Squirrels are extremely destructive creatures with no preference for causing damage to your home or business
The Grey Squirrel was first imported from North America in 1876 and importation continued until 1929.
The dangers – the reason for controlling Grey Squirrels
Even though the grey squirrel is seen as being ‘cute’ CSS Pest Services knows that there are times when the lethal control of grey squirrels is necessary.
The grey squirrel has been acknowledged for being in the top worst 100 invasive pest species in the world by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
As grey squirrels are an invasive pest species, it is against the law to release a grey squirrel if its been caught alive and CSS Pest Services work in compliance with the law.
This means that if CSS Pest Services catches a grey squirrel alive we are legally obliged to humanely dispatch it.
The preferred habitat is deciduous woodland, but they are successful in an urban environment, entering private houses and businesses and causing severe damage.
There are 3 reasons we control grey squirrels:
- Their potential to damage to your home, business and health
- The destruction of UK forests
- The impact on our native wildlife, in particular the red squirrel.