Essex & Herts Pest Control provide a squirrel removal service protecting homes and businesses in Harold Wood and surrounding villages.

A three visit treatment plan will be required to eradicate a squirrel problem and stocked with the latest trapping equipment I ensure your squirrels are eradicated professionally, helping to remove the threat of fire risk, damage and unwanted noise.

In accordance with the Pest Regulations 1986 & 1987 we work to the highest standards in pest control, I am staff are RSPH accredited and DBS security checked, ensuring you're in safe knowledgeable hands.

Control

We use live traps to eradicate grey squirrels. We are likely make recommendations with regard to external proofing.

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 can take up residence in loft spaces of homes and commercial buildings.
They feed on nuts, fruits, Birds' eggs and chocolate!

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.

Problems Caused

The most serious damage takes place in urban areas where the Squirrel enters the roof space of a house. They are considered a fire hazard, 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.