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Have you heard something rustling in your attic or loft and suspect squirrels? As cute as squirrels might appear to be, they can be an incredibly destructive and distressing pest to have in your home or work. Learn all about grey squirrels in our ultimate pest control guide.
Pest controllers get thousands of call-outs for squirrels every year, and this is in part due to the damage they cause to your home and the noises squirrels make at night – which can be very distressing.
Signs of squirrels in your home or business
Our figures suggest people have more problems with squirrels during the spring and autumn when they’re looking for food.
These are the seven signs easiest signs to spot when looking for evidence of squirrels in your home or loft.
Scratching and rustling sound from your loft or a wall cavity
Spotting droppings in the loft – although you might need a pest controller to identify these droppings (check out our droppings identification guide)
Smell of urine in the loft area might indicate the infestation has been going on some time
Spotting lots of other squirrels around your property, particularly near your roof or on high fences
Fruit and nuts being stolen from bird feeders, or the feeders being disturbed/knocked over
Bark being stripped from trees in your garden
Holes in vents or damage to your insulation foam.
If you’ve noticed a few of these signs, then it might be time to find a pest control company.
Squirrel damage in your home, business and to your health
Grey squirrels can cause damage when they enter roof spaces of houses and buildings. For example, they can:
Gnaw on woodwork and ceilings
Strip insulation from electrical wires
Tear up fibreglass insulation
Contaminate cold water tanks and attic space with urine and droppings.
People also report sleep issues due to the loud noises they make at night while they’re scuttling around your attic.
Squirrels are most active before sunrise, especially in winter. Their peak activity is activity is four-five hours before daybreak.
Grey squirrels often associate humans with food, meaning they sometime approach people. Some people fear being attacked, however it’s very rare for a squirrel to actually attack!
In gardens and allotments, they can take fruit, raid nests of small birds and dig holes in lawns to bury food.
When squirrels are in your attic, they gnaw on everything from boards and papers to live wires. ... Squirrel waste makes you sick too: A squirrel's feces is a source of disease. The most common diseases found in squirrel droppings are salmonella and leptospirosis