What to do if you have a squirrel in your attic?

There are several species of tree squirrels in North America, and the particular mix varies from region to region. Nationwide, they include the

  • gray squirrel (Scirus carolinensis),
  • fox squirrel (S. niger),
  • red squirrel (Tamiascirus hudsonicus),
  • flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus and G. volans).

While there are important behavioral differences among these species that affect their management, this article will discuss a general framework for controlling squirrel problems in buildings.

The laws regarding squirrel

Integrated Pest Management for Urban Wildlife

Urban wildlife is wildlife that can live or thrive in urban environments. Some urban wildlife, such as house mice, are ecologically associated with humans. Different types of urban areas support different kinds of wildlife. One general feature of bird species that adapt well to urban environments is they tend to be the species with bigger brains, perhaps allowing them to be more adaptable to the changeable urban environment.

As we urbanize the land, radical changes occur to sources of food,