Squirrels are classified as pest species due to their habits of living in houses. They pose significant dangers to health and property. Their excrement may contain a variety of dangerous diseases and viruses such as Salmonella. In addition, they may be host to other pests such as fleas and ticks which then also infest your home. It is their nature to chew. If they chew electrical wiring that can lead to expensive repairs and/or a potential fire hazard. Hiring a professional wildlife control company in Dallas is the most effective way to remove squirrels from your home or business. So contact Pest Management of Texas, Inc. for your Squirrel removal services.
How Did I Get Squirrels?
Squirrels typically enter a home, condo, or apartment through garage doors, chimney stacks, soffits, gable vents, or chewing an entrance. They often prefer to live in attics. They are seeking shelter, food, water, and warmth. When the weather turns colder, these squirrels will seek warm shelter. Once inside with food, water, and warmth they reproduce quickly.
Why Is It So Difficult To Get Rid Of Squirrels?
Once squirrels enter your home or place of business, it is difficult to have them removed without the help of a pest control professional. Depending on how old your home, soffit, and roof areas are, squirrels can chew holes through wood soffits, gable vents, and attic exhaust fans. Squirrels are very territorial and have many offspring over the years in the same dwellings. Homeowners are usually unsuccessful because of trap placement and not sealing up entry point holes on the exterior of the home. Pest Management of Texas, Inc. offers Grey and Flying squirrel exclusion and trapping services, to Dallas and surrounding areas.
What Are The Signs Of An Squirrel Infestation?
Gaining entrance to the attic through holes that are about two inches in diameter that you've never seen before. Hearing noises that come from squirrels running, scratching, or fighting with each other. Generally, noises will come from squirrels in the attic, walls, chimneys, or vents. Noise at night probably means a flying squirrel, while daytime noises could indicate a gray squirrel. Holes in a home's siding or under the soffits, chewed wires, attic insulation damage, or evidence of squirrel nests in the attic.
Pest Management of Texas, Inc. will help educate you on things you can control to help prevent a repeat rodent infestation. As mentioned above, it is critical to not only exterminate the rodents but take preventative measures to stop them from returning by sealing holes and access points.
Pest Management of Texas, Inc. Procedures For Getting Rid Of Squirrels
Pest Management of Texas, Inc. first performs a complete inspection of the home pointing out all entry points to the homeowner. After the inspection, we write up a detailed plan of action which usually includes the following.
- One-way release valve doors installed over the potential entry points, which allows the squirrels to leave but not regain entry into the home.
- Box traps are set in attic areas to trap squirrels that don't acclimate to one-way doors, if squirrels are trapped they are removed by Pest Management of Texas, Inc.
- Once we have excluded squirrels from your home or place of business we will return and take valve doors down and close those holes for good and remove all traps.
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