Deliberately introduced to this country sometime in the 19th century the grey squirrel has since spread throughout most of mainland England and Wales. Mainly a resident of broadleaved and mixed woodlands it is also a common resident of urban parks and gardens.
They frequently enter domestic roof spaces. Once inside they chew woodwork, strip insulation from electrical wiring and water pipes.
Physically blocking gaps and entry holes with wire mesh is the best answer. Various types of trap are available as is a poison based on warfarin, but only to professional technicians. Release of grey squirrels caught in cage traps is illegal.
How we can help
We can treat for squirrels by using the following methods:
- Anti-coagulant poisons that are put in tamper proof boxes in areas that children and pets have access to but in open trays in lofts.
- Traditional trapping systems – we can not release squirrels caught in traps.
Before our visit to deal with squirrels
- Note times of activity and any access points.
- Move furniture to allow us access into lofts.
During our visit to deal with squirrels
We will need access to the loft, please ensure we can get access.
After our visit to deal with squirrels
- Please clean up all droppings that were found at the visit, so that we know if the problem is on – going.
- If we can retrieve squirrels that have died then we will, but sometimes this is not possible.