Need Help? Call Us On 0161 776 9832 For Expert Pest Control Advice On How To Identify Pest Infestations And Help Solve Your Pest Problem.
Are squirrels giving you a hard time?
Squirrels are a common sight across many towns and cities in Great Britain. Since their introduction in 1870, they have rapidly reproduced from a few hundred to a population climbing to 3 million and going steady. In fact, they are now considered the second most invasive species in the UK and in the late 1900s, they were officially considered vermin. Since then, it has taken tremendous effort to eradicate them with no silver lining yet. They now even pose a threat to native species. So before your issue gets out of hand, our advice to you is to make contact with Chequerbent Squirrel Trapping early on to avoid costly damage.
Why are they such pests, you may ask? It is because they can cause untold property damage, and even in their natural habitat, they cause severe damage to trees by stripping away at bark looking for tree sap. This results in the tree getting stunted or dying on many occasions. You may have noticed them running through trees, hopping from branch to branch. They will use this method often to gain access onto your rooftop to make their way into your home. If there isn't a way, they will make one with their ever-growing teeth. They can chew through many objects in their way.
Shingled roofs will be ripped into, and thatched roofs gnawed into for access. They even damage the valley in your roof, making your roof vulnerable to water damage. All of this can be avoided to some extent if you act swiftly by arranging Chequerbent Squirrel Pest Control to come out and rectify your issues, providing you with effective Squirrel Control.
Common nesting sites for squirrels
Squirrels are rodents that are closely related to rats, and they live in trees. They build their nests, or "dreys", in the forks of branches, and they line them with leaves, twigs, and bark. They typically build their dreys in the spring, and they use them to raise their young. Indoors, they will use locations like attics, decking, floorboards and crawl spaces. Even garages and sheds are not uncommon for them.
Description of a squirrel
They range from 18-25 inches long with a tail that is 12-14 inches long. They have black-tipped ears that curl; Males have throat fur while females do not. Both males and females have whiskers on either side of their noses. Grey squirrels weigh between 1.5 - 3 pounds (0.7 -1 kg). The average life span for a grey squirrel is 2-3 years in the wild and 5-7 years in captivity.
How often do they reproduce
The gestation period for squirrels is about 44 days. Babies born to squirrels are naked and blind, and they weigh only about 1/10 of an ounce. Weaning occurs around six weeks of age, and they can reproduce at about eight months old. So a single squirrel can quickly turn into an infestation in no time, leaving you with a big headache.
Suppose you are currently dealing with a squirrel infestation in your home. In that case, it is crucial to take action as soon as possible. Do not try to deal with the problem on your own using DIY products – these will likely be ineffective and could even worsen the situation. Instead, contact a professional pest control company like Chequerbent Squirrel Pest Control for help Getting Rid Of Squirrels. We have extensive experience dealing with squirrels and can get rid of them efficiently while minimizing possible damage they may cause. So don't delay picking up the phone and ringing Chequerbent Squirrel Trapping for the est squirrel control service in the Northwest.