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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
Grey squirrels are a problem for many. This is because they were introduced to Britain from North America, where they exist without natural predators. As a result, the grey squirrel has been classified as an invasive species and is considered one of the most damaging animals on earth because it eats crops, destroys bird nests and, worst of all-causes extensive damage to properties.
The British government spends hundreds of thousands of pounds each year trying to control their numbers- but this doesn't seem to reduce the grey squirrel population. Reddish Squirrel Trapping is expert in grey squirrel removal and can help you get rid of this pesky intruder.
Squirrels on your property: the consequences
Squirrels are known to damage trees by chewing bark. They use this for food but also to make their nests. Squirrels will also strip away bark from weak branches, leading them to snap under the weight of snow or rain. Not only does this damage the trees, but it is also dangerous. Squirrels will chew through electrical wires and can cause fires which can be dire. They gnaw on all types of wooden structures in the home, which can lead to structural damage in the long run. Squirrels bite holes in roofs to make nests, and these become bigger every year as they continue to use them. These holes allow water to seep into your home when it rains, causing moisture build-up and dampness. You might notice squirrel droppings on the ground around your property, but you are likely to find even more inside.
The damage caused by squirrels runs into thousands of pounds once all is added up, which means it's crucial that you act quickly when dealing with grey squirrel removal. Any time spent on figuring out "how to keep squirrels away" should be spent getting professional help from Reddish Squirrel Pest Control!
How do they get inside
If you have an attic, squirrels will get in through the soffits- making holes bigger every year. They do this for their nests and also because they can store food here. Every time you replace a soffit board or cover it with insulation, the squirrels just come back to do more damage. They can also get in through vents, chimneys, or any other opening in your home. To avoid them entering your home, contact Reddih Squirrel Control.
What do they eat
Squirrels are omnivorous animals that feed on a variety of food items. They eat nuts, seeds, fruits, and insects. Besides eating small animals, they also eat birds, eggs, and baby mammals.
The Grey Squirrel Description
They can be distinguished from other squirrels by their grey fur. They are also bigger than other squirrels, and their ears and teeth are bigger too. The teeth on a grey squirrel never stop growing through its life, which is why they chew on hard objects to keep them trimmed. Male grey squirrels weigh around 500 grams, while females weigh about 400 grams.
A squirrel is not an easy pest to get rid of on your own, as anyone who has ever tried can attest. DIY methods for squirrel removal are often ineffective. They can even lead to more damage as the rodents become increasingly desperate to find food and shelter. That's why choosing a reputable pest control company with experience in removing squirrels is so essential. At Reddish Squirrel Pest Control, we have been dealing with these pesky critters for years. We know how to get them out quickly and efficiently without causing additional damage. So if you have a squirrel infestation, don't try to take care of it yourself – call us.