Squirrel Pest Removal Solutions
GREY SQUIRRELS ARE ON THE INCREASE IN THE SOUTHWEST, NESTING NOT ONLY IN TREES BUT IN PROPERTIES, INCLUDING MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY CAN CAUSE A GOOD DEAL OF DAMAGE AS WELL AS CARRY DISEASES SIMILAR TO OTHER RODENTS LIKE RATS AND MICE.
Squirrels are generally viewed differently from other pests because of their character. However, they can cause just the same big problems. Since they were introduced into the UK, these perky rodents have led to the demise of the much more benign red squirrel. They are now prevalent across the UK, including areas like towns and cities.
Squirrels are tremendously agile and find it easy to climb even the steepest walls. They can easily find their way into your home and attic, where they will begin to nest and breed. While they can be entertaining to watch, encouraging them into your garden may well lead to a serious infestation. Like rats and other rodents, they can carry a number of diseases and also have the potential to cause damage to your home, including electric and other wiring.
HOW TO SPOT GREY SQUIRRELS
Grey squirrels are quite fearless and, while they won’t go near humans, they are certainly happy to run around in trees and across the walls in their vicinity. If you have one nesting in your home or property, the chances are you will hear them first before you actually see them. While you might be content to live and let live if a squirrel is nesting in a nearby tree, you’ll probably be less accommodating when you discover it’s lodging in your home. Squirrels can create quite a lot of mess when they’re nesting in areas like the attic. They are generally solitary creatures but they do gather together when it comes to mating time, all of which means you can end up with more than one in your house.
DEALING WITH GREY SQUIRRELS
Before you do anything else, the best idea is to remove any food source. If you have nuts and seeds out for birds, taking these away for a while might encourage any squirrel to find another source. Like most other mammals, they like a quick and easy win so if you’re providing their regular meals then they’ll hang around. If not, they’ll go elsewhere.While squirrels can climb up walls, you can make it more difficult for them by removing any nearby branches or undergrowth to prevent easy access. It’s worth checking areas like the facias around your roof to make sure there aren’t any holes where a squirrel can get in to the attic. If you want to get rid of a squirrel problem permanently, then you really need to call us at All-Clear Pest Control. We operate across most areas of the southwest and can provide humane and efficient solutions to any pest infestation.
OUR SERVICE PROMISE
- We operate a discreet service and use unmarked cars so there won’t be any unwanted questions from your neighbours.
- We work with both homeowners and businesses to find the best pest control solutions for their needs.
- All our staff are trained and have a professional approach. They’re also insured in accordance with modern industry standards.
Advice And Information
- Squirrels intentionally choose to nest in properties, typically in lofts and darker spaces.
- They carry diseases such as salmonella infections in their urine
- They are generally active and more likely to be away from their nests in the mornings