Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)
Grey Squirrel’s (Sciurus carolinensis) are part of the Rodent family, having the sharp characteristic incisors that grow throughout their lives. Their body’s are well adapted for climbing and jumping, with sharp claws for gripping and a long bushy tail for balance.
The Key Facts About Grey Squirrel’s…
The Grey Squirrel was deliberately introduced to Britain from North America. Since then it is now considered a pest and has spread throughout most of mainland England and Wales, though it is still absent from much of Scotland and from offshore islands.
They are common residents of urban areas, living in parks and gardens wherever there are trees. Being highly adaptable the Grey Squirrel is easily able to out compete the protected Red Squirrel whose habitat requirements are more specific and less flexible.
Grey Squirrel’s (Sciurus carolinensis) build nests called dreys, made from twigs and leaves in the forks of trees and they may also use tree hollows known as dens. Dreys and dens are used both for shelter and for breeding.
Grey Squirrel’s (Sciurus carolinensis) Significance of Control…
Grey Squirrel’s can cause serious damage in urban areas when they enter roof spaces of houses and other buildings. Once inside they can chew woodwork and ceilings, damage electrical wiring, tear up insulation to form a drey and sometimes drown in uncovered cold water storage tanks, contaminating the water. Grey Squirrel’s (Sciurus carolinensis). The cost of the physical damage caused can be significant.
Grey Squirrel’s (Sciurus carolinensis) activity inside houses not only causes damage, but can also cause disruption and fear due to significant noise which often disrupts sleep patterns of the occupants of the house.
In market gardens they will take fruit such as strawberries, apples and plums and dig holes in lawns to bury food. They are also known to raid the nests of small birds taking their eggs or damage, empty and carry off bird feeders from gardens.
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