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Squirrel Infestation Control

Why Choose The Pest Interceptors To Deal With Your Squirrel Problem?

Should you find yourself with squirrels scurrying about, it is pivotal that you call the Pest Interceptors immediately due to their fierce nature of breeding and disruptive behaviours.

When it comes to squirrels, each property is unique. Upon initial consultation, we will try to gauge the severity of your situation. The severity of your infestation will determine the way in which we advise you to approach dealing with them - should your furry inhabitants be red squirrels in the garden, as opposed to the common grey squirrel, we would encourage you to enjoy and appreciate how lucky you are! 

Employing a squirrel pest control professional guarantees your furry friends will be removed in compliance with legislation (using the correct squirrel traps), in a way that is quick and effective, and with the utmost respect, consideration and compassion towards the squirrels. The Pest Interceptors team will also work towards preventing squirrels from returning to your property in the future.

More information regarding squirrel infestations is detailed in our blog.

What Happens If You Do Not Seek Professional Help For Your Pest Problem? 

There is only one reason for squirrels to get into your loft space; and that is to raise a family. The longer a squirrel infestation is left, the more squirrels there will be - ultimately meaning there will be more damage done. Although Squirrels seem quite cute and nothing to worry about, believe us when we tell you that when left to their own devices, squirrels can cause huge damage to your home.


Not only will the urine and droppings from squirrels start to smell, attracting flies and other pests, it will also seep through ceiling plasterboards and make smelly damp patches, weakening plaster - but that’s just for starters! 


Like all rodents, squirrels have to chew on things to keep their ever-growing, chisel-like, front teeth sharp and at the desired length - they do this by gnawing on wooden joists, plastic pipes, pipe insulation, electrical cables, and anything else that takes their fancy! Over the years of attending squirrel infestations, we have seen roof beams chiseled away as if a beaver has been at them! Among the most worrying fact of all is that squirrels love to chew through electrical cables - it is said that around 20% of all house fires are started by rodents.

What Is a Squirrel Infestation?

Although these woodland creatures are not commonly thought of as pests in need of professional handling, their peaceful presence in your garden can soon turn sour. Upon leaving your garden, the Squirrels will begin to build nests to breed within your house - they particularly love the loft spaces of houses as they are full of insulation that can be used for bedding.


Among the key indications of an infestation from these particular creatures is, of course, seeing and hearing an abundance of squirrels surrounding the property. Additional incriminating signs of squirrels include scurrying or scratching noises, chewed materials, droppings, the strong smell of urine, holes chewed in facia boards, tiles being moved or lifted from your roof.