Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.
Grey squirrels are both grey and black in color. They can start breeding one year after birth, and mating typically occurs in mid-December or early January. Northern Michigan does not experience as many problems with Grey Squirrels as with Red Squirrels; however, these squirrels can still create their own problems and frustrations for home and business owners.
Grey squirrels do not tend to chew into structures as much as other squirrels, but they do tend to exploit gaps in the soffits, facia, dormers, ridge vent, etc, that were already there. Once inside, they will reproduce in structures, but we have noticed they use different structures to harbor in full-time. Grey squirrels will not willingly leave the structure once they have made it their habitat.
They need to be removed from the property by a professional, and the holes and gaps around the structure excluded. Trees should always be trimmed back away from the structure. Any fecal matter will need to be removed. Contaminated areas have to be sanitized and in many cases, replaced.
These squirrels are not nearly as territorial as the red squirrel, and once we have trapped and removed the population from the structure, they typically will not return. If you’ve noticed or believe you have an issue with grey squirrels, call Hogarth’s to set up an inspection and create an exclusion plan for your specific situation.