Eastern Gray and Tree Squirrel are found throughout all parts of Clarksville, Nashville and surrounding cities. These squirrels are fascinating creatures but sometimes considered pests in urban and rural regions. Their propensity to chew on various edible and inedible objects, and their stubborn persistence in trying to get what they want. Eastern Gray and Tree squirrels have two breeding seasons per year and most breeding occurs in December through February and May through June. Females can have two litters per year, one from each breeding season. Average litter sizes range from 1 – 5 individuals.
Homeowners in areas with a heavy squirrel population must be vigilant in keeping attics, basements, and sheds carefully sealed to prevent property damage caused by nesting squirrels. Eastern gray squirrels have a high enough tolerance for humans to inhabit residential neighborhoods.
Squirrels may nest in the attic or exterior walls of a house. An attic is warm and dry, quiet and relatively free of predators. A squirrel will create a nest using insulation and other materials used inside the home. They often treat exposed power cables as tree branches, and gnaw on the electrical insulation. The resulting exposed conductors can short out, causing a fire. For this reason alone, squirrel nests inside buildings cannot be safely ignored. A squirrel nest will also cause problems with noise, excreta, unpleasant odors, and eventual structural damage.
Other nuisance concerns center on outdoor maintenance. People who enjoy wild birds often dislike squirrels in feeders, as squirrels will chase away most species of birds. Squirrels will raid bird feeders for millet, corn, and sunflower seeds. They will also wreak havoc in vegetable gardens and destroy your tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and other crops even when natural food sources are in ready supply.
Squirrels can be a challenge to control. If you’re uncertain you have a squirrel in your attic, in your walls, in sheds or utility building you should call our squirrel removal experts immediately. We provide permanent solution to your squirrel problem by removal or exclusion, then squirrel proof your attic and building. Our experts have the training, skills, and licensing to complete the necessary repairs and exclusion techniques to keep squirrels out of your Middle TN's home or business.