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Squirrels in the Attic? We Can Help

Flying squirrel, Atlanta Rodent Control, Breda Pest ManagementThere are more than 200 squirrel species found throughout the world, with the exception of Australia where squirrels are not found. Lucky Australia, right? In metro Atlanta, two squirrels are responsible for the majority of havoc wreaked on homes:The flying squirrel and the gray squirrel.Roughly the size of mice, flying squirrels live in trees, and while they don't really fly, they are capable of traveling distances of up to 150 feet thanks to their very aerodynamic anatomy. Like birds, they prefer to live in nests. Sometimes these nests are inside your home. Holes as small as only one inch in diameter can open up into squirrel dens with cavities from woodpeckers being choice sites for these squirrels to build their nests. The flying squirrel eats primarily hickory nuts and acorns and rounds out its diet with various seeds, berries, and mushrooms found near their dwellings. Flying squirrels are nocturnal, so if you're hearing sounds in your attic at night, there's a good chance it's these rodents keeping you awake.If you're hearing sounds in your attic during the day, however, your home invasion might be thanks to the gray squirrel, the most common non-human mammal on Earth. Gray squirrels are herbivores who feed on acorns, seeds, and the leafy growth of plants and trees. While they typically live high in trees in leafy nests, they will, from time to time, find their way inside. When either of these pests takes up residence in your residence, you'll want to give Breda Pest Management a call to have them removed.Breda Pest Management uses extraction to remove squirrels from your home's attic and crawl spaces. Their technicians will trap and remove the animals, seal up their entry points, and clean up all of their droppings and nesting materials. And they'll do it all while maintaining the cosmetic integrity of your home. There will be no ugly eyesores left behind when Breda's team is finished with their job. Give them a call today and let them help you reclaim your space!