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Squirrel infestation can cause you endless issues.
Squirrels are notorious for invading homes after their touchdown on English soil in 1870. They have quickly spread across Great Britain, giving evidence of their invasive nature. Eventually, in 1981 they were classed as vermin that need expelling. They are considered a threat to our ecosystem as they strip the bark of trees in search of tree sap which is predominant in their diet. This results in the trees falling victim to diseases or stunted growth, and more often than not, they end up dying. If you suspect a squirrel on your property, be sure to ring Collyhurst Squirrel Pest Control.
In your home, this pest will infiltrate mainly through your roof, tiled, shingled or thatched roofs are no problem for them as they can gnaw into them due to their teeth that grow approx 6 inches per year, so by biting on roofs, they actually are wearing down their incisors, while doing this they will leave your home or business exposed to the possibility of water damage. This is just a start because once inside, they will use any quiet corner to build their home, chewing in items like cables, soffits, beams and rafters, making them weak and can result in total collapse. We ask that you contact Collyhurst Squirrel Trapping upon first sighting to avoid costly repairs down the line.
Although they can nest anywhere around the home, they will generally lean towards areas like lofts, crawl spaces, roof spaces, garages, outbuildings and even sheds, making squirrel control a must if you notice one.
How do they interact with others and humans?
Squirrels communicate with other squirrels as well as with human landowners. Communication with other squirrels appears to be done through vocalizing and marking territory by leaving scent. However, when communicating with humans, they follow a few key rules:
(1) Don't feed any. It spoils their natural affinities for hunting and gathering food;
(2) Once fed, they will return to the same spot and become dependent.
(3) they will bite if they feel cornered or threatened
The Grey Squirrel is a small, slim rodent with soft fur ranging in colour from black to light grey. They have reddish-brown fur on their heads and along their backs and white fur on their stomachs. They have large ears, tiny eyes, and bushy tails. Adult Grey Squirrels weigh between 400 and 600 grams, with males being slightly larger than females. They have sharp incisors, which they use for gnawing nuts and other hard objects and for defending themselves against predators.
Can squirrels carry diseases?
Yes, squirrels can carry diseases. They can transmit them through their saliva, urine, or faeces. Common diseases spread by squirrels include Lyme disease, salmonella, and tularemia. Suppose you have been bitten or scratched by a squirrel. In that case, it is vital that you seek the help of a medical professional to avoid the risk of exposure to the above-listed diseases.
As we mentioned before, a squirrel infestation must be dealt with as soon as possible to minimize damage. One way to ensure this is by choosing experts in the field like Collyhurst Squirrel Pest Control. DIY products and methods are often ineffective and can even worsen the problem. When you work with professionals, they have access to the latest technologies and techniques that can quickly and effectively get rid of the squirrels. As an invasive species, squirrels can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. They're known for gnawing through wires, which can create dangerous electrical hazards, and for chewing through insulation, so there shouldn't be any hesitancy from you. It would be best to speak with Collyhurst Squirrel Trapping for a tailor-made plan to suit your needs.