Squirrels are usually gray, sometimes red, brown, or black. Adults average about one pound in weight. They can live for up to ten years, but life expectancy in the wild probably isn't more than 3-4 years. Squirrels give birth to two litters per year - one in late summer, and one in winter. The female gives birth to 3-4 young after a 44 day gestation, and the young grow quickly, and are weaned in about ten weeks.
Squirrels are most active in morning and evening. Squirrels eat mostly nuts and seeds. They live in a variety of habitats, both forest and suburban or city areas. They establish home territories, and often communicate via scent, chattering, and flickering of the fluffy tail.
Squirrels love to live in Texas attics. They also love to chew, and will chew on houses or wires, ducts, pipes once inside an attic. People don't like the noises of squirrels running about above the ceiling or in the leaves, but it's really the chewing that's a problem. If squirrels chew on electrical wires in an attic, it can create a real potential fire hazard. Squirrels also bring in nesting material and leave urine and feces in an attic. They also commonly nest in a chimney, where they can sometimes get stuck and frantically scratch, or sometimes even get into the fireplace and inside the house.
If it's just squirrels on the property, the best thing is trapping and removal. If it's squirrels in the attic, then all of the open holes and vulnerable areas through which they can enter should be sealed shut with a material that squirrels can't chew through, such as steel. The squirrels can then be trapped and removed, or excluded through the use of one-way exclusion doors and tunnels.
Sometimes people put noisy radios or strobe lights in the attic, but these prove ineffective. There is no quick and easy fix when it comes to squirrel removal and control. It's best to have a professional like San Antonio Texas Rodent Removal (SATRR) trap and remove the animals from your property in Texas properly. SATRR will come to your home and remove squirrels and clean up any rodent debris, along with sanatizing the effected area.