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Squirrels can be a problem when they decide to move into or onto our homes or businesses. These troublesome intruders are known to damage property and can cause a great deal of distress and discomfort to all those unfortunate enough to have to share their property with them.
We offer a prompt, thorough and discreet eradication service for homeowners and businesses. We use the latest effective and humane procedures to make sure the pests are removed and we will offer advice on how to prevent their return.
When looking for signs of squirrels outside, in the garden and around buildings, look for bark stripped from tress, holes in vents or facia, gnawing to bird feeders.
How to identify squirrels in your home or garden?
Squirrels are intelligent robust creatures that damage homes and can be very tricky to eradicate. Here are some signs to look for when trying to identify a squirrel infestation.
Squirrels are most active around dawn so you may hear signs of movement or scratching in lofts, walls and ceilings. As Squirrel incisor teeth continually grow they love to gnaw, evidence of this can frequently be found by way of wooden beams and wiring being chewed in lofts. Also foot prints and tail swipes can sometimes be seen in very dusty areas. When nesting in loft spaces they create igloo like structures out of insulation.
How fast can a squirrel infestation grow?
Squirrels have 2 litters per year. The Litter size is 3 to 7 kittens. The female is pregnant for 6 weeks. The infants are weaned and ready to leave the nest at around 10 weeks and will be sexually mature and ready to mate within 11 months.
So, if we are talking about squirrels in your loft it will be between 2 and 9. If we are talking about outside it is very difficult to estimate numbers as squirrel territory’s overlap so you will often have many visiting your garden.
How to get rid of Squirrels?
Squirrels are clever and can be very difficult to remove using DIY methods, this is because traps require professional training to be used properly. Live capture traps can be simple enough to use but it is illegal to release any wild animal into an environment it is not familiar with. So you must be prepared to put the captured squirrel down using a humane method.
However proofing work can be carried out using galvanised steel mesh to proof against squirrels gnawing through facia boards and to cover any other holes they may be using for access. Do not start proofing until all squirrels are removed as the last thing you want to do is trap one inside.
If you have any questions or would like a free quote for squirrel removal please don’t hesitate to contact us