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Unlike rats and mice, squirrels are often seen as friendly, nut-chewing furry animals that would be the cause of no trouble. However, that's often not the case. Many homeowners that have experienced an infestation of these animals can attest to how problematic and destructive they can be. As you’ve landed on this page, the chances are that you are looking for a professional pest management company that can remove squirrels from your property for good.
Though grey squirrels might seem friendly and always mind their own business, that's far from the truth. Based on what we have seen over the years, these wild animals can be far worse than rats, mice, and other similar rodents. If you don't have a plan to control grey squirrels on your premises, they can cause a lot of problems down the line, including:
Damage to your property: Like rats and mice, squirrels can too infest safe areas such as loft spaces. Over time, they will start exploring your property using their sharp claws, and chew away insulation, electrical wires, and other materials, which could lead to very costly repairs.
Spread diseases: Like other rodents, squirrels carry diseases. In fact, it is believed that the grey squirrel is single-handedly responsible for the extinction of red squirrels, which are native to Britain.
Displace local wild animals: The grey squirrel is a dominant wild animal. In the wild, they are often seen to outcompete other squirrels and wild animals, causing them to leave the area.
Impact bird population: Squirrels are excellent at climbing trees. They're also known to raid and eat bird eggs and young birds, which could massively impact the bird population in the area.
Dealing with a squirrel infestation alone can be very tricky. During colder months, Squirrels will find their way into homes or places of business for warmth or to breed. These rodents are not only very fast, but they can climb and fit through surprisingly tight gaps. That's why many of our previous customers trust our experts to handle the situation and provide a permanent solution.
As a leading pest control company, we make use of special techniques and equipment to effectively capture and prevent squirrels from coming back in the future. Below is a sneak peek of what you can expect.
First, we will thoroughly inspect your property and the surrounding area.
Once our team knows what type of pest infestation they are dealing with, a plan of action will be drawn up.
Then, our team will get to work and effectively remove these invasive pests.
The pest controller on the day of your appointment will tell you approximately how long the service will take. As a general rule of thumb, it takes a few hours up to a whole day. If you have a big problem with squirrels and have a large property, then the service may be carried over a couple of days.
The cost of our squirrel removal service will depend on the size of your property and the level of squirrel infestation you're dealing with. Please get in touch with us today, and we would gladly give you a free, no-obligation quote.
There are many different ways you can establish squirrel control. For example, squirrels love bird food, so if you have bird feeders on your property, we suggest you get rid of them. Aside from that, to get rid of squirrels for good, you can:
Block all entry points to your property. Besides ground squirrels, most squirrels are great climbers, so you need to block all entry points all over the property, not just on ground level.
Set spring traps that can capture squirrels alive. If you're dealing with tree squirrels, please note that you can't humanely dispatch them in one of the many UK forests and parks. Once captured, it is illegal to release grey squirrels, and instead, they must be dispatched humanely
Use chemical repellents, metal flashing, insulation foam, and other such products inside and outside of your property. Be wary of the methods you use if you have children or pets at your premises.