Grey Squirrel Control


Actively promoting the humane culling of Grey Squirrels

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Next training course will be held in Suffolk at the end of April

Grey Squirrel Control


Grey Squirrel Control

Grey Squirrel Control offers training to homeowners, woodland owners, organisations anyone wishing to carry out squirrel control.

All our course trainers are City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Traps for Vertebrate Pest Control.

Training can be on a one to one or group basis and can be run on your own premises or ours in Suffolk.

Summary / introduction:

This course is designed to help people plan and carry out grey squirrel control. It is intended to give candidates a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods so that they can plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to their situation using efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.

Target audience: 

Training is targeted at persons wishing to undertake pest control, setup squirrel control groups, national organisations, forestry operations and homeowners.

The individual species courses offered by Grey Squirrel Control cover the majority of the syllabus for this qualification.

This course is suitable for people professionally involved in:

Other land-based industries.


The areas covered by course sessions for the Grey Squirrel Control course are:

Reasons for controlling grey squirrels
The biology and behaviour of grey squirrels
Use of traps to control grey squirrels

Course objectives: 

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for controlling grey squirrels and the effect they have on red squirrels.
  • Understand legislation relevant to the control of grey squirrels.
  • Understand the biology and behaviour of grey squirrels and its relevance to control.
  • Survey for grey squirrel activity and establish a control programme.
  • Set traps, both live capture and spring traps safely and effectively with due regard to humaneness.
  • Setting up feeders for shooting squirrels.

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