Squirrel Removal & Exclusion

While they maybe cute and cuddly, squirrels do the most chewing damage in and around your home of any other nuisance wildlife.

A & A Wildlife and Home Solutions can humanely trap these little guys and relocate them far from your home. Once evicted, we repair their damage and prevent re-entry.

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Three signs you may have grey squirrels in your attic:
  • Hearing scratching noises in your attic during the morning and late afternoon.
  • Seeing round shaped droppings in the attic.
  • Noticing squirrels in the gutters.

Three signs you may have flying squirrels in your attic:

  • Hearing scratching noises in your attic during the middle of the night.
  • Seeing many small holes in attic insulation.
  • Noises sometime sound like they're playing and rolling acorns around.

Grey Squirrels: The grey squirrel is a small rodent that lives in and around trees throughout the United States. Squirrels are small and fast-moving, surviving largely on a diet of bark, berries, nuts, and acorns. While squirrels often prefer heavily wooded and forested areas, many squirrels live close to humans, residing in backyards and public parks. As a skittish breed, gray squirrels often leave humans alone. However, in some cases, squirrels will make their nests in homes and chimneys, creating expensive property damage. Grey squirrels are commonly found nesting in attics, soffits, gutters, and attic vents. They pose a threat to your attic, insulation, roof, and electrical wires. A grey squirrel's teeth are constantly growing. They have to chew continuously to file them down. CHEWED WIRES in your attic and house pose the possibility of electrical fires. Flying Squirrels: Flying squirrels are similar to grey squirrels in many ways. Despite the implication of the name, flying squirrels cannot actually fly; instead, they glide from tree to tree. Flying squirrels are generally nocturnal, scavenging for food at night like fruit, bird eggs, nuts, and fungi. Although many flying squirrels live in the trees and avoid humans, some can carry diseases, like typhus, that can pose problems for humans. Flying squirrels are nocturnal rodents that commonly live in your attic. Dead trees on your property will attract Flying Squirrels. These critters will make nest out of your insulation, and leave tiny "thumb size holes" all throughout the insulation. Flying Squirrels typically leave their droppings and urine in one central area, (known as a "Litter Box"). Flying Squirrels in the attic will create "noises above your head" all through the night, unlike Grey Squirrels. Flying Squirrels are easily mistaken for mice as the noises and evidence are similar.

Squirrel Exclusion Process

Sealing a squirrel's entry points on a home or building is not a standardized process. Each structure has its own set of problems, openings and potential trouble spots. It takes a skilled technician with a trained eye to find all of the hard to find holes. Our technicians have the skill and experience needed to do the job right, guaranteed.

Unlike many other companies, we use quality materials such as galvanized steel wire screen, thick galvanized sheet metal and other products that will last the life of your home. We treat your home as we would our own. Our exclusion technicians are talented carpenters. Not only do we seal the pesky squirrels out, we make it look good

Phase 1 - Sealing Entry Points

Due to poor building codes in Georgia, a construction gap is likely present between the roof decking and fascia board around the roofline of your home. These gaps will usually measure half an inch to four inches or more. This gap is a common entryway for squirrels, rats, etc. to access your attic. This area needs to be sealed with galvanized sheet metal. This step is usually the longest of the exclusion process, requiring constant ladder maneuvering and attention to safety. The sheet metal is pre-bent and slid under the shingles while screwed into the fascia board to secure. If gutter covers are present, they are carefully taken off to access the construction gap. We then install sheet metal and properly reinstall the gutter covers.

Some homes may have aluminum drip edge installed over their construction gap. Understand that aluminum is not a rodent-proof material and can be chewed through. Furthermore, it is not installed in a way that seals out rodents. Its purpose is to protect from moisture, not squirrels and rodents. 

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Squirrels can cause a substantial amount of damage. They chew right through wood and many other materials. Our exclusion technicians are capable of replacing/repairing damaged fascia and soffits and an extensive list of other carpentry work, including caulking and painting repairs to match the surrounding area.
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Many other entries may exist around the home. Gable vents, utility penetrations, crawl space vents and other foundation / siding openings, to name a few. These areas usually need galvanized wire screen in the vents. Galvanized screen and professional-grade sealant are used to seal other holes.

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Phase 2 - Rodent Removal


After sealing the home, it’s time to trap the squirrels and other wildlife. The day entry points are sealed, we install a trap on the outside of the main entry hole. When they come out, they'll be trapped and won’t be able to get back inside. When this happens, we return and take them at least 10 miles away from your home to release. We return as often as necessary to remove the animals and reset the traps until they are completely eliminated. Sometimes it may be necessary to begin trapping prior to the exclusion work depending on the situation.
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Phase 3 - Wildlife Cleanup


When we’re confident all rodents are gone and can’t get back in, it’s a good idea to clean up their mess. If you decide to sell your home, most home inspectors will find and report rodent evidence to the potential buyers or agency.

In many cases, a light clean-up is sufficient. We remove as much feces as possible using a HEPA vacuum. Our hospital-grade disinfectant is completely safe and has a very light, fresh scent. A fogger disperses it into the infested area, killing all surface bacteria, germs and viral pathogens. Other evidence such as tunnels and trails in the insulation will also be smoothed out to benefit future inspections.

Our Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide kills harmful germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses. It disinfects hepatitis, hantavirus, avian flu, HIV and more. It also prevents and eliminates mildew. However, it is impossible to disinfect beneath the surface of the insulation. The only way to completely eliminate ALL evidence of rodents is to perform an attic restoration.
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Attic & Crawlspace Restoration


A large infestation can ruin an attic, crawl space or other areas of the home. A restoration may be necessary. In this case, we can perform a partial or full removal and replacement of your insulation and vapor barrier for a complete clean. We may also scrub wood and other solid surfaces with disinfectant or seal with an encapsulating paint. For more details on insulation, Click Here
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