The rodents seem friendly enough. You watch a family of squirrels frolic in the backyard and leave it at that.

As you watch the family of squirrels, one or more of the adult squirrels might be eyeballing your home.

Although squirrels prefer to build nests located high up in thick trees, the fact remains the convenience of an attic or basement offers a more secure shelter. Pregnant squirrels especially like to move into Allen, Texas homes before the onset of winter to ensure optimal protection for their babies.

When one or more squirrels leave a forwarding address at your residence, the time has come to contact the animal removal professionals at Brinker Animal Removal. For more than 35 years, our team of licensed and bonded home services specialists has been a thorn in the sides of rodents such as squirrels that want to turn your home into a giant nest

First a Nest, Then Time for Dinner

Immediately after a squirrel or family of squirrels enters your home, the first order of business involves scavenging for materials to build a nest. Squirrels often use what Mother Nature has to offer, but if it is late autumn and Mother Nature’s cupboard is dry, squirrels then turn to the materials located in your attic or basement. This means the complete destruction of magazines and newspapers, followed by the shredding of any clothing that hangs in a squirrel’s path.

After building a nest, squirrels focus their attention on the hunger pangs they feel. Any food left out in the kitchen and basement is fair game for famished squirrels. The rodents can climb cabinet sides to reach dry foods, as well as tear into Fido’s dog food bag for the evening meal. Squirrels move quickly, which means you probably will not realize what type of critter performed the Houdini act. By contacting Brinker Animal Removal, you take the first step for resolving your squirrel problem.

Tips to Prevent Squirrels from entering Allen, Texas Homes

The key to preventing a squirrel infestation inside your Allen, TX home involves sealing off all possible avenues of entrance. This is easier said than done, as like other species of rodents, squirrels possess limber joints that allow the animals to squeeze through the smallest spaces. You might think you have sealed every hole and crack, but you will never know for sure until you request the help of the rodent removal experts at Brinker Animal Removal.

We also take steps to protect your food from hungry squirrels. You should store all dry foods within thick plastic vessels, instead of the easy to shred paper bags you brought home from the store. After your dog or cat finishes a meal, wipe the bowl clean to eliminate the enticing odors that attract squirrels to the dinner table. We also recommend ventilating damp areas of your Allen, Texas home to remove potential water sources.

Humane Trapping and Removal of Squirrels

Once we discover where a family of squirrels has built a nest, our goal is not to kill the pests. We prefer to use humane trapping methods to relocate squirrels where they belong: out in the wilderness. With bait placed strategically inside of a large cage, we can trap several squirrels at one time. Then, we transport the squirrels to a remote location where they begin life anew. The best locations for squirrel relocations are heavy wooded areas near a consistent source of water.

Squirrels appear non-threatening, but appearances are deceiving once the rodents enter your Allen TX home. Contact the squirrel removal professionals at Brinker Animal Removal to return squirrels to their natural habitats.