Squirrels need little encouragement to seek out a warm, dry environment in the colder months or during the breeding seasons in February/March – and again in June/July. The feeding of squirrel in urban areas can encourage them to reside closer to buildings – and subsequently in them.
The cost of the damage squirrels cause can be expensive, equipped with teeth which continue to grow in length, these ‘cute’ rodents seek out material to gnaw in order to keep their teeth in check. Squirrels invade manmade habitats with little or no trouble but a humane trapping programme and squirrel proofing will protect your business.
The most common signs that you have a squirrel problem are:
There are two types of squirrels in the UK; the red squirrel and the grey squirrels. The Grey Squirrel was introduced to the UK between 1876 and 1929 and thrives in urban areas able to out-compete the Red Squirrel whose habitat is more specific and less flexible.