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The Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Specialist control of grey squirrels is an important aspect of modern wildlife management, and although at first sight squirrels are adorable, appearances can be deceiving. This common little mammal has the capacity to cause countless thousands of pounds of damage to your property (chances are you will not be insured).

Grey squirrels do this by shredding articles in your loft - including photo albums, books, clothing and roofing felt - reducing your homes weather proofing, resulting in winter coming into your home, at a time you will be hard pushed to find a competent person available to fix it quickly.

Where did the grey squirrel come from?

Lets take a few moments to understand this common mammal, lets first look at the grey squirrels history.

The grey squirrel is not native to the UK; it is in fact a newcomer brought to British shores from North America at the turn of the twentieth century to nourish the profit margins of fur traders.

Once here, it quickly began escaping and found the UKs climate not that much different from that of North America and very much to its liking.

Why is grey squirrel control so important to our native wildlife?

Carried with it is the deadly squirrel pox virus (carried by about 60% of grey squirrels) that had fatal consequences for the native red squirrels who quickly succumbed to the fatal virus.

By comparison the grey squirrel is immune to the pox virus and is tougher than the native red in many ways. This meant displacement and eradication of red squirrel populations by this invasive pest was almost a done deal.

This is a key reason that grey squirrel control and population management has become so important.

Over many years people have tried with varying success to control the grey squirrel populations. The most effective method is humane trapping or cage trapping and dispatch with an air weapon.

Poison is also allowed at particular times of the year and if baiting is done inside then it is fine all year round.

My Pest Control Solihull will ensure the eradication of squirrels from your home or business and also give advice on future prevention.

My Pest Control Services covers Solihull, West Midlands and Sutton Coldfield.


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