Squirrels often take advantage of poorly maintained properties and will enlarge any potential entry points to gain access to loft areas. They are normally heard in the loft areas first thing in the morning and last thing at night. A “nest” is normally made quite close to the entry point and - if left undisturbed - they will have a litter of young in February/March and a second litter about four months later.
They can cause a considerable amount of damage by gnawing and will expose the copper wire of electrical cables by removing the plastic coatings. Traps and poison can both be used to treat squirrels although traps are the preferred method of Clear Round Pest Services.
Moles are most active during the winter and spring months. The mole hills are the waste produced from their tunnelling activities. These tunnels act as a trap for worms, which are their main source of food, though they also feed on other invertebrates like slugs and insect larvae. Moles are primarily solitary creatures, albeit during the breeding season when they move between systems. Apart from the deeper feeding tunnels in times of dry weather, shallower burrows may be seen. These do not necessarily produce hills and have the appearance of varicose veins on the lawn.
Two methods of control are available: trapping and gassing. Trapping is our preferred method of control.