The Eastern Gray Squirrel is the most common squirrel that is seen from coast to coast report NJ pest control professionals. They have two breeding seasons per year, from December through February and again from May through June. Their litters can range in size depending on the time of year that they are born.
Squirrels are very successful and adaptable creatures. They are known to travel for miles looking for a good source of food. Once discovered, they will build a new nesting site. Preferring to build their nest high among the treetops, when none are available, squirrels will look for the next highest location to live in…an attic.
Squirrels can enter your attic looking for a place to nest at any time of the year. Because of the sharp claws they are able to work their way into small breaches that may go unnoticed by a homeowner. Squirrels enter attics through tiny gaps in vents, holes in roofs, soffits that are in disrepair, and the eaves of homes.
Homeowners who notice strange noises in the attic or scampering across their ceiling may have an uninvited guest in their attic. Once one squirrel enters a home, it does not take long for others to join in the fun. Squirrels will use the attic as a storage hub for their winter stockpile of nuts and berries. Other creatures like skunks, opossums, mice, and rats, as well as insect pests, are also attracted to their food and will come in droves if discovered.
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Squirrels are cute, but they are not the brightest critter in your backyard. In fact, a squirrel’s brain is about the size of a walnut. New Jersey pest control professionals find that squirrels are quite territorial. They tend to distinctly mark their territory by urinating, chewing holes, and leaving chew marks for other squirrels to see.
Many New Jersey residents have found that do-it-yourself methods that attempt to keep squirrels out of their home was completely futile. Adding additional boarding to locations where squirrels have already gained entry will not keep squirrels out. Their strong teeth and nimble climbing ability allows them to be able to slip in and out of any type of location with the greatest of ease.
You don’t need to worry about squirrels that are rambling through your yard, but you do need to take notice of aggressive “marking” signs that occur on or near your home. These signs are an indication that a squirrel will soon be calling your home…theirs! Here’s what to look for…
• On the roof…look for roof shingles that are stained with urine.
• In trees near the home…Look for chew marks left on trees.
• Anywhere on the interior or exterior of the home: Look for chew marks on electrical wiring. This can be a very dangerous situation due to potential fire risks!
Like many other types of rodents, squirrels are always working to keep their front incisors in tip-top shape so they will not hesitate to chew on any substance to sharpen their ever- growing teeth.
A New Jersey pest control professional will be able to find the best solution to rid your home of pesky squirrels. Call Stern Environmental Group for expert services in New Jersey and New York. We specialize in humane squirrel removal services.
Squirrels are cleaver critters. They are fun outdoors as they romp around and scurry up a tree but the problem comes when they decide that your home would make a suitable home for their family.
Squirrels are well-known for their ability to gain access to attic areas of homes. Because of their small size, ability to climb with ease, and graceful agility, squirrels are a difficult pest to keep outdoors. Despite their fear of humans and pets, squirrels are perfectly happy living in the attic of your home! Attics provide the perfect shelter area for squirrels and plenty of space for a female squirrel that is looking for a place to raise a young family.
Squirrels often gain access to the attic via the roof. Depending on the type of roof you have, squirrels may chew or claw their way into the attic area. Squirrels are excellent jumpers. You can help prevent squirrels from gaining access to the roof by keeping tree branches trimmed back at least eight feet from the roof. Squirrels also gain access to the attic via the attic venting units. To keep squirrels out, it is important to cover any attic holes with heavy gage wire screen. Be sure to attach the screening on all corners as well as in the middle section so that squirrels cannot shimmy their way in between.
Squirrels that have made an attic their home will cause serious and costly damage to New Jersey homeowners report NJ pest control experts. Squirrel feces and urine carry bacteria that are dangerous to humans, so it must be carefully removed from the premises. Squirrel fecal matter is an open invitation to other squirrels to enter the attic as well. Like other rodents, squirrels constantly gnaw on a variety of substances to ground down their oversized teeth. This constant gnawing has resulted in electrical wires being chewed and exposed, and at times, serious fires have erupted.
A New Jersey pest control professional can help get rid of all types of unwanted rodents and wildlife that have invaded your home. Call Stern Environmental Group for expert services.
Personally, I think that squirrels are cute. They frolic through the yard without a care in the world. I found a baby squirrel that was lost or abandoned by its mother a few years back. That baby was soft as silk and sweet as can be. A short time of rehabilitation and it was ready to live in the wild once again.
Here’s an interesting fact…the Eastern Gray Squirrel is listed as one of the Top 100 Invasive Species in the world by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). How can a critter that looks so sweet be considered “invasive” you might ask?…probably for a variety of reasons!
The Eastern Gray Squirrel has been successfully thriving from coast to coast in all types of environments in Northern America report New Jersey pest control professionals.
Because of their ability to multiply and expand their horizons, and the damage that they cause to crops, landscaping, as well as all types of structures, the Eastern Gray Squirrel is feared in some parts of Canada. About 100 years ago, the Eastern Gray Squirrel was introduced from the United States to Stanley Park in Vancouver Park in Vancouver, BC. Since then, the squirrels have spread throughout the region, and entomologists and wildlife professionals are concerned about the impact that the squirrels have already caused as well as what they will cause over time.
The problem with squirrels is that they are one of the most destructive pests once they enter into your home. NJ pest control professionals report that once squirrels make their way indoors and make a nesting site, they are unlikely to leave on their own. Sealing up entryways while the squirrels are out searching for food each day may help, but squirrels have strong claws and teeth that enable them to rip and chew their way through many types of material. Because of their constant need to file down their continually growing teeth, squirrels constantly gnaw on items. Squirrels have been known to cause electrical wire damage which has caused fires in homes and businesses.
If your home becomes infested by squirrels it is time to call a New York or New Jersey pest control professional. Stern Environmental Group has experience with humanly capturing wild animals from homes and businesses in New York and New Jersey.
When squirrels invade your attic or any other place in your home, you have a major problem on your hands say New Jersey pest control professionals. Squirrels may look cute and cuddly with their fluffy tails, pointy nose, and long eyelashes, but in reality, they are a troublesome pest once they decide that your home is good enough to be their home.
Preventing a squirrel invasion in our New Jersey home can be a difficult task. Squirrels are cleaver critters that use low lying branches from trees to gain access to the roof. Once on the roof, squirrels will often gain access to the attic by entering through a breach in the attic vent area. They have even been known to use their strong claws or teeth to break attic vents to gain access. Squirrels, being the nimble creatures that they are, can easily travel along the gutters and swing their body around under the eve of a home and slip inside under the soffits. Once they have gained access to your home, that’s when the real trouble begins.
Squirrels choose human habitats for the same reasons that people do…food sources, water, and shelter from the weather. Once they find a suitable location, they will not leave on their own accord. In fact, squirrels will continue to return to their nesting location year after year once the nesting site has been established.
Evicting squirrels from your home is not an easy process. Cornered wild animals feel threatened and will not hesitate to bite and scratch, putting homeowners at great risk. Stern Environmental Group understands the importance of removing these nuisance pests from a home or business quickly so we offer 24 hour emergency squirrel removal services.