Squirrels in NJ, NYC & Eastern PA

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Squirrel Control in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Connecticut, and Delaware


What Do Squirrels Look Like?
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Size: 5-36 inches (13-91 cm)

Color: Gray, black, white, red

Characteristics: Tree squirrels often seen scampering from branch to branch. Ground squirrels live in burrows or tunnel systems and often hibernate during the winter. Seen in all kinds of environments (parks, neighborhoods, wooded areas). Use keen sense of smell to locate nuts and tend to dig up large holes in doing so.

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  • Species: There are over 200 species of squirrels worldwide, and it is most difficult to find food during early spring for squirrels located in temperate regions.
  • Damage: In residential neighborhoods squirrels begin to dig up planting puts, flower beds, and extensive holes to locate buried nuts.
  • Entry: They can also enter buildings and attics where there is the risk of them chewing through different parts of your home, including wires and pipes.


What Do Squirrels Eat?

  • Nuts
  • Buds of trees
  • Seeds
  • Conifer cones
  • Fruits
  • Fungi
  • Green vegetation


Tendency to chew on edible and non-edible objects. Teeth grow continuously, and their constant gnawing helps maintain sharp teeth and prevent overgrowth. Expert climbers, but still thrive in urban environments.


While it isn’t feasible to completely remove squirrels from the outdoor areas of your property, there are ways to prevent them from getting into your home.

Scratching, scampering, and other noises could indicate the need for indoor squirrel removal.

Other indicators of squirrels are:

  • Squirrels tend to inhabit sheltered areas.
  • Check sheltered spaces including attics and basements.

Squirrel Control Overview

Trust the services of an experienced squirrel removal expert:

  • Confirm squirrel signs: Your technician will work with you to confirm that the noises you hear are from squirrels.
  • Inspect attics and roofs: We then seek out gaps squirrels use to get in (which can create easy entry points for other pests).
  • Devise a squirrel removal plan: Expert squirrel removal is the next step, which requires the right timing and approach, especially if squirrels are nesting.
  • Keep future squirrels out: Simple fixes are recommended to prevent future problems.

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