Squirrel CONTROL IN LONDON
Lofts and attics across London are perfect places for squirrels looking for shelter and warmth.
Squirrels most commonly invade homes during their breeding seasons in early spring and summer. This is so they have a safe space to have their young.
Controlling squirrel infestations is critical, as squirrels can carry disease and cause significant damage to your home.
COMMON SIGNS OF Squirrels
Squirrel droppings tend to be irregular in shape and can be clumped together.
Squirrel droppings are very similar to rat droppings, so make sure to hire pest control professionals to make sure the right pest is treated.
Seeing lots of squirrel activity around your home is a sign that they might be nesting in your loft.
Evidence of destruction in your garden, e.g. eaten plants and damaged bird feeders, could also mean that squirrels are nesting nearby.
Squirrels tend to use insulation in lofts as nesting material.
If you find torn or damaged insulation in your loft, this may be a sign of a squirrel infestation.
Squirrels can sometimes have multiple nests in a close proximity. So, if you suspect you have pests in your loft, and you find other squirrel nests near your home, it is likely that squirrels are pest nesting in your loft.
Droppings and urine left by squirrels can begin to smell over time.
A squirrels nest will usually have a stale or musty smell.
If you find any holes in the soffits or siding of you home, this may be an entry point for squirrels into your home.
Squirrels may chew through wires and damage insulation in your loft.
A squirrel infestation is often accompanied by scratching or rustling sounds in the loft or walls.
These noises can most commonly be heard during the morning or evening when the squirrels are in their nest.
IS IT IMPORTANT TO TREAT Squirrels?
Squirrels can carry many diseases that are dangerous to humans. They can also cause some serious damage while nesting in your home.
Controlling squirrel infestations is essential to prevent these risks.
Diseases caused by Squirrels
Squirrel urine and droppings can carry a number of diseases that can be damaging to human health, including leptospirosis and salmonella.
Squirrels can also carry fleas and ticks, which can even remain in your loft after the squirrels are removed.
damage caused by Squirrels
Squirrels can cause significant damage to the exterior of your home as they try to find their way in. They can chew through your roof to create entry points .
Once the squirrels find their way into your home, they may do damage to your property. Squirrels can tear and move through insulation to create nests. They can also chew through electrical wires, which poses a significant fire hazard.
One of our experienced technicians will complete a thorough inspection of key activity areas.
The infestation will be monitored and reassessed on each visit.
Our technicians will visit every day to check the traps. Any caught squirrels will be removed.
An appropriate treatment for squirrels will be carried out across multiple visits.
Live catch traps will be places where there is evidence of squirrel activity.
To prevent further infestation, internal and external holes can be blocked up to prevent squirrels from entering your home.