Squirrel Control Glasgow

Structural Damage

Squirrels looking for shelter and warmth will often try to make their home within your loft or attic. They have a keen eye for holes and gaps within your property that they can exploit in order to get inside of your home or commercial property.

Due to their ability to climb and leap, squirrels can easily make it to your roof. Whether they climb up the house itself, jump from a tree as much as 8 feet away, or climb along a washing line or telephone wire, they have a number of options.

When entering the home squirrels will create new entranceways which pests can exploit. Not only will they force new entranceways, but they will extend existing ones. These new compromised areas of your home will allow in more east species and weathering effects.

Additionally, from spring until late summer, many squirrels will begin stripping bark from trees. It is unclear why they do this, but when no trees are around, they will carry out this habit on other wooden structures. In loft spaces the rodents will tear away at wooden beams and, if given enough time, can cause structural damage.

Wire Chewing and Fire Risk

All rodents will use their large destructive incisors to gnaw upon cables, wires, and even pipes throughout your home.

Squirrels will regularly strip electrical wire of its rubber insulation. Naturally, this will lead to a lot of broken and malfunctioning equipment around your home or commercial property, but the other result is much more sinister. This exposed wire can and does lead to fires with rodent activity responsible for around 15% of blazes in the UK every year.  

These rodents also commonly destroy gas and water pipes. This can create health and safety issues due to gas leaks, while broken water pipes can cause widespread flooding which results in expensive repair bills and general disruption.

Fleas and Lice

Having rodents like squirrels within your home is a big enough problem on its own. However, they regularly carry fleas and lice within their fur. These small insects will establish themselves within your property meaning you will have an entirely separate pest species to deal with.

Although not all fleas or other parasitic insects will necessarily feed on human beings, other furry animals such as household pests will provide a suitable home for these pests. As such, it is vital you deal with any squirrel within your home as quickly as possible by contacting our local squirrel control Glasgow technicians.

Grey Squirrel

This species of rodent is not indigenous to the United Kingdom but is able to thrive in our environments and habitats. They have provided vicious competition for our native red squirrel.

The population continues to grow despite the governmental initiatives which have been put in place in order to curb this trend. Sterilisation programmes are in place but have yet to make a significant effect.

The grey squirrel is a clever rodent which can adapt to many different situations, both urban and rural, and can find food in a variety of places. Additionally, their speed, athleticism, and large size mean that they do not have to worry too much about predators.

The grey squirrel dilemma is becoming so serious that it is not illegal to release any caught member of the species back into the wild; they must be put down humanely.

Red Squirrel

This species of rodent is one of the most iconic members of Scottish wildlife. However, grey squirrels are fierce in competition for territory and resources, which means the population is rapidly falling.

Traditional red squirrel habitats are also on the decline. They do not adapt well to urban environments, but their preferred Conifer forests are few and far between.

Due to the conservation effort, it is highly illegal to interfere with red squirrels in any way. Red squirrels will not find their way to your property unless you live in a very rural area, but it is illegal to harm or catch them in any case.

Addressing Grey Squirrels

Grey squirrel populations are thriving throughout the United Kingdom. They are becoming a problem in both urban and natural settings. Because of this, we are allowed to actively exterminate these pests rather than just trapping them and releasing them.

Our squirrel control Glasgow team have a number of options when it comes to dealing with the rodents. We can either leave out traps in order to control the pest problem if we believe there may be red squirrels present or otherwise, we can attract them to poisonous bait. Remember; all caught grey squirrels must, by law, be exterminated.

Once the initial problem has been addressed, you have the option of allowing our squirrel control Glasgow technicians to seal off any gaps and entranceways they may have taken advantage of to get inside. Areas like loosened tiles can also be reinforced.

We can also advise on other modes of access rodents might be using such as cables, washing lines, and tree branches.

Local and Effective Service

Squirrels are intelligent creatures, and without the correct technique, equipment, and knowledge of their behaviour, they are tough to deal with. Our squirrel control Glasgow technicians have years of experience and are trained to the highest standard allowing them to secure effective results.

Our personnel will come up with a unique strategy for dealing with your particular pest problem. By trying to carry out a one-fits-all policy which does not address your individual requirements and circumstances, it is impossible to guarantee conclusive results and customer satisfaction.

Our locally-based squirrel control Glasgow technicians are ready to offer a rapid response to your pest problem. Our company is BPCA approved, compliant with all relevant pest control legislation, and environmentally safe and responsible.

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