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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
Grey squirrels are a common sight, but many people don't know the dangers they can pose to property and wildlife. Grey squirrels are among the most invasive species in the United Kingdom because they can do a lot of damage to buildings, gardens, and trees. They can also spread diseases to other animals, including birds. More about this destruction will be provided later on in the article. Getting rid of grey squirrels is best accomplished by contacting a professional squirrel trapping service like Salford Quays Squirrel Trapping. We have years of experience dealing with grey squirrels, and we can help you get rid of them safely and effectively.
The Repercussions they cause
Grey squirrels are capable of damaging both the inside and outside of your home. This damage is significant. Grey squirrels will chew through anything to get into your home, including wiring, roofing, and even the eaves of your house. Once they're inside, they will create nests out of whatever materials they can find, often damaging furniture or insulation in the process. They also have a terrible habit of chewing on electrical cables, resulting in a short circuit and a house fire that will destroy everything you worked so hard to achieve. Outside, grey squirrels will eat through trees and tear off tree bark to get to the sap and eat garden plants. Squirrels can even spread diseases to other animals.
If you have grey squirrels on your property, it is essential to contact Salford Quays Squirrel Trapping immediately. Our team of experts can humanely trap and remove the squirrels from your property, preventing any further damage.
Why are there Squirrels on your property?
Squirrels are often drawn to properties that have a lot of trees and greenery. Unfortunately, they are also attracted to properties that have food sources, like bird feeders or pet food bowls. Squirrels often destroy bird feeders by chewing off the hanger that holds it up or by chewing through the metal of the feeder itself.
What foods do they eat?
Grey squirrels are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and animals. They typically eat a variety of items, such as tree bark, nuts, seeds, fruits, and insects.
Their Breeding Cycle
An adult grey squirrel can give birth to two litters of babies in a year. Each litter can contain 3-6 young. One female squirrel can have more than one mate. The kittens will live with their mothers for 8-10 weeks before leaving the nest and living independently. Around 8-10 months, the babies are reproductively mature to have a litter of their own.
Grey squirrels are about 18-24 inches long, including their tail, and weigh 1-1.5 pounds. They have reddish-grey fur, and they can be distinguished from other types of squirrels by their ears and teeth. Grey squirrels are usually solitary animals. The breeding season starts in December and lasts until February, when the young are born. Females typically have 4 - 6 young. Grey squirrels can cause much property damage. Therefore, it is essential to contact a professional trapper if you have them on your property.
Always Contact The Experts at Salford Quays Squirrel Trapping
If you have a squirrel problem, don't try to take care of it yourself. Not only are DIY methods unlikely to be effective, but they can also lead to further damage and even more squirrels entering your home. Instead, contact an expert like Salford Quays Squirrel Pest Control as soon as possible to take care of the infestation quickly and effectively. Leaving a squirrel infestation untreated can result in severe damage not just to your property but also to your health, so don't wait until it's too late – call today!