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What to Know About the New Jersey Gray Squirrel

What to Know About the New Jersey Gray Squirrel
What to Know About the New Jersey Gray Squirrel

More than just amazing acrobats when it comes to infiltrating your bird feeder, the NJ gray squirrel can also become a household pest. What makes them turn to invading your home when they seem to be plenty busy raiding your bird feeder, pilfering bulbs from your garden, and unwittingly growing a forest of walnut trees in your yard? The NJ gray squirrel control experts at Stern have the 4-1-1 on squirrel shenanigans.

High Metabolism = High Likelihood for Theft

Squirrels require a robust and diverse diet in order to maintain their high metabolism for growth and reproduction. 

Rapid Reproduction = Looking for Family Friendly Real Estate

NJ gray squirrels can reproduce just months after birth. Breeding season is typically in January, then again in the late spring/early summer. If you see squirrels chasing each other, juvenile rodents are likely on their way. Learn how to protect your home from a squirrel invasion. 

Growing Teeth = Structural Dangers

Because these rodent’s teeth constantly grow, they must chew to wear them down, gnawing on your home’s structure, wiring, and more. 

Predators = Squirrels Snacks

If your yard or home hosts NJ gray squirrels, you may see an influx of squirrel predators and pests such as snakes, weasels, raccoons, skunks, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes.

Lower the likelihood of rodent and varmint rendezvous in and around your home. Contact the NJ gray squirrel control at Stern Environmental today. 

What to Know About the New Jersey Eastern Gray Squirrel

What About the Eastern Grey Squirrel?

The eastern gray squirrel is getting a bad reputation as an invasive species not only in the United States, but in Canada, Ireland, Italy, and Britain. Unfortunately, their reputation is well-earned as the gray squirrel invades other areas and displaces native species such as the red squirrel.

Description

Chances are you’ve seen a gray squirrel in your backyard, cruising tree branches, sitting on the roof, or squirreling away food in a secret stash.

The squirrel’s coat is predominantly gray fur with a brownish tinge and a white underside. A fox squirrel has a brownish-orange belly, which is a good way to tell them apart.

One of the gray squirrel’s attributes is its large bushy tail. The squirrel’s body can range between 9 to 11 inches and it can weigh from 14 to 16 ounces. Also, there’s no size difference between the male and female.

Habits

Gray squirrels are extremely adaptable and are always on the hunt for food. They’ll have temporary caches and permanent caches of food at all times. If you have bird feeders, that’s a handy food source. Gray squirrels also set up housekeeping in the attic to make a nest for their babies. This can cause a lot of damage.

NJ pest control is at your service if you have a gray squirrel problem that needs to be taken care of. At Stern, our NJ pest control method is humane trapping. Call us today.