Squirrels are a pest that were introduced to Britain some time in the nineteenth century, and have since spread throughout the country endangering the native red squirrel in the process.
Squirrels are mainly found in woodlands but are increasingly being found in parks in urban areas and gardens.
Squirrels frequently manage to access the inside of roofs and when inside they manage to strip insulation and chew away at wood, wiring and water pipes.
It is not unheard of squirrels drowning in water tanks too so it is always best to eradicate these pests from your roof spaces when you have the chance!
Blocking gaps with wire mesh and applying various types of traps is the best solution to keep these pests at bay. Releasing grey squirrels that have been caught in traps is illegal!
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