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Are You Having Problems with Squirrels?
If you've been experiencing an influx of squirrels in and around your home, you may be wondering why they are such a big problem. Squirrels can cause extensive damage to your property, as well as spread diseases. This article will discuss the main reasons why squirrels should not be tolerated around the home and explain to you why a Baguley Squirrel Pest Control expert is required for Squirrel Control. Squirrels generally gain access to your home through the roof or other entrances that are readily available. They tend to prefer areas like your loft, which is safe from predators while allowing them to be close to a food source.
Because squirrels' front teeth never stop growing, they will gnaw on items to sharpen them. Unfortunately, this will include electrical wiring or alarm cables, even ethernet cables costing you loads on potential repairs, or worse, and a fire could break out and burn your home to the ground. This can be avoided if you act early and contact Baguley Squirrel Trapping.
The most obvious places these pests are found are in lofts, roof spaces, decking and under floorboards. They will spend a lot of time constructing their drey, and this home may include wood from roof rafters or beams.
Reasons to get rid of squirrels from your home.
1. Squirrels Make Nests in Your Home
Squirrels often seek shelter in attics or garages, but sometimes they penetrate the home itself to make nests. Unfortunately, squirrel nests are not only visually unappealing. However, they may contain parasites like fleas and mites, which can infest your home, too - transferring the problem to your family.
2. Squirrels Damage Your Property
Squirrels can severely damage your property with their burrowing and gnawing habits. Additionally, squirrels often carry certain parasites, which may cause problems for humans. For example, squirrel droppings can contain the intestinal parasite Baylisascaris procyonis, which is dangerous to humans. CDC reports several documented cases of this parasite causing brain inflammation in humans who have come into contact with squirrel droppings.
3. Squirrels Carry Diseases
Squirrels are carriers of a variety of deadly diseases, including tularemia, plague, encephalitis, and rabies. They can also spread salmonella from their faeces if they use your property as a latrine. Squirrels will also use the same urine and faeces to mark their territory, further spreading disease.
4. Squirrels Damage Siding and Roofing
Squirrels often chew on wood structures in order to sharpen their teeth or build nests, which can leave behind unsightly and potentially hazardous punctures. They do the same to metal structures like electric wiring, which is, of course, a fire hazard. Squirrels can also cause damage to roofing materials by gnawing on them, which may lead to leaks and other damages inside your home.
The experts at Baguley Squirrel Pest Control can help you make the right decision for your home. They offer quotes and estimates, so don't hesitate to call them today! If you want advice on how to get squirrels out of your house without using DIY products that are not safe for humans or animals, then give us a call for help in Getting Rid Of Squirrels. Baguley Squirrel Trapping has been in this business for over 15 years now, and regardless of your pest issues, we will find an effective solution. It would be best if you never tried to handle pests yourself because they carry diseases that could put your family at risk. Remember- it is always better to hire professionals who know their way around these types of situations rather than doing things incorrectly.