Signs of Their Presence
The animals themselves. Don't be suprised if you see black or white squirrles.They're really gray squirrels with a color variation.
Sounds: Red squirrels are loudest, with their sometimes birdlike,sometimes scolding, but seemingly endless chatter. Gray and fox squirrels also chatter, and during th mating season, they'll make a chucking bark as they chase each other. You may hear chewing,pattering,scampering,scratching sounds in attic, eaves and walls from early morning throughout the day-unless the resident are flying squirrels, which are nocturnal.
Scat: Oval, smooth, roughly ¼ inch long. The scat of flying squirrels is often found in distinctive piles.
Nest: Gray,fox and flying squirrels make leaf nests, usually placed in a tree crotch, that are used summer and fall.
Evidence of their feeding: Mipped twigs of spruce,hemlock, and pine trees; piles of gnawes nuts (acorns) between attic joist or in wall voids.
Building damage: Holes in vents, eaves, soffits, and fascia boards. Claw marks on siding. Tunnels in insulation. Chewed wires.
Breeding dates: Gray and fox squirrels: Mid December through January. Red and northern flying squirrels: late winter. Southern flyng squirrels : early spring. Gestation takes 40-45 days.
Litter size: Gray squirrel:2-4 young; fox squirrel: 2-4; red squirrel: 3-6; flying squirrel 2-7 young.
Removal method: Live traping