Gray Squirrels

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GRAY SQUIRRELS

Physical Characteristics: Gray squirrels are mostly gray in color with a brown undertone, white bellies and have a large bushy tail. They are the most commonly encountered wildlife in our area because they are very active during the day. Squirrels range between 15-19” in length from nose to end of their tail and weigh up to 15oz.

Diet: A squirrels’ diet consists primarily of tree bark, plants, berries, acorns, nuts, seeds, fruit, fungi and green vegetation. They are very opportunistic feeders and will feed on food that is easily accessible such as in bird feeders, and will store food in several hundred catches under the surface of the ground for later recovery when food becomes less available.

Breeding: Squirrels will limit their breeding during years where food is scarce. Gray squirrels can have up to two litters per year from Dec-March & June-Aug and can range from 1-12 young per litter.

Habitat: You can pretty much find gray squirrels everywhere. Gray squirrels nest in trees and can survive through freezing temperatures. Squirrels frequently can be found finding shelter from the colder elements in attics, garage structures and soffits.

Inspections: The first thing to do in wildlife control is a proper inspection. We will determine if squirrels are the problem. Evidence of squirrels at your location include: holes in the building exterior and under soffits, noises and loud scratching overhead, chewed wires, attic insulation damage and evidence of squirrel nesting.

Trapping: Humane trapping and exclusion measures will be taken to keep squirrels from returning to your property or in your home.