Tree squirrels typically live in areas where trees are present, but can also be seen leaping from utility line to utility line and from house to house. In the outdoors tree squirrels will nest in the cavities of trees, but they will also come inside homes, especially as the weather cools in the late fall, to nest in chimneys, attics, crawl spaces, and in garages and sheds.
Squirrels typically feed on things like fruit, bark, nuts, seeds, buds, bulbs and insects. They will also gather extra food that they store in a hidden area to help feed themselves over the winter months. Tree squirrels are most active in the early morning hours and in the afternoon.
Tree squirrels damage your home by chewing through the exterior of it in order to get inside. They will then chew through wires, pipes, insulation, drywall, floors, and damage personal items and contaminate food sources. They also spread their urine and feces throughout your home and introduce diseases to you and your family.