Grey Squirrels & Cluster Flies:
Now the Autumn is here we should be getting more enquiries about Cluster Flies and Grey Squirrels. Cluster Flies will be gradually moving into their hibernation sites while Grey Squirrels will favour ‘indoor’ sites such lofts to rest. They do not properly hibernate but rest up and sleep for long spells during very cold weather. They venture out to find nuts and seeds that they have hidden during the Autumn. They will also take advantage of bird food although some people actively feed Grey Squirrels. Regular feeding increases the density of the population in an area as a regular food supply means the territories don’t have to be so large to support the family. This increase in density of population can lead to problems for other wildlife (especially birds during the Spring).
At PEST UK we are often called out to deal with Grey Squirrel problems. We use a combination of trapping and poison bait to deal with them. They are difficult to deal with as they rarely take poison bait if there is an alternative higher protein food source nearby such as bird food (peanuts, fat balls and sunflowers being their favourites.) The PEST UK Squirrel treatments usually take between two and four visits. We have a fixed fee so the price doesn’t increase if we fail to deal with the problem. Our technicians are the best in the country and never fail.
There have been a lot of Foxes about recently. They have been gorging themselves on the bumper crop of blackberries and other fruits that are abundant this year. At PEST UK we carry out a number of shoots for about a dozen schools who have problems with foxes fouling playing fields and doing other damage.
We don’t cover the whole of the UK, these are the areas we cover: Berkshire (Berks), North Hampshire (Hants), South Buckinghamshire (Bucks), South Oxfordshire (Oxon), NE Surrey & West Middlesex.
To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).