SQUIRREL - SCIURIS CAROLINENSIS
ABC 24/7 Pest Control provide an expert local Squirrel pest control service throughout South Wales and have been specialising in Squirrel pest control for many years. We control Squirrels in domestic and commercial properties in the Swansea Bridgend Neath Port Talbot Llanelli and surrounding areas.
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Deliberately introduced to this country sometime in the 19th century the grey squirrel has since spread throughout most of mainland England and Wales. Mainly a resident of broadleaved and mixed woodlands it is also a common resident of urban parks and gardens.
Grey squirrels have multiplied hugely in South Wales and elsewhere since their introduction to the UK a little over a hundred years ago. Their spread, and the virus they carry, has largely eliminated the native red squirrel. Grey squirrels have two litters a year, of around 3-4 each time, and live between 2-6 years. It means that populations can quickly grow to problem levels.
Grey squirrels are easily recognised by their predominantly grey colour and bushy tails. The animals are around 45cm long including the 20cm tail. Sometimes the occasional tan hairs in their fur can make people mistakenly think they are seeing a red squirrel (in fact there are no red squirrels in the South Wales Area).
All squirrels are most active during daylight hours, and they can be seen widely in parks, woodlands and homes. Simple preventative measures such as gutter guards can help to prevent squirrels from invading a home or business premises, and we can advise on both removal of an existing infestation and prevention of future squirrel invasion.
Homes and businesses in South Wales face one principal problem from squirrels, which is the damage they cause to property. It is financial loss rather than disease that makes squirrels a significant threat.
Squirrels are destructive in woodlands, stripping bark from trees, which can pose a significant problem for forestry businesses and in parkland. The animals are also very adept at making their home in domestic attics, where there is real potential for damage to property.
It is an offence to release a grey squirrel deliberately into the wild, so if you are facing problems with squirrels you are not allowed to relocate them. ABC 24/7 Pest Control offers an ethical squirrel control and elimination service, with professional treatment of the problem by a specialist.
Call us for advice on how we can help you with a Grey Squirrel issue at your home or business on 07525 756966 or on any of the numbers on the home page click here.