Why do animals hoard food?
Posted on 11th December 2019 at 18:33
If we talk about animals hoarding food most people in Maidenhead would think immediately of the grey squirrel; after all we’re all familiar with the sight of a squirrel hiding acorns in the autumn – even the expression to squirrel something away comes from our observance of this animals’ behavior.
So a plentiful supply of food in the autumn explains why the grey squirrel is a hoarder, other animals hoard food and some of their behavior is surprising; the humble mole, the most passionate of all the Wind in the Willows characters and the bane of the gardener will also hoard food.
Its not just the larger animals that hoard food but some ants also have this capability; we now have a species of ant called The Fire Ant that has invaded the UK; a colony of over a million of these ants has been found recently in Sussex.
The two pest species listed here are the grey squirrel and the mole, here at Maidenhead Pest Control we provide a trapping service for both of these animals – we never use poison on either the squirrel or the mole.
If this is the type of rodent treatment that you’d like to receive in Maidenhead then get in touch, we do use rodenticide but I firmly believe that its sole use is a short cut to nowhere – without determining the entrance they will be back!
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