Grey Squirrel Control

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Short Response Paper
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration
The expected duration for the course is one day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.

Be able to implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to your situation with grey squirrels by completing our one-day course.

Overview in brief

Controlling grey squirrels is a key job in many agricultural businesses.

But ensuring the management of grey squirrel problems is both humane and effective requires specific training.

That's where our course comes in.

Our comprehensive training is ideal for anyone undertaking pest control in land-based or related industries.

It's designed for both novice and more experienced operators.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

You'll receive a nationally-recognised certificate of competence once it is completed.

Our course involves a balanced mix of theory and practical sessions.

We'll provide a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative control methods.

You'll learn how to implement and monitor an appropriate control programme.

Assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods with due regard to the environment will be central to what you learn.

Course sessions:

  • Reasons for Controlling Grey Squirrels
  • Legislation
  • The Biology and Behaviour of Grey Squirrels
  • Use of Traps to control Grey Squirrels
  • Other Methods of Control.
Who should attend?

Our course is for anyone who wishes to control rodents in a commercial environment or undertake pest control predominantly in land-based or related industries.

What will be covered?

Once you've finished our course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for controlling grey squirrels and the effect they have on red squirrels
  • 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.

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