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.

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