Berkshire & Hampshire
DKG Pest Control LTD provide a cost effective soultion to your squirrel problem! We don't use any poison in our Squirrel control, only traps and proofing with be used to stop squirrels. Our Squirrel Control treatments are provided to domestic and commercial clients across Berkshire and Hampshire.
Squirrels like to build their nests in warm, secure locations like lofts where they can cause a huge amount of damage to water pipes, electric cables, the timber and insulation.
Electric cables chewed by squirrels are a common cause of house fires. Like rats, squirrels have ever-growing incisor teeth and the best place for them to gnaw when they are in your loft is the roof timbers causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
DKG Pest Control LTD will carry out a survey to identify how they are getting in, set traps in the loft or soffit if it is required and offer proofing recommendations to try and stop a repeat squirrel infestation happening in the future. Check out our reviews on Google here >> DKG Pest Control Reviews
How can I stop Squirrels from entering my house?
Proofing is the key to successful Squirrel control, as long as Squirrels can access the roof of your property it is likely you will get Squirrels in your loft!
Often cutting over hanging trees or shrubs is enough to remove the access points, however sometimes they will be accessing the roof from service lines or structures which are not moveable!
Are Squirrels as bad to have as Rats?
Squirrels don't spread as many dieses as Rats many due to living habits, Squirrels don't live in drains full of raw sewage like rats!
However Squirrels tend to be the worst for causing structural damage and chewing cables or pipework, most of the properties we go to with squirrel infestations have damage caused to the roofing timbers. Squirrels can often cause flea infestations in the loft insulation too, something we see much less with rats.
How can I tell if I have Squirrels or Rats?
Again it can be difficult to tell without finding droppings or a nest, usually Squirrels are heard throughout the day time or dawn and dusk. Whereas Rats being predominantly nocturnal are more commonly heard between midnight and 4am.
You will often hear Squirrels in the soffit while you are in the loft too, which is much less common with rats.
The main things to look for with Squirrel infestations is big heaps of insulation (a drey or squirrel nest) usually found in the corners of the loft or their droppings.
Squirrel Control Process
Contact Pest Control
Simply call or e-mail our office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our squirrel control experts to visit at a time to suit you.
The initial visit will be the key visit, our technician will identify where the squirrels are entering the building and identify the infestation level. Set up the treatment and give an estimated length of treatment.
Follow Up Visits
Follow up visits will usually be made weekly to re-bait traps and the customer will have to help us fulfil or legal duties to check the traps every 24 hours as a minimum! We can of course have our technician complete these daily checks for you, however the treatment cost can get extremely high with daily call outs.
External Domestic Squirrel Control
External squirrel control treatments will be tailored to each sites specific needs, we try to suggest environmental changes to make the area less attractive to the squirrels and set traps where possible. When controlling squirrels externally, we usually use humane cage traps that are checked daily.
Our pest control technicians will provide detailed proofing recommendations, and can arrange professional tree care where required.