Squirrel removal & control services
Squirrels are a slightly different form of nuisance, as they are animals, not insects, and so they have a ‘cute appeal’ that means many find it difficult to see them as pests in need of controlling. Whilst they may appear soft, fluffy and harmless, like rats, the common grey squirrel is host to a variety of nasty diseases, and were more or less single-handedly responsible for wiping out the much-loved British red squirrel species.
Squirrels like to nest in loft spaces, tearing at loft insulation and running around to find materials to build warm nests; in addition to the serious noise pollution they will cause in your property, squirrels are extremely territorial, so when they build their in your loft, this can present a real problem, as they will lose their cuteness and become extremely aggressive - even more so if they have baby squirrels. Blocking off their access points - usually about the size of a tennis ball - often doesn’t work as, again like rats, they can chew through and scratch at almost anything (including soft metals, tiles, joists and hard wood) to re-gain entry, making them a real nuisance and very difficult to get rid of.
This is one pest where professional help is absolutely essential. If you notice noises, damage to your loft insulation, or droppings - these are larger and more rounded than rat droppings, approx 8-12mm - that you suspect have been caused by squirrels, don’t try and catch them and release them outside - this is actually illegal in the UK - give us a call. We will use traps and poisons to humanely exterminate all squirrels nesting in your property, and then effectively block off their access points so that you won’t be targeted again.
Call us on : 020 8857 4237