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Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels can control their glide and speed, by direction, angle and destination, and have been recorded to glide as far as the length of a football field.
    Flying Squirrels

    How To Identify Flying Squirrel Problems


    Flying Squirrel Description
    Flying squirrels are extremely small in size compared to other squirrel members, such as the gray and fox squirrels. They have a broad flattened tail, enlarged eyes, and a patagium. The patagium is extended folds of skin from the wrist to ankle that enables it to glide 80 to 150 feet. Flying squirrels are persistent, which is why it can be helpful to hire a professional to not only remove the nuisance flying squirrels but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future flying squirrel infestation.


    Flying Squirrel Habitats
    Flying squirrels primarily live in deciduous forests and mostly build their nests in oak-hickory or beech-maple trees, however, it is very common for flying squirrels to nest in attics or walls of residential homes or unoccupied structures. Flying squirrel problems are often identified by home owners when they can be heard making bird like chirps or scratching from inside the structure.


    Flying Squirrel Entry
    Due to their seemingly careless nature, flying squirrels are often the source of nuisance wildlife complaints and can be very destructive when they invade personal property. If you are experiencing a flying squirrel problem in your home or place of business, chances are these nuisance critters have already established multiple entry points. Our flying squirrel removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only remove the flying squirrel or flying squirrels from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future flying squirrel infestation.

     

    What To Do Before The Flying Squirrel Removal Specialist Arrives

     

    Flying Squirrel Control and Safety
    Flying squirrels are not dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify ¬¬¬flying squirrels in your attic we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. You should be able to identify the general area of the home or building that the flying squirrels are nesting based on the sounds you hear while inside the home. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the flying squirrel removal technician.


    Contact a Critter Control Flying Squirrel Specialist
    Flying squirrel removal and professional flying squirrel prevention services should be contacted as soon as a flying squirrel issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)


    What To Expect Once A Flying Squirrel Technician Arrives


    Flying Squirrel Trapping and Removal
    Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your flying squirrel problem. Critter Control offices practice humane flying squirrel removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.


    Flying Squirrel Damage
    Once flying squirrels enter your attic they will essentially settle in and make it home. They will establish areas to sleep, urinate and eat. They have a tendency to be very destructive, and despite their small size, flying squirrel damage in attics is often extensive. Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance flying squirrels and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the flying squirrels entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our flying squirrel removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you hear flying squirrels in your attic!



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