Squirrels: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Squirrels can grow to 17-20 inches in length
  • The Eastern Gray Squirrel has predominantly gray fur, but can also have a brownish color, and has a large bushy tail
  • Nests are hard to see in the Summer, because they are made with green leaves and are hidden by foliage, and much easier to see in the Winter when the leaves have browned and fallen
  • They feed on seeds, nuts, buds, insects, bird eggs and fungi, depending on the time of year

Active Season

  • Grey squirrels are active all months of the year, during the day
  • They are well-known for their habit of hoarding food in autumn to see them through the harsh winter months

Interesting Facts

  • Squirrels may pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves
  • A squirrel’s four front teeth never stop growing
  • They have five toes on their back feet and four toes on their front feet

Cause for Concern

  • Squirrels can cause expensive property damage by chewing through electrical wiring, often causing fires and even indoor flooding
  • They carry their own diseases as well as transmit diseases from insects and parasites that live on and around them

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Squirrels in the home. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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