Squirrels

Grey Squirrels can cause a nuisance if they take up residence in your home.

  • Their sharp claws are good for climbing, as trees and woodland areas act as their natural habitat.
  • However, a squirrel can also see an attic, loft or roof space as a perfect home as these provide shelter, warmth and safety from predators.
  • A squirrel can leap more than 6 meters, run along adjacent tree branches or easily scale a vertical wall, and only needs to find a hole as big as its head to gain entry into your property.
  • Signs of a squirrel infestation are a musky smell, loud noises, concentrations of peanut shaped and sized droppings, and significant shredding of insulation.
  • Once a squirrel has found its way into your roof space they can cause serious property damage by gnawing on structural timbers and sometimes drowning and decomposing in water storage tanks.
  • They are also known for causing fires and floods through their chewing of electrical wires and water pipes.
  • It is important to make sure that all squirrels have been removed before any proofing measures are carried out, as a squirrel will go to great lengths, and cause more damage to return to its drey (nest) and young.
  • We can remove the squirrels and then block any access points to prevent any other squirrels re-entering.

If you hear noises in your roof space or see any signs of squirrel activity, call us immediately!

Spearhead Pest Control Specialists
Call Spearhead now on 07779 156387