Are SQUIRRELS IN YOUR Frisco ATTIC ?
Heard or Found Squirrels in Your Home & Attic? That doesn't necessarily mean you have an Infestation. Our Squirrel Control Experts have Techniques and Products to save you thousands when Treating or Preventing future Infestations.
How to get rid of squirrels in Frisco!
There are many reasons people desire to have this pest trapped and removed. Squirrels are usually classified as a pest species due to the annoyance of them trying to live in our houses.
The most common complaints we get field calls for are:
· Squirrels in the attic or chimney
· Squirrels chewing on your house or roof
· Loose squirrel stuck inside your home
Squirrels love to live in attics. They also love to chew and will do so on houses or wires, ducts, and pipes once inside an attic. Nobody likes hearing the noises of squirrels in the ceiling, attic or eaves, however the chewing can become a problem. Squirrels often chew on electrical wires in attics, and create fire hazards. Squirrels also bring in nesting material and leave urine and feces in your attic.
Sometimes, squirrels will chose to nest inside chimneys instead of attics. When doing this they can get stuck and frantically scratch, or sometimes even get into the fireplace and inside the house.
The best way to get rid of squirrels in your house is to seal up all entry points. However, it’s not that simple. You won’t want to seal up the entry points while the squirrels are still inside your home, so observing your intruder’s habits will help you decide when to take action. Squirrels are very territorial and difficult to remove once they have created a nest. If you're struggling to removal squirrels on your own, Rapid Rodent Removal has trapping specialists Call Now for help.
Zoonotic diseases are infections that animals can pass to people through bites, feces, urine, or external parasites. Probably the best known and most serious of these diseases is rabies, a virus that attacks not only wildlife but people and pets, as well. To be safe, never handle or try to trap an animal that seems to be sick or showing unusual behavior. Leave the procedure to pest management professionals or local animal damage control experts.
Squirrels in your Frisco home or walls ? Information
There are 10 species of squirrel in Texas. Only 3, however, are commonly found in the DFW area:
- Fox Squirrel
- Southern Flying Squirrel
- Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel.
Tree squirrels are interesting animals, but in urban and suburban areas they can become pests.
Fox squirrels, the most common of the tree squirrels, are most often seen or heard during the day (although fox squirrels have been occasionally noted to exhibit nighttime activity). Therefore, sounds of running or gnawing coming from the attic during the day often indicate the presence of squirrels whereas running, squealing and gnawing sounds at night generally indicate the presence of rats or raccoons.
Tree squirrels feed on a variety of material: nuts, fruit, seeds, berries, insects and bark make up the bulk of their diet. They may eat pecans, fruits, berries, bird seed or vegetables in home gardens and, in many cases, this makes it difficult to establish Squirrel Control on your property. Squirrels don't just gather the food they need at that moment -- they gather and stock up for the future. These rodents take up residence in nests that offer storage space, like the hollow of a tree, an empty animal burrow or a house's attic. When a squirrel gathers food like nuts, seeds, acorns and berries, he carries them in his mouth back to his nest, where he stores them. Alternatively, he may bury food in the ground at different places around the neighborhood, where his sense of smell later leads him to unearth it.
Generally, squirrels live in the holes of tree trunks or in abandon crow’s nests but in suburban areas it is very common for squirrels to nest in soffit holes, attics, or crawl spaces causing extensive damage in those areas. Once inside your home, squirrels may gnaw on and damage electrical wiring, causing fire hazards.
Squirrels breed throughout the year, but breeding peaks occur in July-September and December-February. The young are born in 40-45 days and remain in the nest for about six weeks. During this six week period, they are blind, nearly naked and develop slowly. Their eyes open at five weeks, but they do not climb out of the nest for at least seven or eight weeks. After that, they live in family groups for about a month while they begin foraging for themselves. By the time they are three months old, they can fend for themselves and at six months old they have reached adult size. At ten or eleven months they reach sexual maturity, and the cycle can begin again.
Effective Squirrel Control comes only with knowledge and experience, and Rapid Rodent Removal specializes in both. Call now for a free inspection and effective Squirrel Control.