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 Description Tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels all live in the United States. They are found throughout the entire country, and are even considered game animals in some states! As cute as these creatures can be, a lot of the time, they can be nuisances to you and your home. Appearance Tree Squirrels Between 1 and 2 feet long Large, bushy tails Coarse, grizzled coats Are usually gray, brown, or black Ground Squirrels Short tails and fur Generally smaller Reddish-gray to smoky-brown in color Flying Squirrels Smallest squirrel Have webs of skin between fore and hind limbs for gliding Light brown or gray Large eyes Habitat Tree Squirrels Tree squirrels like to live among hardwood or coniferous forests where ground cover is plentiful! They usually build their nests out of twigs and leaves. Ground Squirrels Ground squirrels like open grasslands where they can dig deep, extensive burrows with multiple exits. Flying Squirrels Flying squirrels like to live in the crevices of trees or in abandoned birds' nest. These squirrels prefer many trees in their environment so they can glide from tree to tree! Flying squirrels are the most common squirrel to enter a home. Squirrel Problems Entry Squirrels are very common in backyards and public parks! As opportunistic omnivores, they feed off human food and garbage whenever possible. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels have been known to enter unsecured attics and walls to nest, and ground squirrels often burrow into yards or farmers' fields in search of food. Damage Taking advantage of any available food sources, squirrels damage yards and fields by digging for nuts and insects. When ground squirrels burrow near manmade buildings or dams, they can weaken the structure and can cause collapses! Flying squirrels and tree squirrels damage homes by gnawing or tearing at insulation and electrical wires on roofs and in attics. They can even cause outages when they run across power lines! Squirrel Control Control and Safety Preventing ground squirrels from infesting on personal property is challenging since the rodents can simply burrow underneath or climb over most fences! Tree squirrels and flying squirrels can be kept from entering attics by certain methods such as sealing all possible external entrances and trimming tree limbs that hang over roofs. Trapping and Removal If serious squirrel problems arise, contact Critter Control wildlife experts to handle the furry little rodents. Our technicians have the training and tools necessary to trap and remove squirrels from private properties. We only employ humane methods of eradication and our process is safe for all humans and animals involved. We can help you get rid of squirrel problems! Call our Gulf Shore office today! 251.298.8435 Critter Control of Gulf Shores Service Area Alabama: Mobile, Saraland, Chickasaw, Prichard, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Loxley, Magnolia Springs, Orange Beach, Perdido, Robertsdale, Silverhill, Spanish Fort, Summerdale, Atmore, East Brewton, Flomaton, Pollard, Riverview, Bayou La Batre, Creola, Dauphin Island, Mount Vernon, Satsuma, Semmes, Baldwin County, Escambia County, Mobile County Florida: Century, Pensacola, Cinco Bayou, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Niceville, Shalimar, Valparaiso, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Escambia County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County This franchise is independently licensed and operated by WINKE, LLC, dba Critter Control of Mobile-Pensacola Critter Control of Gulf Shores offers wildlife control services throughout the Gulf Shores area. Call the professionals for help with wildlife in the home.