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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
Grey squirrels are a menace to the UK. They were introduced in 1870 and have since spread across most British, including Ireland. In some cases, they have pushed out other species of squirrels, which is a disaster for biodiversity as grey squirrels compete with birds for food sources such as eggs and berries, but also eat small bird's, steal their nests and eat their chicks. Furthermore, grey squirrels carry diseases like turmeric that can be transferred to humans and pets. Summerseat Squirrel Trapping can assist in getting rid of Squirrels from your property.
There are four reasons why these animals need to be dealt with. The first is their impact on other species through competition and disease transfer; secondly, they damage property by digging up gardens, chewing cables etc.; thirdly, they destroy nature by stripping bark off trees; and fourthly, they carry a disease called "squirrel pox" that other mammals can contact. This article will elaborate further on these points to understand the risks involved with having these pests on your property and why it is crucial to contact Summerseat Squirrel Pest Control.
Repercussions of grey squirrels
Wiring, pipes, and roofing can be destroyed by grey squirrels chewing on your property. First, squirrels will try to enter your property by gnawing on weak spots on your roof, leaving holes along the way. These holes will then be the cause of water leakages when the rain comes causing dampness on your belongings. Next, they chew on an electric wire, which could spark a fire, destroying your entire home. Then are even known to chew through wooden beams, which damages the property's structure and could even lead to it collapsing. These are the many reasons to make you want to contact squirrel control experts at Summerseat Squirrel Trapping for assistance.
What do they eat
Squirrels eat a variety of things, depending on the species. Some squirrels eat mainly nuts, while others eat insects, bird eggs, or small animals. Squirrels forage for their food by either searching the ground or tree branches and leaves. They may also search through garbage or chew on vulnerable parts of trees to get to the sweet sap.
Signs to look out for
A squirrel infestation can be detected by a few common signs. One is the presence of droppings, which will be small and black. Another sign is damage to your property, as squirrels will gnaw on things in order to get at food. You may also hear scampering or scratching noises coming from your attic or walls.
In the United Kingdom, grey squirrels are the most common species of squirrel. They are easily identifiable by their distinctive grey fur and long bushy tail. They are small in size, with adults reaching an average of around 30cm in length.
Where do squirrels build their nests in homes?
Squirrels typically build their nests in attics, eaves, wall insulations and other concealed areas inside homes. However, they can also build nests in trees and other outdoor structures.
Many people choose to try and take care of squirrel infestations on their own using do-it-yourself methods or products from the hardware store. This is a mistake. Besides not being effective, these products can also be dangerous if used incorrectly. -It is crucial to call in an expert as soon as you realize you have a squirrel problem. Summerseat Squirrel Pest Control has years of experience dealing with these pests and knows how to get rid of them quickly and safely, minimizing damage to your home in the process. -Don't wait until it's too late - contact us today for a free consultation!