Squirrels Pest Control

There are two species of squirrel in the UK the Red and the Grey. It is only the Grey which is classed as a pest in the UK with the Red squirrel being classed as endangered and restricted to sadly just a few places in Great Britain.

The Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was introduced to Great Britain on several occasions between 1876 and 1929 and since then has spread throughout the mainland.

squirrals pest control

Grey squirrels are very aggressive pests that will damage trees and fruit outside but if they get in your house can rip up and chew pipes, cables and anything they can get hold of. In fact to some extent I feel they cause more damage in a short time than rats or mice. I have seen ceiling joists that have been almost completely gnawed through! They will tear up insulation to make a drey (the name of their nests) and really try to take over. NEVER ever corner a squirrel they really are extremely aggressive and will stand their ground and certainly bite you given the chance!

We usually control Grey squirrels using specially designed traps as we have found that in most domestic situations this provides the most efficient control.

So if you have an squirrel (or other pest problem) please do call us on 01242 517237 or click on Action Pest Control. to discuss the most effective solution to your needs, or to make an appointment. No obligation. We really care about what we do and are actually pretty good at it too- please see our referrals!