Welcome to Squirrel Control Shotgate We can help with all your Squirrel Control Problems for both Domestic and Commercial customers.
St George’s Pest Control Ltd (Pest Control Shotgate) is a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and has several accreditations including CHAS, Construction line, Safe Contractor, CSCS and have been approved by the Essex County Council – Buy with Confidence scheme.
For all your Squirrel Control Problems and for a Squirrel Control Quote in Shotgate please contact us on 01702 278024.
The Grey Squirrel is predominantly grey (with a slight brown colouring), a white underside and large bushy tail. An adult weighs between 400-600grams and is approx 30-40cms in length.
The grey squirrel is most active during the day time, mainly at dusk and dawn. Squirrels often enter roof spaces and buildings and cause damage by chewing electrical wires, loft insulation and woodwork.
A squirrel’s diet consists of nuts, fruits, berries and tree bark, which it hoards by burying it for later recovery. Their food burying habits can be destructive in your garden by ruining lawns and digging up plants and bulbs.
The female squirrel has 2 litters of 3 to 4 young each year around March and July. The young leave the nest at 10 weeks old and begin to fend for themselves.
Our methods of control:
Kania traps set in loft spaces and roof voids are the most humane method as it is illegal to catch squirrels in live traps and then release them back into the countryside.
We do not usually recommend removing squirrels from external areas as squirrels are territorial and if one is removed then others will only take over that space.
We would recommend proofing your property to reduce the risk of re-entry of further squirrels.