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Squirrel Control

Pest advice for controlling Grey Squirrels

As lovely as squirrels might be, they can be an incredibly destructive pest to have in your home or workplace.

Abate Pest Managment receive lots of calls for squirrels every year and this is because of the damage they cause to properties and the noises squirrels make at night – which can be very distressing!

As well as physical damage and noise complaints, just like rats and mice, squirrels can cause serious contaminations.

Squirrel damage in your home, business and to your health 

Grey squirrels can cause damage when they enter roof spaces of houses and buildings.

Grey squirrels can:

  • Chew on wood and ceilings
  • Make a mess of fibreglass insulation 
  • Contaminate cold water tanks with urine and droppings
  • Remove insulation from electrical wires

We also receive reports of sleep issues thanks to the loud noises squirrels make during the night when they are running around your loft. Their peak activity is activity is four-five hours before daybreak.

Because grey squirrels are an invasive pest species, it is against the law to re-release a grey squirrel if it’s been caught alive, per the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. 

For Abate Pest Management, this means we are legally obliged to dispatch any grey squirrel they catch alive.

The UK Forestry Commission estimates grey squirrels cause £6-10 million damage to British forestry per year.


For Swift Action

Abate’s Grey Squirrel Treatment Service

We offer an easy squirrel control treatment service, which includes the following process:

1. Contact

Call or email us to discuss your pest problem and we will give you advice or arrange for our local technician to make a visit.


2. Survey

We will arrange a survey if necessary, at a time convenient for you and provide a quote and pest recommendations. 


3. Treatment

Abate Pest Management, BPCA certified technicians will visit to treat your pest problem. We’ll make as many visits as required to ensure your problem is resolved.

4. Guaranteed Service

We offer a 100% money back guarantee should we fail to eradicate a pest problem.

Call us on 0800 980 9767 to book your local pest control technician.

Useful Information

Cutting back trees or branches that are overhanging a building, or trimming dense ivy can help prevent squirrels gaining access to a roof in the first place.

Pregnancy (gestation) lasts 44 days, and their young are called kittens. They usually have two litters a year, each with three to seven kittens.

Get in touch today

Get in touch for a free quote, survey or to book a service.

Head Office
Abate Pest Management Services
Hawkfield House
20 Chapel Road
Morley St Botolph
NR18 9TF

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