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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
There are many risks associated with having grey squirrels on your property. Grey squirrels can cause extensive damage to your property. They can also carry diseases that can be harmful to humans and other animals. Therefore, it is essential to contact Orrell Squirrel Trapping if you suspect that you have a grey squirrel problem on your property.
What to expect from a squirrel infestation
In the UK, gray squirrels are an invasive species that can cause a lot of damage to your property. They can chew through electric cables, telephone wires and even coaxial cables, which could short circuit and cause a fire to break out. This could destroy everything you own as well as be life-threatening. Squirrels will gnaw just about anything to sharpen their teeth, so they can also damage your property and weaken your property structure by chewing through wood, plastic and metal. The squirrels can also dig up your plants and bulbs if you have a garden. The best way to deal with grey squirrels is to contact Orrell Squirrel Pest Control.
How do squirrels get inside your home?
There are a few ways that squirrels can get inside your home. One way is through the roof. They can also get in through vents, chimneys, and gaps in the siding. If the is no easy access to enter your home, these critters will chew their way through the weakest point of your home, which is commonly the valley on your roof. This can lead to dampness to set in as your home will be exposed on rainy days. Pests can also enter through this point easily.
Why are squirrels attracted to your home?
Property owners cater to squirrels by providing food and shelter, which is one of the main reasons they attract these animals. Despite eating just about anything, squirrels especially love seeds, nuts, and fruits. They are omnivores, so their food choices don't end there. A number of insects, bird eggs, and even small rodents are also eaten by these animals. If you have grey squirrels on your property, it's crucial to contact Orrell Squirrel Trapping right away. In addition to causing structural damage, squirrels can also be a health hazard. They can spread diseases like rabies, salmonella, and Lyme disease.
When squirrels invade your property, they often build their nests inside homes. They will use any materials they can find, such as insulation, wiring, and drywall. Squirrel nests can be found in different areas in your home, like in attics, wall cavities, and even as far down as the basement. Once they have taken up residence in your home, it won't be long before the squirrel populations grow within your home as they reproduce.
Grey Squirrels Reproductive habits
Female grey squirrels breed in the winter. They have their babies in the spring, and the baby squirrels stay with their mother for two months. Grey squirrels are usually active during the daytime, and they live in trees or nests that they build in trees. Although they are a pest with much energy, these little critters sleep for most of their day. About 60% of the day, which is around 15 hours, is what they spend sleeping.
Many people try to take care of squirrel infestations on their own, but this is not recommended. The damage that squirrels can do in a short period is immense and can spiral out of control quickly. This is why choosing a reputable pest control company like Orrell Squirrel Pest Control is crucial to getting the job done right the first time. We have over 15 years of experience dealing with these pesky critters and know how to get rid of them quickly and efficiently. So if you think you may have a squirrel problem, don't wait – call us today for a quick consultation!