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Squirrels are vermin that need eradication
Squirrels are a species that was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1870, and in the year 1981, they were considered vermin due to their destructive nature and the threat they pose to native species. These squirrels can cause substantial damage to homes by gnawing on rafters and wooden support structures; squirrels also carry numerous diseases that can be transmitted to pets or children. In addition, squirrels tend to chew through electrical cables, often disabling systems, and with electrical wires, they cause short circuits and fires. Therefore, squirrel control is vital for the safety of your family. Getting Rid Of Squirrels will help ensure that these animals do not pose a threat any more than they have to.
These vermin are destructive due to their ability to gnaw through hard items. This is mainly because they have incisors(teeth) that grow throughout their lifetime, and they have a need to wear them down, so they do not get too big because their teeth usually grow about 6 inches per year and unfortunately for you, if squirrels are in your home items like hardwood, metal, wires and concrete is their best option. As you can imagine, they can make their entrance through your rooftop, and weak spots in your roof are expected to be exacerbated, leaving you vulnerable to rain. Avoid costly repairs and act early by calling Bredbury Squirrel Pest Control for Bredbury Squirrel Trapping.
These furry rodents will often build their homes in secluded corners of the house with the least amount of disturbance. This is mainly lofts, under floorboards, between decking, garages and outbuildings. These are just a few, and you should work on the assumption that they can create a home just about anywhere in your home.
A squirrel's appearance
The grey squirrel is native to North America, weighs up to 2 kgs, and measures 40 cm in length. They have brown fur on their backs, lighter fur on their bellies, and black eyes and ears. Squirrels have sharp incisors that they use for gnawing on hard objects like nuts and tree bark, and they also have long tails, which they use for balance while climbing on trees and branches among the places they climb.
They have two ears, four front teeth (incisors), and two large back teeth (molars). The grey squirrel breeds twice per year - once in winter and once in summer. Gestation lasts about 44 days, and the babies (called "kits") are weaned at around six weeks old. They are typically sexually mature by the time they reach ten months old. Squirrels can live for up to 15 years in captivity, but their average life expectancy is 2 -3 years in the wild. The reason behind this is that even though they are speedy and agile when it comes to climbing trees (and covering long distances), they fall prey to birds of prey like buzzards and hawks.
How do squirrels affect plant life?
Furthermore, they have a disastrous effect on the ecosystem because they strip the bark of trees looking for their favourite "tree sap" in doing this. As a result, they affect the tree's growth, and in some cases, they end up killing the tree.
Squirrels are an invasive species, and if you have an infestation, it is crucial to deal with it as soon as possible. Rather than using DIY products to combat the problem – contact a professional pest control company like Bredbury Squirrel Pest Control. Bredbury Squirrel Trapping has the expertise and knowledge necessary to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently, making you safe from their antics.