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Squirrel Removal &
Dixie Exterminators provides service for squirrel control which includes trapping and removal as well as exclusion or sealing the entry points. Our wildlife team specializes in exclusion to prevent squirrels from re-entering. We find the chew holes where squirrels have got in and these areas can include, roof gaps, roof vents, gable vents around the attic. Squirrels can also destroy insulation so if necessary, we can install new insulation and remove any contaminated insulation.
Tips to Squirrel Proof Your Home in Marietta & Metro Atlanta
Practice good sanitation for prevention. Don’t leave pet foods out in the open and keep garbage cans and barbecue grills covered.
Squirrel proof your trees and shrubs by pruning branches six feet away from the ground and from the roof of your property. Trees that are sufficiently far apart from each other can be squirrel-proofed by fastening a 12-inch-wide band of sheet metal around the trunks six feet from the ground.
Cage your bulbs by setting metal cages into planting holes. Alternatively, place a wire mesh over the entire bed once you’ve finished planting. To avoid interference with new growth.
Use barriers for your flowers and vegetables: Various barriers—chicken wire, hardware cloth, 1- to 2-inch metal mesh—can be spread over the ground and cut to fit around plant stems. Or completely cover over newly planted vegetables with a chicken wire fence.
Set up a diversion feeding station. It can take squirrels just a few minutes to figure out how to break into your bird-feeder, so distract them with their own alternative feeder somewhere else.
Squirrel Proofing Your Attic
Squirrel proofing is an important part of a complete squirrel removal program. The goal is to seal all present and potential openings which may serve as entries for the squirrels. Repairing the construction gap can keep squirrels from making a nest in your attic.
Squirrel proofing materials can include sheet metal, heavy wire mesh, concrete, and brick and mortar.
Squirrel Facts & Identification
Squirrels are generally small animals, ranging in (2.8–3.9 in) in length, and just 10 g (0.35 oz) in weight, to the which is 53–73 cm (21–29 in) long, and weighs from 5 to 8 kg (11 to 18 lb). Squirrels typically have slender bodies with bushy tails and large eyes. Their fur is generally soft and silky, although much thicker in some species than others. The color of squirrels is highly variable between species.
As their large eyes indicate, squirrels generally have an excellent sense of vision, which is especially important for tree-dwelling species. They also have very versatile and sturdy claws for grasping and climbing. Many also have a good sense of touch, with vibrissae on their heads and limbs.
Squirrels breed once or twice a year, and give birth to a varying number of young after three to six weeks, depending on species. Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal, while flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal—except for lactating flying squirrels and their offspring which have a period of diurnality during the summer.
Cities We Service for Squirrel Removal
Dixie Exterminators provides squirrel removal services to the metro Atlanta area. We are based in Marietta and provide service to all surrounding cities. These cities include Acworth, Alpharetta, Austell, Canton, Cumming, Dallas, Dunwoody, Hiram, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Mableton, Powder springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, and Woodstock.