At Pinpoint Environmental, we are one of the leading squirrel pest control companies in London and we can remove the pests from your home as well as stop them from coming back with our prevention methods. Grey squirrels are the most common type. You may also find a red squirrel which is a protected species. They are considered pests and should be dealt with by a professional pest control company like ourselves.
Why Do Squirrels Come into Homes?
When squirrels find their place to nest, they see it as their new territory and go to extended lengths to protect it. Once they have their nest, they will do what it takes to keep it, this is especially true when they have newborn babies in there with them. If disturbed, they are likely to become extremely aggressive and even be known to attack. For this reason, it's important to find a squirrel control service to get rid of squirrels in your home.
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to a squirrel infestation is that when you block the entrance point, the problem will be solved. This is however not the case and a pest control expert will tell you to wait until the pest problem is solved.
If you block off the entrance point to the squirrel nests, the adults will no longer be able to gain access to their young. This will cause the opposite of removing the problem and make the squirrels attack the blockage or find alternative entry points. We have seen this happen before and it has the potential to create hundreds if not thousands of points worth of damage.
Signs of a squirrel pest problem
There are several ways in which you can start noticing squirrel pest problems in your home. The first way is by seeing droppings. Chances are you do not know what squirrel droppings look like but they tend to be large and more rounded than rat droppings. In addition to this, they are around 8-12mm and have rounded edges as opposed to pointed.
Another way in which you can see them is from actually seeing them. Squirrels tend to use your loft space due to the insulation up there. During the winter months, they may seek warmth in loft spaces or in the walls. So if you ever see a pile of shredded insulation, you could have a squirrel infestation in your home.
Thirdly, you may also be able to detect squirrels by hearing them inside your home. They are known to make a loud racket especially when in the loft. With the quick pace, they will sprint around your loft in order to find materials to create a nest with.
Although their small size, squirrels are very strong and have a set of sharp claws and sharp teeth. These creatures have the capability of chewing threw soft metals and hardwood. Noticing signs of damage to materials such as tiling, support beams and flooring is a common sign you are in need of squirrel control services.
If you have any concerns about a potential squirrel problem in your home, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free quote. We would be happy to assess the situation and provide you with the best course of action.
Are Squirrels Dangerous?
Dangers of Squirrels
There is a lot of speculation around whether or not squirrels actually pose risk to humans in the sense of diseases and viruses. Some people claim that the animals do carry diseases which can transmit to humans whilst other people say there aren't. Either way, we advise you to avoid contact with them at all costs.
Another thing which squirrels have is really sharp teeth and claws meaning if they get agitated, although rare, they can attack you can cause you physical harm. This is more likely to happen if you have a female with young as they will want to protect their offspring.
Dangers Squirrels Can Cause
Squirrels can cause dangers to humans in other ways like chewing through electrical wiring or damaging walls and floors with claw or teeth marks. If a squirrel chews threw one or more of your electrical cables, you will know about it as this will be costly to repair. This could also pose a fire hazard in your home so please be vigilant.
Squirrels can also cause a number of problems for homeowners and businesses by chewing threw water pipes and drainage systems and causing other structural damage. This often goes unnoticed as the squirrels do their damage at night or when people are not around. If you think you may have a problem with squirrels, get in touch with our pest control services.
Our Squirrel Removal Service
Our pest control service begins with a survey where we come to your property and survey the activities of your pests. We can then confirm the species that are present on your property and create a plan with traps and prevention methods to get rid of the pests from your home. The next step is the squirrel removal process. We have a variety of methods with very effective traps and squirrel poisons to achieve the best results possible.
After the squirrel removal has been carried out, we can then set up proofing measures to ensure they do not return. We do this by sealing off the entry point
We will always carry out a humane dispatch of the squirrels where possible.
Why Choose Us?
We are professionally trained which means we know how to use toxic chemicals effectively whilst remaining safe.
We have years of experience and know exactly what to do in order to get rid of your squirrel infestation as quickly as possible.
We are affordable and always put the customer first. If you are having problems with squirrels, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free quote. We would be happy to assess your situation and provide you with the most efficient service possible