You definitely don’t want squirrels in your home. Extremely agile creatures, they can vault
brickwork, scale downpipes and squeeze through even the smallest of gaps.
They’ve got powerful jaws, too, and can cause serious damage to electrical wires and cabling. If
you suspect squirrels have moved in, always call a pest control expert so they can get rid of them
in a safe and humane way.
Back up the loft, I set about removing the squirrels, poison and larvae. Once everything was clear, I then used a fogger – a machine that turns liquid insecticide into a mist – throughout the loft space.
The mist gets blown to the top of the loft space and as it falls droplets of insecticide cover ever
surface in the loft. An extremely effective treatment, the residue lasts for two weeks or more and
kills the larvae as well as any flies that emerge from their cocoons.
As you can imagine the loft space was quite a mess. As part of the job, we removed the soiled
insulation, disinfected the loft and lay new insulation. Then we left the homeowner to relax and
enjoy her squirrel-free house.