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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
If you live in the UK, it's essential to be aware of grey squirrels' risks to your property. These creatures can cause significant damage and should be removed as soon as possible if they are spotted on your property. The team at Patricroft Squirrel Trapping can help you take care of this problem quickly and efficiently. We have years of experience dealing with grey squirrels and know how to get the job done right. Contact us today to learn more!
The outcome of a squirrel infestation
Grey squirrels are capable of causing significant damage to your home. Grey squirrels will chew on wires, which can create a fire hazard that will ruin all your valuable belongings and cost you thousands of pounds to repair and replace. They will also chew on the roof of your home, which can lead to structural damage. Once inside, they are known to gnaw and chew on hard objects especially wooden structures, to sharpen and file their teeth. In addition, grey squirrels can cause significant damage to gardens and lawns by gnawing on plants and trees. If you have grey squirrels on your property, it is vital to contact Patricroft Squirrel Pest Control to have them removed.
Ever wondered how they get inside?
Squirrels can get inside your home through openings in the roof, walls, or eaves. They can also get in through chimneys and attic vents. In the case of a tree near your home, squirrels may climb up the tree and jump onto your roof.
Reasons why squirrels choose your property
One thing that attracts squirrels to my property is the abundance of food. Plants and trees in the area provide plenty of nuts, seeds, and fruits for the squirrels to eat. In addition, I also have a birdfeeder that the squirrels love to visit. They can't resist the temptation of getting a little snack. Daytime squirrels are active, whereas nighttime squirrels sleep. Hence, you might have an easier time spotting them during the day.
Foods they eat
The Sciuridae family includes squirrels. They are indigenous to America, Eurasia, and Africa. The most common squirrels in the United Kingdom are grey and fox squirrels. Squirrels are omnivorous and eat a variety of items, including nuts, seeds, fruits, buds, flowers, bark, and insects. Small animals such as eggs and mice are also known to be consumed.
The breeding cycle
Female grey squirrels breed in late winter and give birth to their babies early spring. They usually give birth in the nest. The mom squirrel stays with her babies for about 1-4 weeks. Then she leaves them to be on her own again.
Description of a Grey Squirrel
Grey squirrels have short, coarse fur that is typically a grizzled grey colour, but they can also have black, white, and reddish fur. They are typically about 18-24 inches long (including their tail), and they weigh between 1-3 pounds. Grey squirrels have large ears, and their front teeth are shaped like little hooks that help them grip onto food. Female Grey Squirrels are typically smaller than males, and they have two litters of young per year (4-6 young per litter).
Patricroft Squirrel Pest Control is a professional pest control company that can help you get rid of squirrels in your home. They have the experience and knowledge to quickly identify the problem and provide a solution. If you are dealing with a squirrel infestation, do not solve the problem yourself using DIY products. Instead, contact a professional like Patricroft Squirrel Pest Control right away to ensure minimal damage caused by these invasive pests.