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Squirrels have become a serious problem when they take residence in a loft space. They will make a large amount of noise and usually can cause more damage than rats or mice. They will gain entry to loft spaces to either breed or take shelter.

A male squirrel will have several days (nests) with their territory – sometimes they are in trees, but buildings make safe, warmer and drier nest sites. squirrels are often found in gardens and can-do damage to trees, plants, bulbs and even eat birds’ eggs and even young birds.

A lot of damage can happen when Squirrels enter a loft space, they can cause structural damage by tearing up loft insulation for bedding, chewing pipes, timbers and even any stored items. Most worrying is they pose a fire hazard by chewing the insulation from electrical wiring and/or chewing through the actual wires which can cause fires or expensive electrical problems.

They tend to be very noisy, particularly early in the mornings, and they have been known to drown in uncovered water storage tanks, which can contaminate your water supply.

It is also worth noting that Grey squirrels are classed as Vermin/Pests, they are also directly responsible for the decline in the native Red squirrels. It is also illegal to release a trapped Grey squirrel back into the environment.

Before any treatment, The Exterminator Pest Control advises do not attempt to block any entry holes. If you do the squirrel can cause more damage trying to escape from the areas, they have been nesting in.

The treatment of a Grey squirrel issue can be more difficult and time consuming than other rodent pests. The treatment for controlling any squirrel issue needs to be carefully considered, as once a family of squirrel have been removed from an area there’s a chance at some stage the territory may be re-occupied.

The Treatment usually involves a combination of trapping and an anticoagulant poison called Warfarin, this is the most effective way to manage any Squirrel issue. This is the only poison licenced to be used on Grey Squirrels, this requires the Squirrel to consume it several times before it takes effect this is called a multi feed bait and stops other Squirrels from becoming suspicious and bait shy if illness or death is associated with that food.

After treatment has been successful it is important that the entry points in building is proofed so that Squirrels do not reoccupy your building. If you have an issue with Squirrels, please use the contact form below or call us.

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