Squirrels in the attic? Squirrels in your crawl space or eaves? Those scurrying sounds in the attic may well be Gray, Fox, Flying or Pine squirrels - which love to invade attics, and occasionally walls of structures. Call today for removal solutions to rid your home of squirrel problems!

Squirrels are a common wildlife problem in the Houston area. There are at least 12 species of tree squirrels, 23 species of ground squirrels, and 2 types of flying squirrels. Squirrels will generate extensive damages when inside an attic or the walls of your home or business.

How do I identify a squirrel?

Tree Squirrels – Tree squirrels grow between 1 and 2 feet long, including their large and bushy tails. Their fur is coarse and can be any shade from gray, black brown, and red.

Ground Squirrels – Ground squirrels have shorter tails and shorter fur, and are generally smaller. Their colors can range from reddish-gray to smoky brown and may have black spots or stripes.

Flying Squirrels – Flying squirrels are the smallest type of squirrels. They have webs of skin between their fore and hind limbs that allow them to glide. Typically, flying squirrels are light brown or gray.


Tree Squirrels – Tree squirrels prefer to live among hardwood or coniferous forests where ground cover is plentiful.

Ground Squirrels – Ground squirrels thrive in open grasslands where they dig deep, extensive burrows with multiple exits.

Flying Squirrels – Flying squirrels make their homes in the crevices of trees or abandoned bird’s nests. The small, nocturnal creatures prefer to live in wooded areas where they can glide from treetop to treetop without having to descend to the ground.

Why do squirrels enter my home/business?

Squirrels commonly seek shelter in homes when they need a safe place to raise babies and stay warm. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels will nest in attic spaces and cause extensive destruction where ground squirrel will burrow into yard or farmers fields in search of food, causing damage to the vegetation.

What damages do squirrels create?

Squirrels are persistent and destructive animals. When inside a home, tree squirrels and flying squirrels will pull apart insulation and chew on wires creating a great electrical fire hazard, and damage the insulation.

Ground squirrels are known for exceptional damage to yards and fields, and weakening structural integrity and cause embankments and dams to collapse.

Trapping and Removal

Critter Control of Houston has experience in the trapping and removal of squirrels. Your technician will know the best approach for your specific squirrel control problem. The correct trapping approach is important to ensure each squirrel is removed efficiently and humanely. Critter Control of Houston has the squirrel removal and trapping experience for residential customers, commercial customers, and municipalities.

Control and Safety of Critter Control of Houston

Critter Control of Houston has the safest wildlife control approaches available. Your technician will take the necessary steps to keep themselves, your home, and the wildlife animal safe during control.

We can help you get rid of squirrel problems. Call Critter Control of Houston! 713.391.8066

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