Shield Facilities provides a safe, professional and discrete pest control Grey Squirrel control service. When you hire us, you can rest assured that we will carry out this work responsibly and ensure that your pest problem is dealt with as efficiently as possible whilst maintaining safety and discretion.
Squirrels can be a very difficult problem to control in most circumstances due to the nature and abilities of Squirrels.
There are 3 methods of controlling a Squirrel population.
- One method is to use non-lethal traps to capture the animals to then release them in a safe and authorised environment, although humane trapping does require daily inspections to ensure that Squirrels do not starve whilst trapped.
- A second method is to use lethal traps. When using lethal traps, the animals do not suffer as the snap traps terminate the squirrel promptly.
- In most settings, trapping cannot provide adequate control of squirrels and may also take some time. In these instances, we utilise our pest shooting service, which is the most efficient and by far the most humane method of controlling squirrels with an instant, painless and humane disbursement.
Squirrel trapping is carefully planned and requires some minor pre-treatment work, preparing baiting areas to attract squirrels to specific areas before placing traps which will require very frequent monitoring, whether lethal or non-lethal traps.
When is Squirrel trapping performed?
Squirrel baiting and trapping can be performed at any time of the day or week as long as the checking of humane traps is performed daily to reset traps, remove carcases or potentially relocate traps if the current placement isn’t having successful results.
Shooting is the most effective measure to quickly and humanely reduce Squirrel populations
At Shield Facilities, we carry out pest control shooting programmes regularly as it is the most efficient and humane method of reducing pest populations such as Squirrels in a short period of time. In most cases, shooting is the only way to keep grey Squirrel populations at a low level. It can be very difficult to deal with Squirrel problems using non-lethal methods. Squirrel infestations spread very fast, so what starts out as a small problem will quickly develop into a much larger problem and much more difficult to deal with. In addition, Squirrels make their nests in secluded areas and roam large areas in search of food, so you may not even realise the size of the infestation. Whatever the cause, and size of the Squirrel problem, the fact of the matter is that professional shooting is an essential method to have at our disposal, and whenever necessary, we have the skills, experience, and licenses required to carry out such work successfully, humanely and most importantly, safely.
How do pest control shooting programmes operate?
Our pest control shooters use professional-grade moderated air rifles for an accurate, quiet and discrete approach to pest control shooting. By using specialist equipment, our technicians can easily find the target pests in any lighting conditions and are more efficient using silent airguns that do not scare off the rest of the target pests and attract attention.
The pest control technicians who carry out our shooting work are all fully trained and experienced in pest shooting. We take public safety extremely seriously and work hard to ensure that we always act responsibly and discretely when using air rifles. Every pest control shooting task is carefully planned to be as efficient and safe as possible.
To assess whether or not pest control shooting may be the best option in your case or more traditional methods of pest control services, Shield Facilities are offer free surveys and inspections to all of our prospective customers. One of our expert surveyors will come out to your property at a time that suits you and perform an in-depth analysis and risk assessment of the pest problem and your site. They will then give you an accurate up-front cost about how much the job will cost and what methods we will utilise to control your pest problem and offer advice on further preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of a re-infestation.
When is pest control shooting performed?
Pest control shooting is generally completed outside of your usual working hours to ensure additional safety when carrying out our duties without staff or customers on-site, which also helps us maintain a discrete service.