Squirrel Spikes

Grey squirrels are not native to Britain but have spread rapidly across the country since being introduced from the United States and Canada around the start of the 20th century. They are often seen in the garden, and can be a nuisance there. Unwanted squirrels in your loft can be both destructive and very noisy, especially at night-time.

Although the Grey Squirrel is attractive, appealing and entertaining, it can be a serious pest in the garden and especially to a bird lover. It is very bold and soon learns to take food from bird tables, chew through peanut feeders (only ever use steel ones to minimise this) and take seeds from tube feeders. In addition and if it isn’t always able to get the food from the feeder, it will seriously damage it and often to the point that the feeder is no longer usable. It will also destroy birds' nests to eat eggs and nestlings. They will also damage trees by chewing off bark (which can kill small or young trees).

So although often endearing, the Grey Squirrel is a serious pest and should generally be discouraged from gardens – though this may take some doing, as they are very tenacious and determined.
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