Sciurus carolinensis, common name eastern Grey Squirrel, is a tree Squirrel in the genus sciurus. It is native to eastern North America. The Grey Squirrel was introduced into the UK in the 1800's. It can be damaging to the woodland and contributed to the decline of the Red Squirrel due to the viruses they carry. 

One of our most familiar mammals, the Grey Squirrel can be found in woods, gardens and parks across town and often proves to be tame. It is a frequent visitor to gardens with bird feeders, becoming a pest to bird lovers.


  • Length. 24-28.5cm

  • Tail. 19.5-24cm

  • Weight. 400-650g

  • Average life span. 2-5 years

  • Litters. 3-4 young per year.

The Grey Squirrel have multiplied hugely in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire since their introduction into the UK. All Squirrels are most active during daylight hours and simple preventative measures such as gutter guards can help to prevent Squirrels from invading a home or business.They can also chew on woodwork, electrical wiring, insulation and contaminate with urine and droppings. It is an offence to release a Grey Squirrel deliberately into the wild so if your facing problems with Squirrels you are not allowed to release them. LadyBug Pest Control can advise on both the removal of an infestation and the prevention of future Squirrel invasions. We offer a discreet and ethical service with professional treatment of the problem by a specialist.