Squirrels are not your typical form of cute wildlife. They must chew to keep their sharp teeth worn down, and they will happily gnaw through your wood flooring, electrical wires, attic insulation, crawl spaces and more. Squirrels can also damage your home’s exterior by chewing siding to gain inside access. These pesky fiends are noisy, smelly, and can cause serious issues in your home.
In Texas, squirrels can be found in almost any yard. They’re cute, they’re furry, and they are all around entertaining to watch. However, appearances can be deceptive.
Squirrels can become a problem when they suddenly decide to get inside your house. They are resourceful and can be incredibly destructive if they decide to set up permanent residence in your home, attic, or garage. To a feisty squirrel, a warm and comfortable attic or isolated room represents prime real estate. There, they can mate and begin to make nests inside your very own home.
The attic is an ideal place for squirrels to nest in. It has minimal visibility to predators, keeps warm for the winter, and is safe to nurse baby squirrels from the harsh elements outside. Once the babies are born, both the mother and the babies will remain in the attic until the babies are mature enough to make it outside on their own.
Squirrels gather any items in order to fortify their tiny home, including twigs, leaves, or worse. On some occasions, squirrels have been known to chew through pieces of furniture in order to use it for their nest. These irascible menaces can quickly overwhelm the home and become the single greatest threat to your home and its safety.