Although the native Red Squirrel is protected in the U.K. The Grey Squirrel although thriving in numbers and they give a lot of pleasure to many people, are classed as a pest.
Squirrels nesting in lofts, garages and roof voids can chew through wiring in your property and cause a fire hazard. Whilst also bringing into your property other insect pests carried on their bodies and in the nests.
Our fully qualified Pest Control Technicians at Axholme Pest Control have professionally solved many situations of several years and are at hand to resolve your problem, and give free advice on tips on how to better proof around your property to prevent entry, giving you peace of mind.
Give Axholme Pest Control a call for a free no obligation quote, we are here to help.
Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.
Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and were introduced by humans to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene period and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among other living rodent families.
Squirrels are generally small animals, ranging in size from the African pygmy squirrel at 7–10 cm (2.8–3.9 in) in length and just 10 g (0.35 oz) in weight, to the Laotian giant flying squirrel at 1.08 m (3 ft 7 in) in length and the Alpine marmot, which weighs from 5 to 8 kg (11 to 18 lb).
Squirrels typically have slender bodies with bushy tails and large eyes. In general, their fur is soft and silky, though much thicker in some species than others. The coat color of squirrels is highly variable between—and often even within—species.