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Are squirrels giving you a hard time?
Squirrels have been a problem for homeowners since they were first introduced in the late 1800s. These small, bushy-tailed rodents can cause extensive damage to a home, gnawing on wires and beams until they weaken and even start fires by chewing on electrical cables due to their need to constantly gnaw on hard objects to keep their evergrowing teeth filed down. This is why Denshaw Squirrel Pest Control is so vital before they start gnawing into your household items because Getting Rid Of Squirrels is not an easy task.
They will usually come in through open spaces or even an open door or window. Even vents aren't out of the question, but if there is no way in, they will look for weak links on your roof and eat into that to make an entrance. This will leave your roof with openings so water can run through with ease causing dampness, and in a lot of cases, things will start rotting. Inside the home, they will look to build a drey that will provide them with safety from the outdoor predators. They will use any materials they can find, including stripped wood and cloth. Leaving these creatures unattended will result in population growth, and before you know it, your home will be damaged beyond imagination. Denshaw Squirrel Trapping urges you to act when you notice them upon first sighting. This way, any squirrel control methods will be most effective when conducted.
Incorporated below are a few useful bits of information that we think you should know about them.
A squirrel's drey is typically a spherical nest made of leaves, twigs, and other materials. The drey is often lined with fur and generally is around 12 inches in diameter. They are fond of building their nest, elevated from the ground.
Unlike most other mammals, the tail is longer on males than females (25-27% of body length for males and 17-19% for females.) The average adult male squirrel weighs about 1.1 pounds and measures up to 20 inches long. Females are often taller than males with bigger heads and ears but smaller torsos in proportion to their bodies. A grey squirrel's life span can be anywhere from two years old to 10+ depending on its location (i.e., marshes vs high altitude)
Squirrels build their drey, or nest, in a safe location such as attics, garages, crawl spaces, and chimneys. However, be advised that they are not limited to these areas as they can be hidden in any corner of your home that has the least movement.
In general, the gestation period for squirrels is around 44 days. Upon birth, baby squirrels are blind, deaf, and hairless. They weigh around 1/10th of an ounce and are utterly dependent on their mother for survival. The young squirrels are weaned at about six weeks old and will be ready to leave the nest at around eight weeks old. Squirrels reach sexual maturity at approximately six months old but may not start breeding until they are a year old.
To deal with squirrels, it is crucial to choose a professional pest control company. Please do not try to deal with this situation on your own with over-the-counter products; these products are likely ineffective and may make the situation worse. Instead, act quickly if you notice signs of a squirrel infestation, as they can cause significant damage in a short period of time. Denshaw Squirrel Pest Control has years of experience controlling squirrels and other pests. Contact Denshaw Squirrel Trapping today for a consultation so we can put your mind at ease.