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Flying Squirrel Removal and Control in Georgia

Two baby flying squirrels in an squirrel-removal technician's hand

Baby flying squirrels found in an Alpharetta, Georgia home. (Yes, we gave them back to their mom after the picture was taken.)

Along with gray squirrel control, flying squirrel control is one of our most-needed animal control services.

Flying squirrels are interesting animals. Unlike Rocky the Flying Squirrel of cartoon fame, real flying squirrels can't take off from the ground and gain altitude like a bird or a bat can, so they don't really "fly." But they do have aerodynamic "wings" formed by skin between their legs and their bodies. These wings allow them to glide for very long distances and to land accurately on buildings.

This gliding ability allows flying squirrels to get into homes and other buildings through openings that would be impossible to climb to from the ground. It also makes flying squirrel control an especially challenging animal control job.

A flying squirrel's diet consists mainly of nuts, fruits, mushrooms and other fungi, insects, slugs, snails, and bird eggs. They forage at night, mainly relying on their highly-developed sense of smell to find food. They begin hoarding food and looking for warm places to overwinter in the fall, and then become active again in the spring and summer.

Flying Squirrels as Pests

Flying squirrels become pests when they get into homes and other buildings. Their gnawing can cause damage to the building itself, as well as to clothing and other items stored in the building. In addition, flying squirrel droppings, shed hair, and wastes can cause safety and health problems. Flying squirrels and their parasites are vectors of typhus and other arboviral diseases.

Flying Squirrel Removal and Exclusion

Two baby flying squirrels in an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel trapper's hand

Flying squirrel control is one of the most challenging jobs we do. Their small size, secretive habits, and ability to fly make trapping and sealing flying squirrels out of houses a real science. It's meticulous work that requires patience, skill, and attention to detail.

Flying squirrel control also requires specialized equipment such as long ladders, scaffolding, and lift trucks -- not the kind of things most people have stored in their garages.

Long story short: This is not a do-it-yourself job. The skill and knowledge required, the special equipment needed, the necessity of working high up in the air, and the inherent hazards of the work make flying squirrel removal a job for professionals.

As the region's leading animal control company, Rid-A-Critter has both the people and the equipment on hand, and our work is backed by years of experience and the best warranty in the business. Our skilled animal control experts can handle any flying squirrel control job -- no matter how big or how small. We have animal control specialists who live and work throughout North Georgia; so a local technician will respond quickly when you call us.

Finally, our flying squirrel control program goes far beyond what "flying squirrel exterminators" offer. We don't just remove flying squirrels who are already in your home. We also repair the damage that they caused and make sure that they (and other animals) don't get back in again.

If you think you may have a flying squirrel problem, please call us for a no-obligation inspection, and our recommendations for removing flying squirrels and sealing them out of your home for good.

Flying Squirrel Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of flying squirrel removal jobs that we've done over the years.

Rid-A-Critter has the tools and personnel to handle any flying squirrel control job, so please call us today.

 

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Sealing a house in Aiken sc for bats today and have another house in grove town ga tomorrow to seal with bats
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jul 21, 2015 10:43:43 am.

Sealed a house in downtown Aiken SC for bats. Customer had Aprox 300 plus bats .
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 08, 2015 11:28:24 am.

Sealing a house for mice in north Agusta sc
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Mar 20, 2015 10:36:07 am.

Sealed a house in Athens for grey squirrels and working in a house today in Aiken for bats.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Mar 12, 2015 10:48:50 am.

Burr, it's cold, your house is a critters paradise. Just quoted a house in Marietta with flyers, not going to Atlanta for rats.
by Chris Collender
Jan 08, 2015 10:05:11 am.

Busy day, rats in Marietta, squirrels in Roswell and brasseslton, back to Atlanta where flyers have invated a home, now to Decatur to quote another house with rats.
by Chris Collender
Dec 02, 2014 01:17:34 pm.

Busy day, mice in Atlanta, squirrels in Duluth, quoted a customer in Lithia springs that had squirrels but he didn't know about the massive bat infestation, crazy.
by Chris Collender
Nov 21, 2014 12:56:46 pm.

Crazy day today, saw a flying squirrel run up a brick wall in Atlanta, now flyers in a attic in sugar hill, now off to norcross for some cold weather bats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 19, 2014 01:15:35 pm.

Man what a cold day to be on a roof. Sealed a house for bats in hepzibath ga . Gave a quote for mice in north Augusta sc.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Nov 18, 2014 12:26:29 pm.

Sealed a house in north Augusta for squirrels and quoted one in Aiken for bats.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Oct 29, 2014 11:33:34 am.

Sealed a house in west lake in Martinez Monday and Tuesday. Sealed another in Evans today for grey squirrels
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Oct 23, 2014 02:27:44 pm.

Sealed a house in Aiken sc for opossum. And gave a quote in north Augusta sc for mice.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Aug 28, 2014 01:31:22 pm.

Rid-A-Critter provides flying squirrel trapping, removal, and control in:

Georgia: All of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Augusta, Carrollton, Cummings, Dacula, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Marietta, Macon, Milton, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Villa Rica, and everywhere in between.

South Carolina: Please here for service in Aiken, Evans, Martinez, North Augusta, and the surrounding areas.

Alabama: Click here for our Alabama office.

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