UK invasive species


Edible dormouse

  • An agricultural pest, the edible dormouse causes damage to fruit trees and vineyards and strips bark from trees.
  • The edible dormouse is a nuisance in houses, as it has a tendency to gnaw rafters, pipes and wiring and foul surfaces with its droppings.
  • The edible dormouse competes with hole-nesting birds for nesting areas and eats the eggs and young of native species.