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Are squirrels causing damage to your home?
Several pests can be a nuisance to homeowners, but few are as destructive as squirrels. Squirrels were introduced to the UK in the Victorian era and have since shown themselves to be highly invasive. They transmit diseases and can cause extensive damage to rafters and beams, weakening their structure. If you have a squirrel problem, it is crucial to deal with it early to prevent any further damage, so ring Newton Heath Squirrel Pest Control.
Squirrels are known for invading homes by entering through most open spaces around the home. Once they can't find an easy opening, they will create one, and this usually happens on the roof, and they will leave the rooftop prone to water damage. Upon entry, squirrels will begin to establish themselves by making a nest and will use all sorts of materials at their disposal.
Because they have teeth that always grow, the need to file it down and hard objects are est for this they can chew through soffits and support structures, plumbing pipes and insulated wires, each of which carries a disastrous consequence. Squirrels can nest virtually anywhere around the home or business, but from our knowledge of them, we know they prefer locations like crawl spaces, roof spaces, attics, deckings, and outbuildings, but again don't rule out any site from the list. This vermin can make a home anywhere, and therefore only Professionals like Newton Heath Squirrel Trapping should conduct squirrel control treatments.
Facts about grey squirrels
This little critter is grey, no larger than 13 inches long, and has a "big tail". The eyes have a reddish tint, the ears are small but noticeable, and it has two rows of teeth. Females on average are about 7-8", males just over 10."
Grey squirrels can be quite boisterous! This particular type of squirrel will only come out during the light hours of the day to forage. They keep up to 6 different caches in the territories they store food in. Some even steal from other caches belonging to other members of their kind!
It takes a grey squirrel about 44 days to conceive. Upon birth, grey squirrels are bald, and their eyes are closed. The size of a grey squirrel is 2.5-3.5 ounces. Grey squirrels are weaned at around eight weeks old and can reproduce at approximately 10-12 months old.
Squirrels can be infected with a number of diseases, including salmonella, tularemia, and plague. These diseases can spread through contact with their saliva, urine, or faeces. In addition, they can contaminate food sources through contact with their fur or mouth.
Communication among squirrels is achieved through various means, including vocalizations, scent-marking, and tail movements. Vocalizations can include alarm calls, distress calls, and contact calls. Scent marking includes sampling territory with urine, dung and secretions from the anal gland. Finally, tail movements are used to communicate information about the squirrel's emotional state, such as whether it is afraid or angry.
The damage that squirrels can do is extensive and should not be taken lightly.
If you think you may have a squirrel problem, it is vital to call in the professionals right away. DIY products are not as effective as those used by experts like Newton Heath Squirrel Squirrel Pest Control, and they could end up doing more harm than good. -Squirrel infestations must be dealt with quickly and effectively to minimize damage, which is why it's so important to choose a reputable pest control company like Newton Heath Squirrel Trapping. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to get the job done right, so we will work tirelessly until your house or business is rodent-free. So contact us today for Getting Rid Of Squirrels!