Squirrels are very adaptable, being able to survive in urban areas by feeding on bird feeders – surplus food is often buried for retrieval later.
Squirrel nests (dreys) are built in trees from twigs and leaves, but if found in properties any material can be used including loft insulation.
Squirrels breed in December/January & May/June, with 1 – 2 litters per year and 1 – 5 young per litter.
Squirrels more often than not will nest in a loft space, this gives them shelter and warmth overhanging trees and climbing plants will aid their entry.
Bug Busters can place a humane squirrel trap in your loft space, this will catch squirrels live but must be checked by the operative every 24 hours.