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What to Know About NJ Squirrels

NJ Squirrel Removal Experts
NJ Squirrel Removal Experts

Squirrels may be an entertaining sight when they scamper around in a park, but not when they’re wreaking havoc in your home. Our NJ pest control experts share these helpful facts about squirrels.

Types of NJ Squirrels

The most common species of squirrel found in New Jersey is the gray squirrel. “Gray” is something of a misnomer, as it’s actually a combination of white, black and brown fur that creates the illusion of gray.

New Jersey is also home to both northern flying squirrels and southern flying squirrels. Instead of wings, these squirrels have membranes from arms to chest and between the legs that allow them to glide, giving the appearance of flying.

The northern flying squirrel prefers to live in wooded areas, high up in the trees. So, if you find flying squirrels in your home they’re likely to be the southern variety.

Why Squirrels Love Your Home

Squirrels breed twice a year, once in winter and once in summer. With its warmth, safety and access to food and water, your attic makes an attractive home for a pregnant squirrel

In order to control their constantly growing teeth, squirrels need to gnaw, which causes significant damage to wood, wires and even pipes. Squirrels also spread disease directly through biting and indirectly through their droppings.

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Surprised by uninvited visitors? Contact Stern Environmental for safe and effective removal.

What to Know About Squirrel Breeding Season in New Jersey

What to Know About Squirrel Breeding Season in New Jersey
What to Know About Squirrel Breeding Season in New Jersey

A lot of New Jersey homeowners have trouble with squirrels in their attics this time of year. But it’s not just the cold weather that drives them inside; although that is one reason they seek shelter. The early winter months are actually the time of year when squirrels are breeding.

Although we know they’re fascinating, your NJ squirrel control professionals also know that they’re a nuisance. We think you do too.

Squirrel Breeding Season

Squirrels generally have two litters of pups a year. They have one in the middle of summer and another in the late winter months. As many as 8 pups are possible per litter, but most squirrels have between 2 and 4.

Squirrel mating behaviors are very interesting as well. They actually mate more like gorillas, which means both males and females have more than one partner.

Do You Need NJ Squirrel Control Experts to Inspect Your Attic?

Most people really like squirrels. They’re fun to watch as they run around your backyard and climb up trees. As long as they stay outside, there are no problems. But all too often, they venture inside for warmth and shelter.

Your NJ squirrel control experts can come and inspect your attic to determine the scope of your squirrel problem. Not only can we get rid of them, but we can help to make sure they can’t make it back inside again. Contact us today for help.

Squirrel Facts You Did Not Know

Squirrel Facts You Did Not Know
Squirrel Facts You Did Not Know

The eastern gray squirrel is a common sight in NJ when you’re outdoors. However, these animals could end up inside your attic or other indoor areas to escape the cold, which means it’s time for NJ pest animal control. While you might be familiar with squirrels, here are some facts that you might not know.

Invasive Squirrels

Eastern gray squirrels are considered an invasive species in the US. In fact, they’ve displaced the native red squirrel in some parts of the region. They’re native to the eastern US and the midwestern US, although they’ve spread to the western regions.

Color Variations

Most gray squirrels are gray, although they can be brown. In urban areas, some of these squirrels end up with white or black fur coloring due to the low risk of predators.

Spatial Memory

Eastern gray squirrels hoard food in numerous locations. They have excellent spatial memory that helps them remember where all of their food caches are.

Nutrition

Squirrels usually feed on seeds, berries, nuts and similar items. However, they’re also known to prey on frogs, birds and other animals. They also gnaw on antlers and bones for minerals.

Communication

Eastern gray squirrels use tail movements, facial expressions and vocalizations to communicate. They even make a purring noise when interacting with their young.

If you have a squirrel problem, contact Stern Environmental for NJ pest animal control.

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. 

Penn State New Kensington – What to Know About Our Eastern Gray Squirrels

The Squirrels Are In My Attic

Are eastern gray squirrels taking over your yard? NJ squirrel removal specialists get quite a few calls this time of year to remove these pests. Are you inadvertently enticing them onto your property?

What You Need to Know About Eastern Gray Squirrels

• They’re everywhere. 

According to the eastern gray squirrel page on Penn State University’s Virtual Nature Trail website, this rodent frequents a variety of habitats including parks, forests, suburban and urban settings.

• They’re not really gray.

They’re a mix of black, white, and brown fur blended together. Whitish tips on the ends of fur create the illusion of gray coloring. Varying in hue, each rapidly expanding squirrel family can be lighter/darker by nature.

• A predictable abundance of food.

Squirrels require the caloric load of the nuts of trees such as oaks, beeches, hickories, and the like for breeding and to survive the winter. Grounds with these trees are the ideal foraging places for overwintering squirrels. In other seasons, squirrels also enjoy feasting on plant shoots, tree flowers/buds, mushrooms, and caterpillars.

• They may draw other pests to your yard.

Though hawks and owls are most apt to target gray squirrels for food, they are also prey to snakes, skunks, raccoons, weasels, and foxes.

Are eastern gray squirrels invading your space? Prevent squirrel infestations with the help of the fast and humane NJ squirrel removal services of Stern Environmental today.