Squirrel control

Squirrel Control | Eradicate Squirrels | Squirrel Removal and Proofing – Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions offer a fast and effective Grey Squirrel removal service to domestic and commercial clients in the Essex / Suffolk area.

All of our pest control work can be guaranteed and emergency appointments are available if required. Our work is carried out by pest control operatives who are CRB checked, qualified to at least BPCA RSPH Level 2 and with strict adherence to current health and safety legislation.

Our Grey Squirrel eradication service is discreet and confidential and, if required, we can arrive in unmarked vehicles.

About Grey Squirrels

Introduced into Great Britain in the mid 19th century, the Grey Squirrel (Sciuris carolinensis) population grew until it became, as it is today, one of the most frequently seen mammals in our towns and parklands. Whilst there is no doubt that in the right place and at the right numbers, these mammals are a joy to be seen. In the wrong places and in too great a number, they are now considered a pest.

Their numbers have increased greatly in recent years and they are becoming bolder in their search for food, often stealing from bird tables and nut baskets or even into kitchens in search of an easy meal. When Grey Squirrels enter a property they can cause serious damage.

Grey Squirrels become a nuisance pest as they find their way into loft and roof spaces. Their strong teeth enable them to chew through the fabric of buildings and they make short work of electric cabling, creating an obvious fire risk.

The life cycle of Grey Squirrels

Grey Squirrels have been known to live for up to 10 years in the wild, although most only manage 3-4 years. The female Grey Squirrel can mate twice a year producing a litter of anywhere between 3 and 9 at a time. She has a 6 week gestation period, usually giving birth in March/April and then again around June/July.

The mother suckles the naked, blind young every three or four hours for several weeks. They gradually grow fur, their eyes open and at about seven weeks old they follow their mother outside the drey. At 10 weeks they give up suckling and a month or so later they move away from the nest to build dreys of their own. The offspring will start to breed themselves at around a year old.

The treatment of Grey Squirrels

Control by trapping is the preferred method. The trapping process is simple and effective, requiring return visits to check the traps. Poisons can be used in some cases, but whatever form of treatment is used it is recommended that the area be made squirrel-proof through the use of strong wire meshing.

Squirrel Control – contact us now for friendly and effective assistance.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield may also be considered.

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