How to get rid of Squirrels
In the UK there are two types of squirrels that are normally found. The Red Squirrel, whose numbers have decreased rapidly in recent decades since the Grey Squirrel was introduced in the late 1800’s as fashionable addition to large country estates. These grey coloured mammals were larger than our native Red Squirrel and they produced more young. Red Squirrels are more timid and may now be seen in in woodland and countryside areas but it is Grey Squirrels that are more intrusive in and around human habitats and urban areas and are classed as rodents.
Squirrels can be cute and amusing when seen outdoors but they can also easily become a nuisance when they come into the garden or when they move indoors to nest in roof voids, attics or lofts of the home or business.
In the garden grey squirrels can be the problem when they are attracted by food left for birds in bird feeders or on the lawn and they will also eat plants in the garden. Continuing to feed birds will encourage more squirrels to come and eat from the free food source and they will try to set up home close to where the free food is available. This could mean moving in to the house usually in a roof void, attic or loft space where they can then cause disturbance to the inhabitants of the home at the very least. Once inside the home, squirrels can cause a fire hazard by chewing on electrical wires and they can cause potential water damage by gnawing on plastic water pipes. It there for is a must to stop and get rid of these animals.
When squirrels have entered roof voids, attics or lofts it is important to locate the possible entry and exit points, which could be at the overhang of the guttering around the soffit boards or under the eaves of the property. Once the entry and exit points have been found, make note but do not seal them until you are sure that no squirrels are left indoors or the squirrels will try to find another exit route which could mean accessing the living areas of the home. Only when it is evident that the squirrels have been driven away, is it time to seal up the entry points.
How to get rid of Squirrels outside in the garden or inside in the loft or attic area?
The most effective method of getting rid of squirrels in the garden is to use our mains electric or battery powered outdoor Ultra Sonic Squirrel Repellers or Water Jet Spray Repeller. We also supply a strong, Squirrel Cage Trap and a smell deterrent Squirrel Repellent Spray.
If you have squirrels indoors, the best way they can be repelled and driven out with the use of our indoor Ultra Sonic Squirrel Repellers.