Houston Squirrel Removal
The two most common kinds of squirrels found in Houston, Texas, are the eastern gray squirrel and the fox squirrel. Their yard antics can range from entertaining to annoying as they tirelessly try to outwit bird feeders and bury nuts in lawns. The act becomes much less pleasant when the animals move indoors. In Texas, we are particularly susceptible to squirrel invasion due to squierrels seaking our home as shelter during the cool evenings.
Squirrels can be found in so many places and situations. If you have an older house with a crawl space beneath it, it can create a cozy living space for these pesky critters. Common places squirrels can be found:
- Crawl spaces
- Beneath decks
- Stove pipes
- Attic Exhaust Housing
- Eastern Gray Squirrel
- Fox Squirrel
The noises they produce are often the first indication for local homeowners that the attic has been breached. In addition to making disturbing sounds, squirrels also habitually chew on things like electrical wiring, creating the risk of fire. Their nests can also pose a threat if they are built aroud heating exhaust ducts or inside chimneys.
Animal Control is an important part of having a safe, secure, and healthy home. If yout let animals penetrate your attic then your sleep wont be as restful as it could be, you might have unwanted alergies, and insects might be brought into your house. Our certified professionals are capable of handling all your pest control needs. Your home is where you should be in control.
How To Get a Squirrel Out of the House
Squirrels in the house can be a real issue, especially if you’re sensitive to loud, constant noises. Not only are Texas squirrels unconcerned with keeping the peace, they are also very destructive and messy inside the confines of a building. The good thing about a squirrel is that it is not inside the home because it wants to eat your leftovers or chew on your wires. The squirrels see your home as a source of shelter. Most of the time these critters will be found in eaves or soffits where they have quick access to the outside. If you have trees next to your home, it can create the perfect situation where a squirrel can leap from their playground to their shelter (your house).
You should get squirrels out of the house because they:
- Damage to electronics and wires
- Leave messy droppings
- Create unhealthy living conditions for occupants
Getting rid of a squirrel can be easy, but it depends on the number of animals and the location of their nest. Obviously, one or two squirrels will be easier than taking out a dozen. And a nest in on of the far reaches of your attic may be easier than in the opening below your deck.
You should never use snap traps or poison for squirrels. A big issue with poison is once the squirrel dies, you need to locate the carcass. And then you have an animal carcass filled with deadly toxic chemicals resting within the confines of your home. The most effective means of extermination are repeater traps or exclusion doors. The exclusion door is a good method to use, allowing squirrels to exit the building but not to re-enter. The only serious complication will be if baby squirrels are in the home. Sadly, this is the case the majority of the time. Finding infant squirrels can be a boon for your trapping efforts. If place in a cage trap, the babies will always attract the mother squirrel.
Don’t use these methods to solve your squirrel problem:
- Snap Traps
Do use these methods to solve your squirrel problem
- Repeater Traps
- Exclusion door
- Hiring an expert like us!
SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC?
As colder weather approaches, squirrels begin to look for warm places to nest, store food, and give birth. When they choose your attic, you can be left with a large problem that you can’t handle on your own.
Squirrels can be extremely aggressive when guarding their nests, and they can cause serious damage to your home’s electrical wiring. Our team can tackle your squirrel problem, leaving your attic quiet and critter-free. If you notice sounds coming from your attic in the mornings and evenings, you may already have a squirrel nest in your home. Be sure to call for assistance right away to minimize any damage done to your attic.
Squirrels in the attic are there to have baby squirrels. Extraction of baby squirrels from an attic, chimney or fireplace is a very unique process. It should be professionally resolved to prevent the Squirrels from entering the home and endangering family and pets. When young are born sounds described as a barking or chattering can be heard. You may also hear running back and forth in the attic. Don’t panic if you hear these sounds. Call our professionals for immediate assistance.
Trapping these Squirrels
Trapping a Squirrel humanely
is important to prevent injury. Getting rid of Squirrels is a process that needs proper planning and execution. Squirrel elimination can be done in an efficient manner with the proper equipment and training.
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Squierrel Infestation Health Risks
A squirrel infestation can have serious health risks for you and your family, as well as putting your home at risk of damage. Let us take the hard work out of the situation by allowing our experts to take care of the issue once and for all. Electrical wires can be chewed, soffits can be clawwed away for ease of access to the attic, messes can be made from droppings or from bringing in food from outside.
The most dangerous places for squirrels to nest:
- Near Electrical Boxes
- Around gas water heaters or furnaces
- Chimney Stacks
The Critter Squad Technicians are fully trained to assist you in removing squirrels from your home: permanently. With over 20 years of experience in pest control, our team has developed industry-leading procedures to help you deal with your problem, and leave your home squirrel free.
We attend regular seminars and training sessions to ensure that our team is always up to date on the most effective solutions for dealing with pests, and always follow state and municipality regulations. All technicians performing pest control services which involve wildlife management are fully licensed and certified to do so, as required by state regulations.
Every one of our technicians will have fthe following attributes and have gone through the below education.
- Training sessions
As prescribed by State Regulation:
- All required licenses
- Fully Certified
Why not make your life easier by calling in the Houston TXsquirrel trapping experts? No matter your squirrel problem, we have the team to help you eliminate unwanted visitors and regain control of your home or business in no time! And we are here in Texas to help you clear those unwanted pests from any part of your house, even in your attic!
Reasons to Choose Us for your Squirrel Removal Needs
- Humane Squirrel Extraction
- We continue our education regularly
- Reduce health risks of infestation
- Reduce property damage from infestation
- Make your living environment more peaceful
- Eliminate messes created by squirrels
- Eliminate secondary infestion from other animals
- We have 20 years of experience
- Reduce risk of injury from aggressive squirrels
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