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Are squirrels causing problems in your home?
You may not think squirrels are a big deal, but they have been known to cause extensive damage to your home and property. They can transmit diseases when they come into contact with humans or pets and are an invasive species that, once introduced, will cause extensive damage, especially to rafters and beams weakening their structure. That is why it is essential to take care of them early by calling on the services of a professional like Millbrook Squirrel Trapping today!
Squirrels can be costly to have around the house or office. In addition, they are famous for the damage they can cause. You will generally see them scampering up and down trees foraging for food. Although they may seem harmless, this isn't correct as they have incisors that grow at a rate of 6 inches per year, and they have to file them down to avoid them getting too big. Before they start eating into your structure of the home, speak to Millbrook Squirrel Pest Control for help with getting rid of squirrels.
They will try to get into your home via any open spaces around the exterior of the house. Once there aren't any available, they will usually gnaw into the rooftop, making a hole big enough for them to fit in, and it will also allow for water to seep in, causing dampness and rot. Squirrels will also chew on electrical wiring and alarm cables, causing malfunctioning systems. When they get into the power lines, that could spread fires, resulting in your home being burned to the ground.
The grey squirrel is a creature that thrives in all regions of the United Kingdom. They are similar to the native squirrel because they have bushy tails, whilst the other types usually have longer tails and larger ears. Males and females also differ in size (males are much bigger). The average weight for this animal is 1500g, which can vary slightly depending on what it has eaten that day or where it lives.
Squirrels breed twice a year, typically from January to March and then from May to July. The gestation period is around 44 days, after which the babies (usually 2-5) are born blind and naked. They weigh about 3-5g and begin weaning about eight weeks after birth. They can begin breeding themselves at sexual maturity, usually around six months old.
Squirrels can spread diseases through their droppings, saliva and urine. They can contaminate food through contact with these body fluids and bites and scratches. Some of the diseases that they can spread include:
A squirrel communicates through multiple vocalizations, including whistles, chatters and bark-like calls. They communicate with their bodies, including tail movements and position, facial expressions and the way they hold their ears.
Squirrels eat a variety of things according to their location. They can eat seeds, nuts, fruits, insects, and other invertebrates. They also cache food by burying it in tree branches or in the ground. This is so they can retrieve it later when they are hungry.
As mentioned before, squirrels are an invasive species and can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. As such, if you have a squirrel infestation, it is important to remove it fast in order to minimize the damage done. This is why choosing a company like Millbrook Squirrel Pest Control is so important to know how to handle these pests effectively. Millbrook Squirrel Trapping has years of experience dealing with squirrels and knows the best methods for getting them removed quickly and safely. -The Dangers of DIY Products: Many people try to take care of squirrel control on their own by using products from the hardware store or online. However, these products often do not work well.