Squirrel Control Services

in Barking and Dagenham.


Professional Squirrel Removal Services

For over 25 years, our experts have gained experience in putting an end to general Squirrel pest control problems in London. With our high quality service, we guarantee to eradicate unwanted pests. For leading Squirrel pest control services in London, call Pest Free 24/7 now, on 0800 023 8961.

Squirrels Extermination and Control

Are you a private landlord or a letting agent of a commercial property? Are squirrels plaguing your tenants? You can count on the experienced team at Pest Free 24/7 to trap and catch the squirrels and remove them from your property.

We will ensure that any holes in or around the roof are sealed to prevent squirrels from entering your property.

  • Firstly we survey the activity areas, whether a loft or cavity and confirm the species’ presence
  • We use a combination method of a variety extremely effective traps and specialist squirrel poisons in squirrel pest control to resolve the problem as quickly and hassle free as possible
  • Once the animals have been fully removed, it is vital that the entry points are sufficiently blocked off. We will then give you a quote for proofing. It is recommended that this is done within 10 days of removal to ensure other squirrels do not move in
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Experts in Removing Squirrels

When squirrels find a place to nest, this becomes their ‘territory’, and they will protect their territory at all costs. Especially when they have young in the nest. This means they can become very agitated and even aggressive when disturbed. There is a common miss-conception that if the animal’s entry hole is blocked this will remove the problem. This unfortunately is not the case. Do not block entry holes until squirrel pest control infestation is completely removed.

As the leading provider of squirrel pest control services in Tottenham, we are not only able to competently eradicate your problems but we can also prevent the problem from re-occurring. This is done through the means of proofing (or blocking of access points).

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What type of animal is a squirrel?

Squirrels are rodents belonging to family Sciuridae that includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks and other rodents belonging to several different genera and species.

What class of animal does a squirrel belong to?

Squirrels belong to the class Mammalia, that is, they are mammals.

How many squirrels are there in the world?

There is no data regarding the exact number of squirrels in the world. However, with the exception of some, most squirrel species fall under the ‘Least Concern’ category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, indicating their abundance in the wild.

Where does a squirrel live?

Squirrels live on every continent except Antarctica. They are native to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia. Squirrels were introduced by humans in Australia.

What is a squirrel's habitat?

A squirrel habitat can be found almost anywhere where there is vegetation. However, different species of squirrels have distinct habitats. For instance, the tree squirrels prefer to dwell in trees and are typically found in wooded areas. Ground squirrels are found digging burrows, an underground network of tunnels that serves as a squirrel nest. To keep itself warm, a ground squirrel will usually hibernate in its burrow in the winter. But most squirrels do not hibernate in winter. Flying squirrels build nests in holes and crevices of trees or in the forks of branches. To move through trees or from trees to the ground, they glide on the air by spreading the muscle membrane between their body and legs. Many species of squirrels, such as the North American gray squirrel have even adapted to live in urban and suburban areas.

Who do squirrels live with?

Adult squirrels are generally known to live alone, unless it is a harsh winter when they may nest with other squirrels. But, baby squirrels live with their mother and siblings in the same nest until they are old enough to fend for themselves. Squirrels are also known to be synanthropes, meaning that they thrive in human environments and derive benefits from them.

How long does a squirrel live?

The squirrel lifespan varies across species but the commonly found eastern gray squirrel has an average lifespan of 12.5 years in the wild

How do they reproduce?

Squirrels are viviparous, that is, give birth to live young. There are usually two mating seasons in a year for the female squirrels – the first one begins at the end of February in late winter and lasts till May and the second one begins at the end of spring and ends in around late summer. Male squirrels can mate anytime.

Female squirrels emanate a strong odor that can be detected by the males. Once the male squirrel has identified the female, he chases her around through trees or across the ground. Often, more than one male chases a single female. However, the female chooses only the strongest one to mate with. The average litter of squirrels consists of two to five offspring, but the numbers may go up to nine. The gestation period is usually six weeks but may be more or less depending on the species.

Now about baby squirrel facts, they are born blind and naked and are taken care of by their mother. Male squirrels do not participate in rearing of the babies. The babies are weaned at about 10 weeks of age and leave their mother’s den at about the age of four months.

What is their conservation status?

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, most species of squirrels fall under the ‘Least Concern’ category.

What do squirrels look like?

Squirrels are typically small animals with slender bodies, large glistening eyes, and a bushy tail. Their fur is usually soft and silky but the thickness of the coat varies with the species. The coat color, too, varies greatly with the species and can range from brown, gray, yellow, red, whitish, or even black. Each of their four paws has four or five toes with the fore limbs usually being shorter than the hind limbs. The paws have a poorly developed thumb with a padded underside but the claws are strong enough for climbing trees and grasping objects. The teeth of squirrels are typical of that of rodents with incisors large enough for gnawing and cheek teeth ideal for grinding food.

How cute are they?

Squirrels do have a cute and adorable look with their large, round, and gleaming eyes, furry body, and characteristic front teeth

How do they communicate?

Squirrel behavior comprises a variety of complex vocalizations, body language, and signals for communicating with members of their species.

Vocal signals are a major form of communication squirrels use that can range from chirps to a long series of screams, barks, and purrs. Tooth chattering is a warning signal squirrels use to alert encroaching squirrels. Baby squirrels call for their mother through small cries, male squirrels use typical mating calls to chase females, and frightened squirrels usually let out small and shrill screams. Squirrels also use their tail to communicate in threatening or frightening situations. For instance, if a ground squirrel spots a rattlesnake, it will wave its tail back and forth to confuse the snake by creating the impression of a huge body mass through rapid movements of the tail. Body languages like tail-thrashing and foot-stomping indicates facing down an enemy whereas an erect posture is indicative of alertness. Squirrels also leave scents on barks of trees to indicate territorial boundaries.

How big is a squirrel?

The size of squirrels varies with the species. One of the largest squirrel species is one of the tree squirrels, the Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica) that has an average head-to-body length of 10 in to 17.99 in (25.4 cm to 45.7 cm). The smallest known squirrel species is also one of the tree squirrels, the African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) with an average head-to-body length of 2.36 in to 2.95 in (6 cm to 7.5 cm).

How fast can a squirrel run?

Squirrels are swift runners and can run at a speed of about 20mph (32 kph).

How much does a squirrel weigh?

The weight of squirrels differs with the species. The Indian giant squirrels can weigh as much as 3.3 lb to 4.4 lb (1.5 kg to 2 kg) and the African pygmy squirrels have a body mass of only 0.42 oz to 0.92 oz (12 g to 26 g).

What are their male and female names of the species?

Male squirrels are called ‘boars’ and female squirrels are called ‘sows.’

What would you call a baby squirrel?

Baby squirrels are called ‘kittens.’

What do they eat?

The squirrel diet includes nuts, fruits, seeds, pine cones, insects, fungi, leaves, flowers, buds, nectar, birds’ eggs, and nestlings.

Are they dangerous?

Squirrels are not known to attack humans. Rather, they flee when approached.

Would they make a good pet?

Squirrels, despite all their cuteness, are wild and not suitable as pets. Besides, wildlife conservation and exotic pet laws grant them protection, making it illegal to keep a pet squirrel in many states. But you can take care of abandoned baby squirrels by feeding them warm liquid food with prescribed guidelines.

What are squirrels a sign of?

The mighty squirrel has varied symbolism and cultural significance. For instance, squirrels are often considered a symbol of hard work and preparedness, practicality, energy, and playfulness.

Do squirrels remember humans?

Squirrels have an excellent memory and there have been instances of squirrels remembering humans who are harmless or are a trusted source of food.



Over the course of multiple visits, Paul was always prompt, friendly and highly professional. He is knowledgable and extremely experienced, and was able to develop an effective way to manage and then eliminate a complex rodent infestation that had been ongoing for some months. Paul was also able to identify the point of entry, which was then blocked to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. I am now rat-free! Pest Free 24/7 prices are also very reasonable. Thanks, Paul! You can count me in as a loyal future customer.

Chris Christodoulou

Excellent service, very professional. I found them to be very knowledgeable, friendly and courtesy. They knew exactly what they were doing and resolved the problem. I would definitely recommend them for any pest/vermin issues.

L Pickton

Excellent service. Paul is very friendly, and was very helpful and professional. Couldn’t recommend strongly enough!

Denise SchuburgBed Bugs

Paul has helped with a number of pest / vermin problems in the past and has always been extremely knowledgeable and professional. The most recent issue with rats was resolved very quickly. I highly recommend Paul for any pest control issues and he would be my first choice for any pest / vermin issues.

Mr Mark Harden

I had a heavy infestation of cockroaches in my kitchen and wanted a quick solution to eradicating the issue. Nick was extremely helpful, his knowledge and advice put me at ease about the infestation. I was really impressed with the service I received and would highly recommend this company.

Alan Webster

Paul is very thorough and knowledgeable. He has provided an excellent service and has gone above and beyond to help fix our rodent problem. On each visit, he has proven to be punctual and reliable. It is very reassuring to know that Paul is only a phone call away. We would highly recommend him and would use him again for any pest control services.

Mrs Hameed

Very reliable pest control company. We had rats in the garden and they sorted it quite quickly. Highly recommended.

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