For some people, squirrels in the garden are an entertaining and charming sight, however if they decide to move into your attic you may soon feel differently. BPC Pest Control based in Hornchurch, Essex can help you out in this situation. Squirrels can cause a surprising amount of damage if they take up residence on your property, both inside and out. BPC will take care of your squirrel problem along with foxes, pigeons and rodents. Are you a private landlord or letting agent with commercial property? Squirrels plaguing your tenants? BPC Pest Control can provide you with one off or regular service contracts so you don’t have to worry. Contact our team for details today.
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Habitat & life cycle

The main habitat of the grey squirrel is broad leaved and mixed broad leaved/conifer woodland. The grey squirrel is also found in hedgerows as well as being a common resident in urban areas where there are trees.

There are two squirrel breeding seasons a year, first squirrel litters are born in February and March and gestation is 45 days. The young squirrels are weaned at 10 weeks. Second litters are born June and July with an average litter of 3-4.

Squirrel extermination & control methods

For effective squirrel extermination, animals will need to be treated using instant kill traps. These will normally be placed into loft areas which is where squirrels will tend to enter a property. Unfortunately, the traps are not able to be placed in open/public areas which includes external areas.


To prevent squirrels from entering your property ensure that any holes in or around the roof are sealed and there are no overgrown large bushes or trees adjacent to the property that may allow them to climb up and gain access into the property.
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