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Are squirrels causing you problems?
Squirrels are not native to England. They were brought in from America and Canada for research purposes in 1891. When a few dozen were brought in, they quickly established themselves as the second most invasive species throughout the United Kingdom. Since the squirrels are so invasive, they pose a grave danger to the native species, and in 1981, according to law, they are considered vermin that need eradication, and that's where Fishpool Squirrel Trapping comes into the picture; we are the best at Getting Rid Of Squirrels.
The damages associated with squirrels in the home
These animals are speedy, and you may notice this when they climb through treetops running on the branches. This may be a common sight in parks and gardens. They are smart and will use any opening around your home to come in. Once they see none, they will often try to use your roof. They can chew into the roof's weak spots making holes in them upon trying to enter. This leaves your home prone to water coming in and a whole host of issues that water can cause. In addition, they often strip the wood of the wooden structures in your home, making them substantially weaker.
Once in, they will usually find a spot within the decking or crawlspaces, roof spaces, under floorboards, and even chimneys, outbuildings or any quiet corners. However, they aren't limited to these areas as they can nest anywhere around the home. They have incisors that grow indefinitely. They will gnaw on hard objects to keep them filed. This will include CCTV cables, power lines and electrical wires in the home resulting in fires that could cost you your home. To avoid costly damage, speak to Fishpool Squirrel Pest Control for effective squirrel control methods.
Facts about grey squirrels
Small at 8 inches in length, the grey squirrel is distinguished by its fluffy tail of 6 to 8 inches with a black tip. The coat is grey and white on its upper half, but it is almost entirely white on its underside. Ears that fold back against its head are erect, as opposed to those of other tree squirrels, which are always drooping. They usually weigh up to 1.5kg, with males larger than females.
A grey squirrel's communication methods
Squirrels communicate through vocalizations and actions, including tail movements. They use a variety of vocalizations for different purposes, such as alarm calls, distress signals, and friendly chatter.
It is estimated that squirrels cost the UK economy 50 million per year. This is based on the number of claims made to insurance companies for damage caused by squirrels. The damages include chewing through cables, damaging property, and eating food.
How does breeding work amongst squirrels?
Gray squirrels go through gestation for around 44 days. The babies, which are typically born between March and May, are hairless and weigh about 1/2 an ounce. They are weaned at around ten weeks old and reach sexual maturity at six months old.
What is the best possible solution?
Home or business owners may have to deal with squirrel problems. Squirrels are an invasive species that can cause considerable damage. If you notice squirrel activity, it is important to deal with it as soon as possible. You should never try to handle the situation yourself using DIY products – these will likely only make the problem worse. You should instead contact a professional pest control company such as Fishpool Squirrel Pest Control. We have years of experience dealing with squirrels and other pests, and we know how to get rid of them quickly and efficiently. Contact Fishpool Squirrel Trapping today to get started!