The grey squirrel is a common sight in local parks and gardens and because of its prolific breeding has to some extent led to the demise of the native red squirrel.
This species is a serious pest in Britain. It is a threat to forestry land where its habit of removing tree bark is extremely damaging. In towns and cities, it can be a considerable pest by casing damage to structures and electrics in roof spaces. The squirrel may use roof insulation for nesting material and may chew boxes and other items stored in the roof space.
In some instances they have been known to chew electric cables and roof joints causing a potentially dangerous situation as well as the problem of noise.
If squirrels are using a roof space for a nest (drey), often the first reaction to the problem by occupant may be to destroy them. This may not be the most successful solution to the problem.
Before carrying out any works to prevent access to the roof space, it is essential that a thorough check is made to ensure that there are no young present in the nest. Keeping the adult squirrel from their young will result in death for the young and substantial damage to the property where the mother tries to reach her young.
TREATMENT & CONTROL
The most common and successful method of control is trapping, with either live trapping or spring trapping effective.
Birmingham Pest Control Service always use traps in accordance with statutory guidelines and trapped animals are disposed of humanely.
As squirrels can cause massive property damage, Birmingham Pest Control Service will also provide advice and assistance to squirrel-proof your premises to avoid recurrence of the problem.
Birmingham Pest Control Service covers Birmingham, West Midlands and Sutton Coldfield.
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