Squirrels are between 18-27 inches long and weigh between 1 ¾ and 2 ¼ pounds and produce many offspring – two litters per year typically in January and July, with an average of 3-5 per litter.
Squirrels are very active rodents and are constantly looking for food, either to eat or to store for the winter season.
Squirrels need to chew constantly to keep their teeth from getting too long and will chew through almost anything. Siding, structural wood, aluminum, electrical wires, insulation, shingles, and vents are favorite targets. This chewing activity can result in significant damage to buildings and major headaches for businesses and homeowners.
Squirrels will build nests in attics, chimneys, vents, roofs, and walls.