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Are squirrels causing you headaches?
Most people know that squirrels can be a nuisance, but many don't know the extent to which these rodents can damage your home. Introductions of squirrels in the late 1800s have since caused extensive damage to homes as an invasive species. They transmit diseases and can cause significant structural damage to rafters and soffits. We advise our clients to reach out to Higher Green Squirrel Trapping before infestation sets in.
Squirrels are known for their ability to gnaw through hard objects. This is due t their continuously growing teeth, and they have to wear them down, so they don't get too big. This will include wood, concrete, and metal.
Squirrels will use any open access in the exterior of the property to get in if none are available. They will often gnaw into the rooftop, making holes in the weak spots of the roof. Your house will be susceptible to water damage, and with it comes a grocery list of issues. Once they are inside, they will eat away at plumbing pipes, CCTV cables, ethernet cables, and electrical wires. This will result in water damage, loss of internet, and more dangerously fires that could cost you your property and valuables. Your exposure can be limited if you act early and speak to Higher Green Squirrel Pest Control for squirrel control methods.
Squirrels are known to nest in a host of places outdoors. You will find them between rocks and crevices on trees, branches and most sheltered locations. When they are indoors, they will nest in outbuildings, loft spaces, crawl spaces, floorboards, and cavity wall insulation, resulting in your electric bill rising due to them making the spots they nest in less effective. Thus, getting rid of squirrels should be a high priority.
Squirrels information that you should know
An important species of squirrel in England. Grey to dark grey in colour and have a bushy tail that can be up to 18 inches long. Grey squirrels have big, floppy ears and sharp teeth. The males are usually larger than the females, and they can weigh up to 2 pounds. Grey squirrels live in forests, but they also adapt well to urban areas. They eat nuts, berries, other plant material, insects and eggs.
There is no doubt that squirrels strip tree bark in search of sap. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on the ecosystem as it stunts the growth of trees or even kills them.
Squirrels communicate with each other through a range of vocalizations, including chirps, barks, and tweets. They also use body language, such as tail positions and movements, to convey messages.
A squirrel usually breeds twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. Typically, pregnancy lasts around 44 days, and the newborns have no hair and eyes are generally closed at birth. They weigh around 1/10 of an ounce and are totally dependent on their mother for food and care. Young squirrels are weaned at approximately six weeks old, and they typically reach sexual maturity at six months old.
Anyone who has ever battled a pest infestation can attest that it is not a fun experience. In addition to being a hassle, pests can also do serious damage to your home or business. Consequently, it is crucial to select the right pest control company when you are faced with an invasion. Higher Green Squirrel Pest Control is one such company- we have the expertise and knowledge necessary for every pest problem to be handled quickly and efficiently. Higher Green Squirrel Trapping understands that when you are dealing with pests, time is of the essence, so we make sure to take quick action to get rid of them. If you are experiencing problems with squirrels, please don't try to tackle the problem yourself.