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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.

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Trading Standards Reviews

  • We could not be happier

    Terry and his lovely dog Max provided an excellent service. The work was carried out professionally with comprehensive advise and Max was quick to find the rat entry points. In total we had three visits and proofing done on the property and we could not be happier. Highly recommend TP Pest Control. Thank you again Terry & Max.

    December 2021
  • Totally satisfied

    Excellent service from Terry who was both friendly and professional, explaining his strategy to deal with the rat infestation. Totally satisfied and highly recommended.

    December 2021
  • Would recommend this firm

    Terry was very professional & thorough. We had rats in our attic which he advised on getting rid of. Would recommend this firm.

    December 2021
  • Tremendously caring and supportive

    Terry was incredibly knowledgable, we were filled with confidence and totally assured by him that, no matter what or how long, our problem would be resolved. Tremendously caring and supportive, telephoned frequently. We could not have had a better service from anyone.

    July 2021
  • Would recommend him to all friends and family

    Terry was very professional, explained in full what he would be doing and when we returned to the property he again explained the way forward would recommend him to all friends and family. Very efficient job.

    June 2021
  • Excellent service from Terry (and the adorable Max - the Famous Rat Detection Dog !)

    Excellent service from Terry (and the adorable Max - the Famous Rat Detection Dog !). Terry was professional, friendly and clearly explained the 3 visit process - which has worked well. He was able to advise on ways to prevent a repeat of the rat problem a huge thank-you to Max & Terry.

    May 2021
  • Very efficient

    Terry was very efficient and explained what he was doing to get rid of the rats which had taken up residence under my shed.After 3 visits and advice to not feed the birds as this encouraged the rats it looks as if the problem has been resolved.

    April 2021
  • Thanks to Terry I am now able to sleep at night!

    Terry was extremely friendly and very thorough. He located the problem and discovered I had both rats and mice.He fitted 11 covers over all the vents outside my bungalow, set traps and eradicated the problem in three visits. Thanks to Terry I am now able to sleep at night! I would thoroughly recommend TP Pest Services for any pest control.

    March 2021
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