· Just like rats and mice, squirrels are mammals of the order Rodentia.
· These rodents all have teeth that continuously grow unless filed down. That is why if you have squirrels, rats or mice in your attic, you hear scratching noises.
· Scratching noises in the attic is usually from rodents gnawing on the wood or drywall in the attic.
· When squirrels nest in the attic the squirrels need to be removed to prevent further damage.
· Complete Animal Removal will humanely trap the squirrels from the attic and relocate them to one of our properties.
· Gray squirrels’ mate in the late winter.
· They have a second litter mid-summer if there is an adequate food supply.
· Several males compete for one female in a ritual chase at breakneck speeds up and down and through the trees, leaping from branch to branch.
· The female then selects the one she perceives as the strongest male, rarely mating with the same male again — nature’s way of preventing inbreeding and, thus, preserving the integrity of the species.
· After a gestation period of about 60 days, the young are born blind and hairless. There usually are four babies and each is one inch long and weighs only one ounce.
· The young of the second litter remain with their mother for the winter.