Squirrels in the attic? Squirrels in your crawl space or eaves? Those scurrying sounds in the attic may well be Gray, Fox, Flying or Pine squirrels - which love to invade attics, and occasionally walls of structures. Call today for removal solutions to rid your home of squirrel problems!

Squirrels are very destructive animals. The damages they create can be costly, dangerous, and quite the headache for a homeowner. Critter Control of SW Oakland County has information to help you identify your squirrel problem and offers solutions to permanently keep them out of your home or business.

Identifying Squirrels

There are many species of tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels. Each squirrel found will share very similar characteristics. Squirrels are curious, brave, and persistent animals, making them a difficult nuisance to control.

Appearance and Damages

Tree Squirrels

Tree squirrels grow between 1-2 feet long, including their large and bushy tails. Their fur varies from gray, brown, and black, with light colored bellies. Their nests are generally made of twigs and leaves and located among hardwood or coniferous forest where the ground cover is plentiful. Tree squirrels can enter your home through holes in the roof, and once inside.. The damages can be extensive. Insulation will be torn, electrical wires chewed, and droppings will ruin your insulation. One tree squirrel will turn into a colony in no time - quickly increasing the amount of damages.

Ground Squirrels

Ground squirrels are generally smaller than the tree squirrel, with shorter tails and shorter fur. They can range in colors from reddish-gray to smoke brown, and many have black spots or stripes. Ground squirrels enjoy nesting in deep, extensive burrows in open grasslands with multiple exits. Digging and foraging for food will create an unsightly damage to your yard! These holes can harm livestock and ruin vegetation.. Creating a huge issue for farmers and gardeners.

Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels are the smallest of all three types. The web of skin between their 'hands' and 'ankles' is used to glide smoothly from tree to tree. Flying squirrels are typically light brown or gray and have large eyes to help them see at night, as they are nocturnal. Any wooded area will create great homes for these squirrels so they can glide from tree to tree without having to land. Flying squirrels will create comparable damages as a tree squirrel. Chewing wires and pulling insulation, creating an electrical fire hazard, and flying squirrels will create quite the ruckus when gliding from side to side in your attic.

Squirrel Control

Entry & Removal

Squirrels will enter your home in hopes of finding a great food supply and safe shelter. Critter Control of SW Oakland County has extensive experience in finding points of entry and sealing them, preventing more squirrels from entering your home. Each wildlife animal has their own unique habits, intelligence levels, and diet preferences. Your technician will be highly trained in creating a species-specific solution that will get the squirrels out of your home quickly and efficiently.

Control & Prevention

Keeping squirrels out of your home is a main priority for Critter Control of SW Oakland County. Entry areas will be sealed, vents will be screened, and habitat modification will be implemented. Trust us to get your squirrel problem under control. Call Critter Control of SW Oakland County if you hear noises in the attic or scratching in your walls. 248.397.5110

Critter Control of SW Oakland County, MI Service Area

Southwest Oakland county mapBerkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, *Birmingham, *Bloomfield, *Bloomfield Hills, *Bloomfield Township, Commerce Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills, *Ferndale, Franklin, Huntington Woods, *Keego Harbor, *Lathrup Village, *Northville, Novi, *Oak Park, Orchard Lake, *Pleasant Ridge, *Pontiac, *Royal Oak, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Union Lake, Walled Lake, *Waterford, West Bloomfield, *White Lake, *Wixom, Wolverine Lake

*Our service area includes only part of this city. If you are West of Woodward, North of Eight Mile, South of M-59 (Highland Road) or East of Duck Lake and Wixom Roads then this is your Critter Control Office.

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Horizon Home Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of SW Oakland County