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When squirrels begin looking for a place to nest, they are looking for a place that is warm, secluded, and easy to access. What homeowners may not realize is a chimney or attic make a great place to build a nest. When squirrels are about a year old, they begin looking for a place to nest. This usually begins in late fall as squirrels prepare for the cold winter ahead. Soon after nesting, babies squirrels arrive, only adding to the problem for homeowners. To make matters worse, if squirrels are not removed from their nest inside the chimney or attic, squirrel families may have up to two litters of baby squirrels, or kittens, each year, compounding the noise and damage to your home. Litters can range from two to five kittens each time. If you are doing the math, there is the potential of having up to ten baby squirrels in your home each year, along with the parents. Before your small squirrel problem becomes a big squirrel problem, call the Houston squirrel control and removal experts at Masters Services.
The fact that squirrels can nest in your chimney and soon bring along baby squirrels as well is only part of the problem. Squirrels can live for up to twelve years. If not dealt with, that’s a long time and a long of damage for a squirrel to wreak havoc in your home. Squirrels are destructive animals who will scratch siding or trim in and around your home in order to make a hole for entering and exiting. Even once they are inside the home, they will gnaw and chew up whatever they can find, including electrical wire, which can prove to be a costly expense as well as a potential fire hazard. Furthermore, squirrels can also bring other pests into your home, such as fleas, who can take over your space. Prevent this from happening and hire Houston squirrel control and removal experts.
Generally, homeowners will begin to be aware of squirrels inside the home when they hear movement or scratching sounds up above in the ceiling or inside the walls. Sometimes, these scratching sounds can occur early in the morning or late at night disrupting sleep for homeowners. Upon hearing the sounds of wildlife inside the home, homeowners may also begin to notice damage where squirrels have clawed or scratched. Anytime you recognize the presence of an unwanted wildlife animal, call the professionals at Masters Services for squirrel control and removal in Houston.
Masters Services wildlife removal professionals will begin by locating the animals and their entrance into the home. After assessing the situation, professionals in squirrel control and removal in Houston can determine what traps will be most effective for catching and removing squirrels from the premises. Then, they will set traps to humanely catch the squirrels that have nested inside the home. After safely catching and removing all signs of squirrels, our team can assess the damage to your home and provide the necessary repairs, including sanitizing and deodorizing the arewhere the squirrels were located. In order to prevent larger amounts of damage and costly repairs to the home, call Masters Services for Houston squirrel control and removal as soon as you notice signs of nesting. The faster our team can get out to remove wildlife nuisances, the sooner you can get a good night’s sleep without squirrel interruptions, so call today if you suspect a squirrel invasion inside your home.