Squirrels can do plenty of damage both indoors and outdoors. People in Houston have found chewed-up chairs and decks, stripped-down gardens, and worse.
When they’re inside the home, they tear up insulation, chew on wiring until your home becomes a fire hazard, and leave feces everywhere.
Understanding their patterns can help you keep squirrels out of your home.
Spring is mating season, and it’s the season when squirrels are working the hardest to get into your home. Your attic looks like the perfect nesting spot to them.
Gathering behavior kicks up again in the spring. They can gather roughly 3,000 to 10,000 nuts per year, and they store them close to their nests.
That’s why if you have squirrels in your home, you’ll start hearing what sounds like a bunch of boulders thundering inside your home. It’s squirrels bouncing nuts in between your walls.
Squirrels get territorial during the summer, meaning they won’t just want to live in your home; they’ll want to yell at you and any other squirrel near you.
On the one hand, that’s great. They’ll keep new squirrels from infiltrating your attic. On the other, you’ll soon have new squirrel pups scampering around in there, and the pups want to chew even more than the adults do.
Squirrels continue gathering food and material for their winter nests.
They’ll get even more active about their gathering efforts during this period, so they’re prone to running in and out of the house and making plenty of noise.
Since spring is coming around sooner than you think, it’s a good time to call our office for an inspection. We can help you block off squirrel entry points and keep them out of your home. If they’re already in your home, we’ll get them out and make sure they can’t come back in.
Meanwhile, the squirrels will be less active. You won’t hear them moving around as much if they are in your home. They’ll be using up all the food they stored during the fall and won’t want to run around as often.
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Squirrel populations have exploded throughout the Houston area. While we can’t necessarily keep squirrels out of your yard, we can help you remove them from your home or keep them out entirely.
All Houston-area squirrels can be extremely destructive. If you think you might have a problem, don’t hesitate to call us for an inspection.