Squirrel Pest Control

Humane squirrel pest control, available 24 hours a day

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Our Accreditations

Who we are

Acorn started out as a small family-run business which was formed in 1990. At first, Acorn only specialised in Pest Control. However, due to the Chairman’s drive and expertise, Acorn expanded its service offering cleaning and clearances, part of their daily routine. In October 2021 Acorn expanded into the water hygiene sector and has qualified operatives with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Acorn has become a successful environmental service company; offering a great range of services to cover all areas, both internal and external for all types of industries, commercial, public and private clients within the North West and beyond, Acorn has more than 200 clients and employs 40 specialist staff members in their field.

Acorn is a family-orientated environmental service company who are happy to assist with any problem. Its target to make a difference to the environment drives its vision to REACT, COMMUNICATE and DELIVER the best service possible to its growing client portfolio.

Squirrel Pest Control

Fast, humane squirrel removal services

Squirrels in the roof crawl space or attic are extremely common but they are far from harmless. They are extremely territorial and difficult to remove without the proper equipment, so if you have a squirrel pest problem you need to call us as soon as possible. 

Squirrel droppings can become a nuisance very quickly, especially because they can cause nasty health problems for you and your family, such as flea infestations, allergic reactions, and issues with asthma. In extreme cases, they can even exacerbate long-term health issues, such as COPD.

Fortunately, we’re on hand 24 hours a day to help. Our expert pest removal team have the knowledge, experience and hi-tech equipment to get rid of your squirrel problems quickly and safely. They’ll even treat the area after the squirrels are gone to ensure that other squirrels don’t take their place.

For more information, or to book our team to come to your property to carry out a squirrel in the attic removal, speak to our experts today.


Signs of a squirrel pest control problem

  • Droppings – are often found in loft spaces. Squirrel droppings are larger and more rounded than a rats. Approximately 8-12mm and rounder at the edges rather than pointed.
  • Sighting – They use loft insulation or similar as nesting materials. You may see a pile of shredded loft insulation or you may see the squirrel up in your loft space. Sometimes you may even notice them going in your fascia boards in a hole they have developed typically about the size of a tennis ball.
  • Sounds – grey squirrels occupying a loft space make can make an almighty racket. People often describe it as ‘a group of them having a party up there’. Squirrels will continuously run around the loft space in search for nesting materials, when there is nowhere left to look, they will break through to other areas- causing a lot of sound!
  • Damage – these animals are very strong, have sharp teeth and sharp claws. They can even chew through soft metals and hard wood and many other materials used in lofts and on roofing. Fascia boards, tiles, insulation materials and joists are often damaged by squirrel activity.

If you would like to know more about our squirrel control services, including prices and availability, please get in touch.

Why choose Acorn

Expert Knowledge & Support

With over 30 years of experience, our onsite teams can quickly and easily handle all types of pest control tasks.

Thorough reports & audits

As members of NPTA and other official bodies, we provide detailed reports and solutions on how to deal with your pest problem.

Dedicated Aftercare & Support

Our support doesn’t end with the job, with our teams of experts being on hand to answer any questions you have about aftercare and pest prevention.

Serving nationwide

Our specialist services extend nationwide for your convenience.

Our services

Pest Control & Specialist Cleaning


Our pest control services deal with every aspect of pest infestation removal. We’ll provide an initial report, remove them, and then advise on how you can keep them from coming back in the future. For pest removal in your home or commercial property, no matter the size or nature of the infestation, trust Acorn Environment Services Ltd.

Water Hygiene

We offer a wide range of water hygiene services, including Legionella risk assessment, water sampling, and the cleaning & disinfection of water tanks. We carry out in-depth audits and follow strict health and safety guidelines designed to keep your water supply safe and hygienic. We also offer bespoke packages for our clients when needed.

Specialist Cleaning

We offer thorough specialist cleaning services designed to treat hard-to-reach areas, including any job considered outside of typical commercial and industrial cleaning. These include graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning, or fogging to remove bacteria and fungi. For more information on specialist cleaning, hit the link below.

Speak to a specialist today

Whatever hygiene improvement requirements you may have – from pest removal to commercial cleaning – we want to help. Speak to one of our specialists today to take the first steps towards a cleaner future.

How Pest Services works

Acorn’s pest control specialists will handle your situation with care.

  • Request a survey

    Call or email our team today for a FREE quote on solving your pest problem.

  • Talk to an Expert

    If you’re not sure which of our pest control services you need, call our friendly team for FREE professional advice.

  • Urgent Support

    Have an emergency? Don’t panic – our team of specialists are available 24/7.

Hear from our clients

Trust Pilot


"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

Arielle Halter


"Used Acorn for a garden/yard clearance! Superb service! The two guys who came (Chris and Chris) were polite, professional and friendly. Start to finish it took no more than half an hour! Very impressed, would highly recommend."

Ian Collett


"I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."

Martin Cowell


"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

Amanda Grimes


"Acorn came to remove a wasps nest from the time to reporting it to Acorn arriving to remove it was a total of 3 hours. I was so impressed. The lads who came were very helpful, professional and polite. Great value for money and I will be recommending to all my family and friends"

Tracie Jackson


"Your technician was very polite and well mannered, he even made time to have a quick chat which is a surprise for me as most people who work on your home are just there to get job done and go 10/10!"

Keighley Boyes

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Squirrel Infestation

Removal of the squirrel infestation


Firstly we survey the activity areas, whether a loft or cavity and confirm the species’ presence.


We use a combination method of a variety of extremely effective traps and specialist squirrel poisons in squirrel pest control to resolve the problem as quickly and hassle-free as possible.


Once the animals have been fully removed, it is vital that the entry points are sufficiently blocked off. This ‘repair’ work can be very simple or very extensive depending on the level of damage and access. On the first visit, we will give you a quote for proofing, you are then able to accept our quotation or get this work carried out yourself. It is recommended that this is done within 10 days of removal to ensure other squirrels do not move in.


We guarantee to remove your infestation.


How does pest control get rid of grey squirrels in the attic or loft space?

First, we survey the activity areas to confirm their presence. We then use a combination of different methods of squirrel pest control to resolve the problem as quickly but humanely as possible. Once the animals have been fully removed, it is vital that the entry points are sufficiently blocked off. We can give you a quote to carry out these repairs - just as one of our expert staff who’ll be happy to help.

How much does it cost to get rid of a squirrel?

This all depends on the number of squirrels that have to be removed, the methods that we have to use in order to remove them, and how much damage they’ve done to your property while they’ve been living there. We’re happy to provide a free quote for all these services and more, and we’re on hand 24 hours a day to get rid of any squirrels that have invaded your property.

Is it legal to kill a squirrel?

It’s not illegal to kill a grey squirrel but the hardest part is ensuring that you’ve got all of the squirrels that have been living on your property and treating the problem so that other squirrels don’t come in and take their place. Plus, we always try to be as humane as possible when removing squirrels, so leave it to us rather than trying to do it yourself!

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