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Are Squirrels Causing You Problems
The grey squirrel is a problem for many homeowners. These animals are a potential threat to your property. If you want to prevent further damage, you should take action right away. If you live in the United Kingdom and want to know how to get rid of these animals, we can help you with that. Contact Tottington Squirrel Trapping today! Grey squirrels are known for their destructive behaviour. This isn't surprising since they search for food well into the night or because they aren't afraid of humans. They break into bird feeders and garbage containers to get at whatever is inside. The grey squirrel usually uses a unique technique when breaking into a birdfeeder: it climbs onto the tree. It drops onto it from above, which results in the feeder tipping over. If you leave your garbage container near trees or some other object that the squirrel can use to climb on, they will most likely get into it.
You face a few risks if they have squirrels nesting in your home. The first is that the squirrels may damage the property. They may gnaw on wires, insulation, and other materials in the house because they have teeth that never stop growing. So to keep their teeth well maintained, they have to chew and gnaw on hard surfaces. Unfortunately for you, those hard places that are perfect for them to gnaw on could be your fascia boards, wooden beams, metal, roof valley, and these are just a few things. They also chew on cables that could short circuit or cause a fire hazard destroying all your belongings.
Additionally, their droppings and saliva can contaminate food. Second, squirrels can spread diseases to humans and other animals. They may carry fleas, ticks, and mites that can spread diseases. Finally, the presence of squirrels can attract predators leaving you with more pest issues to deal with. These predators may harm or kill the squirrels and damage or kill pets or children.
When do they breed
The grey squirrel breeding cycle is relatively short when compared to other animals. It takes about 44 days to gestate a litter of three to four puppies. The young are weaned at approximately ten weeks of age and are sexually mature at about 12 months old. Grey squirrels can have up to two litters per year.
What do they eat
Grey squirrels are omnivores, and their diet includes a variety of items. They eat seeds, nuts, fruits, insects, bird eggs, and other small animals. They get their food by raiding the nests of other animals, eating from bird feeders, and digging through garbage cans.
When people feed grey squirrels, they teach the animals to associate humans with food. As a result, the squirrels may start to expect food from people and may even become aggressive in their efforts to get food. Feeding squirrels can also cause them to become dependent on humans for their food, leading to problems when the animals start to rely on humans for food instead of finding it on their own. Additionally, feeding grey squirrels can spread diseases to animals, wildlife, and even people.
Tottington Squirrel Pest Control is the professional pest control service you need to eradicate any squirrel infestation. Squirrels are invasive species, which is why it's vital to eliminate them as quickly as possible. DIY products may not be effective in getting rid of squirrels and could worsen the problem. Contact Tottington Squirrel Trapping today to get rid of squirrels. You can contact us if you have squirrel problems at your business or home.