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Are squirrels giving you a headache?
Squirrels are a significant problem in many areas of the United Kingdom, and they should be treated immediately. Originally brought to England in the late 1800s, and since then, they have demonstrated how harmful they can be from a few hundred to several million. Squirrels transmit illnesses and are an invasive species that causes significant damage once they enter your home. We at Daubhill Squirrel Trapping would like to caution you to deal with this as soon as you spot one. Leaving this idle will only allow them to breed further, creating more squirrels resulting in more damage and more costs down the line and making the job of eradication much harder when eventually attempted.
These vermin will use any open access to enter your home. If none are readily available for them, then they usually come in through the roof. They will bite into your roof, leaving holes on your roof that are susceptible to water seeping through during rainy days. This can cause damp rot and untold water damage. To avoid costly repairs, speak to our friendly Daubhill Squirrel Pest Control specialist for advice.
Because their teeth never stop growing, they chew on anything to file them down, including electrical wires, telephone wires, alarm wires and networking cables. Unfortunately, this often causes fires in the home, so for something you may look at as cute and furry, you could end up losing all your valuables and your home. This should make squirrel control at the top of your list of things to do, as Getting Rid Of Squirrels will potentially save you thousands in the long run.
Where can I find them?
Squirrels will build their nests in many different places, depending on what is available. They will nest in trees, beneath the eaves of buildings, and in crevices in rocks. Inside they usually build their drey in a sheltered location, such as garages, attics, crawl spaces, chimneys, and roof spaces.
General information about squirrels
The typical colour of a Grey Squirrel results from the brown fur on its upper body and white, brown, or black fur on its underside. The size and weight vary between species, with adults ranging in length from 10 inches to 12 inches (Tarsus) and weighing 1-3 pounds.
The average circumference of their tail is 9 inches. Male squirrels will have larger canines than females, so that you can tell them apart that way too!
Squirrels cost the UK economy £50 million per year, as they damage buildings, electrical wiring, and trees. They also spread diseases to humans and other animals, which costs the NHS millions of pounds each year.
A drey is an old, twiggly nest that a squirrel builds in a tree. It is usually made of leaves, moss, and other materials that the squirrel finds in its environment. The drey helps to protect the squirrel from the weather and from predators.
Squirrels are an invasive species that can cause a lot of damage if left untreated. They often get into homes through the roof or attic and can chew through wires, insulation, and even framing. -If you suspect you have a squirrel infestation, it is crucial to call in experts like Daubhill Squirrel Pest Control right away. Having experience and knowledge allows us to effectively deal with the situation and help minimize any damage done by the squirrels. -We also recommend against using DIY products or methods to try getting rid of squirrels on your own. These products may not be effective and could actually make the problem worse. Instead, trust Daubhill Squirrel Trapping- we've seen it all!