Squirrel problems in the bay

A letter from the reader.

Penny Geyser, Hout Bay

Squirrels are nice to look at but not nice when they cause damage.

In the past six months, the squirrels in our road are causing major damage, and I would appreciate any suggestions from your readers.

They get into our ceiling and pull out/ chew the light fittings, causing a fire risk.

They chew the rubber connection on our neighbours’ gas cylinder, causing a serious risk. While we love animals, the situation is getting out of hand, and the City cannot help, as they say squirrels are not considered vermin.

Help, please!