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How squirrel control works

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Often, squirrels enter attics and do most of the damage there. However, that may not always be the case. This is why a skilled pest technician will arrive onsite to check where the signs of squirrel infestation can be found and where their entry point is.

Treatment

Squirrel traps with bait will be placed in strategic places by the pest controller. When the animal is caught, the exterminator will come back to pick it up together with the traps. The squirrel is dispatched humanely, following all rules and laws in the UK

Observation

As a part of the guaranteed treatment, the technician will come for a follow up visit when the squirrel or squirrels are caught in the traps. As soon as this happens, give us a call and we’ll schedule a technician to remove the traps and squirrels from your property.

Prevention

When the squirrels are caught and removed, you’ll be given a detailed report of the service. You will also be advised by the technician to seal any entry points so you won’t have squirrels or other pests bothering you in the future.

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Pest technician checking a loft for squirrels

 

When you think of squirrels, the image of a nasty pest infestation won’t pop into your mind. These fluffy creatures aren’t scary like rats or other types of rodents but can still pose a threat to your property. A single squirrel can be the cause for your power line problems or the reason behind those teeth marks on your house insulation. Needless to say, having this rodent running around in your back garden, regardless of its cuteness, is a bad idea.

What you need to know about the service and prevention tips

What you need to know about the service and prevention tips

Once the professional has set the traps, you’ll need to check them every 10 to 12 hours. After the rodent has been caught, call the pest controller to remove it and re-set the trap, if necessary.

Prevention advice:

  • Remove all food sources.
  • Prune tree branches, located near the roof, in order to eliminate access.
  • Block all possible entry points.

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Squirrel Control FAQ

Q: What is a deterrent for squirrels?

A: Squirrels use their strong sense of smell to search for food and shelter. Some natural scents may deter squirrels, including vinegar, peppermint oil, coffee grounds, cinnamon, garlic and rosemary. Squirrels don't like spicy odours. The capsaicin in hot peppers irritates them.

Q: How do I get rid of squirrels permanently?

A: To get rid of squirrels check your garden and remove any possible food sources squirrels use, such as nuts, vegetables, fungi, and fruit. Also, cover all bin areas so they cannot access them. Without being fed, they'll eventually move on.

Q: Is it legal to kill grey squirrels?

A: It is not against the law to capture and kill grey squirrels. Grey squirrels are managed year-round through various methods, including trapping and shooting. The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) prohibits the release of grey squirrels into the wild.

Q: How do professionals get rid of squirrels?

A: To control squirrels, professionals might use live capture traps. Live capture trapping needs to be humane. It is an offence to cause suffering to any animal. Drey poking is particularly effective in winter when the nests are easily visible.

Q: What do squirrel nests look like?

A: A squirrel nest is called a drey, composed of clumped-together leaves, twigs, bark, moss, and other compressed materials. Dreys are usually built in trees with cavities or around branches. A bunch of leaves looks like a small, round bulb.

Q: How much does squirrel removal cost?

A: The cost of squirrel removal in the UK varies depending on several factors, but a general estimate will be between £150 and £300. A majority of pest control companies include the cost of removing and dispatching squirrels humanely.

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