Squirrels can be a great risk/nuisance if they enter a loft space; they can not only be destructive with a risk of fire should they chew electric cables but also keep occupants of the bedrooms below awake at night by scampering/scratching around. The traps we use have an opening that once the squirrel enters the cage, they will tread on a plate closing the door, allowing us to remove the live unharmed squirrel. We will place the traps in the loft space as long as there’s suitable access and endeavour to trap and remove them.
The grey squirrel is a common sight in local parks and gardens and has led to the demise of the native red squirrel because of its prolific breeding. To breed, grey squirrels need a safe and secure site to build their nest, often called a drey, where they can escape predators, bear and raise their young, sleep overnight and escape inclement weather. Usually, the nest is constructed in a suitable tree, but they can use other sites.
One of the biggest problems occurs when a squirrel takes up residence in a domestic roof space, causing a great nuisance to the occupiers of the property. It may use roof insulation for nesting material and may chew boxes and other items stored in the roof space. In some instances, they have been known to chew electric cables and roof joints, causing a potentially dangerous situation and noise problem. For a successful long term solution, it is essential to deny animals access to the roof space. Before carrying out any works to prevent access to the roof space, you must make a thorough check to ensure no young are present in the nest. Keeping the adult squirrel from their young will result in death for the young and substantial damage to the property where the mother tries to reach her young.
Squirrels love attics and lofts, and as mentioned previously, they can cause significant damage to your attic. Therefore, we offer a range of attic rodent proofing services to help stop squirrels from using your loft or attics space.
Grey squirrels are capable of producing young twice a year between February and September. If young are found in the nest, it will be necessary to wait until the young are taken foraging. Only when all the family is out should the access points be blocked.
Squirrel Control Cardiff
Our squirrel extermination services in Cardiff start by blocking access points using chicken wire firmly fixed or wedged into the access points. Next, repairing damaged tiles, soffit or barge boarding. Next, removing any overhanging branches or creepers that they may use to gain access to the roof and when removing the tree branches, ensure that the trees are not subject to a tree preservation order. Next, we check your roof space periodically to ensure that any treatment is carried out at the earliest opportunity. Grey squirrels are expert acrobats and climbers and will make ready use of nearby plants and trees for access to a nest site. Grey squirrels are most active during mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Therefore we should carry out any exclusion work at these times to ensure that the nest is empty.
Treatment: Live Traping
Contact our expert squirrel removal team located in South Wales to help control the problem you have at your home or commercial building.