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Alsager Grey Squirrel Control

Squirrels are rodents belonging to the Sciuridae family. There are over 200 squirrel species in the world with each species adapted to specific climatic regions. Squirrels are categorized into 3 groups, namely ground, flying and tree squirrels. Alsager grey squirrel control professionals spend a lot of time researching on each of these species and especially on the species which is common in their operation areas to understand their characteristics


Grey squirrel pestOne of the trickiest parts in squirrel removal is their size. They are relatively small rodents with the smallest species found in Africa. These smallest ones are only 7cm in length and weigh 10 grams only. The largest species is found in India and measures 1 m long and weighs 1.8 kg. Young’s pest control specialists are very skilled in Alsager grey squirrel control. The grey squirrel is one of the medium-sized squirrels and has these features:

* 15 to 20 inches long
* Tail is 6 to 9.5 inches long
* Weigh 0.45 to 0.68 kilograms when mature.

Where Squirrels Live

Squirrels are usually grouped according to the environment they live in. A tree squirrel will mean that the squirrel lives on trees. The environment you will find them will have many large trees where they can be at home. Firms offering tree squirrel pest control have to have the gear required to work in woody areas.

Grey squirrel close upThe species grouped under the ground squirrels spend most of their time on the ground and some live to their full lives without climbing any tree. They are normally found in plain grassland areas living in burrows. Their sharp nails enable them to dig up burrows in a very short time.

The last species group is the flying squirrel. Its flying nature poses challenges to many squirrel removal services but not to Young’s Pest Control. These squirrels have muscle bread between their bodies and legs which they spread and glide on air for up to 48 M. They live on trees.

What do they eat

Alsager grey squirrel control will require you to know specifically what the rodent eats. The myth that squirrels eat nuts only is wrong since they are omnivores. Eggs, caterpillars, fungi, fruits, and seeds make a delicious meal to these rodents. In a week, the average food they eat is one pound. Different species will consume different amounts of food. During warm months, they will heap foods in their burrows or holes for the winter.