When Squirrels find a place to nest, this becomes their ‘territory’, and they will protect their territory at all costs. Especially when they have young in the nest. This means they can become very agitated and even aggressive when disturbed. There is a common miss-conception that if the animal’s entry hole is blocked this will remove the problem. This unfortunately is not the case.
As a pest it is illegal for pest controllers to catch and release Grey Squirrels, they have to be dispatched. We use the most humane methods to remove all pest problems including Squirrel infestations.
Red Squirrels are protected by law and we cannot treat them. In general, if you are experiencing issues with Squirrels then it is likely to be Grey Squirrels.
Species of Squirrel
There are two species of Squirrel that cause concern in the UK. The protected Red Squirrel & the more common Grey Squirrel. Generally in the North West, you will only come across Red Squirrels around Formby, Merseyside.
The introduction of the Grey Squirrel has been the major factor in the Red Squirrel's decline over the past century, through competition for food and shelter and infection.
Have you found gnaw marks or come across round dark brown droppings in your loft? If so then you could potentially have a Squirrel problem – but don’t worry we're here to help. If you think you have a possible Squirrel issue, please call us now to speak to our experts about our fast & effective treatments.
Squirrels are most active during the early hours of the morning therefore they are often heard whilst trying to sleep. Below we have explained some signs that could indicate that you have a potential Squirrel problem.
Squirrel Nests - Squirrels will use your insulation to nest in - check your loft for these signs.
Noises - Squirrels can make quite a racket & can usually be heard throughout the house.
If you have spotted any of the signs mentioned, we recommend acting quickly to ensure the potential infestation doesn’t spread any further.
M.E.S Squirrel Control
Our BPCA certified Technicians provide safe, effective solutions to get rid of Squirrels using industry-leading treatments. One of the quickest and most effective ways to control Squirrels is with live cage traps. We'll put a schedule of visits in place designed to effectively take care of your Squirrel problem with the minimum of disruption.
We believe that prevention is better than cure & we always aim to deny Squirrels access into your property as opposed to simply catching them once they're in.
Get in touch with one of our trained staff members today for more information & to get your quote.