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Have squirrels become a problem for you?
It's not a secret that squirrels can be a nuisance. These little critters can cause extensive damage to your home, and they can even transmit diseases! Squirrels in your home mean it's vital to take action early. Unfortunately, DIY methods like traps or repellents often don't work, sometimes worsening the problem. If you want effective squirrel control, your best option is to hire a service like Blackrod Squirrel Trapping for effective squirrel control.
These rodents will make their way into your home through the most available holes like the walls or roof. They can even enter through open windows or doors. Upon trying to enter the property, they will rip anything in their way. This includes tearing shingled or thatched roofs weakening spots more than they are already leaving you with gaping holes, causing rain to come in and cause a host of issues, so when you notice them act promptly and ring Blackrod Squirrel Pest Control.
Where do they nest?
Grey squirrels typically nest in trees, but they will also use buildings and other structures for nesting. In homes, they often build their nests in attics, walls, garages, crawl spaces between decking and ceilings. In addition, they often strip the wood of wooden structures to build their nest. This will, in turn, weaken the structure and ultimately result in a total collapse.
They tend to build their nest in corners with the least activity, and this often includes cavity insulation. They will gnaw into the insulation, making it lose effectiveness and can cost you dearly in repairs. If you have CCTV cameras, they can chew through wiring and disable the system. The most dangerous of them all is electrical cables. Once they chew onto this, they will likely cause short-circuiting and fires. Removal of these rodents is a priority, and even though they seem cute and harmless, there are many dangers associated with them.
Did you know they have a negative impact on the ecosystem - this is because they strip ark of trees looking for tree sap. Once they do this the tree is weakened and often will affect the tree's growth or kill the tree and as I'm sure you know with global warming every tree is imperative to our survival on this beautiful earth.
Squirrels breeding frequency
Grey Squirrels typically breed in February and again in May; what is the gestation period for these creatures? The average gestation period for your Eastern Grey Squirrel is 44 days, meaning she'll give birth to her litter around late March through early June. The young are usually weaned after about 12 weeks and become independent around November/December, depending on their size and human disturbances.
Diseases they can spread.
Grey squirrels are known to carry a variety of diseases, some of which can be spread to humans. These diseases include tularemia, plague, salmonella and leptospirosis. Therefore, it is crucial to caution when interacting with these animals and contact a professional if you believe a squirrel has infected you.
Blackrod Squirrel Pest Control is a professional pest control company that can help with getting rid of squirrels and preventing future infestations. As an invasive species, squirrels can do a lot of damage in a short space of time, so it's essential to take action as soon as you notice their presence. DIY products may not effectively get rid of the pests and could even worsen the problem. Leave the job to the professionals at Blackrod Squirrel trapping- they have years of experience dealing with these kinds of infestations and know how to tackle them in a timely and efficient manner.