Squirrel Removal and Squirrel Control in Kingwood Texas


Squirrel Trapping

Squirrel in houseThere are three types of tree squirrel in the great state of Texas, namely the gray squirrel, fox squirrel and flying squirrel. Tree squirrels are interesting rodents that have a tendency to be pests in Kingwood Texas and other urban environments. Mature female squirrels give birth to a litter of three or four baby squirrels twice a year. As it turns out, Hurricane Harvey showed up at just the wrong time, so Local Houston area squirrel populations may have been negatively impacted. Many people reported that they found squirrel nests and baby squirrels sprawled across the landscape after the hurricane. Like all good Texans, Houston area squirrels are destined to recover and prosper.

Squirrels can be pests, especially if they take up residence in your Kingwood TX home or business. The best way to avoid squirrel related damage is to squirrel proof your building to keep the squirrels out of your attic, HVAC system, basement or storage facility. Squirrels and other wild animals can cause extensive damage to property and endanger the health of your family or employees. Not only do squirrels contaminate insulation and other building materials with mold producing urine and feces, they sharpen their teeth by chewing on electrical wires and wood framing. The Critter Team specializes in squirrel removal, squirrel control and squirrel trapping. They can also professionally seal your home or business to keep squirrels and other nuisance wild animals outside where they belong.

Texas Squirrels

The most common tree squirrel in Texas is the fox squirrel. They can be found throughout east and central Texas. A typical fox squirrel grows to a length of between 18 and 27 inches, and they weigh in somewhere between 11/2 and 21/2 pounds. Their bushy tail alone measures anywhere from 7 to 14 inches in length. Fox squirrels are Brownish-gray with an orange underbelly. Adult female fox squirrels give birth to one or two litters of around three young’uns once or twice a year, in March or April and again in August or September. The gestation period is 42 to 45 days, and the baby squirrels are weaned after 10 to 12 weeks. Fox squirrels live to a ripe old age of 4 to 7 years.Gray squirrels attain a length of 16 to 20 inches, and reach one to two pounds in weight. Gray squirrels sport a bushy tail that measures around seven to ten inches in length. They are grayish in color. Gray squirrels produce one to two litters per year and the litters average around three baby squirrels. The gestation period lasts 42 to 44 days, and the baby squirrels are weaned at around 12 weeks. The life span of a gray squirrel is 6 to 10 years.

Flying squirrels are less common and smaller than the fox or gray squirrel. They are nocturnal squirrels that reside in eastern Texas. Adult flying squirrels grow to a length of eight to eleven inches and weigh approximately 5 ounces. Flying squirrels are characterized by a flat and bushy tail. They are pinkish-gray in color with a white underbelly. Female flying squirrels give birth to two litters of three or four baby squirrels each year, usually in April or May and again in September. The gestation period is 40 days, and the young’uns are weaned in 6 to 8 weeks. The typical life span of a flying squirrel is five to six years.

Kingwood Texas Pest Squirrels

When squirrels become a pest in Kingwood TX, make sure you call The Critter Team at 281-667-0171 to schedule a squirrel removal consultation. The Critter Team is a veteran owned business that offers estimates, affordable prices and unrivaled customer service.