Get Quote

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

-James 1:27
 
 

Mosquito Control

West Nile Disease is increasing in our area.  There is no cure for this, should you get it, so take precaution to not get stung.

I am all for the airplanes spraying to help save lives.  The city trucks on the street fogging really do not do much to protect your back yard.   However, we can Power Mist your yard and flower beds with a residual to help reduce the mosquitos before your pets and humans get stung. .  CALL TODAY  Learn more →

 

Services >> Urban Wild Life >>

Squirrels

 Squirrel removal may be one of the most common services Integrity Pest Control will perform. 

 Gray Squirrel,.

The  Gray squirrel is found throughout Texas. An adult gray squirrel typically weighs 1 to 2 lbs. And measures 15" to 20" in length. The gray squirrel's fur is usually gray to brown in color with the under belly of white. Gray squirrels are active year-round and are arboreal, meaning that they live primarily in trees. It is common to see this squirrel outside in the daytime foraging for food. If you have a bird feeder that is an excellent place to look. Gray squirrels breed year-round, but there are two distinct peaks, in the Spring and Fall. After a six week gestation period, two to five young squirrels are born, and raised in a nest (read: attic) for about three to five months, depending on the season.

How, when and why squirrel removal may be needed.

Gray squirrels normally become a nuisance for  homeowners by taking up residence in the attic. They gain access to attics in several ways, usually by chewing into the attic at the construction gaps or other vulnerable areas.

Gray squirrels will live in your attic year round but are especially active fall through spring when babies are being raised. Your attic is an excellent place to raise young, it protects the baby gray squirrels from predators and the elements.

Gray squirrels are diurnal, active in the daytime, this is when you may hear them running around in your attic or on your roof. They become active just before sunrise (morning wake up calls for home owners) and leave your attic to forage for food. Throughout the day they may come and go bringing food back to your attic until sunset when they nest for the evening. Noise in the later hours maybe infrequent but not unlikely.

Damage they cause.

SquirrelsSquirrel trapping are members of the rodents family. Like all rodents, to keep their teeth sharp they must chew. Squirrels will damage soffits and facia boards by chewing and allowing water to enter into your home. Worst of all, they will chew electrical wires.  A squirrel will chew wire insulation until only bare copper is left which if gone unnoticed, can be a potential fire hazard.

It is not uncommon for squirrels to damage attic insulation by running on or using it as a toilet or nesting material.Some squirrels may also damage duct work found in the attic. Attics should be checked for damage to the insulation and HVAC system. These systems should be cleaned and replaced to prevent wasted money and natural resources heating and cooling the attic. 

Trapping

Live trapping of squirrels takes place in most cases on the outside of the structure.  We use food and lure pastes to attract them into the live traps.   If possible we install a one way door on the house and allow the squirrels to exit the house and into a trap or the neighborhood to never again return. 

 

View Squirrels Photos