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Are squirrels causing problems at home?
There is no place for squirrels in a home, so they must be dealt with swiftly. They were first introduced in early 1890. Since then, researchers have seen how invasive they can be from a few hundred to millions of individuals. Squirrels carry illnesses and are an invasive species; therefore, if they get inside your home, they will cause severe damage, especially to rafters and beams, as well as weakening their structure.
Because their front teeth never cease growing, they gnaw on objects to file them down, such as Ethernet cables, phone lines, alarm wires, and electrical wires. Unfortunately, this often results in fires.
Some people see squirrels as cute and adorable. While this may be somewhat true, they are a menace once inside your home or office. They carry with them a set of teeth that grow approximately 6 inches per year, and they can cause extensive damage by chewing through your roof to get into the home; and once inside they will chew on water pipes, air conditioning pipes and electrical cables resulting in loss of heat and more commonly fires that can cost you your home in the process. This can be avoided if you reach out to Haughton Green Squirrel Trapping in the early stages for help with Getting Rid Of Squirrels.
These vermin will choose to nest in a variety of locations across the household or office, but due to our experience working with them, we know they like places like lofts, deckings, outbuildings, and garden sheds. Before they get to these locations and establish themselves, call Haughton Green Squirrel Pest Control.
Informative points about grey squirrels
This is a fluffy mammal that eats nuts and lives in trees. The Gray Squirrel has a light grey coat with a darker underbelly. The male's fur is often more heavily speckled than the female's. They are about 12 inches long from their nose to the tip of their tail but sometimes grow up to 18 inches long when including their tail which can be as much as one-third of the body length. Males have larger teeth than females and also an external ear on top of their head, which helps them feel vibrations through the branches they run along easily while climbing. Their bushy tails are usually between 8-14 inches long and help balance when they move nimbly around tree limbs and trunks.
Foods they consume include nuts, seeds, fruits, and insects. They also cache food by burying it in the ground or in tree crevices for later use.
Squirrels communicate by giving off a signal, known as "eldering." This tells other squirrels that they have found something to eat. Other indications are made to warn of danger or point out an intruder in the area.
Squirrels, especially grey squirrels, are considered a problem in the area.
They eat the bark of trees, which may stunt tree growth or even kill it in extreme cases. This has a negative influence on the ecosystem as a whole.
Gray squirrels breed twice a year, typically in February and May. A pregnant mother gives birth during a period of 44 days, and the babies (known as "kittens") are typically 6-8 weeks old when they are weaned. They can start breeding at about ten months old and can live up to 10 years in the wild.
In the event that you are dealing with a squirrel infestation, it is essential that you take swift and decisive action. Do not try to deal with the problem on your own using DIY products – these are not likely to be effective and may even make the situation worse. Instead, contact a professional pest control company like Haughton Green Squirrel Pest Control which has the experience and expertise necessary to eradicate squirrels quickly and effectively. By taking this step and calling Haughton Green Squirrel Trapping, you can minimize damage caused by these invasive pests and get your home or business back to normal as soon as possible.