The most common squirrel to cause trouble, the Eastern Gray is an invasive species that has found its way to our state from the east coast. They are bigger, stronger, and more aggressive than our native Douglas squirrels, and have been winning in the competition for suitable habitation. Able to thrive in an urban enviroment, they commonly get into the homes of the people that feed them, or their neighbors.
One of Washingtons native squirrel species, these little guys love to talk! You can commonly hear their chirps and chitters if you live in the eastern, more wooded part of the Puget Sound area, from Woodinville to North Bend. They can be deceptive, and are small enough to squeeze into very tiny openings, sometimes not leaving any trace that they have entered into a home at all.
Although a much rarer occurrence than its land-locked brethren, our native flying squirrels do find themselves in attics from time to time. They are another protected species, with smaller numbers than the Douglas squirrels. Issaquah, Newcastle, and Black Diamond are the only "common" areas I've come across them, with random pockets in other locations.
It is not recommended to trap squirrels on your own, unless you are prepared to deal with them the right way. Washington State laws forbid the transportation and relocation of squirrels, and moving them out of their familiar territory and dropping them off somewhere completely new is doing nothing good for the animals. Wildlife Wizards offers multiple different solutions to any squirrel situation, from wrangling to trapping to one way doors. So don't get yourself hurt, or end up breaking the law. Leave squirrel removal in the hands of our trained professionals.