Squirrel Control Hertfordshire | Squirrel Removal

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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.

SQUIRREL CONTROL / SQUIRREL REMOVAL

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

SQUIRREL CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Squirrel Control Hertfordshire – We provide Squirrel control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of Squirrel infestations. The grey squirrel is considered a pest. If you have a squirrel in your garden or grounds they can be a real nuisance, eating shrubs and bulbs or stripping the bark from trees, stealing bird feed and eating bird eggs.

If you are unlucky enough to have a Squirrel in your loft or outbuilding, you will know they can be very noisy, make a lot of mess and cause all kinds of damage. When squirrels take refuge in your loft they can start chewing wood and shredding loft insulation. They also chew on items that have been placed in storage and they can present a fire risk when stripping the insulation from electrical wires.

Squirrel infestations can be treated by laying traps and once eliminated, preventing re-infestation by plugging holes being used for access. If you have a squirrel problem in Hertfordshire, get in touch with us now for a free quote with no call out fee It is a criminal offence to re-release a captured grey squirrel back into the wild.

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.

SQUIRREL FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    Most of the time Squirrels don’t cause a problem, however during the colder winter months the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) can be found causing problems to homes and buildings around Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. The red squirrel is also found in the UK in smaller numbers and is protected under the Wildlife and Conversation Act 1981.

  • DIET

    The Grey Squirrel mainly feeds on nuts, seeds, insects, berries, vegetation, bark and at times on birds and bird eggs. They are often found trying to eat food from bird feeders that are put out in gardens as they like the seeds/nuts they contain.

  • HABITAT

    They Grey Squirrel can be found in a wide variety of habitats, such as woodland, parks and domestic gardens. The Grey Squirrel builds a large messy looking nest, or drey, in the top of trees or sometimes in hollowed tree trunks. These nests are lined with moss, dried grass and feathers. In colder months, squirrels like to enter loft spaces and can become very noisy.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    The Grey Squirrel is a hoarder and will hoard food in numerous small caches, making it available to retrieve later. Sometimes these caches are temporary and used near a site where there is a sudden abundance of food which are then retrieved within hours or days of being buried, whereas sometimes the caches can be longer term and not retrieved until several months later.

  • ACTIVITY

    The Grey Squirrel is more active during the early and late hours of the day, they tend to avoid the heat in the middle of a summer day and they do not hibernate. Once in the loft, the Grey Squirrel will chew on items that have been put in storage and present a fire risk when stripping the insulation from electrical wires.

Grey Squirrels (Sciurus Carolinensis)

Grey Squirrels (Sciurus Carolinensis) are common throughout the UK and can be found inhabiting areas of woodland, parks and gardens in Hertfordshire.It is an offence to release grey squirrels back into the wild and once caught they must be destroyed humanely. Red squirrels on the other hand, must be released immediately back into the wild and are not a pest.

As the name suggests, the Grey Squirrel has mostly grey fur. It has a large bushy tail, can jump between trees and is very good at climbing. A hole as big as the Squirrels head is large enough for it to crawl through and gain access to loft spaces. The Grey Squirrel feeds on nuts, berries, seeds, insects, vegetation and sometimes birds and bird eggs.

The Grey Squirrel doesn’t hibernate during the winter season and is very active during the day time whilst scurrying around looking for food.