Squirrels have a tooth problem. Their front teeth continue to grow throughout their life. A squirrel with giant teeth? It’s not a good look –
and would obviously make eating pretty tricky, too. So, clever as they are, squirrels spend their life gnawing to keep their pearly whites
down to a manageable size. That’s good news for squirrels – but could be bad news for you.
With the exception of metal, squirrels can chew their way through just about anything. Urban squirrels can gnaw their way through roof
beams and supports in lofts, chew through electrical wires and use their gnashers to get through water pipes, which can of course lead
And now squirrels have turned their teeth to solar panels. The critters like to nest underneath the panels and while they’re there they
can’t stop themselves chewing through the electrical cables.
The team at Area Pest Control have visited so many properties where this is happening that they’ve developed their own squirrel
proofing system. We use galvanised wire mesh, galvanised metal clips and galvanised wire – and the system has been 100%
successful at keeping squirrels out.