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5 Ways Squirrels Damage Your Garden

02-11-2017

Having squirrels in your garden may seem pretty innocent at first, but did you know that squirrels can cause all kinds of damage? Squirrels are mainly active during the day, so you should be able to catch them red-pawed if they are damaging your garden. 

Here are 5 ways squirrels can damage your garden. 
• Trees – Squirrels will strip the bark from your trees, and if you grow fruit trees, they will also steal the fruit. You can purchase special netting for your trees to stop squirrels being able to strip them of their bark. You may also want to trim the branches back from your home so you don’t give squirrels easy access into your home. 
• Flowers – The bulbs of freshly planted flowers are particularly at risk of squirrel damage. Squirrels love to dig up and eat tulip and crocus bulbs the most. But they are not so keen on daffodils, and you can also use chicken wire to protect your flower beds. 
• Lawns – Squirrels will dig tiny little holes all over your lawn. So if you see these holes pop up, you probably have a squirrel problem. Squirrels bury their food in your lawn so they can find it later, and damage the grass in the process. 
• Wooden decking and furniture – Squirrels like to gnaw on wood to keep their teeth sharp. So if you have wooden furniture or decking, you may start to see small bite marks on it. A squirrel will gnaw on anything that is wooden in your garden, so keep your eyes out for any signs of squirrel teeth. 
• Wiring – Outdoor lights and water features may have wiring that goes into your home or to a power outlet. This wiring is in danger of being chewed and destroyed if you have a squirrel infestation. The sparks from this may also be a fire hazard. 

A squirrel infestation in your garden can do a lot of damage. Squirrels are a particularly hard pest to treat because of wildlife conservation laws. For more advice and tips on squirrel prevention in the London area, give one of our team members here at Catch-it a call. 

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