Squirrels are ubiquitous and charismatic inhabitants of the Southeastern United States, contributing to the region's vibrant ecosystems. Common species such as the Eastern Gray Squirrel and the Fox Squirrel are known for their agile movements and distinctive bushy tails. While these small mammals play essential roles in seed dispersal and forest ecology, their presence in residential areas can sometimes lead to challenges.

Windward Pest Services acknowledges the importance of balancing the coexistence between humans and squirrels in the Southeast. Our professional services focus on ethical and humane approaches to address concerns related to squirrel activity, including habitat modification, exclusion techniques, and safe relocation when necessary, ensuring a harmonious living environment for both residents and these valued members of the local wildlife.

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Types of Squirrels

The Southeastern United States is home to various species of squirrels, each contributing to the region's diverse wildlife. The Eastern Gray Squirrel, with its distinctive gray fur, is a common sight in urban and suburban areas. The Fox Squirrel, recognized by its reddish-brown coat and bushy tail, thrives in wooded environments. The Southern Flying Squirrel, though nocturnal and less visible, plays a crucial role in forest ecosystems. Additionally, the Eastern Fox Squirrel is notable for its larger size and adaptable behavior.

Windward Pest Services recognizes the significance of these squirrel species in the Southeast and provides professional solutions that prioritize ethical and humane approaches when addressing concerns related to their activity. Our services focus on comprehensive strategies, including habitat management and exclusion techniques, ensuring a balanced coexistence between residents and these essential members of the local wildlife.

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Eastern Fox Squirrel

Recognizable for its larger size and adaptability, the Eastern Fox Squirrel is a common species in the Southeast with various color variations.

a Eastern Fox Squirrel eating a nut

Eastern Gray Squirrel

A prevalent and familiar species with a distinctive gray coat, the Eastern Gray Squirrel is often found in urban and suburban areas.

a Eastern Gray Squirrel

Fox Squirrel

Identified by its reddish-brown fur and bushy tail, the Fox Squirrel thrives in wooded environments across the Southeast.

a Fox Squirrel on a tree branch

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q Are squirrels common in the Southeast?


Yes, squirrels, including the Eastern Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, and Southern Flying Squirrel, are common inhabitants of the Southeastern United States.

Q What roles do squirrels play in the ecosystem?


Squirrels play essential roles in seed dispersal and forest ecology, contributing to the region's vibrant ecosystems.

Q Can squirrels cause issues in residential areas?


While beneficial in natural habitats, squirrels can sometimes pose challenges in residential areas, leading to concerns about property damage and nuisance behaviors.

Q How can residents identify different squirrel species?


Windward Pest Services provides educational resources to help residents identify common squirrel species based on size, coloration, and behaviors.

Q Are there humane approaches to address squirrel-related concerns?


Yes, our professional services prioritize ethical and humane approaches, including habitat modification, exclusion techniques, and safe relocation when necessary.

Q Can squirrels be relocated without harm?


Windward Pest Services employs safe relocation methods, ensuring the well-being of both residents and the squirrels when necessary.

Q What preventive measures can be taken to deter squirrels?


Habitat management, tree trimming, and exclusion techniques are effective preventive measures to minimize squirrel activity around residential areas.

Q Are there health risks associated with squirrels in residential settings?


While generally not posing direct health risks, squirrels can cause property damage, and their droppings may harbor certain diseases.

Q How quickly can Windward Pest Services respond to squirrel-related concerns?


We prioritize prompt service, offering swift and comprehensive solutions to address squirrel-related concerns and alleviate challenges for homeowners in the Southeast.

Q What educational resources are available for residents to coexist with squirrels?


Windward Pest Services provides educational materials to help residents understand squirrel behaviors, promote coexistence, and address concerns related to their presence in residential areas.

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