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! Play Audio Pause Audio Identifying Squirrels Squirrels are very destructive animals. The damages they create can be costly, dangerous, and quite the headache for a homeowner. Critter Control of Southwest Oakland County has information to help you identify your squirrel problem and offers solutions to permanently keep them out of your home or business. There are three squirrels you are likely to come across in Oakland County during daylight hours: the eastern grey, eastern fox, and American red. At night, you may come across either the northern or southern flying squirrel as they are nocturnal critters. 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 such as the eastern grey, eastern fox and American red, grow between 1-2 feet long, including their large and bushy tails. Their fur varies from gray, brown, red 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 damage they can cause can be extensive. Insulation can be torn, electrical wires chewed, and droppings they leave will ruin your insulation. One tree squirrel will turn into a colony in no time - quickly increasing the amount of damages. Flying Squirrels Flying squirrels are noticeably smaller than tree squirrels. 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. Thus, they create an electrical fire hazard, and will also create quite a 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 Southwest Oakland County has extensive experience in finding points of entry and sealing them, preventing more squirrels from entering your home. Each wild 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 Southwest Oakland County. Entry areas will be sealed, vents will be screened, and building modifications may be implemented. Trust us to get your squirrel problem under control. Call Critter Control of Southwest Oakland County if you hear noises in your attic or scratching in your walls at (248) 397-5110. Critter Control of SW Oakland County, MI Service Area Berkley, 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 SW Oakland County Critter Control is your professional wildlife control and removal company. We can handle any wildlife control problem.