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Are squirrels keeping you up late at night?
Squirrels are an invasive species introduced to the United Kingdom in 1890. Homeowners can suffer severe damage when they chew on wooden rafters and supporting structures. Furthermore, they carry many contagious diseases that can be passed on to pets and children. If the safety of your home and family is on your mind, then you should not delay. Instead, you should contact Broadbottom Squirrel Trapping. We are the best at Getting Rid Of Squirrels and protecting your home from infestations.
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.
Apart from the listed diseases they can spread, they are mostly known for extensive property damage. Squirrels usually make their way onto your roof by using branches and trees, but this is not always the case as squirrels are excellent climbers. Once they are elevated on your roof, they will chew away at your shingled or thatched roof to make way for them to enter, leaving holes so rain can penetrate, and that results in dampness and water damage due to water seeping in. All this can be avoided if you act early and ring Broadbottom Squirrel Pest Control.
They will (once inside) chew on insulation, hardwood, and even floorboards for materials to build their nest or even to wear down the incisors that never stop growing. These teeth develop at about 6 inches per year, so really, they have to file them unknowingly. They will chew on electrical wires or power lines, which has disastrous effects on electrical appliances or, worse, fires. Squirrels often strip wood from support structures, making them weak to the point of collapse, thus making Squirrel Control imperative.
What do they look like?
A grey squirrel is one of the most popular squirrel species in Great Britain. They can be found in deciduous and mixed forests and urban areas. These bushy-tailed rodents are usually between 18 and 24 inches long, including their tail, and weigh between 1 and 2 pounds. They have reddish fur on their backs, grey fur on their bellies, and white fur on their tails. Grey squirrels have two furry ears, powerful jaws with 36 teeth (the same number as humans), and claws on each paw.
Squirrels communicate through various methods, including vocalizations, scent-marking, and body language.
How many young are in a litter?
Squirrels breed twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. The gestation period is about 44 days. Litters range from one to seven young, but four or five are most common. Young are born hairless and blind and weigh about 1/4 oz (7 g). They are weaned at about six weeks and reach sexual maturity at nine months to a year. So a few squirrels in your home or even a pair can quickly turn into an infestation.
As an invasive species, squirrels can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. If you have squirrels in your attic, it is important to take action immediately and hire an expert like Brinnington Squirrel Pest Control. The knowledge and experience we have will allow us to eliminate these pests quickly and efficiently, so you can resume normal operations in your home or business. DIY products may not be as effective and could even worsen the problem. -What to Expect When You Hire Broadbottom Squirrel Trapping: When you choose us for your squirrel pest control needs, we will come out to your property and do a full assessment and conduct a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.