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Hampshire pest clear provide professional rodent control services covering Southampton, Portsmouth, East Hants and surrounding areas. We are very experienced in all kinds of pest control and can respond to your call quickly, if your call is urgent then please call 07971482844 for an immediate response.
We specialise in rodent control and also provide rodent proofing services in the Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport, Fareham, Locksheath, Eastleigh, Totton, Winchester, Bishops Waltham, Botley, Lee on Solent, Havant, Petersfield, Liss, Bordon, Alresford, Alton, Stockbridge, Liphook, Meon and surrounding areas.
Damage and Behaviour
In residential areas, squirrels sometimes travel power lines and short out transformers. They gnaw on wires, enter buildings, and build nests in attics.
When squirrels enter a loft space, they can cause structural damage by tearing up loft insulation for bedding, chewing timbers, pipe work and stored items, and posing a fire hazard by stripping insulation from electrical wiring. They may also be noisy, and if they drown in uncovered water storage tanks, may contaminate the water supply. For these reasons, it is important to keep squirrels out of lofts.
If the squirrels have already gained entry, it is essential to ensure there are no squirrels remaining in the loft before access is blocked. Squirrels can attack when frightened or to defend their young.
Squirrels occasionally damage lawns by burying or searching for and digging up nuts. They will chew bark and clip twigs. Often squirrels take food at feeders intended for birds. Sometimes they chew to enlarge openings of bird boxes and then enter to eat nestling songbirds. In gardens, squirrels may eat planted seeds, mature fruits, or grains such as corn.
Lethal control of squirrels is permitted but should only be carried out by qualified professional pest control officers. The use of poisons is strictly regulated for use by professionals only and should never be undertaken by members of the public. Using rat poison against squirrels is illegal and should never be considered.