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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions about squirrel removal, below is a list of some of the more common ones. Of course, if you have any other questions about our squirrel removal process and how we can help you, don’t hesitate to CALL US!

Q: Who exactly is Georgia Squirrel Removal?

A: Georgia Squirrel Removal is a Division of Urban Wildlife Control, Inc. We are a private business located in Roswell, GA. We are licensed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide nuisance wildlife control. This site was designed to answer the many questions that arise when a person learns that they have a squirrel problem.

Q: Will trapping be a permanent solution to squirrels in my attic and crawlspace?

A: Most likely not, trapping is usually the first step in a process that should include removal, exclusion and clean up. Removing a family of squirrels but leaving entry points and the squirrel and chipmunk odors will surely be an invitation to other animals.

Q: What if I cannot afford the repair work?

A: Urban Wildlife Control understands that in this day and age the dollar just doesn’t go as far as it use to. We can offer a trapping service for your home to, at a minimum, attempt to remove as many squirrels from the home as possible. But, this method cannot be guaranteed as you are leaving the door opened. Also, we do have financing options available.

Q: Can I just use the electronic ultrasonic rodent controllers or chemical repellants?

A: These devices do not work. When Urban Wildlife Control is hired to remove animals from a home it is very common to find these ultrasonic devices and chemical repellants in use. If they do in fact bother the animals, they will eventually get used to them or move to a different part of the home. Lets face it, if these devices and repellers worked the professionals would use them. Check the reviews of these repelling devices online before buying one.

Every “old wives’ tail” a person can think of has been used, and failed to get rid of the animals. Human hair, moth balls, coyote urine, ad infinitum has been tried and the end result is the animal continues to damage the home. The times these devices have appeared to work have been more coincidental than repellent. Trapping and exclusion are the most effective means of control.

Q: What types of damage do squirrels cause in an attic or crawlspace?

A: Squirrels and chipmunks cause many problems for Atlanta, GA residents. These rodents could possibility chew electrical wires creating the potential for a structure fire. Chewing boards and shingles, creating leaking roofs, is another issue. These animals also build nests and use your home as a bathroom or latrine.

Other damages to insulation and HVAC equipment are common this behavior reduces the thermal effectiveness of your home. Squirrels may cause water damage from chewing on pipes. Chipmunks can tunnel and burrow under crawlspace walls and front porch stoops creating a start to erosion and sinkholes.

Q: Is there any way to prevent squirrel from entering my house?

A: Of course! Seal every gap, crack, vent and hole in your house. Pay particular attention to the roof where the fascia boards meet the decking, gable vents, dormer windows and peaks, soffit eave gaps, etc. Any gap of 1/2 to one inch is especially prone to attack. Squirrels can chew, so these gaps can’t be sealed with flimsy materials.

Q: When do squirrels give birth?

A: Year round, in Georgia there are peaks in the Spring and Fall.

Q: How many critters do you think are in my home?

A: This is a very common question about squirrel removal. A family of gray squirrels is usually one to six; flying squirrels can vary from one to any number. The most Urban Wildlife Control has removed from a single clients residential home was 47! And chipmunks, while usually solitary, their territories may overlap.

Q: When one is caught will the others get wise to the cage?

A: No, it is not uncommon to catch multiple squirrels in different traps placed next to each other. The agitated behavior caused by a captured squirrel may actually make other squirrels more interested in the traps.

Q: How will we know when they are all caught?

A: Trapping is more of an art than a science. There are indicators we are constantly looking for, such as: the bait being untouched, by you not hearing noise anymore, the nesting site unused, fresh droppings and chew marks. If there is any question we will install a funnel trap, a one-way device that allows squirrels to exit only and get caught.

Q: Why did they choose my house?

A: First off, squirrels and chipmunks have a territory of approximately ½ to 2 acres, usually about the size of the average Atlanta yard. There are squirrels specific to your yard. Your yard may be a perfect habitat for squirrels and chipmunks. Also your home most likely has flaws that have been there since your home was built, there are openings that should be repaired. Squirrels are seeking shelter and a place to raise young and a protected house is perfect.

Q: Why do squirrels go in attics?

A: For the warmth and shelter and a safe place to have their babies. Your home is just as inviting to wildlife as it is to you.

Q: Why do I hear them in the mornings and early evenings a lot?

A: Gray Squirrels and chipmunks wake in the morning and move around going in and out of attic. Flying squirrels Wake up at sunset and start moving around all through the night.

Q: How are they getting into my attic?

A: Most likely through a gap left between the fascia and roof decking. They can also chew holes to through gable and roof vents and soffits that intersect roofs. Also, rotten wood can be an easy point for squirrels to attack.

Q: What form of payment does Urban Wildlife Control accept?

A: We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, check, cash and PayPal. Ask about our financing options and military discounts!