Category Archives: Squirrel Removal

Not Always Obvious or Easy

Is There a Squirrel Problem? This is a question we get a lot from homeowners who suspect they have a raccoon or squirrel problem but aren’t quite sure. Sometimes, the problem is very obvious. Other times, quite honestly, it takes a bit of detective work to figure out what’s really going on. Today’s blog presents… Read More »

Not Recommended: Repair Before Removal

Remove Squirrels Prior to Repair There are a number of sources on dealing with nuisance squirrels which advise those with a squirrel problem to block off the squirrels’ entrance point in order to solve the problem. For example, our own ODNR Division of Wildlife (whom we greatly respect) gives this sort of advice on their… Read More »

Squirrel-Proof Attic Vents

Is There a Squirrel Proof Attic Vent? Ventilation is a must for roofs. In fact, proper venting helps keep heating and cooling bills stable and increases the longevity of the roof. But, since you do put holes in the roof to install vents, there is a risk for animals like squirrels to get into the attic… Read More »

Squirrel Exposes Bigger Problem

Opportunistic Squirrel Living in Wall Last week we received a call from a concerned homeowner who thought there was an animal in an upstairs closet. Ryan went to investigate and found a piece of cardboard taped over a hole in the drywall in the closet. When he peeled back the cardboard, he found a hole in the… Read More »

Dealing with Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrel Removal | Kent, Canton, Akron Say the word ‘squirrel’ to someone here in Northeast Ohio, and the likely picture to pop into that person’s head is one of a gray or black squirrel. It’s true because gray and black  squirrels are visible during daylight hours and are in all our neighborhoods. People are familiar… Read More »

Spying on Squirrels

Game Camera Catches Squirrels in Action One of the coolest tools we have is a game camera. What is a game camera?  It is a camera that has a waterproof case and a motion activated shutter.  It is left outside and when an animal goes by it, the camera takes a picture.  After a day or… Read More »

Gable Vent Squirrels

Squirrels Get into Attic Through Gable Vents Some home design really invites squirrels. Today’s post showcases a design element that is a huge invitation to squirrels: open gable vents.

Squirrels and Damage

Squirrel Chewing = Damage Can squirrel chewing cause a lot of damage to a home? Can it cause a whole gutter to pull off a house? If you are not one to underestimate the damage potential of the grey squirrels’ incisors, you know the answer to these questions is a definite “Yes”. Squirrels left to live… Read More »

Squirrel Trapping 101

Squirrel Trappings Basics Gray Squirrels or Fox Squirrels are living in the attic. They come out of the soffit and run around on the roof. There are big ones and little ones. They are really driving you nuts (pun intended).

Squirrels Young and Old

Baby Squirrels More Active As we transition from April into May, young squirrels are starting to make their presence known.  At this time, there is usually an increase in the number of calls for squirrel removal in the Akron, Canton, Kent, OH area. This is because those Ohio squirrels that were born in February and… Read More »

When are Squirrels Born in Ohio?

Squirrels Have Recently Been Born Ever wonder when squirrels are born are in Ohio? Here in the Akron, Canton, Kent area of northeast Ohio, the first round of squirrel births is just coming to a close with many February and March births.

Squirrels in the Attic

How Do You Catch Attic Squirrels? If you have grey squirrels or fox squirrels living in your attic and ever wondered how to catch them, this post is for you.

Squirrel Out of the Fireplace

Squirrel Out of the Fireplace Causes Damage Last week’s blog was about a squirrel in a fireplace.  Ryan got the squirrel out and we extolled the benefits of closed dampers and chimney caps. This week’s blog tell a similar, albeit more tragic, tale for a homeowner who had a squirrel in the fireplace. In this… Read More »

Squirrel in the Fireplace

Removing a Squirrel From The Fireplace You hear some strange sounds coming from your fireplace.  Christmas is past so it can’t be Santa…what could be in there bouncing around, scratching, rattling things and making that chittering noise? You listen a litter longer and then you actually see a bushy tail behind the grate or glass… Read More »

A Look at Red Squirrels

Red Squirrels and Squirrel Removal Here in the Akron, Canton, Kent area the predominant squirrel is the gray squirrel (and its genetic variant – the black squirrel).  They often get into people’s houses and we remove a lot of them. Consequently, here in the squirrel removal blog, we have a lot of posts on gray… Read More »

Squirrels and Water Damage

Squirrel Hole Leads to Water Damage Having a squirrel chew its way into your house is not a good thing. But, when a squirrel’s hole lets water into your structure, it qualifies as a squirrel removal emergency. Check out this post and video to find out more.

Short Cuts Lead to Squirrels

Squirrels Don’t Need Much Help Getting Into Attic : Don’t Give Them Any Squirrels are notorious chewers. They chew through wood, vinyl, plastic, and even aluminum in order to get into attics and soffits. With their ability to chew into things, they sure don’t need any advantages or opportunities.