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Are squirrels giving you headaches?
Squirrels are not suitable to have around the home. They must be dealt with early. Squirrels transmit diseases, and they are an invasive species. Once they get into your home, they will cause extensive damage, especially to soffits and wooden support structures, weakening them to the point of possible collapse. Also, since their front teeth never stop growing, they will gnaw on items as a means of filing them down. This often includes ethernet cables, telephone wires, alarm wires and electrical wires, causing fires resulting in your home being burnt to the ground and you losing all your valuables. If you want to avoid this, then contact Diggle Squirrel Trapping for the best squirrel control treatments in the Northwest.
Infestations of these pests can occur through any open spaces like vents, open doors, open windows and chimneys. However, suppose there is no easy point of entry. In that case, they will resort to chewing into the weak spot on your roof, making them weaker and vulnerable to water coming in and wrecking your home with mould, rot and dampness.
The most obvious places these vermin nests are under floorboards, roof spaces, chimneys, barns, sheds, garages, outbuildings and cavity wall insulation. Be advised that they are not limited to these locations and can occupy any vacant space. Before they get comfy in your home, make contact with Diggle Squirrel Pest Control.
Interesting facts about squirrels
Squirrels cost the UK economy 50 million per year. They cause extensive damage to buildings, gardens, and electrical equipment. They also spread diseases and parasites.
Squirrels reproduce twice a year, typically in February and August. The gestation period is about 44 days. Born naked and blind, they weigh about 1/10 of an ounce. Approximately eight weeks after birth, they are weaned and reach sexual maturity at about ten months old.
The grey squirrel is our most widespread and well-known species of squirrel. They are found in parks, gardens, woods and fields throughout the UK, feeding on tree bark as well as seeds, nuts, fungi and other foods. Their tail length varies around 6-11 inches (15-28 centimetres), head to body length is about 10-20 inches (25-51 centimetres). The lifespan for a grey squirrel when not killed by humans or predators typically ranges between one to five years.
Females are significantly smaller than males, with their weight ranging from 600g – 1200g (1¼ pounds - 2½ pounds), while females weigh between 370g – 900g (13 ounces - 2½ pounds). Females tend to have two litters a year, each averaging four young, and they can do this up to 3 times a year.
Squirrels can spread a number of diseases, some of which can be deadly to humans. These diseases include:
- Lyme disease
In cases where you are bitten or scratched by a squirrel and you have a compromised immune system, it is all the more important to seek medical assistance immediately.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Pest Control Company: Diggle Squirrel Trapping is a professional service that specializes in squirrel infestations. Using a DIY product from a hardware store may seem like a cheaper and easier solution, but it can often lead to more damage as these products are not designed explicitly for squirrels. By choosing an expert such as Diggle Squirrel Pest Control, you can be certain the problem will be cleared up quickly and efficiently, minimising any damage caused by the squirrels. -What to Do If You Suspect a Squirrel Infestation: The best way of Getting Rid Of Squirrel Infestations is to contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible. Waiting too long could result in extensive damage.