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Are squirrels causing you trouble?
Squirrels are pesky rodents that have been deemed vermin since 1981. Since their introduction in England in 1870, they have multiplied rapidly. They now hold the title of the second most invasive species in both Great Britain and Italy. Now there are over 2.5 million recorded squirrels spread out throughout the United Kingdom. They are known for their extensive property damage, along with the diseases they spread. We will discuss the damages they can cause in detail and a few preventative measures. Above all, a professional service like Burnage Squirrel Trapping is best for getting rid of squirrels.
Squirrels are notorious for damaging roofs, be it shingled or thatched. The access through the valleys on your roof. They generally gnaw on your roof, making certain parts weak and susceptible to rain allowing dampness and rot to set in. This is just a start as they will even chew on insulation like cables and even cavity walling, causing fires or making your insulation less effective in the parts they are nesting.
They are often found in many places across your household, but they do have a few favourites like garages, lofts, between the decking, floorboards, sheds and even outbuildings, and it is common for them to build their own drey. So it should be a number 1 priority to exterminate these pests from your home and maintain squirrel control in your home.
We have included a synopsis of these fuzzy animals to educate you about them.
Grey squirrels are a type of rodent that can be found in many parts of the world. They are typically about 18-24 inches in length and have a bushy tail that can add 6-10 inches to their overall size. They have large ears and teeth and are usually grey or brown in colour. Grey squirrels live in trees and feed on nuts, seeds, fruit, and other plant material. Some of them are also known to steal food from birds' nests.
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. Even though the risk of contracting these diseases is relatively low, it is still important to be aware of them. Therefore, if you see a grey squirrel, it is best to stay away from it, and if you encounter one, it is essential to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
Squirrels are known to strip the bark of trees in search of tree sap. While they do this, they destroy the tree and stunt its growth. This hurts the ecosystem as a whole.
Squirrels communicate with each other through a variety of means. Using vocalizations, they can communicate danger, pleasure, anger or frustration. They also use body language to convey their feelings, such as postures, movements, and facial expressions. In addition, squirrels use scent marking to leave messages for others. This involves leaving urine or faeces in prominent places so that others will know where they have been and what they have been up to.
If you are having any kind of pest problem in your home, it is best to call in Burnage Squirrel Trapping. Not only will they have the knowledge and experience to deal with the issue rapidly, but they will also have access to the right tools and products to do the job properly. Some homeowners may be tempted to eliminate a squirrel infestation yourself – but this can be very dangerous – these animals are known for their destructive behaviour, and if left unchecked, they can cause significant damage to your property. So please don't wait until it's too late; call Burnage Squirrel Pest Control today for all your rodent control needs!