Squirrel Removal & Control Services

Squirrel Control

Squirrel Removal & Control Services

Squirrel Control in Essex

Will Squirrels Damage My Property?

Squirrels in Essex, made up largely the common grey squirrel,  they can cause issues for both residential areas and businesses. The gray squirrel, specifically, is now dominant and widespread, and is known for causing issues. One of the serious problems created by squirrels is property damage. Using their strong teeth and natural instinct to gnaw, they can chew through wood, insulation, electrical wiring, and other building materials, leading to costly damage and potential fire risks. Damage to the garden can be a huge issue when it comes to squirrels. They commonly invade gardens, feasting on fruit, vegetables, and bird feeding stations. Squirrels can dig up and eat freshly planted bulbs and seeds, destroy flowers and ornamental plants, and disturb bird nests.

What Attracts Squirrels?

Squirrels are drawn to homes and businesses for a number reasons. They provide warmth, protection, and shelter that are attractive to squirrels. Lofts, chimneys, and crawl spaces are particularly appealing nesting sites. Furthermore, squirrels are attracted to food sources. Gardens with readily available food such as bird feeders, fruit trees, and vegetable patches can entice squirrels. They also gravitate to open rubbish bins or icorrectly sealed food bins.

How To Remove Squirrels

Squirrel Control Specialists such as Tracker Pest Control employ several techniques to remove squirrels permanently. Exclusion is one of the most effective approaches, where we identify and seal off entry points like gaps in the roof, vents, or damaged brickwork. Trapping is another common method. Humane traps are strategically placed to capture the squirrels alive, allowing them to be safely released in a suitable location away from human habitation.

Squirrel removal service from Tracker Pest control operating across Abridge, Barkingside, Bobbingworth, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Chingford, Chipping Ongar, Coopersale, Debden, Epping Green, Fyfield, Hainault, High Beech, High Ongar, Highams Park, Loughton, Moreton, Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Roydon Hamlet, Sewardstone, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Stapleford Abbotts, Theydon Bois, Thornwood, Upshire, Woodford Green, Waltham Abbey, Wanstead.

Why Choose Tracker Pest Control?

With many years of experience in both pest removal and pest proofing, Tracker Pest Control is the first choice for residents and businesses throughout Essex. Our team are fully qualified with the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), so you can be confident that we’re knowledgeable and skilled in getting the results you require to be able to get back to your day-to-day. Should any issues resurface after we have implemented our treatment and proofing plans, we’ll be back to address them at no extra charge – within reason. Tracker Pest Control has been invited several times for interviews with institutes like the BBC to provide expert insight and opinions on pest control in the UK; including the way they gain access to buildings, which circumstances are likely to appeal to them, ways to humanely remove them where possible, and ways to prevent further pest infestations in the future.

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squirrels faqs

  • What are the signs of a squirrel infestation in my home?

    Common signs include scratching noises in the loft or walls, droppings in the attic, chewed wires, and visible entry points around the roofline.


  • How do I know if I have squirrels in my loft?

    Look for signs such as nesting materials, chewed insulation, droppings, and hearing scurrying noises, particularly in the early morning or late afternoon.


  • Why are squirrels considered pests?

    Squirrels can cause significant damage to property by chewing through wires, insulation, and wood. They can also pose health risks through their droppings and parasites.


  • What time of year are squirrel infestations most common?

    Squirrel infestations are most common in the autumn and spring when they are looking for places to nest and rear their young.


  • Can squirrels cause damage to my property?

    Yes, squirrels can cause extensive damage by chewing on electrical wires, which can lead to fire hazards, and by damaging insulation, roof tiles, and other structural components.


  • How do I prevent squirrels from entering my home?

    Seal entry points such as gaps in the roofline, vents, and chimneys. Trim tree branches away from the house and remove any food sources that may attract them.


  • What should I do if I find a squirrel nest in my loft?

    It's important to contact a professional pest control service to safely and humanely remove the nest and take measures to prevent re-entry.  Tracker Pest Control will advise on how we can safely remove the squirrels and their nest humanely.

    trapping and exclusion methods are preferred. This involves capturing the squirrels and releasing them at a safe distance, followed by sealing entry points.


  • Can I remove squirrels from my property myself?

    While DIY methods exist, professional pest control services are recommended to ensure safe and effective removal and to prevent future infestations.  

    Tracker Pest Control offer a no obligation free visit where we can discuss your options before any payment is charged.


  • How much does squirrel removal cost?

    The cost can vary based on the extent of the infestation and the measures needed to secure the property. Contact us for a site visit and we will go through your options and provide a detailed quote.


  • What should I do after squirrels have been removed?

    Clean and disinfect the affected area, repair any damage, and take preventative measures to ensure squirrels cannot re-enter your home


  • Are there any long-term solutions to prevent squirrel infestations?

    Yes, ongoing maintenance to keep entry points sealed, regular property inspections, and managing attractants like bird feeders can help prevent future infestations.


  • Do you offer emergency squirrel removal services?

    Yes, we offer emergency services for urgent situations where immediate removal is necessary to protect your home and safety.  We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • What areas do you service for squirrel removal?

    We operate across North East London and West Essex, including the Epping Forest area.


  • Are your squirrel removal methods safe for pets and children?

    Yes, our methods are designed to be safe for all residents of your home, including pets and children.



  • Do you provide a guarantee for your squirrel removal services?

    Yes, we offer a satisfaction guarantee and will return if the problem persists within a specified period after our service.


  • How do I book a squirrel removal service with Tracker Pest Control?

    You can contact us or call us 24/7 on 07562 108883 through our website, call us directly, or email us to schedule an inspection and removal service.


  • Why should I choose Tracker Pest Control for squirrel removal?

    We have extensive experience, use humane and effective methods, and offer excellent customer service to ensure your home is squirrel-free.


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areas we cover

Looking for a reliable end to your squirrels worries? Tracker Pest Control operates across Coopersale and Epping and its surrounding Epping Forest areas, including Abridge, Barkingside, Bobbingworth, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell,  Chingford, Chipping Ongar, Coopersale, Debden, Epping Green, Fyfield,  Hainault, High Beech, High Ongar, Highams Park, Loughton, Moreton, Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Roydon Hamlet, Sewardstone, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Stapleford Abbotts, Theydon Bois, Thornwood, Upshire, Woodford Green, Waltham Abbey, Wanstead.

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