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Are squirrels causing you problems?
Squirrels were brought into Great Britain in 1870 for the entertainment of wealthy families and to add to their estate. There are now over 2.5 million in the United Kingdom, and their population doesn't seem to be slowing. In fact, they are so invasive that they are since 1981 considered vermin, and they are a genuine threat to native species making squirrel control a high priority, and that is where Brooklands Squirrel Trapping comes in.
Squirrels have a devasting impact on structures like wood and even plumbing pipes in your home. They will make a way to gain access to your home due to the abundance of food and the safety from outside predators. These vermin will leave holes where they enter, making your home vulnerable to the rainy season, which can cause dampness, mould and weaker or rotting wood. This is only the beginning as they will also eat through insulation in cables, wires and even cavity insulation. This causes damage to CCTV and alarms as well as can start fires and lastly affect your electric bill by making your insulation lose effectiveness. There is a solution, though, if you act on the very early stages, and that is to speak to Brooklands Squirrel Pest Control, who will customize a plan based solely on your needs.
Interesting facts about Grey Squirrels.
Although squirrels usually nest in trees, they can also be found in attics, garages, floorboards, even sheds and other out-of-the-way places. They often use the same place year after year.
With its grey fur, keen eyes and bushy tail, the squirrel is one of the most iconic animals native to North America. These creatures will typically range in size from 12-20 inches, with a 14 inch average among males and females alike. Thus, they have an advantage over other animals, which are generally much smaller when it comes to their territory on Earth. In addition, when it comes to their ears, these critters can rotate 360 degrees which helps with balance because they spend so much time high up in trees.
The teeth on these rodents are designed for chewing hard foods such as nuts and acorns but also have adapted sharp incisors perfect for gouging into very hard surfaces like wood or anything else that gets in their way. If you don't want these to be items in your home, Getting Rid Of Squirrels early needs to be the only thing on your mind.
Among the foods squirrels eat are tree sap and acorns. They also eat seeds from bird feeders or any seed that is left on the ground.
Grey squirrels give birth twice a year in spring and late summer. They have litters of 4-5 young using the nests built by birds. Squirrel pups are born naked with bright eyes closed at birth. They open their eyes after ten days. The pups develop quickly during the two months that they nurse with their mother before dispersing permanently into the world.
Squirrels use a variety of methods to communicate with one another. For example, they use vocalizations, scent-marking, and body language to communicate.
As we mentioned earlier, squirrels are a common pest in the UK. If you have a problem with them, it is important to take swift action as they can do extensive damage quickly. This is why it's crucial to choose an expert like Brooklands Squirrel Trapping who knows how to deal with these furry creatures quickly and effectively. Trying to take care of a squirrel infestation on your own using DIY products could end up worsening things and cost you more money in the long run. So don't delay. Call Brooklands Squirrel Pest Control today for a consultation!