Grey Squirrel Control and Eradication

Strathearn Pest Control can eliminate your squirrel problems.

If you’re having trouble with grey squirrels, call us today on 0800 0283 703.

We can have a technician with you within 24 hours to deal with the problem.

All our technicians are fully trained so that you are in safe hands when employing our services.

We can offer you an effective one off treatment programme or a longer term prevention plan.

To find out more about how we can help you please call us on 0800 0283 703.

Alternatively complete our online contact form for a survey and detailed quotation.


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Grey Squirrel

Squirrel control

The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was introduced from the USA between 1876 and 1929. It is now common throughout England and Wales and is found locally in Scotland.

The red squirrel disappearances typically followed the arrival of the grey squirrel although other factors including lack of food and harbour-age sites and disease also helps in their elimination

Why Control Grey Squirrels?

The grey squirrel is a serious pest in plantations where it can cause serious damage by stripping bark from trees. It also, however, presents a number of other problems, if left unchecked, including :

  • Damage to parks and gardens where cereals, vegetables and fruit are taken

  • Damage to buildings where access is gained to roof spaces leaving timbers, electrical wiring and plumbing at risk

Methods of Grey Squirrel Control

There are a number of different control methods available :

  • We normally use cages to trap the animals and then humanely remove them from the affected site.

  • Other methods include shooting and drey-poking.

  • We will also make recommendations about preventative measures including proofing.

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