Squirrel Control

Squirrel Control in London: Humane Removal with Traps

Squirrels are known for their capability to cause severe damage to houses. They can chew most of the building materials your house is made of, insulation, cables. Most often, properties in London get infested with squirrels in the attic but the furry rodents also hide anywhere else they feel safe.

Panther Pest Control provides full squirrel control and proofing for your property in London. The technicians use squirrel pest control methods that ensure full squirrel removal and humane dispatch of the furry rodents.


  • You can hire us every day of the week and in the evenings. You can rely on us for emergency squirrel pest control as well.
  • The squirrel removal and the rest of the rodent control services are not hourly based and the technician will leave once the job is completely done.
  • We are aware of the damage squirrels can cause to your property and guarantee that we will leave your home or office completely squirrel-free.
  • You can take advantage of competitive prices for squirrel control services.
  • Our customer care centre works 24/7 so we are always at your service. You can call us and inquire about residential or commercial pest control anywhere in London.

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Signs of Squirrels in the House

There are several signs that can tell you there’s a rodent in your house. They resemble the ones of other rodents, like rats and mice, but there are slight differences. The presence of squirrels is usually first noticeable by the loud noises and scratching, often in the attic.

  • Scratching noises during the day are made by squirrels. Rats and mice are active at night so if the problem is one of them, you wouldn’t hear the scratching during the day.
  • Seeing entry holes in your house. They can be in wood or in metal. These furry guys can gnaw the metal in your home. Only a small entry hole is enough for a squirrel to get inside your home.
  • Droppings and urine.
  • Foul smell – if a squirrel has died inside your house and is decaying.
  • Footprints.

Prevent Property Damage By Booking Professional Squirrel Controllers in London

Though squirrels are not known to carry dangerous diseases and infections, they can be persistent in gnawing through almost everything in their way. Letting a mild-level squirrel infestation grow into a serious problem means severe property damage including:

  • Damage of insulation and wood elements in the attic area.
  • Torn wires
  • Ruined furniture
  • Ceiling and wall damage – they often chew holes and leave urine stains
  • Dropping in the infested area, as well as other signs in the yard.

To end the terror and mess, call now and get an instant quote for a qualified squirrel removal service!


Our Squirrel Pest Control in Details

  • Inspection: A squirrel control expert will do a full property inspection for signs of infestation such as squirrel droppings, ensuring every infested area will be treated. An inspection is mandatory in order to find out the right type of vermin in your home, sometimes it might not be squirrels but mice causing troubles. In that case you will need to book a mice extermination service.
  • Treatment: The squirrel pest control consists of 3 main visits. On the first one, the technician will come equipped with squirrel bates and snap traps, and will carefully place them in or around your property in London to catch all squirrels. If a squirrel is caught, call us and a technician will come to dispatch the squirrel and place new traps.
  • Humane Squirrel Control: During his second visit the professional will dispatch of the trapped squirrels in a humane way. Then he will re-bait the property. In case of dead squirrels on your property, we also offer animal disposal service.
  • Re-Infestation Prevention Advice: He can also advise you on how to prevent future pest infestation in your home or office.

The Two Common Squirrel Species in the UK

As their names can tell, there’s a huge difference in the colour of their fur. Red and grey are very different from one another and it’s would be hard to make a mistake. However, there are a couple more differences between the two species.

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Grey squirrel(Sciurus carolinensis)

The red squirrels’ fur colour can range from red or light or dark brown to almost black, and have white on their stomachs. The grey squirrels can have rusty-brown spots and some white touches, here or there. They are not entirely gray.
Their long ear tufts and big fluffy tails are key features for the red squirrel. The grey squirrel has a smaller tail and ear tuffs, but is larger in size than the red squirrel.
The red squirrel produces two litters, between 3 or 4 young ones. The grey squirrel can produce one or two litters but the new generation can vary from one to five.
Can live up to six years in the wild. The females can live up to six years, but the male only live up to 3 years.
The red squirrel in the UK is protected under the Wildlife and Conversation Act 1981. The grey squirrel is considered pest in the UK and is not protected by the law.

Source: Red Squirrels Northern England


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Facts About Squirrels

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  • There are around 260 species of squirrels in the world and about 40 of them are categorized as “flying squirrels”.

  • Squirrels, just as rats, can transmit the bubonic plague to humans.

  • To make it through the challenging winter in the UK, squirrels store nuts and seeds at various places and return to them when in need of a food source.

  • Squirrel babies are called kittens and are born blind.

  • Squirrels usually prefer nesting in tree trunks. Yet, they could choose your attic for nesting as well as protection against predators like snakes, owls and hawks.

  • In U.S.A. the squirrel is a national symbol of trust, preparation and thriftness.

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