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Professional Hindley Grey Squirrel Control
Although squirrels are not typically considered pests, the eastern grey squirrel has become an invasive species within Britain, largely displacing other squirrel species. The influx of grey squirrels into the country has led to them becoming increasingly problematic and squirrel removal is becoming necessary more often.
In the past, grey squirrels tended to occupy abandoned birds nests or woodland areas. However, in recent times, they have started to inhabit houses, typically living within roof spaces or gardens. Major problems associated with squirrels include damage to property and to cables, which can sometimes cause electrical faults or even fires.
While squirrel pest control can be considered to be somewhat similar to mouse or rat control, different techniques for removal are required. At Young's Pest Control, we offer a professional Hindley grey squirrel control service and our specialist team will successfully eliminate this pest from your property.
The eastern grey squirrel, or Sciurus carolinensis, is primarily native to the east of the United States but has emerged as an invasive species within the United Kingdom, spreading across the country at a rapid pace. This species of squirrel is usually grey in colour, as the name suggests, but can sometimes appear to be brown instead.
Like with other squirrel species, the eastern grey squirrel is a hoarder, meaning it locates food and stores it for later use. They are not usually aggressive but will attack humans through biting if they feel threatened. Additionally, they can carry fleas, which may be passed on to dogs, cats or other pets.
Reproduction is slower than with mice or rats, as grey squirrels are usually only able to have one or two litters per year and each litter normally contains 1-4 offspring. That said, grey squirrels will often live up to eight years and in some circumstances, may even survive for as long as 15-20 years.
A squirrel infestation can be difficult to identify conclusively because squirrels tend to hide away from frequently visited locations and they can be easily confused with mice or rats. Aside from the sight of either alive or dead squirrel in or around your property, the most obvious signs of squirrel infestation include:
- Scratching or chewing noises, usually louder than you would expect from a rat or mouse.
- The presence of droppings, which are typically long and spindly.
- Visible damage to walls, floors, doors or other household objects.
Squirrel Pest Control
If you suspect or identify a squirrel infestation within your property, it is important to act quickly. However, it is essential that you seek professional Hindley grey squirrel control, rather than attempting to deal with an infestation yourself. When threatened, grey squirrels are known to bite humans and can also cause harm to household pets.
Young's Pest Control provides a professional pest removal service for commercial and residential properties, which will not only eliminate squirrels but also provide expert advice on how to prevent re-infestation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can provide emergency response and our prices are fixed, with no call out charge.
Call us today on either 0161 776 9832 or 0784 581 5261, or fill out our online booking form.