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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
Grey squirrels are one of the most invasive pests in the UK. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most destructive. Once they have established themselves on your property, grey squirrels can cause extensive damage to your property and be difficult to remove. Suppose you have grey squirrels on your property. Sedgeley Park Squirrel Trapping is a professional wildlife management company you should contact. As an experienced pest management company, we can eliminate these pests from your home for good.
When it comes to grey squirrels, they can cause a lot of damage to both the interior and exterior of your home. First, they can chew on electrical wires, creating a fire hazard. They can also strip the bark off of trees, weakening them and making them more susceptible to disease. Finally, due to the constant growth of their teeth, they have to gnaw on hard materials to keep them filed down. Unfortunately for you, the materials that squirrels commonly gnaw on are your house siding, wooden beams, doorframes, windowsills, shingles, and any other wood materials in your home which could weaken your ceilings, causing them to collapse. All of these damages are incredibly costly to repair, which is why getting rid of squirrels should be your number one priority.
Grey squirrels can also contaminate food with their droppings and urine, which can make you sick. Therefore, if you have grey squirrels on your property, it is crucial to contact Sedgeley Park Squirrel Trapping to get them removed.
How do squirrels get into your home?
Squirrels can get inside your home by climbing up the exterior of your home, finding an opening in the eaves or roof, or by gnawing through wood or the weakest parts of your roof to create an opening. These openings leave your home vulnerable to rain and give easy entry to other pests to come in through. It is because they are easy to access food that squirrels are drawn to certain properties. There's a good chance that squirrels will visit your home if you have a garden or live near trees.
What do they eat
Grey squirrels are omnivorous animals, which means that they eat both plants and meat. They primarily eat insects, nuts, seeds, and fruits in the wild. However, they will also eat bird eggs and nestlings and small rodents. Grey squirrels in urban areas will also scavenge for food in garbage cans and dumpsters.
Female grey squirrels breed twice a year and can have up to six babies at a time. They can deliver their babies any time from February to September, but most give birth in May or June. Baby squirrels stay with their mothers until they are about eight weeks old, and the mother teaches them how to find food and survive on their own.
The Grey Squirrel
The grey squirrel is a medium-sized rodent that is typically between 18 and 24 inches in length, not including the tail. They have a reddish-brown coat with black tips on their hairs, and they usually weigh between 1.5 and 3 pounds. Grey squirrels have large ears, long bushy tails, and sharp teeth. A reddish-chestnut coat distinguishes the males from the females.
Always Choose The Experts
If you have a squirrel problem, don't try to take care of it yourself. Instead, contact an expert like Sedgeley Park Squirrel Pest Control right away. Their expertise will enable them to assess the situation and take action quickly and efficiently. Doing so can save you money in the long run by preventing further damage caused by squirrels and avoiding costly repairs.