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 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 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.
Here are some pictures of flying squirrel removal jobs that we've done over the years.
A flying squirrel caught in an attic by our tech
Flying squirrel trapped in Cumming, Georgia
Hole found during Roswell flying squirrel job
Flying squirrel damage in a Cumming attic
Baby flying squirrels in after being released
Flying squirrel damage at a house in Cumming
Flying squirrel removal in Locust Grove GA
Flying squirrel hole in a house in Norcross
Evidence of flying squirrels in Winston, Georgia
Flying squirrel chew damage to a house in Milton
Flying squirrel droppings in an attic in Cumming
Flying squirrel urine and droppings in Blairsville
Flying squirrel entry point into a house in Canton
Flying squirrel hole behind gutter in Rockdale
Flying squirrel prints on a HVAC duct in Buford
Flying squirrel entry hole in Alpharetta
Flying squirrel trapped in Cumming, Georgia
Flying squirrel entry point into a house in Buford
Baby flying squirrels removed at Alpharetta home
Flying squirrel urine in an attic in Roswell
Baby flying squirrels removed from Roswell home
Flying squirrel gnawed the screen in Blue Ridge
Flying squirrel droppings in attic in Blue Ridge
Flying squirrel droppings in an attic in Acworth
Flying squirrel entry hole in Hiawassee
Juvenile flying squirrels
Rid-A-Critter has the tools and personnel to handle any flying squirrel control job, so please call us today.