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Are squirrels causing you problems?
Squirrels are not good to have around the home. Their presence must be controlled immediately. Their introduction in the late 1800s has caused their invasiveness to escalate over the years. Diseases can be spread by squirrels, and they are an invasive species. As soon as the pests gain access to your home, they will cause extensive damage, specifically to the rafters and beams, weakening the structure.
Squirrels can also carry fleas, which could lead to an infestation of your house and ticks that could spread diseases like Lyme disease. They also chew on electrical wires, leading to fires, power outages, or even CCTV and alarm cables, causing your system to go offline or malfunction. Holcombe Squirrel Trapping urges you to act upon the first sighting so we can provide effective Squirrel Control treatments.
Squirrels are commonly found in most sheltered locations in and around the home or workplace. However, due to our extensive knowledge of squirrels, we have found that they do have some preferences. These are in the fork of tree branches crevices. They will nest in loft spaces, outbuildings, under floorboards, and between cavity wall insulation inside the property. Once they get into certain spots in your home insulation, they will cause these spots to be ineffective compared to the rest of the insulation. This will result in you using more electricity due to the less effective areas. In order to avoid this issue in your home or office, speak to Holcombe Squirrel Pest Control about Getting Rid Of Squirrels
Facts about squirrels you should be aware of
The eastern grey squirrel is an animal indigenous to eastern North America and distributed across the forests of Canada. It has a whitish or yellowish-grey body with black-tipped ears and large dark eyes surrounded by white circles, making them appear like they're wearing spectacles. They have clever hands, which help make nests for their young during the cold winter months, tailing upwards from the end of their broad bushy tail in order to protect themselves from snowfall, making them grey squirrels, also known as tree rats. The many colours on this creature signify that it isn't limited to just one colour (black), as its fur varies depending.
What diseases do squirrels spread? Squirrels can spread several diseases, the most common of which is Lyme disease. They can also spread salmonella, which can contaminate food. How do they spread these diseases? Squirrels can spread rabies through their saliva and salmonella through their faeces. How do they contaminate food? Salmonella can contaminate food if humans ingest it.
Usually, squirrels breed twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Gestation lasts about 44 days, and females give birth to two to six young. Young squirrels are weaned at six weeks old and reach sexual maturity at one year old. Eastern grey squirrels are not considered to be an endangered species, but they are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation.
As an invasive species, squirrels can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. Upon noticing an infestation, you need to deal with it as soon as possible in order to minimize the damage. When choosing a company to help you get rid of squirrels, it is important to get one that truly knows what it is doing. Holcombe Squirrel Trapping has been dealing with squirrel removal for years and knows how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. -DIY Squirrel Removal Products Are Ineffective: There are a number of products on the market that claim to help you get rid of squirrels on your own, but these products are ineffective and often cause more damage than a solution. So don't waste money. Instead, speak to Holcombe Squirrel Pest Control, and our agents will resolve your problems.