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Are squirrels taking over your home?
It is estimated that millions of squirrels in the UK were introduced over a hundred years ago. It may seem like these animals are harmless, but they are able to significantly damage your property and are known carriers of diseases. In the case of a squirrel infestation, it is vital to take action quickly before they can do too much damage. Lees Squirrel Trapping can help you get rid of these pests for good.
Squirrels are notorious for invading homes and causing damage to rooftops. While trying to gain entry once inside, they will look to make a nest, and this can be accomplished in many places, but the most common are places like deckings, chimneys, loft spaces, garden sheds and crawl spaces.
These vermin will chew into all sorts of hard items because they always have to file their teeth down. Problems can arise when they chew into insulated wires like CCTV and alarms, causing your monitoring system to malfunction or e disabled. They even chew on aircon pipes and electrical wires resulting in sparks and fires that can cost you dearly.
When getting rid of squirrels, your best course of action would be to ring a professional company like Lees Squirrel Pest Control as squirrel control should only be carried out by people who know what they are doing.
Important information about squirrels is listed below.
The grey squirrel is a species of tree squirrel that lives mainly in Great Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia. Hunters target them for their fur, though most die from predation before hunters can catch them. Squirrels live together in " dreys " family groups, which may contain several different female individuals. The males may have territories around 2-3 acres while the smaller females will defend their own territory of 1 acre or less where they build nests safe from predators to raise their young.
Squirrel tails help them balance when running through trees so they can move rapidly without tipping over.
Grey squirrels are omnivores who eat everything from nuts, insects, fungi, and eggs to flowers, bark, and bird's eggs.
Pregnancies in grey squirrels last around 44 days. Upon birth, they are covered with hair and their eyes are closed. The young are weaned at around eight weeks old but will stay with their mother until they are 10-12 weeks old. Female squirrels can start breeding at around nine months old, while males can start breeding at around 11 months old.
Squirrels can spread diseases like salmonella, which they can pass on through their faeces. In addition, they can contaminate food by licking it or by leaving their droppings on it.
The squirrel communicates by using vocalizations, body language, and scents. For example, squirrels communicate through vocalizations to warn others of danger, signal when they've found food, or ask for help. They use their body language to show dominance, submission, or fear. And they use their scent glands to mark their territory and identify themselves as members of a particular group.
Squirrels may seem like a harmless and even a charming addition to your backyard, but if they begin to live in your home or business, they can quickly become a nuisance. Not only are they destructive as they gnaw through wiring and insulation, but squirrels are also a health risk as they carry various diseases. That's why it's important to choose an experienced pest control company like Lees Squirrel Pest Control so they can eradicate squirrels quickly and safely. If you have a squirrel infestation, don't try to take care of it yourself – contact Lees Squirrel Trapping today for fast and effective service.