Squirrels are one of the most common nuisance wildlife problems in the United States
Gray squirrels are the most common type of squirrel in the South Eastern United States and are a huge animal pest control problem in Georgia. Gray squirrels are diurnal which means they are most active during the daylight hours.
Flying squirrels are nocturnal and are active all night up until daylight hrs. Flying squirrels are smaller than Gray squirrels but do just as much damage to your home and are equally as loud inside your attic and ceiling. Squirrels become a problem when they start to enter your home or building through open gaps in the structure or chew holes in the wood facia, soffit, or siding. After they have an entry point, you will start hearing scurrying, scratching, and chewing. You will hear flying squirrels in the attic, ceiling, and walls making noise at night. They are loud enough to keep you awake at night and are very annoying not to mention destructive to your home.
Similarly, Gray squirrels, can enter through attics, ceilings, walls, and gain access to your house. You will start hearing chewing, scampering, digging, and scratching in these areas. However, if you are experiencing these noises in the daylight up until dark, your squirrel problem is Gray squirrels.
All squirrels constantly chew wood, plastic, and rubber to file their teeth keeping them sharp and strong. They destroy your wood internally and externally and chew wiring that could cause a fire.
Squirrels urinate and drop feces all over the nesting areas which most likely is your attic. They will soil your insulation, and this eventually can cause damage or health concerns you breath in the toxic fumes. Squirrels can also bring in fleas or ticks from outside.