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Are squirrels creating problems for you?
Squirrels are known as vermin due to their destructive nature. They are commonly found in most areas of the United Kingdom; they established themselves in the 1800s for the entertainment of the wealthy on their estates purely because they made the environment more lively. Since the few hundred introduced ack them, their population now sits at 2.5 million recorded, demonstrating further how invasive this species really is. They have a constant need to chew on hard objects to file their evergrowing incisors (teeth) and will do this often as it will grow at a rate of approximately 6 inches annually.
They will enter your home through various open spaces like holes in the wall, opened windows or doors and even chimneys. After access has been obtained, they will start making their home. This can be in almost any unused corner of the home, but from our experience, we notice they are more fond of areas like attics, beneath floorboards, chimneys, sheds and even garages. We recommend that you do not leave this unattended and that you should call Carrington Squirrel Trapping for help with squirrel control.
Inside your home is when the real problem starts because they will gnaw on things like wooden structures, water pipes alarms and CCTV cables, causing your system to malfunction or disable it completely, and if you have offices at home or simply work from home, they can chew on ethernet cables causing loss of production. Carrington Squirrel Pest Control can only help you if you take the first step and reach out to us.
What should I look out for
The grey squirrel is a medium-sized rodent that is found throughout much of the United States. They have short, dense fur that can be various shades of grey, black or brown. They have large ears, and their tails are long and bushy. Grey squirrels have sharp teeth and claws, which they use to forage for food in trees. Males are generally larger than females, but both genders have an equally bushy tail. These rodents are very active and can be spotted scampering up and down trees or raiding bird feeders.
How many young can they have at a time?
Grey squirrels are monogamous, and the breeding season lasts from February to March. Gestation lasts for 44 days, and females give birth to 2-5 young. Young squirrels are born with their eyes closed and weaned around eight weeks old. After six months, they will reach sexual maturity and will leave their current nest to build their own home.
Some of the diseases they can transmit.
Grey squirrels are known to carry a variety of diseases, some of which can be spread to humans. These diseases include diseases such as tularemia, plague, salmonella, and leptospirosis. While most of these diseases are not typically life-threatening, they can still cause serious illness. Therefore, care should be taken when interacting with grey squirrels, especially if you are immunocompromised, and medical help should be sought to avoid serious repercussions.
If you're dealing with a squirrel infestation, it's important to choose an expert like Carrington Squirrel Pest Control. Not only will they have the experience and knowledge to get the job done quickly and effectively, but they'll also be able to help you prevent future infestations. DIY products may seem tempting, but they often don't work and can worsen the problem. So if you are seeking a reputable, experienced pest control company for Getting Rid Of Squirrels, look no further than Carrington Squirrel Trapping. We will send out someone to quickly make this a worry of the past.