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Squirrels In Lofts

Squirrels look a cute and cuddly animal but in reality they are generally far from this.

Robbing birds nests for eggs and young, making nests in garages and your roof they can soon make a disaster of any un-armoured wiring.  Rats & mice will gnaw wiring but squirrels will strip them bare for some way causing whole sections of wire to be replaced.

Routinely we do not deal with squirrels due to issues with unboarded loft spaces however we are more than happy to visit your property and offer advice if you do have a squirrel problem.

Grey squirrels were introduced to the UK from North America at the end of the 1800s and so are not a native species.  As grey squirrels have a varied diet they spread rapidly across the UK to become very numerous.

Trap & release is not an option for these animals.  Once trapped and due to legislation it is illegal to release a grey squirrel back into the wild.

Grey squirrels are not protected under the Wildlife Act 1981 so they may be humanely controlled as squirrels can cause damage worth £1,000s to attics and roof spaces.

Red squirrels are protected.  As red squirrels live in pine woods and tend to avoid contact with humans they are not considered pests and are no longer found (other than the Isle of Wight) in Southern England.

Image of a grey squirrel in a tree.

If you have any concerns about pest issues large or small please contact us on 01322 308475