If you have trapped or poisoned the grey squirrels and they are no longer living in your roof space what next?

  • Block all access points into the roof space with wire mesh securely fixed to the building – squirrels are strong, determined pests and will easily dislodge poorly installed proofing systems. Use welded, galvanised steel wire mesh (weldmesh or horizontal mesh) of 16 gauge and no more than 25mm size mesh.
  • Remove any tree branches that overhang the building to eliminate potential access routes.
  • Avoid providing artificial food sources that will attract squirrels such as bird feeders, litter or uncovered refuse bins.
  • Keep buildings in a good state of repair, in particular eaves timbers, barge boards, soffits and roof tiles.

Further Reading

British Pest Control Association (BPCA) advice for controlling squirrels here

Squirrel Stop (shop selling anything to deal with squirrels)

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