Squirrels are very common to the UK, despite this, they can be irritating pests. They are a highly adaptable and invasive species, which now outnumbers the native red squirrel by a large degree.
It’s a little-known fact that if you manage to catch a grey squirrel, it’s illegal to let it go back into the wild. They must be put down humanely, and any evidence of inhumane killing will result in legal action and hefty fines.
Squirrels often wreak havoc in man-made buildings by chewing through wooden structures and beams.