Squirrel control

They may look cute and cuddly but squirrels can cause a nuisance and if they get out of hand squirrel control may be required. Valley Pest Control offers affordable squirrel control throughout the South West of England. Our qualified pest experts use a variety of squirrel deterrents including squirrel traps. We have trained pest technicians covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, including Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Bristol, Bath, Wellington and Taunton, Bridport and Weymouth. So, if you have a squirrel infestation and need it dealt with, call us for a free quote and fast response on 0800 387 219.

Squirrel Removal and Proofing Services

Grey squirrels were introduced into the UK in the 1870’s. Although they prefer woodland habitats, they are a common sight in more urban areas. Despite their friendly and cuddly appearance, squirrels can be a nuisance wreak havoc if they enter domestic or commercial premises, chewing through wires and knawing holes to create more access points. Effective squirrel control, proofing and removal will combat squirrel invasions and prevent them from returning.

If you suspect you have a squirrel problem contact Valley Pest Control Ltd. We provide professional squirrel control and removal services across the South West, including Exeter, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and Bristol. Our squirrel control and removal services are available to both domestic and commercial customers.

grey squirrel

Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

SIZE, SHAPE AND COLOUR: Head and body length is 25 to 26.5cm plus 22cm of tail. Weight approx 500gm . Both sexes similar size. Winter coat is grey above with a white underside. Summer coat is shorter, sleeker and brownish grey above.

BIOLOGY: Gestation 45 days. Litter size 1 to 7 (average 3). Litters per year 2. Weaning period 10 weeks. Maturity 10-12 months. The life span of the female is between 4-6 years. The life span of the male is between 2-3 years.

PREFERRED FOODS: Nuts, fruit buds and shoots to fungi, birds’ eggs and nestlings. In gardens their diet comes from food put out for birds. Surplus food is often buried for retrieval at a later date.

HABITAT: Mainly resident in broad-leaved and mixed broad-leaved/conifer woodland but also in copses and hedgerows. Commonly resident in urban areas where it lives in parks and gardens wherever there are trees.
Grey Squirrels must not be confused with the Red Squirrel which is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

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