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Grey Squirrel Pest Control

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. Do not block entry holes until squirrel pest control infestation is completely removed.

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.

Acorn Environment Services provide removal and prevention for all types of rodents and vermin. We will work with you and your business or property to find the best solution.

Acorn can implement effective, reactive strategies to investigate thoroughly, identify the problem and location in order to eradicate the problem.

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

 

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Removal of the infestation

Survey

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

Eradication

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

Proofing

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 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.

Guarantee

We guarantee to remove your infestation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acorn is a fully licensed, fully insured and fully accredited service with over 30 years’ experience in providing effective solutions to eradicate and prevent the pest infestations from rodents, vermin and insects.rnEach pest query or concern is well considered and thoroughly surveyed by our expert team to ensure all business and property owners receive the best advice and course of actionrn

Rats and vermin can carry pathogens that spread diseases that can affect humans. According to the CDC, rats and mice can spread over 35 diseases – including Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria and more – and are even responsible for an outbreak of monkey pox in 2003.rnCharacterised by a pair of incisors that grow up to 5 inches each year, rats gnaw and chew on electrical wires and other household objects to wear them down. When left to roam free, rats can cause serious structural damage to your home.

The most tell-tale sign of rats is clustered faeces that are usually dark in colour and pellet-shaped. Chewed electric cables, woodwork or brick is another key sign, as rats are avid gnawers and can cause structural damage if left alone.

Although from the same family, rats and mice are different in terms of their body shape, size, droppings and nest locations

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