Grey squirrels are common throughout local areas, and one of their favourite places to nest is in trees, which means they are commonly seen in parks and woodlands. However, during the winter, they may look for other places to nest, which is why they sometimes turn up in people’s roof spaces.
Squirrels pose the following risks:
- They carry diseases and ticks and fleas
- They can cause damage by gnawing on cables and other surfaces, causing electrical problems and power shortages
- Hard to remove once they have settled in their nests
- They cause the destruction of trees
There are many signs that you could have an issue with squirrels, including seeing entry holes in your house, hearing scratching noises during the day, droppings and urine, or a foul smell.
A squirrel’s nest is called a drey, made from dry leaves and grass in roof insulation spaces. It is important not to attempt to deal with your squirrel problem yourself. These pests are considered vermin, so they should not be caught and placed elsewhere.
If you notice you have a squirrel problem, it is important to deal with it promptly because otherwise, this could lead to an even more significant infestation, which causes even bigger issues in the future.