Why Squirrels are Considered Pest


Gray squirrels are rodents, or gnawing animals, and that can be bad for you and your property. Although the majority of gray squirrels are gray, they can also be brown, black, or red, and are found from Canada to Florida, and west into eastern Texas. Although squirrels are fluffy, cute (they generally weigh about one to one and a half pounds, can be from fifteen to twenty-one inches long, and have bushy tails usually the same length as their head and body), and fun to watch, they can cause a lot of damage if they take up residence in your home or on your property.

Taking Up Residence

While you don’t have to worry about squirrels getting into your kitchen and eating your food–they eat acorns, hickory nuts, butternuts, beechnuts, maple seeds, as well as berries, mushrooms, and some field crops, such as pumpkins and corn–they will take up residence in your attic, or other space such as a hole in your roof, soffit, or eave, that resembles a tree cavity. And once you have them, you’re stuck with them because they are very territorial.

Call A Professional

Once in your house or attic they will tear up insulation to use as a nest. They will also chew through electrical wires. If you are hearing the pitter-patter of little paws, scratching, and gnawing, chances are you have a squirrel problem. If you do have a squirrel problem, getting rid of them can be a challenge. They need to be trapped and the area sealed. Therefore, it is best to call a professional.


Don’t allow pests take over your home or business, let Carmel Valley Pest Control, inspect your residential or commercial property. Highly qualified and licensed, we can give you advice, set up a regular maintenance schedule (if you so desire), and provide effective treatments to keep your home or business in one piece! And we’re not just pest people, we have over 15 years of experience in interior home and business renovation. Whether you need our pest, termite, or renovation services, our focus is on customer satisfaction. Call us today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.