You won't give them much thought until they set fire to your home.
Squirrels, especially juvenile squirrels, love to chew. If they get into your home, they'll find their way to your wiring. They'll chew the insulation right off, which means sooner or later you could lose your Houston home to a house fire.
Squirrels generally enter the home between spring and fall. The pregnant females chew their ways into hidden areas of your home. To them, these areas look like the perfect spots to bear their young.
These creatures are extremely persistent. They'll need to be trapped and relocated because they'll use their chewing skills to get right back into the home they think of as their own.
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Frequently Asked Questions about
Squirrel Removal Services in Houston
Grey Squirrels are very common in all of the Houston area so having one in your attic or walls unfortunately is not uncommon. Squirrels build nests in attics similar to the ones they build in trees with the exception that they use building materials they find in the spaces they reside such as insulation, which makes an ideal nest building material. Aside from making a mess in the attic with their droppings and urination, they often carry fleas which can quickly spread into the actual home if untreated.
Grey Squirrels are avid chewers due to their front teeth constantly growing and therefore they constantly chew or grind their teeth down. This sound of gnawing often gives them away.
Their young are often responsible for gnawing wires which can usually be found not far from their nests and are the second leading cause for house and building fires.
If you suspect squirrels in your attic and one of your outdoor lights quits working suddenly it is important to have a certified electrician inspect to make sure there are not any chewed wires in the attic.
Is there anything home and business owners can do to prevents Grey Squirrels from nesting on their property?
First tip we give property owners is to keep landscaping and trees trimmed back from houses and buildings.
A tree leaning on a roof or a bush up against a house makes and ideal “ladder” for many types of wildlife including insects. While keeping it trimmed back is not a foolproof means, it does help discourage insects and animals from an east access to our structures.
Another method is not having bird feeders close to the house. This constant feeding brings all types of rodents and many other unwanted types of wildlife and greatly increases the risk of a rodent intrusion. If someone really wants a bird feeder they need to place it as far away from their house or building as possible.
Lastly, maintaining their home or business and addressing any wood rot or other “entry” right away. Rodents of all types are waiting to take advantage of any entry point on homes and businesses and become your non-paying tenants!
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Our goal is to take time to evaluate each customers situation and customize proven results to solve it. If you are looking for a professional solution for any of your wildlife needs, please contact us today.