Squirrels are cute and furry creatures that many of us enjoy seeing in our yards and gardens. They scurry around, play, and generally add to the outdoor ambiance. However, when they take up residence in our homes, they are no longer so cute and furry. In fact, they can become downright nuisance pests that cause damage to our property and pose a health risk to our families.
If you’re dealing with a squirrel problem in your Houston home or business, you need the help of a professional squirrel removal company. The experts at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Houston have the tools, training, and experience necessary to safely, effectively, and humanely remove squirrels from your property.
Squirrel Removal Service Area
We handle squirrel removal in the following locations:
Aldine, Atascocita, Bellaire, Cinco Ranch, Conroe, Cypress, Humble, Kingwood, Missouri City, Montgomery, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Sienna Plantation, Spring, Stafford, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Tomball
Squirrels in the attic
One of the most common squirrel problems we’re called to deal with is squirrels in the attic. These pesky critters love to nest in cozy, warm attics, and once they’re in, they can be very difficult to remove. If you hear scurrying, scratching noises, or chewing noises coming from your attic, then it’s very likely that you have squirrels up there
In addition to being a nuisance, squirrels in the attic can also cause serious damage to your property. They will chew on electrical wires, insulation, wood beams, and anything else they can get their teeth on. This chewing can not only damage your home, but it can also create a fire hazard.
Squirrels in the Yard
While most squirrel problems occur inside the home, these creatures can also cause problems in your yard. If you have a bird feeder, chances are good that squirrels will find it and make themselves at home. They will also dig up your flower beds and gardens in search of food.
In addition to being a nuisance, squirrels in your yard can also pose a health risk to your family. These animals are known to carry diseases such as tularemia, rabies, and the bubonic plague. They can also be infested with fleas, ticks, and other parasites that can be passed on to humans.
Getting Rid of Squirrels
If you have a squirrel problem, the best thing you can do is call a professional squirrel removal company like AAAC Wildlife Removal of Houston. Squirrels are clever little creatures, and they can be very difficult to remove once they’ve taken up residence in your home or business.
At AAAC Wildlife Removal of Houston, all our wildlife pest control specialists are trained and experienced in squirrel removal. We will work quickly and efficiently to resolve your squirrel problem, and we will do it in a way that is safe for you, your family, and your home or business.
What Attracts Squirrels Into Houses?
One of the most common questions we get from our customers is, “What attracts squirrels into houses?” Well, like many other nuisance wild animals, squirrels are looking for three things: food, water, and shelter.
If you have any of these things on your property, then you may be attracting squirrels. Things like unsecured garbage cans, pet food, and open water sources are all squirrel magnets. To keep these critters away, you need to remove their source of food, water, and shelter.
Simple Tips to Keep Squirrels Away
There are a few simple things you can do to keep squirrels away from your home or business. Doing these will reduce the likelihood of attracting these creatures to your property in the first place.
Secure your trash cans
Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids, and that they are securely fastened to the ground. This will prevent the squirrels from being able to tip them over and get to the food inside.
Keep pet food indoors
If you have pets, make sure their food is kept indoors. If you must feed your pets outdoors, pick up any uneaten food as soon as they’re done.
Remove open water sources
Squirrels need water to drink, just like we do. If you have an open water source on your property, such as a pond or birdbath, chances are good that squirrels will find it and make themselves at home. To keep them away, remove any open water sources from your property.
Seal up entry points
One of the best ways to keep squirrels away is to seal up any entry points they may be using to get into your home or business. These creatures are very good at finding small openings and squeezing through them.
Trim trees and shrubs
Trees and shrubs are ideal places for squirrels to nest. If you have any on your property, make sure they are trimmed back so that the squirrels can’t use them to get onto your roof or into your attic.
Call a professional
If you’ve tried all of these things and you’re still having problems with squirrels, then it’s time to call a professional. At AAAC Wildlife Removal of Houston, our wild animal removal pros will work quickly and efficiently to get rid of your nuisance squirrel problem for good. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Squirrel control should always be left to the professionals. Attempting to trap and remove squirrels on your own can be ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst. If you’re not careful, you could end up getting scratched or bitten. With the diseases these animals carry, you don’t want to take any chances.
Trapping is the primary method we use for squirrel removal. We will set up traps around your property, and once the squirrels are caught, we will remove them from your property and make sure they won’t be able to get back in.
However, it isn’t as simple as leaving traps out and waiting for the squirrels to walk into them. In order to be successful, our trappers need to have a thorough understanding of squirrel behavior. They need to know where the animals are likely to go and what kinds of bait will attract them.
All our wildlife control experts are well versed in squirrel behavior, and they know how to set up traps that will be effective in getting rid of these pesky creatures.
Should I Get A Rodent Exterminator To Handle My Squirrel Problem?
It is never a good idea to treat a squirrel problem as a rat infestation and try to use rat exterminators that use poisons and chemicals. Squirrels are protected by state and federal law, which means it is illegal to poison them or use inhumane methods to get rid of them.
In addition, these methods are often ineffective, as squirrels will simply avoid the areas where the poisons have been placed. Not only that, but if you have pets or children, you don’t want them to be exposed to these dangerous chemicals.
The squirrels will also likely die inside your walls or attic, which will cause an even bigger mess and put your family at risk for exposure to diseases.
Our pros use humane traps like a live trap or cage trap to remove the squirrels from your property. It doesn’t hurt them, and it ensures that they won’t be coming back.
Squirrel Damage Repair
Not only do squirrels leave a ton of mess behind, but they can also cause a lot of damage to your property. Their sharp claws and teeth can do a number on wood, drywall, insulation, and wiring.
They’ll chew on your siding, eaves, and roof until they’ve made a hole big enough to get inside. Once they’re in, they’ll start tearing up your insulation to create their nests.
Our wild animal control technicians are also well equipped to handle squirrel damage repair. We will seal up any holes they’ve made and make sure your home or business is looking as good as new.
Once we’ve removed the squirrels from your property, cleaned up any mess, and repaired the damage they caused, we will work with you to squirrel-proof your home or business. We will do a thorough inspection of your property and identify any potential entry points the squirrels may have used.
We will then seal up those openings with durable materials that the squirrels can’t chew through, like steel mesh or hardware cloth. We will also install chimney caps and vents to keep them out of your attic.
With our squirrel-proofing methods, you can rest assured that these pesky creatures won’t be bothering you anymore.
We’ll also make sure your property is as unattractive to squirrels as possible. We’ll remove any food sources they may be using, like bird feeders, and we’ll trim back trees and shrubs that they may be using to gain access to your roof.
Attic Restoration Services
If squirrels have taken up residence in your attic, it’s important to have the area cleaned and sanitized as soon as possible. These animals can cause a lot of damage, and they also leave behind a lot of droppings, fur, and nesting materials that can contain harmful bacteria.
Our attic restoration services will remove all the insulation that has been contaminated by the squirrels, and replace them with new insulation and building materials. We will also clean and disinfect the area to make sure it is safe for you and your family.
With our industrial-grade equipment and years of experience, we can have your attic restored to its original condition in no time.
If you need help with Squirrel Damage and Attic Restoration, give us a call!
Houston Wildlife Removal And Exclusion Services
At AAAC Wildlife Removal of Houston, we offer a full range of wildlife removal and exclusion services. Aside from squirrel removal services, we can also help you with rodent control, insect pest control services, bird removal, Houston snake control, raccoon removal, opossum removal, bat removal, and more.
These nuisance animals can cause a lot of problems, and we’re here to help you resolve them. Removing squirrels from your property is just the first step. We will also make sure they can’t get back in and that your property is protected from other nuisance animals.
Whatever critter control problem you’re dealing with, our team of experts can help. Our critter team is masters of animal removal, and they can help you get your property back to normal in no time.
Whether it’s bird control, squirrel trapping, rodent removal, snake removal, roof rats extermination, or any other type of nuisance wildlife control service you need, we’ve got you covered.
Call us today and our wonderful customer service reps will be more than happy to help deal with your destructive pests.