We know that grey squirrels should be considered as rodents but we are seperating them from mice and rats as our control techniques differ. At Hemingford Pest Control we believe that trapping is the safest and most humane control for grey squirrels and will only use poisons when there is no alternative.
The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was introduced into the UK from North America in the 19th century. They can be incredibly destructive to trees and property and if you are unfortunate enough to have a nest (drey) in your loft space then the cost of repairing the damage to cables and structure can run into thousands; tens of thousands in extreme cases.
If you think there is a likelihood that grey squirrels have moved into your property over the winter then it really is advisable to contact us before the spring, when the first litters are born and the squirrels become increasingly active with foraging and gnawing.
We’re here to help with your grey squirrel problem.