Welcome to Pest Animal Houston! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Houston, TX. Welcome to Pest Animal Houston! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Houston, TX. We specialize in the removal of unwanted wild critters from homes, attics, and property in the greater Houston area. We pride ourselves on our humane treatment of wildlife and our professional and courteous treatment of customers. Our prices are lower than the big-name pest control companies, and unlike them, we specialize in wildlife only, and do a superior job with critters such as raccoons, squirrels, snakes, armadillos, and more. Our rodent control process is second to none - no poisons - just full repair and exclusion work to keep rats out of your house permanently, with guarantee. We also provide attic cleanup services, dead animal removal, preventative work, and more. Call us now at 713-244-6679 for your Houston wildlife control needs.
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How to Get Rid of Squirrels
Whether you live in the country or the city, you cannot escape the sight of Texas squirrels. These furry vermin are everywhere. What’s more, they are happy to move into your home. Country or City, they will take over your barn, garage, garden, or attic without a second thought! When you realize that you have an infestation of Houston squirrels, take immediate steps to get them gone.
Here are just a few of the problems caused by squirrels
• Houston squirrels are highly destructive- they chew wire drywall, fabric, and anything else that gets on their way. Property damage caused by their constant chewing is costly
• Squirrels are dirty and spread a myriad of diseases from Hanta virus and salmonella to rabies.
• Because of their feeding and living habits, squirrels are often harbingers of other pests, and internal parasites. They are hosts to other health hazards like ringworm, skin mites, and tapeworms. Ticks and fleas are unwelcome visitor squirrels have that is easily transmitted to humans and other Texas animals.
Texas quirrels can infiltrate all areas of your home, leaving waste, and spreading disease filled filth wherever they go. Squirrels transmit diseases in any number of ways.
• Some Diseases are spread through physical contact with the squirrel, such as scratches or bites.
• Other diseases can spread be through fecal contamination of foodstuffs and the water supply.
• Some diseases are tracked in on the creature’s feet or spread by parasites like fleas and ticks feeding on the rodent
• Some are air born through sneezes or spittle
Once you have decided enough is enough, you need to explore your options for clearing your home of these interlopers.
Here are some options to help you decide.
First Determine that your problem is indeed Houston squirrels. Study up on squirrel behavior and know what signs to look for. Other vermin have some of the same signs.
• Piles of droppings that are rodent like but large
• Damage to your outside plants and gardens
• Chewed up shingles
• Chewed on lawn furniture
• Strange “water marks” on ceilings and walls
• Also, inspect your attic, garage, or other areas you believe to be infested. Look for feces and piles of chewed up debris to help you identify nesting and entry points
• Listen for scratching, chattering, and skittering overhead, especially at night.
• Get visual confirmation by spotting a Texas squirrel
Now you must find out how Houston squirrels are getting inside. This is a most important step! Those squirrels are gaining entry to your home somehow.
• You must find and fill all of their entry holes or you will never be rid of your Texas squirrel problem.
• Some squirrel holes can be as small as a fissure, or appear to be a hole in the ground.
• You must inspect the whole structure, from the ground up. Be sure to examine the entire roof and eaves. Inspect your foundation for cracks and crevices as well. Make sure you are thorough!
• Look for overhanging trees that allow roof entry
Eradication of your Texas squirrel problem- Once you have located all the holes and identified nesting areas; you must decide how you intend to remove the problem.
• You can choose to use dangerous poisons or chemicals, but those can be a hazard to family, pets, and mother earth. They can also leave you with a dead body that is trapped in the walls, causing smell and germs.
• How about using Snap traps? These will usually kill the Houston squirrel, but now you have a gory body to dispose of.
• Glue traps will catch the animal securely, but often they suffer a cruel death, waiting to die for days.