GOING NUTS OVER SQUIRRELS
People see squirrels as cute and cuddly but they actually cause more problems than rats. Squirrels are very determined creatures and once they enter your loft it is very difficult to get them out and keep them out. They like to make nests out of the insulation in attics and walls, chew wiring and piping. Listen out for noises in your loft space. Especially if tree branches overhang your roof!
DEALING WITH SQUIRRELS
The damage Squirrels can do in roof spaces often runs into thousands of pounds. As soon as you notice any tell-tale signs, such as droppings, damage or sounds made by them moving around in the loft, contact us and avoid attempting to deal with them yourself. A nesting Squirrel will aggressively defend its territory. We will put in place an appropriate pest control treatment to ensure effective elimination of the squirrels and seek to identify how the squirrels gained entry.
HOW TO IDENTIFY
Common grey squirrels carry diseases and were responsible for almost completely wiping out the native British red squirrel. For grey squirrels, prevention is certainly better than cure, but as they only need a hole the size of the squirrel’s head to gain access to a building, prevention can be challenging. Ask Crest to check your premises for potential access points.