Tell Me: What Squirrels Live in New Jersey?

Squirrels Can Carry the Plague
NJ Squirrels

The Garden State has more engineers and scientists per square mile than any other place on earth, according to the New Jersey State Society. Even New Jersey’s squirrels are smart. They notice the heat radiating from your home and know it can provide warmth and protection for them during the winter months. Here is bit more information:

Southern Flying Squirrels

The adults range in size from about 5 to 6 inches, not including their tail. They prefer living in the forest, but can be a problem for home owners in rural areas. They have exceptional night vision and a unique membrane between their front and back legs. This natural wing suit allows them to glide easily from tree to tree or to roof tops.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Adults reach body lengths from 9 to 12 inches; their tails add an additional 7 to 10 inches. According to New Jersey’s National Wildlife Control Operators Association, these squirrels can live up to 12 years in the wild. They reach sexual maturity at 5 and a half months and breed twice each year. Once in the summer and again in winter. That is when they really want in your attic.

These cute, clever and persistent creatures spread disease, destroy insulation, chew wood in attics, and cause numerous house fires each year. For humane removal and to prevent them from coming back, call the experts at Allison Pest Control.