Wild Things LLC ®  Fairfield County Connecticut wildlife control and trapping

Stamford 203-602-3343           
Norwalk 203-854-4848           
Stratford 203-375-1211

Do you hear noises in your attic? 

Do you have a squirrel in your fireplace or chimney?

We can remove them and secure your house so they do not get back in.

We need to determine if you have gray squirrels, flying squirrels or red squirrels in your attic to give you the proper method to remove the squirrels.

You may have seen the squirrels entering your attic through a hole or vent and then in that case we can give you a good idea of how we can solve your squirrel problem.

We service the following Connecticut towns: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich

Here are some facts about the gray squirrels in your attic.

Habitat in Fairfield County:
The gray squirrel prefers upland hardwood forests but is often seen in urban parks and yards and in attics, chimney and fireplaces. To trap and remove squirrels in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211


Identification: The gray squirrel is the largest and most common of the Fairfield County Connecticut squirrels. The back and sides of its coat are silver-gray in color and the underparts are white. Various color phases occur in this species, including several shades of black and red. Its broad, bushy tail is about the length of its head and body combined. Sometimes squirrels are white ( albino ) and sometimes squirrels are black ( melanistic ).

Range: Gray squirrels occur from southern Greenwich and Stratford, North into New Canaan, Wilton, Weston and Newtown.  They may inhabit all types of attics also in Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Westport and also Easton Connecticut.

Reproduction: Gray squirrels mate in late winter and spring. After a 44-day gestation period, females give birth to a litter of two to seven young. They are blind and helpless at birth but are weaned and somewhat independent at eight to 10 weeks of age. The second litter is usually born in July. The nest is often in a Attic or constructed of leaves suspended in chimney. These leaf nests are also used for temporary protection against inclement weather or predators.   To trap and remove squirrels from your attic call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211.

History in Connecticut: The gray squirrel has always been numerous throughout the Fairfield and New Haven Counties inhabiting deciduous woodlands, but when abundant, they will take up residence in an attic, yet able to adapt and disperse as these woodlands were cleared for houses, agriculture, and industry by making holes in your house to gain access to your attic.

Interesting Facts: These tree-dwelling rodents are agile climbers and jumpers they can also climb the side of most houses. They have keen senses of sight, smell, and hearing and are alert, nervous and wary, especially on the ground. When danger is near, they quickly retreat to the safety of the attic. Gray squirrels are somewhat sociable and can tolerate other squirrels nearby.

The gray squirrel is active year-round but needs Attics and chimneys for shelter during harsh weather. In the fall, gray squirrels gather and bury, at random, a winter food supply. This food supply is usually recovered as needed, by sniffing the ground until a buried nut is found.

In a few years, populations of gray squirrels can change dramatically. During successive years of good acorn production, squirrel populations may reach high levels. If food supplies are low the population may decrease substantially. Historically, there have been reports of extensive migrations of squirrels. An extensive migration of gray squirrels in Connecticut was reported in 1933, when 1,000 or more swam across the Housatonic River between Stratford and Milford. Although the exact cause of these migrations is unknown, most likely it was a result of a limited food supply.

Management of Problem Squirrels: Most complaints about squirrels from Stamford are from homeowners with squirrels in their houses which include the attic, chimney and fireplace. Squirrels will readily take up residence in a building attic if access to sheltered areas such as eaves and attic crawl spaces is available. Gnawing, scratching, and pattering sounds, in early morning or daylight hours, usually signal their presence. Balls of torn insulation, cardboard, and dried leaves and twigs may pinpoint nests in an attic, but nests and young may be totally concealed within the attic eaves or wall spaces. Squirrels in house eaves and attics can damage insulation and electrical wiring and should be removed.

When blocking holes in an attic to prevent squirrels and other animals from gaining access, be sure that none are trapped inside the attic. Adults can cause severe damage by chewing to regain entrance to the attic to reach their young. If chewing persists, heavy, half-inch wire mesh can be temporarily placed over the problem area. Trimming shrubs and vines and pruning overhanging tree limbs may discourage squirrels from causing problems in the home attic.

Squirrels are highly excitable and can cause severe damage if trapped inside a building attic. When frightened, they tend to run around a room with reckless abandon, knocking over anything in their way. They will also chew on your windows when they come down your chimney and through your fireplace.

To free a squirrel trapped in a chimney, Call Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Another major complaint about squirrels is the disruption they may cause at bird feeders. Feeders should be placed in an area where squirrels cannot gain access to them, far away from shrubs and overhanging tree branches. Mounting the feeder on a metal pole at least six feet high and attaching a metal, cone-shaped baffle to the pole will help prevent squirrels from reaching it. Hanging feeders are not recommended, since squirrels will climb down the hanger wire or will shake the wire until the food falls to the ground. The squirrel wants to live close to a food source and that might be your attic or chimney.

Live-trapping gray squirrels in your attic or chimney, using metal box traps at least two feet long is often the most effective way to remove them. Place traps, baited with squirrel bait as close to the attic squirrel hole as possible. Once trapped, squirrels should be quickly removed from cages. To live trap and remove squirrels in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford CT 203.375.1211.  Squirrels can also be trapped and removed using lethal ( kill ) traps that way they will never again live in your attic or chimney.  To lethal ( Kill ) trap and remove squirrels in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211. 

For more information on the management of problem squirrels Call us in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Fairfield County Connecticut Department of Environmental protection Wildlife Division fact sheet on Gray squirrels in my attic

Squirrel damage and prevention methods to keep them out of my attic.

Here are some facts about the flying squirrels in your attic.

Habitat: The flying squirrel likes areas that have mature deciduous or mixed deciduous/coniferous forests with an abundance of various nut-producing trees, in attics, chimneys and fireplaces. To trap and remove flying squirrels in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211.


Identification:
Flying squirrels have soft, gray-brown fur on the back and sides, with white underparts, a flattened tail and large, dark eyes for night vision. The northern flying squirrel is slightly darker and redder than the southern flying squirrel. The loose folds of skin between the front and hind legs of these squirrels enables them to "fly;" they actually glide through the air on the stretched surface of this loose skin.

Range: The southern flying squirrel is found from southern Fairfield County to Northern New Haven County  They are very abundant in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford .

Reproduction: Mating occurs in late winter in your attic, and after a 40-day gestation period, an average of three to four young are born. A second breeding period occurs in the summer. The young are born blind and helpless but develop more quickly than other squirrels. By six weeks of age, they are able to forage on their own. Tree cavities attics, chimneys and even bird houses may be used as nesting sites. The nest may be lined with shredded bark, leaves, moss, feathers, and other materials.  To trap and remove flying squirrels from your attic Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211.

History in Connecticut: The southern squirrel is found throughout Connecticut like in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull and Stratford, but the northern flying squirrel's range includes only the higher elevations of the northwestern part of the state. Due to their nocturnal nature, flying squirrels are seldom seen and, thus, their abundance is difficult to document. The southern flying squirrel was considered a common resident of your attic during the early 1900s and is still common in your attic today. The northern flying squirrel has never been very common in this state. There are no records available regarding the status in Connecticut of either squirrel prior to the 1900s.

Interesting Facts: Depending on the air current, flying squirrels may glide 150 feet or more from a height of 60 feet. They can turn easily at right angles while gliding and control the direction of their glide by tensing and turning their legs and body and flapping their tail. As a flying squirrel approaches its landing, the squirrel flips its tail up and holds its body back to slow the glide down, giving the squirrel ample time to position its feet for grasping the tree trunk. Flying squirrels usually land face up and often run up the tree immediately after landing. This allows flying squirrels to gain access to your attic and chimney without any trees close by.

Flying squirrels are active year-round, are highly sociable, and will feed and den together in your attic, especially during periods of harsh weather. There are even reports of flying squirrels denning with other animals, including screech owls and bats in attics and chimneys.

When feeding on tree nuts, they will characteristically make one opening in the shell to extract the meat. In contrast, other squirrels and chipmunks break the nuts into many pieces to obtain the meat. They store food for winter use in den trees or underground.

Management of Problem Squirrels: Most complaints about flying squirrels are from homeowners with squirrels in their houses and attics. Squirrels will readily take up residence in a building attic if access is available to a sheltered area. Flying squirrels enter your homes attic and chimney through small holes around dormers, ridge vents, eaves, attic vents, and similar vulnerable areas. All such holes in your attic should be closed to prevent squirrels and other animals from gaining entrance to your attic and chimney. Be sure that no squirrels are trapped inside. Adults can cause severe damage by chewing to regain entrance to the attic to reach their young. If chewing persists, heavy, half-inch wire mesh can be temporarily placed over the problem area.

A squirrel trapped in a chimney should be removed by Wild Things LLC Call us in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211


The trapping of squirrels can temporarily solve a persistent problem in your attic will not help in the long run, since other squirrels will soon come into the attic to replace the trapped and removed animals.

For more information on the management of problem squirrels call us in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Fairfield County Connecticut Department of Environmental protection Wildlife Division fact sheet on flying squirrels in my attic

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