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The problem of squirrels is very controversial in today’s society as they have a reputation of being cute, fluffy animals that do not pose any harm to humans. Despite this perception, squirrels are also classed as rodents and like other rodents, they too spread infectious diseases.

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The problem of squirrels is very controversial in today’s society as they have a reputation of being cute, fluffy animals that do not pose any harm to humans. Despite this perception, squirrels are also classed as rodents and like other rodents, they too spread infectious diseases.

How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Squirrels become a problem when they nest in lofts as they become territorial and will act fiercely if removal is attempted. They are very clever at burrowing through any blocked entry points you have tried to implement and usually gain re-entry.

Pestcure will allow you to avoid dealing with any aggression or nasty bites and ensure that your squirrel infestation is solved. We will repair the entry points made by the squirrels and use a range of techniques to prevent re-entry.

We provide fast, effective Squirrel Pest Control Services throughout London and surrounding areas.

We offer a professional inspection of your premises.

Types of Squirrels

There are two types of squirrels present in the United Kingdom, the red squirrel and the grey squirrel.

Contrary to public opinion, squirrels are a serious pest as they can cause significant structural damage to your home/ business and can even be detrimental to your health.

Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris)

The typical lifespan of the red squirrel is 6 years. They are approximately 100-350g in weight, with a body length of 18-24cm and a tail length of 17-18cm.

Our native squirrel has been living in the UK for approximately 10,000 years but are a beautiful, rare sight nowadays. Red squirrels are officially classed as an endangered species and are protected by law under the wildlife and countryside act 1981.

Grey Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis)

Grey squirrels have a typical lifespan of 5 – 7 years. They are approximately 450-650g in weight, with a body lengthof 24-26cm and a tail length of 19-24cm.

Grey squirrels have caused havoc as they are not originally native to the United Kingdom. They were introduced in the 1870s from North America and despite the fact they they are appreciated by some for their cute looks, they are a wide-spread problem.

The main issue with grey squirrels is that our native red squirrel population has dropped. The wild life trusts have estimated that there are only approximately 140,000 left, compared with 2.5m grey squirrels, which are out competing their native cousins for shelter and food. They can also transmit a disease called squirrelpox to the red squirrels, which will usually kill them within the matter of weeks.

The grey squirrel species seem to be immune to this virus which could partly explain their growing numbers. The grey squirrel causes damage to forestry, local parks and woodlands. They are particularly drawn to the sycamore, sweet chestnut, pine, larch, norway spruce and beech trees, stripping bark which can result in the death or weakening of leading shoots. As a result of this, misshapen trees are a common sight in squirrel dense areas.

It’s not surprising that squirrels are one of the most common causes of house fires. Once they build a nest in your loft, they can spend a considerable amount of time gnawing which in turn causes substantial damage that can prove to be quite costly.

In the garden, squirrels can invade your plants and fruits such as: plums, crocus cormus, pears, sweetcorn, tulip bulbs, apples and strawberries. They also raid small birds nests, dig holes in lawns to hide food and frequently attack nut feeders.

Removing or controlling squirrels that enter the roof space is important. Once they are inside your property, they can chew their way through woodwork and ceilings, strip electrical wiring insulation and rip up fibreglass to form a drey.

Male squirrels are called a buck, whereas females are referred to as doe.

It’s illegal to release a grey squirrel back into the wild. They must be killed by law but red squirrels on the other hand must be returned back to nature.

How to Prevent Squirrels

1. You should manage the habitat around your premises and cut back any trees or branches that overhang. Remove any plants or ivy that is growing up brickworks as this will prevent squirrels entering in the first instance.

2. Remove any stacked items near or against your home as these can help the squirrels gain access.

3. As mentioned before, proof your property and block all gaps and entry points. A pest control technican can undertake proofing works but if you attempt it yourself, make sure everything is secure as they will try re-enter. Mesh which is less than 25mm is ideal.

4. Protect your trees. You can install a metal tree sleeve which will prevent squirrels gaining a grip as the smooth surface is slippery. Remember that they must be positioned correctly, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

5. Do not let the squirrels reach your loft area. Keep trees and shrubs at least 8 feet away from your property as they will jump from trees onto your roof.

6. Remove any possible food sources, particularly in the garden area as this makes it less Inviting for them to take up residency. Cover up any vegetable and fruit plants with mesh caging, ideally smaller than 25mm in size.

7. Plants bulbs such as: daffodils, snow bulbs, allium and hyacinths can deter squirrels as they really do not like the taste.

Getting rid of squirrels requires patience and expertise; we don’t recommend tackling an infestation by yourself. Prevention is key, but if it’s too late, you can rely on Pestcure Ltd.

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We have various squirrel treatments available and all of our technicians are (BPCA) level 2 British pest control association certified.

Our squirrel exterminators are highly experienced in there field, and guarantee to get rid of your squirrel infestation, removal is guaranteed.

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DuncanDuncan
20:01 07 Nov 23
I have a tenanted property and am not local to it. James was diligent, professional and considerate with both the tenant of the property and I; giving us advice on how to deal with the rodent issue we had. I would highly recommend James and Pestcue to solve the problem First rate, honest and keeps to his word.
Tristan CollinTristan Collin
10:49 01 Nov 23
Been hearing scuttling for about a week until two nights ago when it sounded like someone was breaking into our kitchen. We went in to find a huge rat running around the surfaces. The next day we called James from pest cure and he was here within a few hours. During the visit he located the hole the rat was coming through & even saw the rat. By the time he left the kitchen was put back perfectly with two heavy duty traps hidden by the hole (non of those Amazon pieces of plastic). Although he said it could take a week, that night we heard a thwack and saw a dead rat in the morning. Called up James and he said he’d be here the same day to pick up the rat and fill the hole.For something that can make you feel so disgusting in a house, James sorted us perfectly and I highly recommend Pestcure. 10/10.
Cass DevCass Dev
18:30 27 Oct 23
James is a very professional and knowledgeable pest controller. We are currently using his services for a bed bug related issue and he had been brilliant throughout the process, always able to fit in an appointment at convenient times. Would highly recommend him.
Joseph MarkidesJoseph Markides
08:37 25 Oct 23
Unfortunately my issue with Mice in my flat was not resolved. James told me I had a “mild infestation” which I assumed would have been easy for a professional to deal with.Unfortunately, a bit more than a month after James’s initial visit, we still see mice in the flat.James was professional and explained that that there are holes in my walls which are large and difficult to reach which I understand and appreciate. Additionally, James was very responsive and came out to the flat a number of times to investigate the situation which is highly appreciated.However, I hired Pestcure to help me sort out an issue, paid their fee, but after a number of visits the issue continues to persist.Response to reply: I don’t understand why this is so disappointing to you. Imagine my disappointment then when I still see rodents in my flat after I paid your fee. I did mention that I appreciate the fact that you came out multiple times and I did mention that James tried his best. Also the claim that I did not close the holes is ridiculous and undermines your response. This is because I could not close the holes while James had traps and other rodenticides down there. I had to wait until James’s last visit before I took action with another professional.
Timothy PrattTimothy Pratt
12:27 21 Oct 23
Had bedbugs. Appointment was arranged quickly with Pestcure and James came for 3 treatments to get rid of our itchy friends.Was always easy to arrange the next step and James was always flexible and also let me know exactly when he was likely to arrive. James was always extremely pleasant and informative.Most importantly, the difference has been great and it’s been a fortnight (before the 3rd treatment) since we last saw a bedbug.
JADE BEAVENJADE BEAVEN
13:56 08 Oct 23
I can honestly say that pestcure is one of the best companies I have dealt with. My horses stable was plagued with rats and I was at my wits end! James knows his stuff 100% and I am so grateful that my horses food is no longer being eaten by rodents. Thank you so much Pestcure!
John CastleJohn Castle
20:49 07 Oct 23
Iv used pest control people before and haven’t experienced such attentive and great, knowledgeable service. They were just great, dealt with our issue in our offices very quickly and at a good price! Would recommend to all. ThankYou guys
r homawalar homawala
19:53 06 Jan 23
James was very helpful and proactive in helping us with our problem. He explained the procedure and was happy to come back if we had any new problems.
Zoe CopleyZoe Copley
14:05 28 Dec 22
I would highly recommend Pest Cure. James provided excellent service and advice. He was very pragmatic and reassuring. The costs to deal with a mouse issue were very reasonable. The follow up was excellent and he went above and beyond to prevent further incursions by sealing up holes and grates. Overall, excellent, pleasant and professional service.
Grace ThirkellGrace Thirkell
07:49 01 Nov 22
Highly recommend this company. James was so helpful and invested so much time with us to sort our problem. James’s was always on the other end of the phone to provide support and information and really cares about his clients to get the problem solved. Just want to say thank you to James as he helped me through a very challenging time!
Alex HathiramaniAlex Hathiramani
07:49 26 Oct 22
Fantastic experience, James is v knowledgeable and has all the lot needed to remove any issues. Thinks about the client and is reasonably priced unlike other big big competitors who I feel don't have the same skill set. Would definitely re use although I'm hoping I won't need to!So my original review above was last year's issue, this year I had a larger rodent problem, called out James and yet again he's resolved the issue.Issues arose due to rodents living under an outbuilding. James' initial reaction was that it was a drainage issue. He was so thorough, put 2 x cameras down below the outbuilding, removed the decking himself and refused to leave the issue until it was resolved. He came out for 5 visits and after activity seen on camera for over 5 weeks, I've now been 11 days without an issue. This chap is the best in the business full stop, he's fitted drain valves (to stop the rat issue) and persistent rodent bait to eliminate the issue. If the issue comes back I know who to call, but I am at ease now because he has solved the source of the problem and has guided me on how to prevent it in the future. Absolutely brilliant experience and 5 stars really doesn't do his service justice.
Jatin PunjabiJatin Punjabi
22:01 09 Oct 22
James is an extremely professional and kind individual who explains what the problem is and gives his honest opinion. He follows up with good solutions and walks you through the how, what and why. Furthermore, he's helpful throughout the process and is happy to take any further questions or concerns. We used his services for rodent issues and the situation has been improving. Obviously some of it is down to construction issues, but he's more than willing to make you understand the underlying reasons as well. Would highly recommend his service.
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