Houston Squirrel Trappers & Removal
While Houston squirrels may seem like cute little animals, when one gets into your house, garage, attic or any other building you have, you will not think they are so cute. Squirrels have the ability to squeeze into the craziest places, and if they can’t find access, they will gnaw right through whatever material to get to their destination. Keep reading this article to find out about the destructive squirrel and how it can be removed.
Can Houston squirrels damage my house or property?
As surprising as it is, squirrels are one of the most destructive pests in both urban and rural settings. Squirrels cause serious health risks to humans, and they also love to destroy attics, buildings and their materials. Squirrels carry a great many diseases and illnesses, and there are several that can be harmful to humans. Humans can contract these maladies by coming into direct contact with a live squirrel or dead squirrel, a squirrel’s saliva, a squirrel’s feces, or a squirrel’s urine. Rabid squirrels rarely attack humans, but small pets and children have sometimes had this happen to them. As can be seen, the health risks are serious, however, there are more problems they cause.
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Squirrel house & attic infestations!
Homes can be destroyed by the seemingly harmless squirrel. Squirrels get into attics and other various places by chewing holes through building materials. They love to gnaw on wires, and could potentially start a fire. A squirrel will often crawl into a chimney and will even build a nest, creating a large fire hazard. Structural damage is a concern with squirrels, as they can weaken entire buildings if left to their devices for long enough. Each of these issues should be regarded with high levels of concern, as the cumulative effect of each can build up and become a large problem.
How do you lure a squirrel out?
While removing Houston squirrels might seem like a do-it-yourself task, you might want to reconsider. Many times, a nuisance squirrel will be a pregnant mother and will build her nest and have her babies in your attic. If these babies aren’t found when removing the squirrel infestation, they will die and make your house smell terrible. Squirrels are often removed through the use of a cage trap. Then once the large squirrels are caught, a professional pest removal worker will remove the babies by hand. Once removed, they will let the squirrels run in the wild, away from your home. It is often easier and more cost-effective to hire a wildlife removal service, as the baby issue is a big one.
Benefits of a squirrel removal service
Hiring a wildlife removal service is a great idea, as it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have professionals at work. Rest assured the experts will use humane practices and release animals away from your home. Squirrel removal professionals are also able to inspect damages caused by the squirrels and will be able to inform you about prevention methods, and install them for you. If you live in the Houston area, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Cypress, (Harris or Montgomery County), give Quality Pest & Wildlife a call, and we will put our experience to work for you.
Squirrels can be amusing to watch and are also very cute. Don’t be fooled, squirrels are cute but they can cause severe damage to your property, attics, landscaping, and plants. Squirrels are usually in pursuit to build nests. They will cause damage to your home by chewing openings through your siding and below your eaves to gain access. They also chew through unscreened chimneys and vents to build nests in these areas. After a squirrel has built a nest they often chew through wires and insulation. Damage to wiring and insulation can be a fire hazard. When squirrels creep along cables and utility power wires they can cause a short to transformers.
Your landscaping and lawn can be just as susceptible to damage as your home. They dig up your lawn looking for nuts to eat, and planted bulbs. They also like to chew on the barks and twigs of shrubbery and trees. If you have a fruit tree or vegetable garden, squirrels can easily destroy your crop due to their insatiable appetites. They often wait until vegetables and fruits are ripe enough to eat like humans. Which makes the loss of a gardener’s crop very disheartening.
Squirrels are typically not known to harm humans or animals that live among humans. It is very common for squirrels to infringe upon bird feeders. They will scare off birds, take the food and cause damage to the bird feeder. They will gnaw on the feeder to create a lager hole to access food. They may also cause damage to perches.
Removing squirrels from your attic and home is a situation that may be best handled by a pest control professional. Squirrels are usually removed with the use of a trap. Pest control professionals trap and relocate the squirrels.
There are local and state laws for trapping and releasing squirrels, which a professional will adhere to. A professional pest control expert will also make sure that all of the squirrels are removed from your property. The last thing that you want is for a squirrel to have had babies and they are left behind. Just like rodents, when squirrels die in your home, they cause a bad odor. Contact Quality Pest and Wildlife today for a comprehensive plan to remove squirrels from your home.