Glis Glis Control Hertfordshire | Glis Glis Removal

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N-PEST | HERTFORDSHIRE

Call us today: 0800 020 9657

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RELIABLE TREATMENTS

BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL

Flexible pest management plans
for your specific needs.

GLIS GLIS CONTROL / GLIS GLIS REMOVAL

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

GLIS GLIS CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Glis Glis Control Hertfordshire – We provide Glis Glis control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of Glis Glis infestations. If you are suffering from a Glis Glis problem in your property, call us now.

The Glis Glis is protected under Section 11 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 which places restrictions on who can trap them and how. N-PEST holds a license to trap the Glis Glis and keeps a record of the Glis Glis we capture and reports this back to the Wildlife licensing unit for their records.

This licence permits the trapping of Edible (or Fat) Dormice (Glis glis, also known as Myoxus glis) for the purposes of preserving public health and public safety, and to prevent serious damage to crops, fruit, growing timber and others forms of property. Edible Dormice captured alive cannot be released and must be humanely dispatched.

PEST PROOFING

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEST PROOFING MEASURES FOR THE HOME AND WORK-PLACE THAT CAN PREVENT OR REDUCE THE CHANCE OF RE-INFESTATION. THE NUMBER OF PROOFING MEASURES AVAILABLE AND THE TYPE DEPENDS ON THE PEST, ASK US ABOUT THE AVAILABLE PROOFING MEASURES WHEN YOU CALL.

GLIS GLIS FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    The Glis glis or otherwise known as the Edible or Fat Dormouse looks similar to a squirrel and is only found in parts of the UK. Their population is concentrated in a 200-square-mile triangle between Beaconsfield, Aylesbury and Luton – an area known as the Chilterns.

  • DIET

    The Glis Glis eats fruit, seeds and nuts but they are also renowned for stripping bark from young trees. They gnaw continuously and as with Squirrels, the Glis Glis can cause a lot of damage to property by gnawing electric cable and pipe insulation.

  • HABITAT

    Whilst the Glis Glis is outdoors there isn’t really much of a problem but they are rather fond of finding the smallest of gaps to gain entrance to your loft and take up residence. People who have had a Glis Glis enter their loft report a lot of bumps and noise throughout the night and occasionally even come face to face with them sitting in cupboards. The Glis Glis can be very intrusive, more so than squirrels and will often explore areas of the home such as kitchens and other rooms where they leave their droppings.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    The Glis Glis gestation period lasts from between 20-31 days and results in the birth of up to eleven young which after a period of 30 or so days start to leave the nest. In heavily populated areas it’s very common to find one living in your loft and outside they are known to strip fruit trees in gardens.

  • ACTIVITY

    The Glis Glis hibernates for an extremely long time, between the 7 months from October to April. Because of this, the German common name for them is “Seven months”.

GLIS GLIS (Myoxus glis)

Glis Glis (Edible Dormice) or fat dormouse is a large dormouse and the only living species in the genus. The Glis Glis looks similar to a squirrel and is around 14 to 19 cm in length with a tail around 11 to 13 cm. They normally weigh from 120 to 150 grams but can be even heavier just before hibernating.
Its fur is grey to brownish colour with some white colouring on the inside of their legs but their long bushy tail is slightly darker than the rest of the body.

The Glis Glis was accidentally introduced to the town of Tring in England through an escape from Lionel Walter Rothschild’s private collection in 1902. As a result, the British edible dormouse population is now believed to be well over 10,000 strong. Their population is concentrated in a 200-square-mile triangle between Beaconsfield, Aylesbury and Luton – an area known as the Chilterns.

As with Squirrels, the Glis Glis pest can cause serious damage to property by gnawing electric cable in loft spaces presenting a fire hazard. They also like to gnaw pipe insulation. They can be very intrusive, more so than squirrels and will often explore areas of the home such as kitchens and other rooms where they leave droppings. The Glis Glis is nocturnal and eats fruit, seeds and nuts. They are renowned for stripping bark from young trees. The spread of the Glis Glis has been reported in the media of late which can be read about here.

GLIS GLIS IN THE LOFT

Image shows the mess caused in a loft from Glis Glis feces.