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Squirrels might look cute, but these woodland creatures can be incredibly damaging to property and disruptive to your home.

Like most rodent pests, including rats and mice, squirrels have sharp teeth that never stop growing.

As such, they constantly gnaw and can chew through wood, loft insulation, brick and electrical wires, causing considerable damage and acting as a potential fire risk.

Squirrel droppings and urine can also be a health hazard and carry diseases such as salmonellosis, which can be passed to humans and other animals, such as pets.

So, if you see signs of squirrel activity in your home or garden, you need expert squirrel control. Getting rid of squirrels isn’t easy because of wildlife protection laws.

Also, squirrels can become aggressive when cornered, which is why squirrel removal is best left to the professionals.

Contact us today to get fast and effective squirrel control and proofing for your home or business premises.

Types Of Squirrel Found In The UK

In the UK, there are two types of squirrels: red squirrels and grey squirrels.

Red squirrels are smaller than grey squirrels and native to this country. Because of this, the red squirrel is a protected species and cannot be disturbed, moved or harmed in any way.

Grey squirrels are larger than red squirrels and are the more common type seen in the UK. As an alien species originally from North America, grey squirrel control is permitted, but you need to make sure that you remove them safely and don’t cause unnecessary suffering.

That’s why it’s recommended that you use an experienced pest control company like Invicta.

Invicta’s Pest Control Service Process



Invicta will contact you to understand what issues you are having on-site. We will listen and understand the pest problems you are dealing with and then recommend the correct course of action to take.



Once you have booked a squirrel control service with us, we will agree on a suitable time to attend with you and carry out the appropriate treatment to get rid of the squirrels for good.



Squirrel control is usually carried out over 3 visits, and during each follow-up, we will provide an update on how the work is going and what more needs to be done.



All our squirrel control visits come with detailed photographic reports so you can understand exactly what we have done and what equipment we have used when managing your squirrel problem.

Vikki M
Vikki M
First call enquiring about a wasp nest three storeys up, and within two hours a very polite tech (Chris) had arrived and dealt with it. Reasonably priced, great service!
Michael Fletcher
Michael Fletcher
2nd time around this time for wasps Excellent service very friendy and professional highly recommend
stuart banks
stuart banks
Great to meet Norman today prompt, very professional and knowledgeable service, highly recommend for extinguishing the wasp nest 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
Simon Newsham
Simon Newsham
Chris was absolutely amazing. No fuss and very professional. Arrived on time. Identified the huge wasp nest straight away (and showed me before clearing) and then speedily got rid of it. No fuss and such an efficient service and very friendly and prompt. Took the nest and all rubbish away. Highly recommended!
Joanne Kipling
Joanne Kipling
Absolutely excellent service turned up when he said and explained exactly what he was going to do was even considerate of the dog i the house
Catherine Batten
Catherine Batten
Brilliant Service, Prepared for the task at hand (wasps), which meant that is was efficient and quick. Clear instructions given to myself for safety. Very happy with this service.
Frank Robinson
Frank Robinson
very knowledgeable, friendly, highly recommended
David James
David James
Excellent service. Contacted Invicta upon discovering a wasps nest at the back of our property. Attended promptly, dealt with the issue very quickly and gave suitable advice regarding pets / children until remaining wasps were no longer in / around the nest area.
Gemma Keenan
Gemma Keenan
Norman came to treat what turned out to be an underground wasps nest. Great service, quick and efficient would highly recommend.
Steven Graham
Steven Graham
Highly recommend these guys, had 2 wasp nests in my loft, I rang on the Monday and Norman came out first thing Tuesday morning to remove them, only took him 20mins, quick and professional service easily worth a 5 star review.
Hole in fence from rodent entry

Signs Of A Squirrel Infestation

Squirrels are destructive creatures, so common signs of a squirrel infestation inside your property include scratching noises, tooth marks and squirrel droppings.

Squirrels also like to use loft insulation and other soft fabrics as nesting materials, so tears in these from their sharp claws could be a sign of squirrels.

A key indicator is seeing the pests themselves, but this can be tough with squirrels. Squirrels like to enter roof spaces and nest in attics, so they can be hard to spot, and if you don’t see them with your own eyes, you might mistake them for rats.

Thankfully, the team at Invicta has extensive experience in identifying squirrels, so we can confirm the type of infestation you have before we provide squirrel control services.

How Invicta Gets Rid Of Squirrels For Good

Before we conduct squirrel control, Invicta will check your home and garden to see what kind of squirrels are living there. If the issue is red squirrels, we have limited powers, so we will not be able to carry out pest control services.

If we find signs of grey squirrels, we can carry out a squirrel control program to remove them. At the start, we will try to humanely remove them from the area where they have gained access. If this doesn’t work, we will use traps to get rid of the squirrels.

Our team can then provide basic squirrel proofing and advise you on other ways to block access points and keep squirrels at bay, such as cutting back overhanging tree branches, reducing their access to food sources by securing bird feeders and other tactics.

With our help, you can ensure that your home is squirrel-free and that other squirrels don’t take up residence. Our team operates across the North East, covering Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington and the surrounding areas.

If you want to get professional squirrel control across the North East, Invicta is your best bet. Call 01388 309345 for a quote today.

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