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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
When it comes to pests, grey squirrels are one of the most common in the UK. These small mammals can cause significant damage to your property and transmit diseases to both humans and other animals. Suppose you have a problem with grey squirrels on your property. In that case, it is crucial to contact a professional pest control company like Shawclough Squirrel Trapping. We have been removing these creatures from residences and businesses for over 15 years, and we will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate them.
Damages they cause
Grey squirrels are an invasive species in the United Kingdom and can cause a lot of damage to homes. They often enter attics and roofs to find a place to build their nest and chew through electrical wiring, insulation, and wood. Their need to gnaw leads them to all sorts of things, including a variety of wires and cables like coaxial cable, telephone wire and even electrical wires, which can cause a house fire and destroy all your belongings. Moreover, their droppings can contaminate food supplies, posing a health risk. Contacting a professional squirrel trapper like Shawclough Squirrel Pest Control can help you get rid of grey squirrels from your property before they cause too much damage.
Why are squirrels attracted to your property?
One of the reasons why grey squirrels enter your property is because they are looking for food. They may also be looking for a place to nest or store their food. They also feel safer nesting in your home as it is away from predators. You may be attracting squirrels to your property if you have a lot of trees and other vegetation. You can deter the squirrels from coming onto your property by removing these attractants.
Where can the nests be found?
Squirrels typically build their nests in the attic or a chimney. Nests can also be found in trees, crawlspaces and attics of homes. Materials such as twigs, leaves and grass are typically used to build nests. Active squirrel nests typically contain the animal's faecal matter and urine, which can stain surfaces and result in a foul odour.
A Squirrels Diet
Grey squirrels are omnivorous animals, which means they eat both plants and animals. They typically eat acorns, nuts, and seeds, but they also eat insects, bird eggs, and other small animals.
How often do they reproduce
The breeding season of a grey squirrel is between the months of late February and early July. The female squirrel will have two litters per year, and the average number of young in a litter is four to six. Before they leave her nest and become independent, the young will remain with their mother for about eight weeks. Call the experts at Shawclough Squirrel Trapping to assist you to get rid of the problem before it gets bigger.
What do Grey Squirrels Look Like
The Grey Squirrel is easily recognizable due to its distinctive grey fur. Grey Squirrels typically grow to be around 18-24 inches in length, not including their tail, which can add an extra 9-12 inches. They have large ears and teeth, and males and females can be easily distinguished by their size - males are typically larger than females.
Shawclough Squirrel Pest Control is the professional pest control company that you need on your side when dealing with a squirrel infestation. No matter how big or small your squirrel issue is, we can handle it. We will work quickly to get your home or business back to normal. Do not try to take care of this issue on your own using DIY products- these can be dangerous and may not solve the problem. Instead, contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you rid your property of pesky squirrels!