Do you suspect a squirrel control problem in your home or business? Squirrels are known to nest in the attic, crawl space, eaves, and more! The scurrying noises you are hearing may be a Douglas Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel or Northern Flying Squirrel. Our technicians have the experience to identify your specific squirrel control problem and create an effective plan of squirrel trapping and removal, damage repairs and squirrel proofing. Call Critter Control of Seattle and schedule your appointment today! 206.536.2360
Squirrel Trapping and Removal
Critter Control of Seattle will use professional trapping methods to effectively get rid of the squirrels in your home or business. Are you interested in more information regarding our trapping services? Give us a call today!
Squirrel Damage Repair and Prevention
Squirrels are destructive animals that are capable of many damages within your home or business. Our team will identify the squirrel damage and create a plan of repair and prevention. Our prevention services will keep squirrels out for good! Contact us for long-term squirrel control.
Identify Your Squirrel Problem
Looking for more information on what type of squirrel may be nesting in your home or business? Check out the information below and give us a call today!
Douglas Squirrels In The Seattle Area
Douglas squirrels are small and dark brown in color with a slightly lighter brown underbelly and slightly bushy tail that tends to curl out at the point. This species of squirrel tends to be in more tree-dense areas and their population is seen between Redmond/Sammamish, east of the Seattle-Tacoma metro areas, all the way out into Gig Harbor. Douglas squirrels are a protected native species and are relocated when removed from someone’s home or property. Click this link for more information on Douglas Squirrels.
Eastern Gray Squirrels In The Seattle Area
Eastern gray squirrels are much more prominent in urban areas but are found in all areas we service; especially Seattle. These squirrels are light gray/tan color with a large bushy tail that is as long as, or longer than, the body itself and are active and awake during the day. They are an invasive species, meaning they were brought here from somewhere else and are not native to the Pacific Northwest. These squirrels are much more aggressive than others and have pushed out many native squirrels, causing their populations to become endangered. Because of this, they are unable to be relocated. Click this link for more information on Eastern Gray Squirrels.
Northern Flying Squirrel Information In The Seattle Area
The Northern flying squirrels are small, and light brown/tan with a yellow/brown underbelly. They also have large flaps of skin that connect the front and back feet and allow them to “fly” (glide) through the air. Northern flying squirrels are nocturnal meaning they are awake and active at night. They are more often seen in areas with a higher density of forest/trees. Places like Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, North Bend, Ravensdale, and areas similar to these are areas you might find Northern flying squirrels. They are a protected native species and are relocated when removed from someone’s home or property. Click this link for more information on Northern Flying Squirrels.
Noises In The Attic
Paying attention to the noises will help you figure out what’s going on. Are there over-hanging trees or shrubs that may be rubbing on the home? Could it be pinecones or other materials? If it is an animal, is that animal truly inside or is it just on the roof? If you are sure it is a critter and it is inside your home, what time of day you are hearing the noises is the first step in figuring out what kind of squirrel(s) have become a problem. Eastern gray squirrels and Douglas squirrels are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. They are heard primarily in the mornings and evenings, especially when they are leaving or returning, and occasionally at different times throughout the day. Northern flying squirrels are nocturnal, meaning they are awake and active at night.
Squirrels tend to like to stay higher up, like they would if they were in a tree. Attics and vaulted ceilings are the most common area to find squirrels living in one’s home. They are a member of the rodent family and, even if they are excluded from an area, their large front incisors allow them to just chew a new entry point if they are not removed from the property. They are often discovered by hearing noises such as scratching, scurrying, gnawing, chewing, and “barking” (calling) above the ceiling or in upper walls.
If you think you have been inundated with squirrels, give us a call! We make sure our services are tailored to fit each job's needs!