Unoccupied property clients should check their properties for damage by squirrels. Pest control experts say that millions of pounds of damage is caused by these little creatures who have made nests in thousands of UK properties. They have a habit of gnawing their way through wiring and pipes and even chewing through rafters in the loft.

The spring is the season when female squirrels give birth and it is a good time to make sure that your property is secured against a squirrel invasion. They often jump from nearby trees and find their way in to the roof through small openings.

Damage by infestations is not something that is normally covered by insurance so it makes even more sense to avoid it.

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