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Pest Control Squirrel

Grey squirrels were introduced to the UK from the USA in the early twentieth century. The red squirrel has been declining in numbers in the UK, partly due to humans activiteies. We have introduced them in other countries, and they are doing well there as well. Their success in breeding, foraging, and resilience has led to a decrease in the number of native red squirrels and an increase in the amount of squirrel control in the UK. Squirrel Control is a key component of any healthy and safe living environment. Squirrels can cause damage to property, homes, businesses and even farms by climbing up onto roofs, trees or power lines. Squirrel removal is not only an important part of a healthy and safer living environment but also a damage limitation for buildings, both internal and external. We offer comprehensive professional squirrel control services in York. Our experts are trained to identify the particular needs of our clients and then make sure we help them stay free from pests.


Pest Control Squirrel – Grey

Grey squirrels feed on acorns, tree shoots, flowers, nuts, fruits, roots, and cereals. They bury surplus food 2-5cm below the soil or in tree hollows. They feed at ground level, more than red squirrels, and together with their ability to digest acorns (which reds can’t), they have tended to displace red squirrels in areas of woodland where the two have come into contact. The nest of the Grey squirrel is called a drey, and it is made from twigs, dry leaves, and grass; in roof spaces, insulation is often used. Squirrels are diurnal, active from before sunrise to after sunset, and females are pregnant for around one month and produce a litter of three to four kittens. Squirrels’ front teeth, incisors, constantly grow and thus require filing; this is achieved via gnawing. Unfortunately, they do not discriminate on the material that they chew. This can cause problems if they are living in a roof space where wires (fire hazard) or the structure can be damaged.

Squirrel Removal

Grey squirrels are considered vermin and are therefore not allowed to be released elsewhere. They pose a severe health risk to people, as well as other native species, as they carry a deadly disease called EAS. The squirrel population has exploded in many parts of the state, and unless you plan on getting rid of them yourself or contacting a professional pest control company, they will continue to spread across the country. It is also considered to be cruel to relocate them as they will be attacked by territorial squirrels living in that area.

Squirrels In Loft Or Property

You should be aware that you should never block a single hole into a roof void that squirrels use, as they are extremely territorial and will create new entrance points. You could also block them in, which will almost certainly lead to internal damage if you have a squirrel infestation. If you have squirrels that have taken up residence in your loft or property, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to assist you in finding a solution to the issue at hand. We are readily available to discuss the situation and ensure your property is safe and squirrel-free.

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