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 In some states throughout the country squirrels are classified as game animals. Mostly though, squirrels are unprotected and considered little more than nuisances. Appearance There are three main types of squirrels that may cause problems for homeowners and business owners. Tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels share similar characteristics with their own unique look. Tree Squirrel Tree squirrels are the largest of the three, growing between 1 and 2 feet long including their large and bushy tails. They have coarse coats that can be shades of gray, brown, or black, and have lightly colored underbellies. Ground Squirrel Ground squirrels are slightly smaller than tree squirrels and have shorter tails and fur. They can range in colors from reddish-gray to smoky brown and may have black spots or stripes. Flying Squirrel The flying squirrel is the smallest of the three. They have webs of skin between their fore and hind limbs used for gliding. The nocturnal flying squirrel is typically light brown or gray and have large eyes to help them see at night. Habitat All three types of squirrels have their own preference in habitat. Tree squirrels look for an area to build a nest among hardwood or coniferous forests where ground cover is plentiful. They will create nests out of twigs and leaves. Ground squirrels dig deep and extensive burrows that have multiple exits, generally dug in open grasslands. Flying squirrels will prefer to live within wooded areas that allow them to glide from treetop to treetop. They make their nests in crevices of trees or take over abandoned bird's nests. Squirrel Problems Squirrel Entry Flying squirrels and tree squirrels are known to enter attics and ground squirrels often burrow in yards or farming fields while searching for food. Squirrels are opportunistic omnivores that will feed off human food and garbage whenever possible. Squirrel Damage While ground squirrels forage for food, they create unsightly holes and damages to yards and farm fields. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels inside an attic will create extensive damages that can be a great hazard for your home. Squirrels in the attic will create serious damage in a short amount of time. Electrical wires will be pulled and chewed, insulation will be used for nesting, and home structures can be ruined due to their gnawing habits. When a squirrel in your attic or walls chews electrical wires and pulls insulation, you are faced with a risk of electrical fires. Squirrel Control Trapping and Removal When you have a serious squirrel problem in your attic or other areas of the home, Critter Control of the Greater Pittsburgh can fix it! Our wildlife control experts can handle the little rodents and have the training and tools necessary to trap and remove squirrels from private property. Our squirrel control services are humane and safe for all humans and animals involved. Repairs and Prevention Critter Control of Pittsburgh offers full-service squirrel control. We will repair damages and implement preventative methods to keep squirrels out. Keeping ground squirrels off property can be challenging. Calling Critter Control of Pittsburgh, or technicians can implement methods that are effective and efficient! Tree squirrels and flying squirrels are very persistent in returning to their original nesting area. Squirrel control without prevention is pointless - as the squirrels will just reenter your home and recreate damages. 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