1. Is there only one species of squirrel?
The most common is the Grey squirrel (Scuirus Carolinensis) and secondly there is the Red squirrel (Scuirus Vulgaris), which is only found in a few isolated areas around the UK.
2. How do squirrels get into my property?
A hole need only be as big as a squirrel's head to allow access. If they have been seen entering the property, their access points will be known, but otherwise a piece of newspaper stuffed securely into a suspected access hole can be easily removed by a squirrel and will show that a hole is in use.
3. How do I stop squirrels from getting into my property?
The RSPCA advise the use of strong wire netting with a mesh size no larger that 25mm to block any access holes, plus repair to any slipped slates, rotten soffits or missing bricks.
4. Does Harlow Council provide a service to treat for squirrels?
No. Harlow Council will not treat squirrels. You will need to contact a private pest controller.