Understanding the Eastern Gray Squirrel

Understanding the Eastern Gray Squirrel

Living in Highland, or any part of Howard County, you have most likely spotted an Eastern Gray Squirrel or two. Out of all the mammals that live in the wild in Maryland, the most often seen is the Eastern Gray Squirrel. While the Eastern Gray Squirrel can cause havoc for Highland homeowners or business owners, it’s important to understand the mammal when dealing with squirrel control.

Eastern Gray Squirrel Facts

  1. Most squirrels will grow to be about 17 inches long.
  2. The Eastern Gray Squirrel is known for having excellent balance, vision, hearing, and sense of smell.
  3. Eastern Gray Squirrels are commonly found is areas that have deciduous trees. This includes parks, gardens, and yards.
  4. Squirrel nests can be found most often in trees, whether among the branches or old cavities made by woodpeckers. Squirrels will also nest in any nook or cranny they can find in buildings, including residential homes.
  5. Eastern Gray Squirrels typically reach 5 years of age.
  6. A typical diet includes acorns, grasses, seeds, small amphibians, bird eggs, and baby birds. Squirrels will also feed on mature vegetables, flower bulbs, and bird feed.
  7. Mating season is during the winter months of the year, with two liters being born during the spring and summer.
  8. Popular tree choices of the Eastern Gray Squirrel include the Red Maple, White Oak, and American Elm.

Eastern Gray Squirrel Control by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle any Eastern Gray Squirrel situation in the Highland and Howard County area. We know how much damage squirrels can cause a home or yard, so never hesitate to make the call. We will identify the location of the squirrel quickly without causing more damage to your home’s structure. We will then remove the squirrel humanely and help identify where the animal entered. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Source: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_gray_squirrel.htm