There are three species of squirrels in Alabama, including the Eastern Grey Squirrel, Fox Squirrel and Southern Flying squirrel. All three species can have up to two litters per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The Eastern Grey Squirrel can be found in most habitat types in Alabama. The Southern Flying Squirrel is nocturnal, which means they are active at night, unlike its close relatives, the Grey and Fox Squirrels, which are active during the day.  

Damages Caused By Squirrels

Squirrels enter homes during winter months to seek warmth and shelter and can chew through wooden surfaces to gain entry into your home or attic. Squirrels are a member of the rodent family, and they chew to wear down their continuously growing front teeth. This gnawing can be very destructive to the exterior of your home, and once they get inside, they have been known to chew on electrical wires, which is a fire hazard. Squirrels create tiny holes in the walls and ceilings of your home. Later these holes become the perfect entry points for bats, raccoons, flies and other animals.  

Squirrel Control & Removal Services

Go Pro Wildlife Removal services include the removal of squirrels from homes and businesses. We look at all possible entry points, then repair and close these entry points so squirrels cannot get inside your home. After entry points have been sealed, we locate the main entry point and trap any remaining squirrels through a one-way door. By doing this we eliminate all animals causing damage and then seal the final point of entry.  

Diseases Spread by Squirrels

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases that present dangers to humans. Below are some diseases that squirrels can pass to humans: 

  • Leptospirosis

  • Salmonellosis

  • Tularemia

  • Typhus

  • Plague

  • Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases

  • Rabies

Keeping squirrels away from your home is the best way to ensure the health and safety of both homeowners and pets.