Deliberately introduced to this country sometime in the 19th century the grey squirrel has since spread throughout most of mainland England and Wales. It is also a common resident of urban parks and gardens and seems to like residential lofts for nesting.
Once inside they chew woodwork, strip insulation from electrical wiring and water pipes, tear up fiberglass insulation and, occasionally, drown in the water tank or come through the house.
It is an Offense to release grey squirrels back into the wild, once caught in a cage, they must be destroyed humanely, However, Red Squirrels must be released into the wild
Normal signs of squirrels in the loft is small round dropping, Squirrels will do lots of Damage in the loft from chewing cable to gnawing on the wood beams this can cause even more damage to other areas of your property. We always recommend calling the professional in Squirrel Control to survey the building.
Physically blocking gaps and entry holes with wire mesh is the best answer or you can even look at proofing the whole loft area, talk to your pest control officer for the best solution to sort the issue
Various types of trap are available as is a poison based on warfarin, but only to professional technicians.
Releasing of grey squirrels caught in cage traps is illegal.
We at MIDS Pest Control Offer many Different solutions for Grey and Black Squirrel control from one-off treatment to planned routine control of squirrels, We also believe that every customers being is different and every treatment is different, we have been called to places that think they have squirrels and have taken out like 20 Plus Squirrels from the Loft, then we have also done job where this is only one squirrel in the loft. We would recommend like with any pest that the areas are treated with a biocidal spray treatment. We would also recommend that overhanging tree and brushes are cut back to stop easy entry for them