How to get rid of squirrels

The Rat Catchers Grey Squirrel Control Service

A grey squirrel infestation usually takes place in the upper areas of the house/building.  Grey squirrels often infest attics and lofts, causing immense damage and leading to thousands of house fires, each year, not to mention very high repair costs.  This is why eliminating your squirrel problem really can be the difference between life and death and squirrel control should be implemented as quickly as possible, once a squirrel infestation is discovered.

The best way to get rid of squirrel infestations in your building, is to employ the services of a professional grey squirrel control organisation, such as ourselves.  We aim to get rid of your squirrel problem within a seven day period, if not sooner and all our squirrel baiting treatments come with a 30 day guarantee.

UK Squirrels

There are two types of squirrel found in the UK:  The Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris) and the imported, Grey Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis).

Generally, in the UK Pest Control World, we are mostly concerned with the Grey species of squirrel, which are much more widely spread throughout the UK, larger and arguable more destructive.  The Red Squirrel population remains smaller and concentrated to certain areas, mainly the North-West of England. 

The Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrels are notoriously well known for causing major damage to woodlands and buildings.  Every year a great deal of house fires and floods are attributed to squirrel infestation; where these robust rodents have managed to strip insulation from electrical wires, damaged pipework and gnaw their way through woodwork.

Whilst squirrels are often considered ‘tree rats’, they are very different to their rodent cousins in the fact that they generally only breed twice a year; once in the spring (February/March) and once in the summer (July/August).  A litter of squirrel kittens can be up to 6, however the average is around 3 young per mating pair.

How to get rid of Squirrels

Whilst it is illegal to bait for squirrels in an outside space, squirrel infestations tend to be found in roof and attic spaces, which can be successfully treated.  Due to the potential damage these rodents can cause, eliminating your squirrel infestation from these areas should be done as a matter of urgency.  This is why our expertly qualified squirrel control technicians aim to clear your infestation within a seven day period and as long as all our recommendations are followed, you will also benefit from our 30 day guarantee.

During our squirrel pest control treatment, our expertly qualified squirrel pest control technicians will do a thorough investigation and devise the best treatment to exterminate these pests as quickly as possible.  Our squirrel pest control treatments consist of a two visit baiting program, using a licenced rodenticide, which cannot be bought on the open market.  Whilst we will carry out any minor proofing necessary/possible to guard against further squirrel ingress, the services of a qualified roofer are strongly advised, as they will be able to proof more effectively, on the outside of the building, where the squirrels would have gained entry.

All our grey squirrel control treatments, as standard, come with a detailed report and a 30 day guarantee, subject to all recommendations being followed.

For further information on how to get rid of squirrels from your home or work space, please call our offices now, where one of our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.  For further details of our prices, visit our Costs page.

Don’t delay, get rid of your squirrel pests, today.


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