Squirrels are fascinating to watch and may look adorable to some, but in real terms are a pest they have razor sharp teeth which grow continuously as they wear down, for this reason they need to gnaw in order to keep their teeth at an acceptable length, hence when they gain entrance to a property the damage can exceed hundreds of pounds from chewed fascias, electrical wiring IT cables furnishing and stored items in fact almost anything. Having a tremendous athletic ability enables them to climb, jump and perform acrobatics with ease; they are masters at gaining access to manmade structures, homes and businesses with little or no trouble.
The indirect feeding of squirrels from garden bird tables can encourage them to reside closer to buildings in urban areas; during the colder winter months they need little encouragement to seek a warm, dry environment once established in a building they will remain in order to breed.
What’s the solution?
The squirrel is a small mammal and not a rodent as most people tend to think, however some people do call them “tree rats” We at MBC Bird and Pest treat them as mammals and deal with them under our wildlife management section. When they are inside of a building normally in the roof void they can be noisy and often mistaken as rat activity.
If you suspect any activity at your home or business call us and one of our trained wildlife management technicians will attend, advise and provide a no obligation survey and quote to remove them. It is often necessary to proof the building afterwards to prevent re-occurrence
If you have squirrel problems that require immediate attention, call us on 01202 604011 or 07968052219 Our BPCA qualified technician will be with you generally within 2 hours, our work is fully guaranteed to give you confidence in our services.
How squirrels can affect your home or business
- By inhabiting roof and attic spaces
- Squirrels are considered by insurance companies to be a fire hazard. They chew and strip electricity cables and expose them rendering them dangerous to touch.
- Costly gnawing to phone lines, pipe insulation and roofing timbers and furnishings
- Damage to gardens and trees caused by digging, stripping bark they also eat flowers, bulbs, fruit and vegetables.
Squirrels being none indigenous to the UK, it is illegal to release a captured Grey squirrel back into the environment following live capture, as with all wildlife issues we endeavour to abide by the laws and relevant Countryside and Animal Welfare Acts to ensure Humanness to all animals at all times.
Contact Us On 01202-604011 0r 07968052219 for a free survey and a solution to you wildlife management problems