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Are squirrels causing you problems?
Invasive species such as squirrels are a massive problem in the United Kingdom. According to the National Park Service, "Invasives are plants, animals, or pathogens that are not native to an ecosystem and cause harm by competing with or preying on native species, disrupting ecosystems, or damaging infrastructure." In other words, they can wreak havoc on the environment and cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year.
Invasive species are common, and one of the most common is the squirrel.
Squirrels were introduced from North America in late 1890, and they have since shown how invasive they can be. Over the years, the number of them has grown to millions across the country, just from a few hundred, and they transmit diseases, damage infrastructure, and compete with native species for resources. Egerton Squirrel Trapping provides service for squirrel control to minimize the damage caused by these vermin.
Usually gaining entry through your roof, they will leave holes in your rooftop by chewing on damaged or weak spots to get inside. This will leave your home open to water damage. Once in, they will chew on beams and soffits, leaving them on the brink of collapse. Usually found in deckings, chimneys, lofts, crawl spaces, garages and any other sheltered location, these vermin will cause extensive damage by gnawing through electrical wires, alarm cables and telephone lines, causing you to go offline or even cause fires resulting in your personal belongings being demolished. To avoid unfortunate circumstances, act early and ring Egerton Squirrel Pest Control.
Facts about squirrels that you should know
It is the most common squirrel native to North America. They are about 18-24 inches (46-61 cm) long, including their tail, which is 7-10 inches (18-25 cm) long. They weigh 1.5-3 pounds (680-1,360 g). Their ears and eyes are large and bushy tails. Their fur is generally grey or light brown, but they can also be reddish or black. Grey squirrels live in forests, parks, and gardens. Leaves and twigs are used to construct their nests in trees and other high places.
They eat nuts, seeds, fruit, insects, and other small animals. Male and female grey squirrels look very similar, but the males are generally larger than the females. So, although they may look the same, you would be able to distinguish the two by their underbellies.
Squirrels use a variety of vocalizations to communicate with one another. For example, they make high-pitched sounds when they are alarmed, and they bark when they are threatened or trying to scare away predators. They also make a range of chatters, whines, and other noises when they are communicating with each other.
Squirrels can carry many diseases, including tularemia, a bacterial infection that can be fatal to humans. Moreover, they can also carry the plague, a virus that can cause death in humans. In addition, squirrels can spread disease by biting people or by contaminating food. Their droppings may also transmit disease.
In order to get squirrel removal done properly, make sure you choose the right company. Not only do you want a team that is experienced and knowledgeable in removing these animals, but you also want one that uses safe methods. At Egerton Squirrel Pest Control, we use various methods to remove squirrels from your home or property quickly and effectively. We also take care to ensure that your home can be returned to its pre-infestation state as soon as possible. -DIY Methods vs Professional Removal: There are many DIY products available on the market for getting rid of squirrels, but using them is not recommended. These products often prove ineffective, so don't waste time and call Egerton Squirrel Trapping.