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Are squirrels causing you problems?
In the last few years, squirrels have been seen all over. They climb trees, run up houses and invade gardens. They're everywhere! But why are there so many? And what can you do about them? After their introduction during the Victorian era in 1891, they have since multiplied rapidly with no natural predators. Their population is now in the millions. They are such a nuisance that in 1981 they were classed as vermin that need eradication, with the UK struggling to get rid of them because of their hardiness.
These pests will access your home through any open space, but when there is none, they will enter through the chimney and more often than not, they will gnaw into your roof, creating openings leaving your home susceptible to water damage. This is just the beginning. Once they are inside, they will eat away at your soffits and rafters, making them weaker. This, along with water damage, is a bad combination that can cause it to collapse. This is why Fallowfield Squirrel Trapping recommends treating the issue early for getting rid of squirrels.
They do this because their front teeth grow indefinitely, and they need to wear them down, so hard objects are the best option for them. This also includes CCTV cables, telephone lines, alarm cables and electrical cables causing fires that could potentially cost you your home before a situation like this arises. Ring Fallowfield Squirrel Pest Control for a custom Squirrel Control treatment plan.
Squirrels generally build their nests in trees, but they will also build them in the crevices of rocks and in building eaves. Indoors, they usually build their nests in locations such as attics, garages, crawl spaces, chimneys, and roof spaces. However, they are very adaptable animals and can live just about anywhere.
Common facts about squirrels
The grey squirrel is a common, medium-sized squirrel native to the United States and southern Canada. They have characteristic large ears and teeth and a long tail. Males are typically larger than females and can weigh up to twice as much. Squirrels generally live for around two years in the wild.
How do they interact
The squirrel communicates through chirps and chatters. Usually, these noises are for warning other squirrels about threats in the area, such as close proximity to humans or different animals. These vocalizations from squirrels come from harsh mouth and nose vibrations that thunder up in their noses as they inhale and exhale sharply.
Can they carry diseases?
There are several diseases squirrels can bring with them, including plague, salmonella and tularemia. It is possible for these diseases to be transmitted in their saliva, urine, and faeces. They can also contaminate food with their saliva, urine, and faeces.
The impact they have on the economy.
Squirrels are estimated to cost the UK economy 50 million per year in damage to property and agricultural crops, which costs the economy even more.
What's the solution
Squirrels can be a major nuisance for homeowners, business owners, or anyone who owns the property. Furthermore, these vermin are not only an invasive species with the potential to cause extensive damage, they are also inherently hazardous to human health. Therefore, if you have a squirrel infestation, it is important to deal with it as soon as possible. This means hiring an expert like Fallowfield Squirrel Pest Control to get the job done right. Do not try to take care of the problem yourself with DIY products- you could end up making the situation worse. Instead, trust the professionals at Fallowfield Squirrel Trapping to take care of your squirrel infestation promptly so you can return to normal living.