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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

  • Very Impressed!

    I called TP Pest Control Services as I suspected mice were nesting at the back of the property. Terry was able to respond quickly, despite it being late afternoon on a Friday. What I thought was a mouse, was actually a rat, so I was so pleased that Terry was able to resolve this for me on the very same day. Very impressed with the service received and would highly recommend Terry and his team.

    Reviewed January 2021
  • Highly Recommend!

    I first contacted Terry to request help in eradicating a family of rats enjoying life in our loft, mum plus twelve offspring. Having now completed this task to my total satisfaction I would describe Terry as a true professional with huge experience in the subject, enthusiastic to get everything right and always available with a friendly explanatory word as work progressed. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Terry to anybody looking for help with a pest problem.

    Reviewed October 2020
  • Recommend to anyone!

    Terry delivered an excellent service in dealing with and solving my rat problem. He took the time to explain everything that needed doing at every step and the work was carried out in an extremely professional but friendly manner. Not only is Terry clearly a very experienced and knowledgeable person he is also one of the nicest, most reliable, trustworthy, professional tradesmen I have ever dealt with.

    Reviewed August 2020
  • Excellent!

    Excellent, Terry dealt with our rat problem rapidly, efficiently and expertly. He also offered loads of helpful advice on changes to the garden to keep them away.

    Reviewed May 2020
  • Many Thanks!

    Terry was helpful, reliable and efficient we had a mouse/rat problem along with our neighbours which Terry solved. Many thanks.

    Reviewed April 2020
  • Absolutely first-class!

    I've never experienced such helpful, friendly and speedy service. Would 100% recommend Terry and his company. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed March 2019
  • Great service!

    I didn't think my carpet moths would be able to have got rid of but they are gone. So pleased! A big thank you!

    Reviewed March 2019
  • Terry (and Max) were excellent.

    Very knowledge, very friendly, he turned up when he said he was going to and solved our problem. We were very pleased with his service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his company to anyone.

    Reviewed December 2018
  • Excellent service.

    After mice / rats chewed through wiring in loft of our 1600 Cottage, Terry (and Max) came to the rescue. Did a thorough survey. Laid traps. Then did a complete clean of loft to remove droppings etc after re-wiring and before loft was re-boarded. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed April 2018
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