On a list of pests, the grey squirrel may not appear to be an obvious candidate, but their behavior can cause problems for your home and the local wildlife. They are an invasive species to the West Midlands and the rest of the UK, driving out the native red squirrels and causing problems for homeowners and businesses alike. Unlike their red cousins, grey squirrels can also carry the Squirrel pox that is deadly to red squirrels.
With the inquisitiveness of rats and strong teeth, these pests can enter homes and cause damage to the woodwork, insulation, cables and pipes. If left unattended, grey squirrels will make nests in your house, most often in the loft, but will sometimes choose more unusual locations to nest, as long as the location is secure and warm.
The UK government has set out guidelines for ethical removal of grey squirrels, but improper handling of grey squirrels can be penalised under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, so it is better to let professionals handle their removal.
How we can help
Our professional squirrel pest control technicians will locate the grey squirrels and their nest on your property and humanely dispose of them. They will then advise you on preventive measures to stop additional squirrels from entering your home.
Grey squirrel removal in a nutshell
A minimum of 3 visits will ensure that the squirrels are removed from your property, after which we offer a guarantee that they will not return.
Why choose Sandwell Pest Control?
If you live in the West Midlands, there’s a good chance you’ll have seen our vans parked on the drives of homeowners and in the car parks of businesses.
We’ve been proudly serving everywhere from Birmingham to Sandwell for the past seven years.
In that time, we’ve set ourselves apart with our approachable team, fair pricing and true 24/7 service. If you have a squirrel infestation at your home or business, Sandwell Pest Control should always be your first port of call.