Elmbridge Borough Council provides a pest control treatment for squirrels (in domestic loft space only). This is a charged service, for the costs see our |fees and charges.
If you submit an online request form (link above) we will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment, alternatively call 01372 474750 during office hours (choose the Pest Control option).
Squirrels can sometimes get in your roof through small holes and can cause damage to roof timbers, wiring and plumbing. If this is the case, it's important to block or seal the holes.
Signs of infestation
- Gnawing of cables, building structures and insulation - usually they are searching for food or nesting material.
- Tree damage, caused by gnawing, (mainly to hardwoods - especially sycamore and beech).
- Scratching noises and droppings, however, these can be mistaken for rat droppings.
What does treatment involve?
This treatment involves three visits. The first visit is to carry out a survey of the loft, place and set two spring loaded traps and the remaining two visits are to check the traps and remove any catches.
Please read our |advice sheet which covers steps that need to be taken before any treatment takes place. A copy of this advice sheet will be left with you when we visit as it includes information on the treatment i.e. chemicals used, health and safety precautions and other relevant advice as well as our terms and conditions.