Squirrels

SquirrelSquirrels are a common pest that finds their way into lofts and other hiding places in a property. You can feel assured when appointing aspect.co.uk to deal with this pest for you. Our engineers are highly experienced, fully trained and suitably accredited to carry out the works to eradicate your infestation.

 

All treatment rates + VAT

 

Standard rate (per hour)

Overtime rate (per hour)

Late rate (per hour)
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm 6am - 8am / 5pm - 9pm 9pm - 6am
Weekends N/A 6am - 9pm
Squirrels. £180.00 – up to 2 visits* Additional visit £90.00* £215.00 – up to 2 visits* Additional visit £108.00* £265.00 – up to 2 visits* Additional visit £135.00*

* Squirrels – The second free of charge visit is to collect our equipment and remove those caught. Should we need to rebate and a third visit required there will be an additional charge, see above rates. the fourth visit to collect our equipments and remove all additions is free of charge.

We are able to estimate at the time of our first visit to Pest proof and refurbish the point of entry and carry out these works in an additional visit.

To maximise your treatment and maximise its success, it is vital you follow our pre visit instructions and post treatment recommendations sent to you via email with our appointment confirmation.

Treatment is available and effective; however the approach of proofing / prevention is the best way to achieve long term successful control. We are able to estimate for these supplementary works to be carried out in an additional visit.

Fascinating Facts

Two squirrels chewing their way into a houseNative to North America, the Grey Squirrel has thrived since being introduced to Britain in the late 1800's. Since then it has adapted and out - competed the Red Squirrel, and is now regarded as a significant threat to our local native species.

Being a rodent with large, sharp incisors they are capable of causing serious damage to houses (lofts etc) and woodlands, parks and forestry. With such rampant expansion of populations, the Grey Squirrel is now considered a pest, and many rural control programmes are in place across Britain.

Urban areas provide conditions under which it is able to thrive, with food and harbourage in abundance. Grey squirrels feed on acorns, tree shoots, flowers, nuts, fruits, roots and cereals. They bury surplus food 2-5cm below the soil or in tree hollows. They feed at ground level and have the ability to digest acorns, more so than red squirrels.

They are many options available for the control of the Grey Squirrel, but the only solution for long term successful control is proofing in domestic situations. We do not get involved in forestry or commercial woodland control.

Squirrels are diurnal: repeat activity daily, active from before sunrise to after sunset and females are pregnant for around one month and produce a litter of three to four kittens.

The type of damage that can be caused by squirrels