As we shift from pleasant autumnal evenings into chilly winter nights, everybody at www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk agrees that a number of creatures are beginning hibernation season, including squirrels. However, though in hibernation now, homeowners need to be prepared to tackle the flood of squirrels that comes when they awaken. Although they may seem harmless, squirrels can cause all sorts of problems in the garden, not to mention if they decide to make themselves right at home in your property.
Before you can implement prevention methods to avoid squirrels becoming cosy in your attic or basement, you first need to understand the dangers these animals can pose.
In this blog post, we will be taking a look at a couple of dangers associated with a squirrel infestation.
Lawn and Plant Damage
Squirrels are known for their drive to constantly forage for viable food sources and this in itself can prove problematic. If you’re a house-proud homeowner, prepare to come across a dug-up lawn and flowerbed in the morning. Squirrels have a terrible tendency to search in the soil for food, which can leave you with costly repairs. To get rid of nasty pests view our website!
As mentioned, squirrels have a habit of poaching food. This can be difficult for farms harvesting fruit and vegetables, as well as for homeowners who rely on food sources cultivated from their gardens. In addition to being an annoyance, a squirrel infestation can be detrimental to the harvest, especially if growing and selling crops is a family’s or individual’s main income.
Structural Property Damage
On top of creeping into homes and forming nests, squirrels can also cause acute structural property damage. Chewed wires, insulation damage and even animal corpses are all examples of how these creatures can affect your home. For those wondering about the latter, squirrels often get caught in walls after finding their way into the property and die. This can cause unpleasant odours and damage.
These are just three dangers of squirrels. Though an infestation isn’t likely to occur until after the hibernation season, it is always best to be prepared for the worst when these pesky pests are due to wake up. Click here to see if you have a pest control problem.
If you would like to find out more about how to prepare your property following hibernation season, or you have any questions regarding the dangers squirrels pose, get in touch today. We would be happy to provide in-depth, professional advice, as well as offer more information about this pest.
Alternatively, if you believe you may have another pest lurking beneath your floorboards or tucked away in your attic, feel free to enquire by contacting us. We have extensive experience in pest control dealing with common pests in London and the surrounding areas.
Our team specialise in safe yet effective pest control measures that can eradicate the problem as well as prevent a future infestation. Throughout the process, we will provide support for homeowners and give advice where applicable.
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