Your Local South Bucks Glis Glis Removal Specialists
- Glis Glis Trapping and Removal.
- Local Independent Specialists.
- Regularly Monitored Trapping.
- Competitive Glis Glis Removal Prices.
- Covering The Farnhams, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Amersham, The Chalfonts, Chesham, Marlow, Maidenhead
Remember: When you call for Glis Glis removal you will speak to the Glis Glis removal specialist not a call centre, if we don’t answer your call we are probably busy trapping Glis Glis so please leave us a message and we will call you back.
Pest Control Bucks is a family-run service based in Farnham Common, South Buckinghamshire – We are registered in England with the Company Registration No. 07445744.
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About Glis Glis
The Glis Glis is a small but very destructive rodent. Lord Rothschild introduced them to his estate in Tring, Hertfordshire at the beginning of the last century. From a small number that escaped, there are now estimated to be well in excess of 100,000 living in our attics, having spread as far as Burnham to the South, Luton to the East and Aylesbury to the West.
Elsewhere in the country nobody has heard of them.
Glis Glis is also known as the edible or fat dormouse as Ancient Romans considered it a delicacy.
How do you know if you have Glis Glis?
The gnawing of this pipe insulation in a loft in Great Missenden is typical of glis glis
Glis Glis resemble small squirrels. They are grey in colour, with bushy tails and large eyes. An adult male will reach about 8-10 inches in length. They are only active from late May to late October. For the remaining seven months of the year they hibernate.
The fat dormouse are predominantly nocturnal and although daytime sightings are reported, these are mostly towards the end of the season. Most customers report scratching noises coming from their attic or wall cavities. Some discover signs of gnawing in their attic – pipe insulation is a favourite.They will become very intrusive, often venturing into kitchens and other rooms. They are extremely agile climbers and will get into kitchen cupboards where they leave their droppings. Occasionally they can be vocal, making a ‘woofle woofle’ sound, although this is much less common.
Edible dormouse eat fruit, seeds and nuts and are renowned for stripping bark from young trees. As with all rodents, they gnaw continuously. They cause significant damage and can pose a fire-hazard by gnawing electric cables.
What do you do if you suspect you have Glis Glis?
The Glis Glis is protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act. This means that only pest control companies such as Pest Control Bucks, who are authorised under licence, can trap them. We notify NATURAL ENGLAND (who manage wildlife on behalf of DEFRA) of all fat dormouse we capture in order that they can maintain accurate records of how far they have spread.
To discuss your Glis Glis problem you can call Ged:
tel: 01753 384482
mob: 07505 961901
Are Glis Glis Protected? – Glis Glis Facts and FAQ’s
There is quite a bit of confusion surrounding glis glis, particularly in relation to what is legal and what is not.
True or False?
- Glis glis have to be caught in live cages.
False. Certain spring traps are allowed
- Glis glis that are caught in live cages cannot lawfully be released
True. It is an offence to release glis glis once they have been captured.
The gliss gliss is protected under Section 11(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Pest Controllers who deal with edible dormouse have to register with Natural England, a body which advises the Government on environmental matters. Once registered, Pest Controllers must comply with the conditions of the licence produced by Natural England – known as a ‘Class Licence’.
Some of the latest questions we have been asked about Glis Glis;
Can you kill Glis Glis, Can I kill Glis Glis, How do I get rid of Glis Glis, Do Glis Glis carry disease, Do Glis Glis chew wires or pipes, Can Glis Glis cause house fires or other damage, Do Glis Glis bite, Can Glis Glis be removed humanely.
Call us direct on 01753 384482 or use the form below and we will contact you.
Please note: We are not a call centre we are pest control technicians- Sometimes we are unavailable to answer our phones, if you ring and receive no reply please leave a message or complete the short form below and we will contact you as quickly as possible.
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Areas Covered by Pest Control Bucks Your Local Pest Controller include; Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Burnham, The Chalfonts, Chesham, The Chilterns, The Farnhams, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, Hazlemere, Marlow, Maidenhead, Northwood, Penn, Slough, Stokenchurch, Uxbridge, Wendover
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Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire
©2017 Pest Control Bucks Limited. Registered office 346a Farnham Road, Slough, Berks, SL2 1BT.
Registered in England. Company Registration No. 07445744.