The grey squirrel was introduced from America and has spread widely across the UK. These grey mammals are approximately 25cms long with a tail of similar length. Squirrels can cause serious damage should they make their way into loft spaces, destroying insulation, stripping wires and chewing timbers to make nest material. In numbers they can be destructive to garden plants and lawns by digging food storage places. For commercial tree growing businesses they can cause extensive damage to young saplings.


Squirrels have 2 litters of 3-7 offspring per year. Holes in trees form a nest where the young are weaned by 7 weeks and leave at 10 weeks. Squirrels can breed from approximately 6 months and live for up to 12 years. Having few natural predators grey squirrels have increased rapidly in numbers which has led to them being classed as pests. 


There are a variety of methods which can be used to control grey squirrels and to humanely dispose of them. We can remove your squirrel problem by laying suitable traps or bait where appropriate. WARNING squirrels can and will chew through electrical wiring.