WHAT ARE SQUIRRELS?

The most common types of squirrels in Wisconsin are the red squirrel and grey squirrel. The red squirrel (about 12 inches in length) is smaller than the grey squirrel (about 24 inches in length) 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. Both squirrels are very fast and excellent climbers that can quickly scale trees and buildings. 

They love nuts, seeds, and berries and have bushy tails. Surprisingly, red squirrels are the nastiest and most ferocious of the squirrels. They will attack and bully grey squirrels. The front teeth never stop growing, so squirrels will constantly gnaw on trees, doors, and houses to prevent overgrowth.

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. 

Red Squirrel in a Cage

Don't Let Squirrels Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Squirrels Invade Your Home & Business!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SQUIRRELS?

Don’t be fooled by their cute appearance. Squirrels cause countless problems for homeowners and businesses. They will chew through your roof and venting to gain access to your attic for shelter. Once inside your home, squirrels wreak havoc on insulation, wires, wooden support beams, and ventilation, which can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. Squirrels will also tear up flower beds and gardens looking for food or places to store their nuts. 

HOW TO GET RID OF SQUIRRELS?

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    Squirrel Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and baits to safely and effectively remove any squirrels from your home. Once captured, we will relocate squirrels 30+ miles away from your residence. 

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    Prevention & Exclusion

    After squirrel removal, our technicians can seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. Exclusion and prevention are crucial steps for effective animal control. Squirrels are difficult to control, especially if you have pine trees, nut-bearing trees, or bird feeders. Chimney caps, vent covers, and ridge guard will help keep squirrels from entering your home.

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    Cleaning & Restoration

    After squirrel removal, our technicians can clean up any messes left behind from squirrels. These contaminated materials (feces, urine, fur, parasites, etc.) possess serious health hazards. In more extensive cases, a full attic cleanout may be suggested.

Red Squirrel in a Cage

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. 

QUICKLINKS: SQUIRRELS

Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels in the Chimney
Squirrels in the House
Squirrels in the Garden
Love for Nuts & Birdseeds
Squirrel Diseases

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