Don’t be fooled by their cute appearance. Squirrels cause countless problems for homeowners and businesses. Known for their love of nuts and bushy tails, squirrels are very fast and excellent climbers that can quickly scale trees and buildings. The most common types of squirrels in Wisconsin are the red squirrel, grey squirrel, flying squirrel, and the 13-lined ground squirrel. 

The red squirrel is smaller than the grey squirrel but larger than a chipmunk. Red squirrels get their name from their red-colored fur, just as grey squirrels get their name from their grey-colored fur. Surprisingly, red squirrels are the most ferocious and nastiest of the squirrels. They will attack and bully grey squirrels. Both squirrels love to chew into homes through vents, dormers, eaves, roofs, and garage doors, all in an attempt to find shelter. 

HOW TO GET RID OF SQUIRRELS?

  • 1. Squirrel Problem

    Squirrel problems are the number one call we get here at Advanced Wildlife Control. They can do some severe damage to your home and yard. Squirrels will chew through your roof or venting to gain access to your attic for shelter. Once inside, a squirrel can cause all sorts of messes in your insulation and damage your wires and venting system. Squirrels will also tear up flower beds and gardens looking for food or places to store their nuts. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the squirrels 30+ miles away from your home. We usually caught around 1,500 – 2000 squirrels each year!

  • 3. Clean Up

    Once the squirrels have been removed from your home, our technicians will clean up any messes left behind. In some more extensive cases, an attic cleanout may be suggested. 

  • 4. Prevention & Repair

    The final step when dealing with squirrels is to repair any damages left behind. Our technicians will seal up any entry points or openings to prevent future animal entry. Squirrels are difficult to control, especially if you have pine trees, nut-bearing trees, or bird feeders. However, we can help prevent them from gaining access to your attic with our Ridge Guard venting

  • 5. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Squirrel problems are the number one call we get here at Advanced Wildlife Control. They can do some severe damage to your home and yard. Squirrels will chew through your roof or venting to gain access to your attic for shelter. Once inside, a squirrel can cause all sorts of messes in your insulation and damage your wires and venting system. Squirrels will also tear up flower beds and gardens looking for food or places to store their nuts. 

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the squirrels 30+ miles away from your home. We usually caught around 1,500 – 2000 squirrels each year!

Once the squirrels have been removed from your home, our technicians will clean up any messes left behind. In some more extensive cases, an attic cleanout may be suggested. 

The final step when dealing with squirrels is to repair any damages left behind. Our technicians will seal up any entry points or openings to prevent future animal entry. Squirrels are difficult to control, especially if you have pine trees, nut-bearing trees, or bird feeders. However, we can help prevent them from gaining access to your attic with our Ridge Guard venting

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Squirrels?

Call: 262-242-4390

Or send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Squirrels love to eat birdseed, nuts, acorns, and bark. If you have a bird feeder in your yard, you will have squirrels. 

Squirrels can be found throughout Wisconsin in parks, forests, neighborhoods, and cities. They will build nests in tree branches, tree cavities, and holes in the ground. During the winter months, squirrels will even try to find their way into people’s attics and walls. We’ve seen squirrels gnaw straight through roofs and wood sidings to gain access into homes. 

Red squirrels breed from February to March and again from June to July. Baby red squirrels are born about a month after mating with a typical litter size of 2-7 young. 

Grey squirrels breed from January to February and again from May to July. Baby grey squirrels are born a little over a month after mating with a typical litter size of 2-5 young. 

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

The front teeth of a squirrel never stop growing. Squirrels will also use trees or the wood edges of a door or house to sharpen their teeth.

SQUIRREL - QUICKLINKS

Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels in the Chimney
Squirrels in the House

Love for Nuts & Birdseeds
Squirrels & Rabies

Do Squirrels Hibernate?
Red Squirrels vs Grey Squirrels
Flying Squirrels vs Ground Squirrels