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Professional Ashton-in-Makerfield Grey Squirrel Control

Grey squirrel as a pest

The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was introduced into the UK from North America. It has almost completely displaced the native red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and is classed as a pest. Apart from making life difficult for the red squirrel, the grey squirrel is increasingly becoming a nuisance for humans as well. Though they are usually found in woodland and parks, many of them are moving into urban areas as their numbers keep growing, making Ashton-in-Makerfield grey squirrel control often a necessity. These furry intruders can inhabit and raise their young in outbuildings, roof spaces, lofts, and attics. They may cause considerable damage to buildings as well as gardens as they forage for food and search for nesting materials.

Problems with the grey squirrel

Grey squirrels can be more harmful than rats and much more difficult to get rid of. Cute as they may be, some of the problems that they can cause include:

Grey squirrel pest- damage to roof spaces (timber, insulation, electric cables, water pipes, etc.)
- can pass parasites (fleas) to pets
- steal bird food and damage feeders
- dig out newly planted flower seeds and bulbs
- damage saplings and mature trees
- attack and bite people if feeling threatened

A particularly dangerous situation may be caused by squirrels gnawing at electric cables - this is a common cause of house fires. They can also cause serious damage to roof timbers, potentially weakening roof joists to an extent that collapse happens. The longer the squirrels are left to carry on, the higher the risks and the potential costs of repairing the damage. If you suspect that there are squirrels in your roof space it's strongly recommended that you contact professionals at Young's Pest Control who can accurately assess the problem and deal with the Ashton-in-Makerfield grey squirrel control effectively.

Do you have a grey squirrel infestation?
Grey squirrel close up

Some of the signs that you may need Ashton-in-Makerfield grey squirrel control include:

- squirrel sightings around the roof area
- visible gnawing and holes on fascias
- damage to the insulation or other materials in the loft/roof space

If you need Ashton-in-Makerfield grey squirrel pest control, Young's Pest Control can make sure that the squirrel removal is performed to the highest standard and that any further infestations are prevented. Because of the potential magnitude of the problems that grey squirrels can cause, it's definitely better to be safe than sorry and request professional Ashton-in-Makerfield grey squirrel removal at the earliest opportunity.