Proudly Serving Salt Lake City
Pest Pro Pest Control received an average rating of 5.0 from 1,000+ reviews

Squirrel Identification Guide

What are squirrels?

Tree squirrels are the most common type of squirrel in Salt Lake City and beyond. They have reddish-brown, gray, or brown colored fur covering their long body and thick bushy tail. More than a fashion statement, their long bushy tail provides them with excellent balance as they leap from treetop to treetop.
Squirrels are magical little creatures to watch as they run at top speed up and down trees with no fear of heights or falling. But, it is important to remember that squirrels are rodents. Any rodent living in our yards or homes is dangerous and destructive — no matter how cute they may be!

Gray Squirrel On Fence Outside Home

Are squirrels dangerous?

Squirrels are dangerous and problematic pests. Some of the issues squirrels create when living on our properties or inside our homes include:

  • Chewing through and damaging siding, trim, wires, pipes, and ducts
  • Causing short circuits or even fires
  • Contaminating insulation and drywall with their urine and excrement
  • Digging into and damaging upholstered furniture
  • Contaminating food
  • Introducing fleas, ticks, and mites into the home
  • Damaging gardens

Why do I have a squirrel problem?

Squirrel populations are quite large, especially in areas where there are plenty of trees for them to nest in. Wooded areas, parks, and our yards are some of their favorite hangouts. They love to inhabit our yards because they provide them with their basic needs — food, water, and shelter. Our gardens, trash cans, and compost bins, and trees provide these omnivores with plenty of food and shelter.

Squirrels are mostly outdoor pests but do sometimes move inside our homes, usually to escape weather that is unsuitable. Our homes provide squirrels with safe shelter in temperature-controlled areas.

Where will I find squirrels?

Squirrels live and nest in trees and use the branches to get from place to place. They also use utility wires and fences as their personal highway system.

When squirrels choose to move into our homes, garages, or sheds, common nesting sites include chimneys, attics, wall voids, lawnmowers, cars, and inside storage boxes.

Squirrels are adaptable and can make themselves at home almost anywhere, which is why these pests are so hard to control.


Where Value Meets Effectiveness in Pest Control

Our services are designed to help make your indoor space more comfortable and save more money! Pest Pro Pest Control offers a full-range of HVAC services to address any of your residential or commercial needs.

  • Get a 100% Free Estimate

    We prioritize transparency and value for our customers by offering complimentary estimates, empowering you to make informed decisions about your pest control needs with no financial obligation.

  • Your Satisfaction Guaranteed

    We stand behind our work with a steadfast commitment to your satisfaction. If you're not completely satisfied with our services, we'll do what it takes to make it right, ensuring your confidence and trust.

  • Customers Come First

    Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize your satisfaction and peace of mind above all else, striving to exceed your expectations with personalized service and attention to detail.

  • Experienced

    With years of dedicated service and expertise in bird control, we bring a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to every job, ensuring efficient and effective solutions tailored to your needs.

How do I get rid of squirrels?

A squirrel infestation is a frustrating pest problem. The easiest way to get rid of squirrels and other wild animals is to partner with Pest Pro Pest Control. We provide the effective services needed to protect Utah residential and commercial properties from wildlife, insects, rodents, and other pests.

At Pest Pro Pest Control, we are committed to helping Utah home and business owners maintain pest-free properties with our guaranteed pest control services. For more information about our wildlife control treatments, reach out to Pest Pro Pest Control today!

How can I prevent squirrels in the future?

Keep your Salt Lake City home and yard protected from squirrels with the help of Pest Pro Pest Control and the following prevention tips:

  • Remove brush piles, woodpiles, and overgrown vegetation where squirrels can nest.
  • Squirrels love a bird feeder. Remove bird feeders from your yard or place them as far away from your home as possible.
  • Don’t purposely feed squirrels.
  • Place metal sheeting around the base of trees located near your home to prevent squirrels from being able to climb them easily.
  • Trim tree branches away from your roof to help stop squirrels from being able to access your roof easily.
  • Repair any damage to your home’s foundation, exterior walls, or roofline.
  • Place tight-fitting caps on the chimney.
  • Seal spaces around utilities leading into your home using steel wool which holds up against a squirrel’s sharp front incisors.
  • Keep garage, shed, and basement doors closed as much as possible.
Continue Reading Read Less

Our Reviews

Don't Take Our Word For It, Hear It From Our Customers

At Pest Pro Pest Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "We are so pleased we decided to go with Pest Pro."
    Excellent customer service from Conner yesterday. How refreshing to be able to talk to the people doing the work and get detailed information about the plan to protect our home and yard.
    - Jayne A.
    "Nothing but courteous and thorough."
    Pest Pro is an awesome and reliable team we can count on to take care of all of the things we need around the house. Bryce was friendly and took care of a nest starting in our grill (thank goodness he did).
    - Sara G.
    "Always done a great job for me."
    The people that come out are knowledge, friendly, and great to work with. Both Conner and Bryce that came to my home recently did a great job. I would recommend them to anyone.
    - Nate W.
    "Top-notch, super pleasant and very helpful."
    I love the level of customer service this company provides. It is hard to come by these days. All the techs that come out are top-notch, super pleasant and very helpful. Today, we had Edgar come out and he went the extra mile, as always.
    - Amy S.
    "The whole experience was wonderful."
    I had the lovely experience of meeting Bryce Bollinger a tech with Pest Pro. Definitely have trust with Bryce and Pest Pro
    - Ted C.
    "I will definitely hire Pest Pro again."
    Wow! Bryce was amazing. He spent so much time locating and removing yellow jacket nests from my deck. This was such a great value and everyone from this company was pleasant and prioritized customer experience.
    - Maryanne P.
    "Incredibly professional, kind, and knowledgeable!"
    Very happy with our experience with Pest Pro. Edgar called when he was on his way, did a very thorough job at spraying for spiders, and when he saw wasps on our property he gave a great wasp treatment as well!
    - Clara D.
    "Very professional and thorough!"
    Connor did a great job with spraying our house! He was very professional and thorough! And we were able to get an appointment quickly!! We will definitely be using Pest Pro again!
    - Kierstin A.
Areas We Serve

Pest Pro Pest Control is proud to serve Salt Lake City, Utah and other surrounding areas.

  • Alta
  • Davis County
  • Farmington
  • Layton
  • Marshall
  • Ogden
  • Park City
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sandy
  • Summit County
  • Sunset
  • West Jordan
  • and More!

Contact the Pros

Take A Stand Against Pests

Complete the form below to schedule your no obligation consultation.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please lookup your address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy