Squirrel Control

I can help when squirrels become a problem in your garden, loft or forestry.

What is a grey squirrel?

Technically known as Sciurus carolinensis, grey squirrels are tree-climbing nut buriers. Scampering grey squirrels are a familiar sight, but sadly these American imports have had a disastrous impact on the native red squirrel.

What effect do grey squirrels have on the environment?

The introduction of grey squirrels has had a disastrous impact on the UK’s only native squirrel species, the red squirrel. Greys compete with reds for food and also carry a virus known as squirrelpox. While greys are actually immune to the disease, they transmit it to reds, for whom it is fatal. The UK’s only viable populations of red squirrels are in places where greys are rare or absent.

What problems do grey squirrels cause?

Grey squirrels can cause serious problems for foresters, native wildlife and gamekeepers. The bark stripping from tree trunks during the months of May and June damages stands of timber and natural woodland.
In spring, the taking of eggs and young chicks can be devastating for songbird and ground-nesting bird populations. Damage to hoppers, feed bins and water pipes can cause serious and costly shoot management problems.

How do you control squirrels?

The method of control I use is trapping and shooting.

If you would like to discuss your concerns regarding squirrel activity or would like to learn more about squirrel control, please contact me through the online enquiry form or telephone 07946 738333‬.

I can tackle a wide range of pest problems

I can control and manage wildlife without the need to use any harmful poisons or chemicals in turn this makes my pest control practices environmentally friendly and ethical.

All my pest control is only aimed at the pests that are to be dealt with, so there is no impact on non-pest species or the environment they live in.

Recent Reviews

R C Pest control removed 60 moles from our fields before the hay was cut have booked him in for rabbit control now as I got a great package deal from Richard.
Peter Sharpe
Fast call out during lockdown rats in the garden around my chickens liked the fact they are poison free problem solved in 4 visits.
Paul Long
We have been using richard for the last 4 years to keep our horse paddocks clear of moles and rabbits long may it continue.
Mable Thorpe Equestrian Centre
Richard has been great around the farm removing foxes before lambing and moles before the silage is cut, he has excellent commitment to his customers.
John May
Had a squirrel in our loft R C Pest control were called was quick at dealing with the offending critter fast reliable service.
Hillary Coach
Richard spends 1 week every 4 months on the estate dealing with all our pest control and deer management this arrangement has been ongoing for 3 years. We would not use anyone else R C Pest control really do a fantastic job day or night.
Thomas Samway Estate manager

Areas Covered

Based near Banbury, I provide my pest control and deer management services across the following areas and beyond: 




If you would like to discuss your pest control requirements:

RC Pest Control & Deer Management across Oxon, Warks & Northants