Clear up fallen fruit from trees.
Keep bird feeders secure.
Thatched rooves in particular should be regularly checked for potential entry points.
Red squirrels - are native to the UK, and are protected; it is estimated that only 140,000 red squirrels are left in Britain; they are not considered a pest species.
Grey squirrels - were introduced to the UK from America in 1876, and have since become a population of 2.5 million; grey squirrels are thought to out-compete red squirrels.
pose a threat to endangered red squirrel populations and other wildlife
cause damage to woodland, property or food.
They also eat song bird eggs, fledglings, bulbs and seeds.
If they choose to nest in your home, grey squirrels can cause huge amounts of damage.
They can ball-up whole lofts of insulation and, being rodents, will gnaw on beams and other structures to keep their teeth razor sharp.
trapping and/or baiting