Grey in colour with large bushy tails; Grey Squirrels are a non-native species which were released in the UK by landowners in the late 19th century. They are now very common and classed as a pest species.
Grey squirrels are most active during the day, feeding from trees and on the ground often raiding bird feeders in domestic gardens.
Squirrels nest in dreys which are naturally high up in trees however, the warm and dry confines of loft spaces in people’s houses are often preferred.
Grey squirrels tend to breed in early Spring but if food is plentiful, they may have a second litter in the summer. Litter sizes tend to average around 5-6 offspring.
With large gnawing incisors Grey Squirrels can cause tremendous amounts of damage if left to their own devices. Moving insulation to build their drays, gnawing water pipes, electric cables and joists are just some of the most common examples of damage caused. More often than not, damage caused by squirrels can be very costly
Call Vermatech today to arrange an appointment for your 3 visit Grey Squirrel treatment (Internal treatments only). N.B. Due to the nature and complexity of squirrel trapping the number of site visits may be more than 3 but these will be agreed by the customer.
We will provide advice and recommendations on any proofing or gardening issues which are allowing Grey Squirrels to access your property.
All works carried out will be undertaken by fully qualified, professional technicians trained to RSPH Level 2 or equivalent standards. We adhere and comply to Wildlife Aware, CRRU’s Code of Best Practice.
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Common Insects and Rodents
Below are a list of some of the more typical rodents and insects we provide pest control for.
There are two species of rat in Britain, Rattus Norvegicus which is commonly known as the Brown Rat or Common Rat. The Rattus Rattus, referred to as the Black Rat or Ship Rat is now rarely found in the UK.
The House Mouse, and sometimes the Long-Tailed Field Mouse are found in buildings as they seek the warmth and shelter for nesting sites and food.
Deliberately introduced to this country sometime in the 19th century, the grey squirrel has spread throughout most of mainland England & Wales. Mainly a resident of broadleaved and mixed woodlands it is also a typical resident of urban parks and gardens.
Cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky walk. There are two main species of cockroach in Britain the German and Oriental Cockroaches.
The most common species of Flea is the Cat Flea, known for readily biting humans. The Bird Flea are next in importance, followed by dog fleas, although other species may become temporarily attached to dogs.
Wasps & Hornets
If you are seeing a large number of wasps or hornets in and around your home or work, there’s probably a wasps’ nest or a attractant nearby.
Are found in numerous locations during Autumn to Spring, but usually in lofts, window frames including sash windows and timber cladding.
The commonest species of ant that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger). Black garden ants are not vectors of disease, however they can become a nuisance by way of their foraging behaviour.
What Our Clients Say
Mrs J, Reading
The pest controller explained very clearly what was needed to catch the squirrel and how to prevent re-infestation. He was successful, in part because of my vigilance, but catching the squirrel was as humane as possible. I thoroughly recommend the professionalism of this company.
Contact us today for a quote
Call us on 01491 628 200 for a quote, our prices are based on whether it’s a one-off visit or you require a course if visits.
You can’t go wrong with our reasonable price structure, alongside top-quality pest control services with no hidden charges.