeders, tree branches close to your roof that provide easy access, trees and plants that bare fruit or nuts, spaces that provide shelter and warmth.
Risks: Chewing damage, fire hazard from chewing wires, water damage from chewing tubes, water damage from chewing shingles causing water to leak on structural wood, contamination of insulation with feces and urine, rapid reproduction, noise from scurrying, diseases (salmonellosis, lyme disease, rabies), fleas and ticks that can transmit diseases to pets and people.
Signs of Presence: Chewed surfaces, droppings / urine in insulation, burrowed areas in insulation, scratching noises in the attics and walls, nests (gathered scraps of materials in a bundle), foul odors.
If you live in Georgia, you’re certainly aware that squirrels are everywhere here! Generally speaking, squirrels keep to themselves and live much of their life in the treetops, coming to the ground to collect food. However, if they decide to get into your attic for extra warmth and nesting, you will have a real problem on your hands! Not only do they scurry around at all hours, disrupting your sleep and giving you the creeps, they can cause substantial amounts of damage in your attic. They chew constantly, burrow and soil your insulation and reproduce at a high rate. Their chewing of electrical wires causes a fire hazard and they are known to chew the structural wood of your roof. Thankfully, Hawk has the permanent solution for your squirrel issue! A full exclusion followed by a humane trapping program will solve your problem for good! Contact us now for a free consultation and estimate from one of our licensed experts!