Squirrels may look cute and cuddly but they are in essence nothing less than rats with tails. They are notorious for being carriers of vermin and disease and if a squirrel should ever bite you, it is vital you try and seek out medical treatment as soon as you can.
On the whole, squirrel bites are rare, and in most cases squirrels will attempt to avoid close contact with humans. Where they tend to excel in being troublesome is when it comes to property damage and in particular damage to gardens, lawns, flower beds and so on.
Squirrels use these locations to dig up the earth and bury their acorns. Whilst this helps keep the acorns in a safe place and is beneficial for the squirrels, your garden can become a mess. Squirrels can also cause a lot of bark damage to trees and they like to chew through anything you own.
The Red Squirrel and The Grey Squirrel.are most common in UK gardens. The Red Squirrel is a protected species, however we treat both species alike and capture them in a humane way for release back into the wild.