Squirrels in Lofts
As soon as it gets colder then squirrels in lofts is a common pest control problem. Squirrels will look for warmer places to rest and possibly breed. Lofts are ideal places for squirrels to rest and to breed. Squirrels have several dreys or nests within their territory. One male or family group will occupy a territory. The size of the squirrel’s territory will depend on the availability of food supply within the territory. Areas with a regular high protein food supply (say with several gardens that feed birds) will be smaller that territories with no artificial food supply. A family of squirrels will visit each drew in turn using a loft space ‘drey’ when it is colder or when ready to breed in the Spring. Other factors include the availability of food in the area nearest to the drey. Squirrels in Lofts will make a lot of noise. Squirrels in Lofts will damage insulation and can contaminate water tanks and insulation with droppings, urine and even dead bodies.
How to get rid of Squirrels in a Loft
Squirrels are difficult to get rid of. First access holes into lofts should not be blocked until the family of squirrels has been killed. If the holes are blocked before this then they will do damage in an attempt to get into the loft. It is important that the holes are blocked up BUT ONLY AFTER THE SQUIRRELS HAVE BEEN GOT RID OFF.
PEST UK use a combination of traps and poison bait to get rid of squirrels. PEST UK is one of the only pest control companies that guarantee squirrel treatments. Many pest control companies will charge ‘per visit’ which initially makes the treatment program seem cheap but can (and usually does!) work out extremely expensive.
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To book a squirrel treatment or free advice on squirrels then please call PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
PEST UK cover a wide area of Southern Central England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
Squirrels from the BPCA