Professional squirrel control throughout the Reading area
With nearly three million grey squirrels living across the UK its not surprising that these are regular pests in homes and businesses across Reading, the rodent equivalent of Mission Impossible seems to be their goal to secure a site in the loft of a building in which to overwinter.
Why do we have squirrels inside our loft?
The grey squirrel does not hibernate and so when the temperatures start to drop overnight in late October these industrious animals turn their attention to finding someplace warm and that will be inside your loft.
Able to jump a distance greater than five time their body length, squirrels will have been testing out their territory for some time looking for the ideal winter quarters.
Along with their jumping ability, squirrels can simply run up brick walls making their way up onto the roof where they will gnaw through wood, plastic and even thin sheet steel to get inside.
How can we stop squirrels getting inside our roof?
Equipped with razor sharp teeth and powerful jaw muscles, the grey squirrel has a biting force of 7000 pound per square inch; for comparison the force we can apply comes to 500 pounds per square inch so you can see how destructive these animals can be.
Trapping and cutting back overhanging or adjacent vegetation works together to one, remove the animal from its territory and then two, to remove the access to the building which we prevent a future occurrence and this is how we tackle squirrel infestations in Reading.
Squirrel problems in Reading? We have the solution.
Rodenticide is licensed for use on the grey squirrel however we always trap and catch these rodents to ensure that the body is removed from your property.
We use approved spring traps which give a humane dispatch and are licensed for use on the grey squirrel; using rodenticide will often mean that the animal expires inside the building and if this cannot be found, the resulting bad smell will be unbearable.
If you have a problem with squirrels in the Reading area then give us a call on 07967 360 000 – we are a family run pest control company that’s local to you and we can have a technician out to you within hours of your call.