The family of squirrels includes tree squirrels, chipmunks, flying
squirrels, ground squirrels and the marmots. Squirrels are known to be terrific
climbers, but they come to the ground in search of food. They live next to
humans and sometimes can be burrowing into the roof spaces and lead to many
damages in your home if taken for granted. The problems associated with
squirrels in roof spaces include:
Living in the roof spaces - they love to chew their way into walls
or roof spaces since they are warm and safe for their young ones. During nest
making, they also bring in materials such as dried leaves and hay that can lead
to fire outbreaks. They can also end up chewing power cords thus affecting the
electrical system and, again, posing a fire risk.
Noise making - They often run around the roof which causes a lot of
noise and disturbing people (especially at night when sleeping).
Chewing on wooden trim - Squirrels also chew on the wooden trims
since they like chewing during their daily routine thus making holes in the
wood and causing further damage.
How squirrels destroy things
Crop destruction - Squirrels cause damage to crops by feeding on
them. Squirrels mostly feed on young plants thus destroying them.
Destruction of irrigation lines - Squirrels chews on the irrigation
lines thus making holes that leak water from the pipes or completely damage the
Vines and trees - they chew the bark of trees and burrow under the
trees, causing damage to nuts and fruit.
Squirrels are prolific breeders and most squirrel species
reproduce twice a year usually at the end of winter or in the middle of summer
with a gestation period ranging from 30-45 days depending on the species. The
squirrels can have 3-4 babies or even up to 15 babies in a litter depending on
the species. If you suspect you have a squirrel problem in your home, you may find it becomes an infestation a lot faster than you had anticipated.
They can destroy properties if not dealt with in a timely manner
and it is therefore vital to contact a professional pest control company such
as Avon Pest Control as soon as you suspect you may have a squirrel problem
before the problem gets out of hand. You can contact Avon Pest Control at http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/
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