Squirrels inhabit homes most frequently in Dallas, Texas during the fall, winter, and spring and are often heard in the attic right around sunrise and sunset, and occasionally throughout the day as well. The spring time, when they are nesting and breeding, is when squirrels are most active and cause the most damage. Once you have a squirrel infestation, they wreak havoc on your attic, chewing through shingles, air conditioning duct work and damaging beams… Making squirrel control necessary. Squirrels are also known to be a culprit in electrical fires caused by chewing through live wires in your attic.
They leave droppings and urinate throughout pockets of the attic insulation and cause extensive damage to your home’s fascia boards, soffits and vents. It’s very common to see heavy chewing on all wood areas of the home, including baseboards at the foot of the structure. Typically, you will also hear scratching and running in your attic around sunrise and sunset. Squirrels are the only diurnal animal that is found in attics, which makes identifying them easy as you won’t hear them throughout the night like the other animals that nest in attics.
Squirrels are actually among the tidier rodents and set up latrines where they urinate and defecate. Unfortunately, this is often stationed in your attic insulation once they have made your home their own. They are also the least invasive of the rodents, and typically stay away from man-made structures until the population becomes too large and uncontrolled. As highly territorial creatures, it is important to ensure impossibility of re-entry into your home to prevent the infestation from manifesting itself again. The most vulnerable point of entry on every home is the roof, and squirrels frequently jump from branches up to 8 or 10 feet from the residence onto the roof and climb through small openings under the eaves.
Omega Animal Removal is Dallas, Texas’s premier squirrel removal company. If you have squirrels in your attic, are in need of squirrel control, or hear any sort of scratching do not hesitate to call Omega Animal Removal immediately to stop any damage that you may be incurring. When one of Omega Animal Removal’s Squirrel Control Specialists arrives at your home, they will take a look around the perimeter and inspect the entire ground level and roof line to pin-point any specific entry points.
After our Squirrel Control Specialist has identified every entry point on the roof they will then proceed to the attic and check all electrical wiring and ductwork, nesting sites, feces and urine contaminated areas, and beams in the attic to get an overall idea as to how severe the problem is and any damage that may exist. After reviewing all of this with you, our Squirrel Control Specialist will work with you to develop a four phased solution to the squirrel issues plaguing your home including removing the animals, a full home exclusion, decontaminating the attic and controlling the population of squirrels around your home.
Our Squirrel Control Specialists are the best in Dallas. If you’re hearing noises in your attic during the daytime it’s a good idea to give us a call for a formal consultation!
Squirrels can cause serious damage to your home. This “pipe stack” vent on one of our client’s roof is a great example of how destructive squirrels can be to all areas of your home… inside and out.
SIGNS OF A SQUIRREL INFESTATION
Do not hesitate to call Omega Animal Removal immediately if any of these signs persist:
- Divots in your backyard or plants eaten in the garden
- Squirrels fighting regularly in the area could indicate overpopulation, a catalyst for infestations
- Noises such as scratching and thumping could indicate squabbling squirrels in your attic, walls or chimney
- Squirrel droppings are an indicator, but often look like other rodents’ feces—be sure to check with your animal control professional to identify the species before removing the evidence
- Chewing marks on the wooden areas around the outside of your home including: fences, fascia boards, siding, soffit and roof vents.