What do they look like?
The adult grey squirrel has a body height of approximately 25cm and a tail length of approximately 20cm. Their body is adapted for climbing and jumping and they use their tail for balance.
Where do they live?
Grey squirrels live in their Drey (nest) are made in roof spaces of houses and buildings and use roofing insulation to make the nest. Occasionally Drey’s can be built in the forks of hollow trees, using twigs, leaves and grass.
What do they eat?
The grey squirrel will eat food put out for birds,
They also eat nuts, fruit, bird’s eggs and nestlings.
Are squirrels a health hazard?
Squirrels can be a nuisance in the garden by disturbing plants and eating bird food. They can be a concern to home owners when they enter roof spaces of buildings.
They can enter these areas by climbing walls or jumping from nearby trees and gaining access through gaps in roofs and eaves. Once inside they can cause serious damage by chewing woodwork and ceilings, stripping insulation from electrical wiring and from pipes and may contaminate water storage tanks.
How can I get rid of Squirrels?
It is important to get rid of Squirrels quickly, And can cause serious damage
We use traps to kill Squirrels and give advice on proofing after the treatment.
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