SQUIRREL HABITS IN BELLE MEADE, TN

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Squirrels in Brentwood

Squirrels in the Brentwood area are mostly gray, but sometimes we see red (fox) squirrels. On average, adult squirrels weigh about one pound. Although the life expectancy of squirrels are said to be up to 10 years, in the wild, their life expectancy is probably more like 3-4 years. Squirrels usually give birth to two litters each year, with one being late in the summer and the other sometime in the winter.

After mating, both the male and female squirrel usually work together to build their nest for the upcoming babies. After a 44 day gestation period, female squirrels usually give birth to 3-4 young. Baby squirrels are both pink in color, and without fur. Squirrels grow quickly and after about 10 weeks, they are usually weaned from their mother.

Squirrel Behavior & Habitat

Squirrels move around mostly in the morning and evening. They eat mostly nuts, berries, seeds, hay, dry leaves and twigs, but also indulge in food from bird feeders and food from fruit trees. They adapt to each situation they are confronted with, and live in Brentwood area neighborhoods, gardens, parks suburban areas and forests. Places that have an abundance of trees and shrubs are very attractive to squirrels! Squirrels will travel for miles if they can’t find a food source.

Once squirrels find food, they build nests called a ‘drey’, which are usually seen high up in trees. Their nests are constructed with materials they gather, including leaves, twigs, hair & cloth. Quite often squirrels make use of nests already built by birds. They also build their nests in hallowed out trees. If squirrels can’t find a high tree or hollowed out tree, the next best thing is an attic! It’s quiet, dry, secluded and usually warmer than outside. After their home territories are established, their form of communication is by chattering, flickering their fluffy tails and via their scent.

Squirrel habits in Brentwood are like many animals – they are hoarders! They spend a big part of their day looking for nuts of any variety and other food sources to stash away to use during seasons where food sources are not so plentiful.

Signs That Your Home Or Attic Has A Squirrel Infestation – Squirrel habits in Brentwood

Several animals find their way into our homes, but one of the most obvious signs you have a squirrel in your home is if you hear strange or unexpected noises in your attic, walls, under the floors or in your chimney early in the morning and in the evening.

This is when squirrels are most active. Many animals are nocturnal, so you only hear them at night. Often, you’ll hear a ‘scratching’ noise or very quick scurrying around. Rats can also be active during the day.

If a squirrel finds its way into your uncapped chimney, it will often panic and you’ll hear it scurrying up and down and scratching, trying to find its way out! They often find their way into your fireplace and home.

In your home or attic, look for droppings, as signs of rat and squirrel invasions are often quite similar. The stool of a squirrel is usually brown or red with curved edges, and a rat’s droppings tend to have pointy ends and are dark brown or black in color.

All homeowners should make regular inspections of their home monthly. If you see openings or gaps along the roof or soffit, have them sealed up and be wary of strange markings and smells.

Understand squirrel habits in Brentwood

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I called Alpha Wildlife on Sunday night for a squirrel that was trapped in my house. David answered and i told him the situation. I live in Lewisburg, MS which is an 35 minutes away from Germantown. David was at my house within the hour! Great customer service.
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2022-10-21
Highly recommend Alpha Wildlife. Brandon came out to our home in a timely manner and walked us through the process of what to do to keep the squirrels out. He was very professional and knowledgeable.
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2022-10-19
Matt at Alpha Wildlife is such a nice and professional guy. I always like to hire veteran owned companies and you can tell that he has that demeanor about him. He was able to help with the squirrels in our attic in Bartlett, TN. Great guy.
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2022-10-19
David and Matt at Alpha Wildlife are awesome to work with. We live in Germantown, TN and had rats in our home. They were quick to diagnose the problem and got the rats out of our home. Great work from both of them.
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2022-10-18
After calling multiple other companies to remove a possibility rabid racoon from my property and was told they could not get to me until the next day, I called Alpha Wildlife. Chris came out within 30 minutes of my call and caught and removed racoon. He said they would check to make sure it was sick. If so they would euthanize humanely. If it was not sick they would release it back into the wild. This made my daughter very happy. I would highly recommend.

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Sometimes the wildlife in the attic or crawl space has caused so much damage that the insulation and/or vapor barrier needs to be replaced. In this case an Alpha Wildlife technician will take detailed pictures of the damage and provide them to the homeowner. If the homeowner would like to use their insurance to cover the cost of the restoration, then they can provide the estimate and pictures to their insurance representative. Alpha Wildlife works with any insurance company to take care of their customers. Once the work is agreed upon, Alpha Wildlife will schedule a day or two with the customer to have the insulation and/or vapor barrier replaced.

Based on 240 reviews
MeanStreak Rider
MeanStreak Rider
2022-11-22
Responded immediately and took care of my snake removal! I am so scared of snakes! Thank you Alpha Widelife!
Rita Dean
Rita Dean
2022-11-17
David and Matt are great
ashley robilio
ashley robilio
2022-11-11
We were really impressed with Chris Mclain’s knowledge of pest control. He was so professional in his explanation of what we needed to have done. His bid was also much lower than our other bid. We highly recommend this company for any pest elimination you need. Michael and Ashley Robilio.
Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas
2022-11-02
These guys handle business effectively! Highly recommend the work!!!
Alienn Levis
Alienn Levis
2022-10-25
I called Alpha Wildlife on Sunday night for a squirrel that was trapped in my house. David answered and i told him the situation. I live in Lewisburg, MS which is an 35 minutes away from Germantown. David was at my house within the hour! Great customer service.
Nicole Caldwell
Nicole Caldwell
2022-10-21
Highly recommend Alpha Wildlife. Brandon came out to our home in a timely manner and walked us through the process of what to do to keep the squirrels out. He was very professional and knowledgeable.
Charles thomas
Charles thomas
2022-10-19
Matt at Alpha Wildlife is such a nice and professional guy. I always like to hire veteran owned companies and you can tell that he has that demeanor about him. He was able to help with the squirrels in our attic in Bartlett, TN. Great guy.
Rux porter
Rux porter
2022-10-19
David and Matt at Alpha Wildlife are awesome to work with. We live in Germantown, TN and had rats in our home. They were quick to diagnose the problem and got the rats out of our home. Great work from both of them.
Jamey Caughlin
Jamey Caughlin
2022-10-18
After calling multiple other companies to remove a possibility rabid racoon from my property and was told they could not get to me until the next day, I called Alpha Wildlife. Chris came out within 30 minutes of my call and caught and removed racoon. He said they would check to make sure it was sick. If so they would euthanize humanely. If it was not sick they would release it back into the wild. This made my daughter very happy. I would highly recommend.

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