Squirrels are a common sight, and for most their experience with them will be witnessing them scurrying around trees, however squirrels can be a persistent pest in your property.

Surprisingly squirrels can cause the most damage in the loft, they will chew on basically everything they can get their claws on.

If you are experiencing squirrel problem call us for a free consultation.

Types of squirrels in the UK

There are two species of squirrel in the UK; red squirrels and grey squirrels.

Red Squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris)

Red Squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris)

  • Varies in colour from red to black
  • Approximately 20-24cm long
  • Tail is around the same size as their body
  • Roughly around 250 – 350gs in weight
  • No difference between males and females
  • Commonly found around tress
  • Reproduce twice a year
  • Average lifespan of 3 years
  • Feed on seeds

Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)

Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)

  • White to black in appearance
  • Approximately 20 to 23cm long
  • Fluffy tail
  • Roughly weight around 400 to 650g
  • Reproduce twice a year
  • Average lifespan of 6 years
  • Feed on seeds
  • Often found in attics, using them as shelter

How do I know if I have a squirrel problem?

The first sign you will likely notice is noise, squirrels are much more vocal than other rodents. The often enter attics for shelter or search for food, they can causes a tremendous amount of damage, chewing through everything they can find.

Grey squirrels also set up several nests, usually in tress but also in buildings so if you notice a lot of squirrel activity in your garden, check your attic for any signs of damage.


Why is it important to have squirrels treated?

Squirrels we literally chew through anything they find, this includes, pipe work, loft insulation, wires, and timber. The risk of a fire hazard, water contamination and structural damage aren’t problems best left for another day, it is strongly advised you get rid of them as soon as you can.

How to get rid of squirrels

Squirrels are very territorial, removing a family from one area will likely result in a new one moving in later on. Treatment time can vary depending on the severity of the infestation, to control them traps and poisons are used and access points are sealed up.

There is no guarantee for outside squirrels not to come back, they are often replaced very quickly, however inside treatments are guaranteed to eliminate your problem with preventative measures put in place to stop any future issue.

How much does pest control cost?

For a quote on pest control, do not hesitate to contact us via email at contact@eraserpest.com or call us on 07572 458216.

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