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Are squirrels keeping you up at night?
If you are awake late at night and hear scurrying or scratching in your attic or between the decking, you may have a squirrel or squirrel on your property. In that case, it is recommended that you act swiftly to avoid infestation. These species are invasive, and it won't take them long to infest your home with their young. Brought from the western regions like Canada and America, they were first brought in 1870 for the amusement of wealthy families to make their estates more lively. Since then, they have reproduced rapidly, and they now sit at over 2.5 million in the United Kingdom. These species are so invasive that they now pose a great danger to native species, and in 1981 they were considered vermin due to the havoc they can cause. We at Cadishead Squirrel Trapping use our extensive knowledge for Getting Rid Of Squirrels as quickly as we can.
These rodents will generally gain access through your roof, but they can enter through any open space like doors, chimneys or vents, even windows. Because they are predominantly on trees, they find it easy to get onto your roof. They will look for weak links on your shingled or thatched roof, and once found, they will gnaw into it further, creating a hole with enough space for them to enter. This hole will leave your home defenceless against water that can cause rot and dampness. Upon entry, they will look to build their DREY (their home)and will chew on any items to accomplish this, some of which include alarm, ethernet and electrical wires resulting in sparks, electrical shorts and worse case, a fire that can cause you to lose all your valuables. Waiting for the problem to worsen will only make the situation more threatening. Call Cadishead Squirrel Pest Control now!
The most common places they will nest are chimneys, lofts, floorboards, between the decking, garages, and even places like sheds and outhouses. However, these are just the places we come across, and they can live virtually in any unused corner.
What effect do they have on trees?
Squirrels are known to strip the bark of trees in search of tree sap. Doing this has a negative impact on the ecosystem as it will stunt tree growth or even kill it. This can be a major problem for forests and parks where trees are vital for the environment's health. Squirrels can also weaken them and leave them susceptible to diseases and other problems.
How quick can they breed
Squirrels mate twice a year, and the gestation period is about 44 days. They give birth to two to six young, and the young are weaned at around six to eight weeks old. The young are fully grown at around four to six months old, and they can start breeding at around eight months old.
What are common diseases they can spread
Various diseases are known to be carried by grey squirrels, some of which are able to be transmitted to humans. Tularemia, plague, salmonella and leptospirosis are among these diseases. In order to prevent tularemia, if you think you have made contact with squirrel poop, urine, or you feel you have been scratched, please see your physician as soon as possible.
Squirrels can be a major problem for homeowners, especially if they are allowed to nest and reproduce inside the home. Suppose you believe you have a squirrel infestation. In that case, it is important to call in an expert like Cadishead Squirrel Trapping immediately to minimize damage and ensure the safety of your family and property. DIY products may not be able to effectively expel squirrels and could actually worsen the situation. For reliable squirrel control services, trust Cadishead Squirrel Pest Control.