The grey squirrel

The grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

The grey squirrel was introduced to the UK from the USA by Victorian gentry as they thought they would be good for hunting. But after their introduction very quickly established their selves as a pest species.

Grey squirrels have also driven our native red squirrels to all but a few pockets of land. The red squirrel is now trying to be encouraged to take back areas of land by culling of grey squirrels.

Unfortunetly grey aquirrels carry a form of squirrel pox that they are immune to . But our native reds or not and inevitably die.

Squirrels generally make drays in trees or nest in loft spaces. Normally litters of 1-4 are the average but can have up to 8. Squirrels reach sexual maturity at around 1-2 years of age and in captivity have been known to live up to 20 years. This does not happen in the wild due to predation and control methods.

More often than not Squirrels end up finding a way in to a loft space. Be it a loose roof tile or gnawing their way in via a soffet or facia board. Once inside they use The rockwool insulation as nesting material. They can also continue to gnaw on cables and

We use efficient traps to take care of Squirrel problems in a treatment that spans 3 consecutive days. We arrange with you on the 1st treatment a convenient time to return for the next day and the same again to make the last visit. Unfortunatly these traps are fatal as once caught squirrels are not allowed to released into the wild again.

We have years of expertise. Working for 2 different councils over a period of 10 years enables us to make sure that we do the best we can to ensure your problem is resolved. We can also talk to about proofing recommendations which either our team or your builder can carry out for you as this would incur extra charges.