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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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Don't let attic animal critter problems ruin your holidays. Call the best animal removal and prevention company around... Ridacritter. We will provide a free inspection and quote for animal removal and exclusion. Don't delay call today.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 25, 2015 08:43:45 am.

New Google+ Post: Flying Squirrel Urine Damage to a House in Gainesville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 24, 2015 05:13:43 pm.

Bump, scratch, scurrying sounds in your attic? This time of year it's most likely to be flying squirrels. Ridacritter is A+ BBB, 15 yr old company, TrustDale certified, licensed, insured & drug free. Call Ridacritter for critter removal.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 24, 2015 10:38:31 am.

Requoted a house in Atlanta, repairs got removes cause they got a new roof, down to Newnan for squirrels, then up to Suwannee for flyers and finished up back in Atlanta, squirrels again. Good day
by Chris Collender
Nov 24, 2015 08:33:27 am.

Rats seemed to have taken over all the way from Birmingham, Al, to Augusta, Ga. They are everywhere!
by Amber A.
Nov 23, 2015 02:59:25 pm.

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone. We often get an influx of nuisance animal calls during the holidays. The reason for the influx seems to be guest in town staying in bedrooms not often used and those guests hearing critters in the attic.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 23, 2015 08:38:16 am.

New Google+ Post: Strong, Tight-Fitting Crawl Space Doors Seal Out Critters
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2015 07:55:43 am.

New Google+ Post: Animal-Proofing a House with a Divided Foundation
by Webmaster
Nov 20, 2015 10:09:27 am.

Going to give thanks to our pest control friends in Columbus Ga, Manchester Ga and Sharpsburg Ga for referring us for their wildlife needs for their customers.
by Jason Arruda
Nov 20, 2015 09:21:17 am.

Getting rid of Flying squirrels in a house in Jasper ga.
by Carl F.
Nov 20, 2015 08:43:29 am.

Getting rid of Flying squirrels in a house in Jasper ga.
by Carl F.
Nov 20, 2015 08:43:25 am.

New Google+ Post: An Amusing "Flying Squirrel" Video
by Webmaster
Nov 19, 2015 12:25:39 pm.

New Google+ Post: Evidence of Flying Squirrels in Winston, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 19, 2015 12:22:30 pm.

Lots of driving, went to snellville for bats, then off to Cummings for rats, Roswell for squirrels and rats(has had issues for ever), Duluth for squirrels, then to canton for rats again. Good times
by Chris Collender
Nov 19, 2015 11:43:16 am.

Heavy rains last night pushed flying squirrels into the attics for shelter. Still pretty warm for late November so getting mixed bag of calls for snakes, bats, rats and squirrels. The sun is out and cooler temps coming.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 19, 2015 09:36:05 am.

We have seen a little of everything today! Must be that nasty weather! Squirrels, rats, bats from Atlanta to Birmingham!
by Amber A.
Nov 18, 2015 03:14:22 pm.

just finished fsealing up a house for flying squirrels in flowery branch Georgia #flyingsquirrels
by Carl F.
Nov 18, 2015 12:55:17 pm.

New Google+ Post: Shoddy Animal-Proofing in Alpharetta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Nov 17, 2015 05:25:23 pm.

Headed to Athens today for a couple of meetings today. To ALL of you that refer Rid-A-Citter I want to say, Thank You!!!
by Jason Arruda
Nov 17, 2015 09:47:21 am.

Crazy day yesterday, stone mountain to quote a insulation where customer wants to get rid of his old rat dropping filled insulation, then to Winston to quote a rental property with flying squirrels, and last stop of the day, Atlanta, Rats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 17, 2015 09:04:45 am.

Barely in the office 10 minutes and we already have a family of squirrels taking over a house in Roswell!
by Amber A.
Nov 17, 2015 08:45:08 am.

The chilly weather really brings in the critters. Headed to Columbus to evict some freeloading flying squirrels.
by Dean Scott
Nov 16, 2015 08:19:21 am.

Expecting the phones to ring this weekend with a few cold November nights. Flying squirrels really move into our attics this time of year. Call Ridacritter when you hear those annoying critters running about in the attic.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 13, 2015 09:42:41 am.

Beautiful day in the south! Finally the rain is gone and the sun is out.
by Richard Adcock
Nov 13, 2015 09:37:52 am.

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

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

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

Alabama: Click here for our Alabama office.

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