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Squirrel Control in Dorset

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Pest Overview
Pest Preview – Is that a rat or a squirrel I can hear in the loft?

Very divisive subject controlling squirrels as many see them as welcome visitors to their gardens feeding and nurturing them. TP Pest Control Services treat all animals humanely, our discreet service and sympathetic approach to others feelings makes us the number one choice for Squirrel Control in Dorset.

How we help
Free Site Survey  

TP Pest Control Services are Borough of Poole Trading Standards Approved and offer no obligation site surveys which are completely FREE of charge.

The site survey will allow us to determine if a humane fencing option or use of deterrents can be used before any humane live capture traps are thought about.

Control Method

TP Pest Control Services offers a complete squirrel control service with proofing, deterrents and humane traps if needed. We have over 30 years experience in Professional Squirrel Control throughout Dorset and the surrounding areas and will always use environmentally aware solutions where possible.

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Facts about the pest

The Grey Squirrel – Sciurus carolinensis

After its deliberate introduction to the UK from North America in 1876, the grey squirrel has all but pushed our native Red Squirrel to the brink of extinction.

The Red and Grey Squirrel can be mistaken in winter months as the Red Squirrel will show some grey on its back. However the Red Squirrel is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.


Average adult weight is around 480 grams with a body height of 26cm and a tail length averaging 20cm. Grey Squirrels are true rodents having the classic two front incisors growing throughout its life and a diastema (gap where other mammals have canines and pre-molars).

Being a urban resident it is not uncommon to see them wherever houses are close to trees, parks and woodland. Noises in the loft and cavities can be confused with rats and mice especially in the winter months as they look for warmer opportunities to make their nests (dreys). Causing untold damage to electrical cables leading to fires the cost of eradication and proofing soon justifies the expense.


With two breeding seasons a year the first young are born between February and March after a pregnancy lasting just short of 7 weeks. The young are then weaned at 9 weeks, the second litter arriving between August and September. Litter sizes can range from one to six. The young are then capable of breeding themselves between six and eight months of age. The average lifespan is six years however in captivity they are capable of living up to 20 years.

TP Pest Control Services

Why choose us?

TP Pest Control Services takes seriously its responsibility in the protection of children, pets, wildlife and the environment.

All control methods will be discussed after we have carried out a thorough inspection.

There may well be an immediate proofing or hygiene solution which can help us gain control.

Call us today and we will endeavour to have a qualified friendly technician with you within a few hours.

Trading Standards Rest Control

Trading Standards Reviews

  • Extremely thorough

    We contacted Terry after seeing rats in the garden, then hearing them in the attic - this was on a Sunday. We got in touch with Terry straight away and, despite being very busy, he came in the next couple of days. He explained his methods and prices and agreed a plan beforehand and then got started immediately with checking our house, the drains, all around the garden, etc. He was extremely thorough and stayed over an hour, checking everything and giving advice. There were then 2 more visits, one a few days later - by which time most of the rats had already disappeared and then again 2 weeks later to be totally sure. Terry is friendly, polite, and very professional. Lovely to meet Max, his clever little dog, too! Great job - would definitely recommend Terry (and Max!)

    August 2022
  • HIGHLY recommended

    Super service. Very friendly, Can't do enough to help! HIGHLY recommended.

    August 2022
  • No more rodents!

    Great service, highly recommend. No more rodents!

    August 2022
  • Fantastic service

    Fantastic service and resolved our pest problem. Would highly recommend.

    August 2022
  • Helps us to maintain a five star hygiene service

    Terry carries out monthly pest control on the premises of The Mole Hut, Wareham by doing so it ensures we comply to the strictest health and environmental controls. Consequently we have no pest problems and are confident we maintain a five star hygiene service.

    May 2022
  • Reliable, punctual & resolved the problem

    Quality pest control. Reliable, punctual & resolved the problem. Terry was knowledgeable and years of experience. Excellent service. This is the man you want on your doorstep when you have a pest problem.

    April 2022
  • Succeeded where others had failed!

    Excellent service from Terry & Max. He succeeded in ridding us of rats in the house where others had failed. Would recommend.

    February 2022
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