Preferring woodland, squirrels can, however, find the attics and other enclosed spaces of buildings a great place to nest and raise their young. Squeezing through small gaps, no bigger than their head, squirrels gnaw at all manner of items, from wooden structures to electrical cabling. Trapping and removing the animal is the solution but should only be done by a qualified pest control technician.
How do I get rid of squirrels from my garden?
Start by removing what attracts them. The sight and smell of fallen fruit, nuts, and seeds can lure squirrels to your garden or school yard for feeding. If they need to be trapped and removed, get help from professionals.
Is it legal to kill grey squirrels?
Yes, it is legal to kill grey squirrels and most people do it by trapping and shooting. But it must be done in a humane manner or you will be fined under animal welfare laws, which state that it is illegal to cause “unnecessary suffering” to an animal under your care. Call Purple Pest for help if you have a problem with squirrels.