When talking about squirrels pest control in London, most people think about fluffy and cute animals. Although cute, squirrels are considered as pests for more than one reason. Not only do they bear destruction to your property, by gnawing on the interior and exterior; but they are also known spreaders of fleas and ticks.
Have you heard something rustling in your attic or loft and suspect squirrels? As cute as squirrels might appear to be, they can be an incredibly destructive and distressing pest to have in your home or work.
Pest Control 24 London offers a comprehensive squirrel control service in London. We get rid of them in a humane way, utilizing squirrel traps and removing the rodents from your property safely. Our services are suitable for both, residential homes and commercial properties.
Squirrels Control in London – Why we control squirrels?
There are three reasons we control squirrels in London:
- Their potential to damage to your home, business and health
- The destruction of UK forests
- The impact on our native wildlife, in particular the red squirrel
Red and grey squirrels are the common species in London and across the UK. They nest in areas rich in trees which make parks and other recreational places their favourite ones. Once the winter arrives, though, they start to seek hideouts to nest. This is when your house becomes particularly attractive to them and endangered of squirrel invasion.
In urban areas, squirrels are used to the environment to such point, they no longer fear humans and the methods used to scare them away. Inside your home, they quickly get possessive, considering it as their own, which makes them even harder to repel.
Squirrel damage in your home, business and to your health
Squirrels can cause damage when they enter roof spaces of houses and buildings. For example, they can:
- Gnaw on woodwork and ceilings
- Strip insulation from electrical wires
- Tear up fibreglass insulation
- Contaminate cold water tanks and attic space with urine and droppings
People also report sleep issues due to the loud noises they make at night while they’re scuttling around your attic.
Squirrels are most active before sunrise, especially in winter. Their peak activity is activity is four-five hours before daybreak. In gardens and allotments, they can take fruit, raid nests of small birds and dig holes in lawns to bury food.
If you are looking for professional squirrels control in London give us a call at 0203 151 6812 or 0800 955 6812 for emergencies.
Read the full article on BPCA website.