Squirrels in Reading- March 2017
Posted on 11th February 2019 at 09:52
Squirrels have two breeding seasons every year and with almost no fear of humans, the grey squirrel quickly becomes a serious pest for householders in all over Reading, happily living in close proximity to us and sometimes with us. These animals have extremely powerful jaws and razor sharp teeth and will gnaw their way into a loft and cause havoc with their noise, they will tear up insulation, chew on stored items and leave fleas whilst defecating all over the loft.
At Reading Pest Control we will not use poison on squirrels: firstly we don't use poison inside a building unless as a last resort, poisoned animals whether rats, mice or squirrels die and as they decompose they attract carrion flies who then lay eggs on the body. These turn into maggots which eventually means hundreds of more carrion flies along with a horrendous smell. You have enough problems with rodents in your property without all that.
Our approach for all rat and squirrel control is start with trapping, we are very successful in this and we rarely use poison as a result - it takes longer but we feel its a better standard of pest control. Squirrels get trapped and then we look to see if we can seal up the access point. Usually squirrels use a nearby tree to access the property, they are arboreal in nature and can jump over five times their body length so we will try to cut back that aerial bridge if we can.
Here at Reading Pest Control we take on all species of pest and we work on the principal of Integrated Pest Management: first we eradicate your pest, then we proof your property so that they cannot get back in and you stay pest free.
At this time of year we see a rise in squirrel call outs all to homes all over the County as the females get ready for the birth of their first litter - we offer same day attendance and proofing to prevent re occurrence.
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