The Grey Squirrel – sciurus carolinesis


Squirrel

Adult size (approx.): 26.5cm 500g

Habitat

The Grey Squirrel is mainly a resident of woodland but can also be found in urban areas where they can live in parks and gardens wherever there are trees.  They have been known to take residence in loft spaces of houses and offices.  They feed on nuts, fruits, Birds’ eggs and some chocolates such as Mars bars or Snickers.

Control

We are able to provide humane squirrel removal in and around your home.  This can achieved with squirrel cages that we bait and monitor until the squirrel is caught.  These are normally placed in your loft where the main activity is heard by you, the customer.  After we believe all the squirrels have been removed, can we then begin to carry out squirrel proofing.  We are able to use many different materials to suit the needs of your property subject to a survey.

Woodland areas can be controlled with squirrel hoppers baiting them with Warfarin.  Warfarin can only be used when placed in a hopper.  We do not recommend placing squirrel poison in your lofts due to carcasses becoming unreachable.  Squirrel shooting and drey poking can also take place.

Biology

There are 2 breeding seasons in the year for the Squirrel.  The first, taking place from February to March.  The litter is born after a gestation period of 45 days.  The young are then weaned at 10 weeks old.  The second litter is born between June and July, leaving the nest in August and September.  The litters average 3, with a range of 1-7 young.

Importance

The most serious damage takes place in urban areas where the Squirrel enters the roof space of a house.  Here they can strip wires of the insulation, chew beams, scratch plasterboard and tear fibreglass insulation to form a drey.  They have also been known to drown in cold-water storage tanks, contaminating the water.

Areas Covered for Squirrel Control

Humane Squirrel Removal, Eradication, Proofing & Control Essex, London & Kent

Humane squirrel control has been undertaken for local councils, schools, offices, parks, golf courses & agricultural industries including farms, orchards, nurseries and stables.

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