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 Squirrel Removal

Though humans and flying squirrels are typically able to coexist peacefully, females become aggressive when they feel their territory is threatened. Untrained individuals should never attempt to approach the wild animals as interaction may result in injury. Contact the technicians at Critter Control for humane and safe removal of flying squirrels from private property.

Flying Squirrel Damage

As they are responsible for the spread of fungi spores and seeds of trees, flying squirrels are largely considered beneficial. However, they become problematic when they move onto lawns and into attics as they make a lot of sound at night. Additionally, their urine smells foul and can carry harmful bacteria. Flying squirrels also gnaw on walls, structural support beams, and wires leading to possible fire.

Keeping Flying Squirrels Out

Property owners can make modifications to homes and yards to ensure the surrounding area is less favorable to flying squirrels. Close up all possible entry points to homes by covering small openings, sealing cracks, replacing broken window and door screens, and adding screens to vents and chimneys. Remove possible sources of food by fitting indoor and outdoor trash bins with tightly sealed lids. Finally, restrict flying squirrel access to roofs by trimming tree branches that hang over or close to rooftops.

Health Concerns from Flying Squirrels

Along with the damages listed above, flying squirrels also leave urine that smells foul and that can carry harmful bacteria.

Flying Squirrel Facts

Two species of flying squirrels are found in North America: the Triad region is home to both the northern & southern flying squirrels. To call them 'flying' squirrels is a bit of a misnomer, however, as the rodents actually use unique flaps of skin to glide among treetops. They are not capable of true flight like birds or bats.

Though they are actually quite common throughout the United States, flying squirrels are rarely encountered by humans because they are nocturnal. Being that they are nocturnal, flying squirrels have large eyes to help them see in the dark. The rodents grow between 8 and 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) long, with their tails accounting for at least half of their length.

Get Rid of Flying Squirrels

Don’t let flying squirrels take root in your home. Call your local flying squirrel control experts at Critter Control of the Triad.

(336) 895-1993 in Winston-Salem & (336) 306-8944 in Greensboro

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