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Squirrel Control in Scunthorpe, Doncaster & North Lincolnshire 

Grey squirrels are invasive pests that were bought over to the UK from North America in the 1800s to populate the grounds of stately homes.

Unfortunately, the grey squirrel is an invasive species, and its presence quickly led to a major reduction in numbers for its native counterpart, the red squirrel.

As their numbers grew, grey squirrels became a recognised pest. If they get into your home, they can cause a lot of issues, including damage to your home’s structure and disruption to your sleep routine.

Grey squirrels often crawl up tree branches and find (or create) entry points into your loft space. If this happens, you need professional pest control.

Briarquest Pest Control provides professional, efficient and humane squirrel control in Scunthorpe, Hull, Grimsby, Doncaster and the M18 / M180 Corridor going into South Yorkshire. Call 01724 376330 to book your appointment and get rid of your squirrel infestation for good.

Signs Of Grey Squirrel Activity

Grey Squirrel Control Scunthorpe

Grey squirrels are larger and more powerful than other rodent pests. They are also superior climbers and athletes and will often make their way into your loft or chimney in order to nest or at least gather nesting material. Some clear signs of squirrel activity are:

  • Squirrel Sightings: The most obvious sign of a squirrel issue in your property is that you actually see a squirrel entering your space.
  • Scurrying Or Scratching Sounds: Squirrels have sharp claws, so if you hear the sound of scurrying or scratching, then this could be a sign of squirrels, although it could also indicate other rodent pests such as rats or mice.
  • Gnaw Marks: If you see chew marks on your walls or furnishings, then this could indicate that squirrels are in your home.
  • Squirrel Droppings: If you notice small, smooth, dark brown pellets shaped like barrels in and around your home, then these are probably squirrel droppings.
  • Squirrel Nests: Squirrels build small nests from soft materials and twigs, which you might find in your home. You may also see torn loft insulation, which is a sign that squirrels have built their nests.

If you notice any signs of squirrel activity in your home or garden, then you need professional pest control. Our team can trap and remove grey squirrels humanely so you can get your home or business premises back on track.

Book Your Squirrel Control Appointment Today

Squirrels might seem cute, but once they find somewhere to shelter on your property, they can be incredibly destructive.

Once your house or business premises become infested with squirrels, you will soon realise why anyone would want rid of them. Before you see any evidence, you will likely hear them scampering around your loft, but it’s what else they do in your loft that is the problem!

Squirrels burrow beneath insulation, chew your roof joists and ceiling battens, and gnaw through wiring and pipework. Like all rodents, a squirrel’s teeth are constantly growing, and they have to gnaw regularly, so they can quickly cause major disruption.

A Briarquest Pest Control technician will assess your particular squirrel problem and advise on the use of live capture with humane dispatch or lethal trapping methods using powerful spring traps. Although squirrels can be removed, specific rodenticide has to be used that is specially formulated for squirrels and should never really be the first port of call for any professional pest controller. 

Red squirrels are protected by law, and it is illegal to harm or disturb them in any way. However, grey squirrels can be removed, provided it is done humanely, and you don’t cause unnecessary suffering.

As such, it’s important that you don’t undertake squirrel removal yourself. Instead, hire professionals to ensure that you abide by UK laws and don’t harm other wild animals in their natural habitat while getting rid of the squirrels. Call 01724 376330 today to have the squirrels caught and removed from your Scunthorpe property as soon as possible.

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