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The Grey Squirrel

Sciuris carolinensis

Grey Squirrel Control in London

Grey squirrels are a common sight in parks and gardens all over London and the UK, but they are not a native species. However, within several generations, this pest has been able to displace the indigenous red squirrel in British woodlands, and they have started invading areas populated by humans too.

Active for most of the day, you will often see grey squirrels collecting food at dawn and dusk, or during the late afternoon. Their nests are similar to birds’ nests, constructed from twigs and leaves, except in the case of nests in lofts, which are often made from the insulation fibres.

The absence of large wooded areas in urban centres means these pests are making their homes in domestic and commercial properties, disrupting daily life and causing both discomfort and, in some cases, danger.

That is why squirrel control carried out by experienced professionals like Empire Pest Control is such a valuable service, for home and business owners alike.

About Grey Squirrels

Physically, grey squirrels are quite distinct from their red-furred counterparts, having grey-golden fur and smaller ear tufts, as well as a noticeably bigger build, weighing 16-18oz and measuring at around 12-21in in length. In winter, their fur, which is never pure grey, is longer and thicker.

This makes them hardy pests who can remain active and terrorise homes and gardens all year round. A fact that is not helped by their excellent ability to climb and jump, or their keen sense of smell, sight and hearing.

Though solitary in nature, an infestation can cause plenty of problems. They will breed twice each year, once in February-March, and once in June-July. Each litter will boast three of four young who will take approximately ten weeks to wean. They can then find a mate and increase the population yet again.

Your home or business offers the ideal spot for a squirrel nest in that it is warm, safe and a superb food source. When they are not foraging for tree shoots, flowers and nuts, they will look at human food sources for cereals and fruits to eat or store. So gardens, kitchens, bins and so on are all at risk from these pests.

Solving Your Grey Squirrel Problem

And why should you make solving your squirrel problem such a priority? Well, as well as being a noise nuisance, they can also cause damage to structures and pose health and safety risks. In fact, squirrels have been known to nest in wall cavities or lofts; chewing through boxes and materials, as well as roof joists and electrical cables, which can prove hazardous depending on the extent of the damage.

Far from being a protected member of the UK’s wildlife, grey squirrels are recognised pests, prevalent in rural and urban areas alike. Their population is growing so rapidly that culling practices have been used, and people are always in need of ways to trap or exterminate them. Of course, in either case, the task is best carried out by a professional company, to ensure it is done safely and effectively. So get in touch with us today.

Pest Control East London

E1 Whitechapel Stepney Mile End, E2 Shoreditch Bethnal Green, E3 Bow, E4 Chingford Highams Park, E5 Clapton, E6 East Ham, E7 Forest Gate Upton Park, E8 Hackney Dalston, E9 Hackney Homerton, E10 Leyton, E11 Leytonstone, E12 Manor Park, E13 Plaistow, E14 Poplar Millwall Isle of Dogs Docklands, E15 Stratford West Ham, E16 Canning Town North Woolwich Docklands, E17 Walthamstow, E18 South Woodford. IG1 Ilford, IG2 Gants Hill, IG3 Seven Kings, IG4 Redbridge, IG5 Clayhall, IG6 Barkingside, IG7 Hainault, IG8 Woodford Green, IG9 Buckhurst Hill, IG10 Loughton, IG11 barking,

Pest Control South London

SW1 Westminster Belgravia Pimlico, SW2 Brixton Streatham Hill, SW3 Chelsea Brompton, SW4 Clapham, SW5 Earl’s Court, SW6 Fulham Parson’s Green, SW7 South Kensington, SW8 Lambeth Nine Elms, SW9 Stockwell Brixton, SW10 West Brompton, SW11 Battersea Clapham Junction, SW12 Balham, SW13 Barnes Castelnau, SW14 Mortlake East Sheen, SW15 Putney Roehampton, SW16 Streatham Norbury, SW17 Tooting Mitcham, SW18 Wandsworth Southfields, SW19 Wimbledon Colliers Wood Southfields, SW20 West Wimbledon Raynes Park, SE1 Waterloo Bermondsey Sothwark, SE2 Abbey Wood, SE3 Blackheath Westcombe Park, SE4 Brockley Crofton Park Honor Oak Park, SE5 Camberwell, SE6 Catford Bellingham Hither Green, SE7 Charlton, SE8 Deptford, SE9 Eltham Mottingham, SE10 Greenwich, SE11 Lambeth, SE12 Grove Park, SE13 Lewisham Hither Green, SE14 New Cross, SE15 Peckham Nunhead, SE16 Rotherhithe South Bermonsey Surrey Docks, SE17 Elephant & Castle, SE18 Woolwich Plumstead, SE19 Upper Norwood Crystal Palace, SE20 Penge, Anerley, SE21 Dulwich,SE22 East Dulwich,SE23 Forest Hill,SE24 Herne Hill,SE25 South Norwood, SE26 Sydenham, SE27 West Norwood Tulse Hill, SE28 Thamesmead.

Pest Control West London

Oxford Street Bond Street W1, Paddington W2, Acton W3 , Chiswick W4 , Ealing W5 , Hammersmith W6 ,Hanwell W7, Kensington W8 , Maida Vale W9 , North Kensington W10 , Notting Hill W11 , Shepherds Bush W12 , West Ealing W13 , West Kensington W14 , Bloomsbury Gray’s Inn WC1 , Covent Garden Holborn Strand WC2 .

Pest Control and removal North London

N1 Islington Barnsbury Canonbury, N2 East Finchley, N3 Finchely Central, N4 Finsbury Park Manor House, N5 Highbury, N6 Highgate, N7 Holloway, N8 Hornsey Crouch End, N9 Lower Edmonton, N10 Muswell Hill, N11 Friern Barnet New Southgate, N12 North Finchley, N13 Palmers Green, N14 Southgate, N15 Seven Sisters, N16 Stoke Newington Stamford Hill, N17 Tottenham, N18 Upper Edmonton, N19 Archway Tufnell Park, N20 Whetstone Totteridge, N21 Winchmore Hill, N22 Wood Green Alexandra Palace, NW1 Regent’s Park Camden Town, NW2 Cricklewood Neasden, NW3 Hampstead Swiss Cottage, NW4 Hendon Brent Cross, NW5 Kentish Town, NW6 West Hampstead Kilburn, NW7 Mill Hill, NW8 St John’s Wood, NW9 Kinsbury Colindale, NW10 Willesden Hrlesden Kensal Green, NW11 Golders Green

Pest Removal in Hertfordshire & Pest Control Middlesex

EN1 Enfield,EN2 Enfield Town,EN3 Ponders End,EN4 Cockfosters,EN5 Barnet,EN6, Potters Bar, South Mimms, Cuffley, Northaw,EN7 Cheshunt,EN8 Waltham Cross,EN9, Waltham Abbey,EN10 Broxbourne, EN11 Hoddesdon,HA0 Wembley,HA9 Wembley,HA1 Harrow,HA1 Harrow,HA2 Harrow,HA3 Kenton,Wealdstone,HA4 Ruislip,HA5 Pinner,HA6 Northwood,HA7 Stanmore,HA8 Edgware, AL1 St Albans,AL2 St Albans, Bricket Wood, Colney Street, Frogmore, London Colney, Napsbury, Park Street, Potters Crouch,AL3 St Albans, Childwickbury, Flamstead, Gorhambury, Markyate, Porters Wood, Redbourne, Sandridge,AL4 St Albans, Colney Heath, London Colney, Marshalswick, Oaklands, Sandridge, Smallford, Tyttenhanger, Wheathampstead,AL5 Harpenden,AL6 Welwyn, Ayot St Peter, Ayot St Lawrence, Digswell, Rabley Heath, Tewin,AL7 Welwyn Garden City,AL8 Welwyn Garden City, Lemsford,AL9 Hatfield, Brookmans Park, Essendon, North Mymms, AL10 Hatfield,WD3 Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Chenies, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Heronsgate, Loudwater, Maple Cross, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Sarratt, West Hyde,WD4 Bucks Hill, Chipperfield, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley,WD5 Bedmond, Abbots Langley,WD6 Borehamwood, Elstree, Well End,WD7 Shenley, Radlett,WD17 Watford, Cassiobury, Nascot Wood, WD18 West Watford,WD19 Oxhey, South Oxhey,WD23 Bushey, Bushey Heath,WD24 North Watford,WD25 Garston, Aldenham, Leavesden, Letchmore Heath,UB1 Southall,UB2 Norwood Green,UB3 Hayes,UB4 Yeading,UB5 Northolt,UB6 Greenford,UB7 West Drayton,UB8 Uxbridge,UB9 Harefield,UB10 Hillingdon.

Pest Removal in Surrey, Pest Control in Richmond & PestInfestations in Kingston upon Thames

SM1 Sutton,SM2 Belmont,SM3 Cheam,SM4 Morden,SM5 Carshalton,SM6 Wallington,TN14 Cudham,TN14 Cudham,TN16 Biggin Hill,TW1 twickenham,TW2 Whitton,TW3 Hounslow,TW4 Hounslow West,TW5 Heston,TW6 Heathrow,TW7 Isleworth,TW8 Brentford,TW8 Brentford,TW9 Richmond,TW10 Ham,TW11 Teddington,TW12 Hampton,TW13 Feltham,TW14 Hatton,TW15 Ashford,TW16 Sunbury-on-Thames,TW17 Shepperton,TW18 Staines, Egham Hythe,TW19 Stanwell, Wraysbury,TW20 Egham, Englefield Green,KT1 Kingston,KT2 Norbiton,KT2 Norbiton,KT3 New Malden,KT4 Worcester Park KT5 Berrylands,KT6 Surbiton,KT9 Chessington,CR0 Croydon,CR9 Croydon,CR2 South Croydon,CR4 Mitcham,CR5 Coulsdon,CR7 Thornton Heath,CR8 Purley.

Pest Control and removal in Essex

CM0 Southminster Burnham-on-Crouch Tillingham, CM1 Chelmsford, CM2 Great Baddow, CM3 South Woodham Ferrers Little Baddow Danbury Latchingdon, CM4Ingatestone Fryerning, CM5 Ongar Fyfield, CM6 Dunmow Felsted, CM7 Braintree,CM8 Witham, CM9 Maldon Totham Tolleshunt Major Tollesbury, CM11 Billericay Ramsden Bellhouse,RM1 Romford, RM2 Gidea Park, RM3 Harold Wood Harold Hill, RM4 Stapleford Abbotts, RM5 Mawneys Collier Row, RM6 Chadwell Heath, RM7 Rush Green, RM8 Becontree, RM9 Dagenham, RM10 Dagenham, RM11 Emerson Park, RM12 Hornchurch, RM13 Rainham, RM14 Upminster, RM15 Aveley South Ockendon, RM16 Grays Chafford Hundred Orsett, RM17 Badgers Dene, RM18 Tilbury, RM19 Purfleet West Thurrock, RM20 Thurrock South Stifford,SS0 Westcliff-on-Sea Prittlewell, SS1 Southchurch, SS2 Southend-on-Sea , SS3 Great Wakering Little Wakering, SS4 Rochford Stambridge, SS5 Hockley, SS6 Rayleigh, SS7 Benfleet, SS8 Canvey Island, SS9 Leigh-on-Sea, SS11 Wickford Runwell, SS12 Wickford Nevendon, SS13 Basildon Felmores, SS14 Basildon Whitmore Way, SS15 Laindon, SS16 Langdon Hills, SS17 Stanford-le-Hope Corringham. CM12 Billericay, CM13 Brentwood East Horndon Herongate Warley Hutton, CM14 Pilgrims Hatch Coxtie Green, CM15 Shenfield Doddinghurst, CM16 Epping Theydon Bois, CM17 Harlow, CM18 Harlow, CM19 Harlow Roydon, CM20 Harlow, CM21 Sawbridgeworth, CM22 Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 Bishop’s Stortford, CM24 Stansted Mountfitchet