Late spring seems to have come somewhat early. As a result of the unseasonably warm weather, we’ve noticed some unseasonal trends over the past month or so. More and more people are coming to us about problems with squirrels, with these while we’re also seeing squirrels nesting in full force.
Such behaviour usually starts to develop throughout April, so it is extremely surprising that we’ve been getting so many enquiries about these species at such an early stage. The trends are extremely likely to have been a direct result of February’s abnormally high temperatures.
Our call-outs for squirrels aren’t, strictly speaking, too unusual. Often, though, we wouldn’t be hearing from customers about these guys until mid-March. That’s normally when they start breeding, so the fact that we’ve already started receiving a number of calls in February is a little surprising. There is no immediate cause for concern, but it’s certainly an interesting trend that we noticed during the mid-February sun.
We would just advise people to be aware of the increase in squirrel numbers for this time of year. If you spot any signs that make you suspicious, the key is not to ignore it until the ‘warmer’ weather arrives. Get it sorted now!
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