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Are squirrels giving you sleepless nights?
Squirrels formally made their introduction to the British towards the latter stages of the 1800s brought in as entertainment and to make estates more eye-catching. As a result, they have become the 2nd most invasive species in British history, so much so that in 1981 they were classed as vermin that need immediate extermination. These hardy creatures reproduce rapidly, and from a couple of hundreds, they now stand at a few million, demonstrating further their invasive traits. Before your situation gets out of control Chorlton-cum-Hardy Squirrel Trapping advises that you speak to us early on so we can help with squirrel control.
Squirrels are commonly seen in parks and gardens running through trees, making nests in the forks of branches. However, due to the safety from predators and large food supplies that human homes provide, it's a no brainer as to why they prefer our homes. While some may opt to think they are cute and harmless, this article begs to differ, Enlightening you of the dangers they pose.
Squirrels enter the home predominantly through rooftops but be advised they can enter through any means, even an open door or a hole large enough for them to fit in. They will gnaw on your roof to gain access leaving your roof open to leaks; Once they are in, they will start working on their drey known as their home. Squirrels will use materials like wood, plastic, cloth, and various other materials to build their home. Leaving these creatures unattended will allow them to multiply, and a Chorlton-cum-Hardy Squirrel Pest Control expert is required for Getting Rid Of Squirrels.
They are also known for their ability to gnaw into roof rafters or support beams, making them weak to a point where they could collapse. This is just the beginning as they will chew into insulated wires, causing your internet to go down, your alarm to be faulty or stop working, and even fires that can result in your home being burned to ashes. Concrete is not uncommon for them to chew through because these creatures have incisors that constantly grow, so they need to chew through hard things to wear them down.
Where do they nest indoors and outdoors?
Squirrels nest in trees, in the crevices of rocks, and in building eaves. In your home, they usually build their drey, or nest, in a sheltered location such as attics, garages, crawl spaces, chimneys, and they love most roof spaces. If you have a squirrel in your home, it has likely built its nest in one of these locations.
Behavioural traits and description of the grey squirrel
Grey squirrels vary in size when they are juveniles, but they will gradually grow larger as they become adults. A male squirrel reaches maturity at around 430g, while a female reaches this weight when she's between two and three years old. The males have prominent cheek pouches, which makes their jaw look much more muscular. In addition, their teeth are disproportionately large compared to their dentition size, which helps them chew tree bark and nuts that make up the majority of their diet; hence, oftentimes, someone may spot a squirrel chewing on an acorn or nut! They also have thicker hair than females, with some being grey in colour.
Suppose you have a squirrel problem. In that case, it is crucial to choose an expert like Chorlton-cum-Hardy Squirrel Pest Control. Not only do they have the experience and know-how to get the job done quickly and efficiently, but they also use methods that won't cause any further damage to your property. While DIY products might seem appealing, they are often ineffective and can worsen the problem. So if you want to ensure minimal damage and quick results, be sure to call in the experts at Chorlton-cum-Hardy Squirrel Pest Control.