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Fox Pest Control’s Albany Area Squirrel Removal Service

If you hear scratching and thumping coming from your walls or ceiling, there’s a good chance you have squirrels in your house.

Signs of a Squirrel Problem

You might already know for sure that you have a squirrel problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a squirrel problem in Albany Area. 


As rodents, squirrels need to wear down their teeth, so they often will gnaw on wood, plastic, or metal to keep their incisors from growing too long.


These are most likely to appear in an attic or ceiling space. They are sure to leave urine stains in the area as well. Obviously, a musty smell of decay will accompany a squirrel latrine.


Squirrels may make squeaking noises, rustling, scratching, or gnawing sounds at any time of the day, sometimes even at night. Since some squirrels tend to be territorial, they might fight one another for food, dominance, mates, or nesting grounds.

What You Need to Know About Squirrels

  • Squirrels can cause vast amounts of damage. Not only can their waste seep through your ceiling and walls, they can also chew through sensitive electrical cables, which could result in fire. 
  • Because squirrels are constantly seeking shelter from predators, they won’t hesitate to take advantage of your space. If you do find squirrels on your property, they’re most likely one of the species listed below:   
    • Gray squirrels
    • Fox squirrels
    • Pine squirrels
    • Flying Squirrels
  • While they may look cute at first, it’s important not to touch them. Squirrels can transmit rabies, tularemia, typhus and lyme disease through their bite. Your safest option is to avoid direct contact with the squirrels and trust a licensed professional to take them off your property.
  • What to watch for: 
    • Noises around your home such as scratching, chewing or scurrying
    • Droppings in unusual places like your attic, garage or crawl space
    • Tiny squirrel tracks with four toes on the front legs and five toes on the back legs
    • Stains on the ceiling caused by squirrel waste
    • Large squirrel presence in your neighborhood.

  Helpful Squirrel Prevention Tips: 

  • Never feed squirrels, or they’ll expect food from people.
  • Never leave pet food, water bowls, or bird feeders out after dark
  • Place a cap over your chimney
  • Trim your trees at least 5-10 feet away from the house so squirrels don’t have access to the roof.

How Do I Get Rid Of Squirrels?

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Think you have a squirrel problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free squirrel control quote.

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Your inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized squirrel treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.


Our Wildlife & Exclusion experts will perform all agreed upon services.

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Squirrel Control FAQ

What type of damage do squirrels do?

Some squirrels chew electric cables, which can cause all sorts of problems. Besides destroying electrical equipment in your house, chewed cables can cause a fire. 

Nesting can reduce the efficiency of insulation. Droppings and waste can ruin it completely.

How many squirrels could be in my house?

This really depends on how much space you have in your attic, chimney, or other areas in the house. Most of the time, there aren’t more than 1-5 squirrels infesting a home at a time. However, since flying squirrels are a community animal, this number could be much larger depending on the type of squirrel in your home.

What type of squirrels infest houses?

Common species that cause infestations may include gray squirrels, fox squirrels, pine squirrels, and even flying squirrels. Squirrels spend all their time looking for food and hiding from predators, so if they find a way into a safe location like an attic or down a chimney, they won’t hesitate to take advantage of your space.

Are squirrels dangerous?

Like many other rodents, squirrels can carry the rabies virus, although it is rare. Squirrels can transmit other diseases through their bite, including Tularemia, Typhus, and even Lyme disease if they were previously bitten by a Lyme-infected tick. Your best bet is to avoid direct contact with squirrels.

Albany Area Pest Control Reviews

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We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.

– Anthony Falzone

Posted December 12th 2019

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We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.

– Tara Canaan

Posted December 1st 2019

5 Stars

We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)

– Tina Le

Posted December 8th 2019

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