Flying Squirrel Control

Flying Squirrel Control, Trapping & Removal Services

We can rid you of Flying Squirrel problems safely and efficiently

Flying squirrels are known for their ability to glide from one tree to another with the help of a wing-like structure on their body. Despite being able to fly, these creatures are very similar to regular squirrels. However, flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal beings who subsist off of primaryily fruit, insects, and seeds. Flying squirrels build nests in trees to hold their young.

If you come across a flying squirrel in your home or in your attic, do not try to trap it yourself. Flying squirrels can carry diseases and other illnesses in their fur and can spread these to humans if they come into direct contact. When you notice a problem with flying squirrels, call the experts at Trutech to come and help with proper flying squirrel removal.

Each one of our licensed specialists cares deeply for the well-being of all animals, large or small. Our humane removal techniques ensure that no animals are harmed as they are removed from your property. If you are worried about preventing these creatures from entering into your home or garage, a specialist at Trutech can evaluate your property and determine the proper flying squirrel control services that you need to prevent these creatures from causing even more damage. The time to find a solution for a flying squirrel invasion on your property is not when these flying creatures have invaded your personal space. Call the experts at Trutech to handle your problem efficiently, humanely, and with top quality customer service.

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Flying squirrels are the smallest of all squirrel species. They have light brown fur, dark stripes running along their sides, and lighter cream-colored fur on their bellies. Small rounded ears and large dark eyes give them an attractive appearance. When they leap from tree branches, they extend their arms and legs and allow their webs of skin to catch the air. Flying squirrels use their furry tails for steering when in flight. The rodents rarely exceed 10 inches in length.

DIET

Similar to other types of squirrels, flying squirrels mostly feed on nuts, berries, and fruits, which are available to them without leaving their tree homes. Their carnivorous tendencies lead them to regularly eat baby bird eggs, as well as insects and the occasional small animal.

HABITAT

Forests throughout North America host flying squirrels. The creatures prefer to nest in warm, enclosed spaces such as hollowed out sections of trees, crevices, bird boxes, and abandoned bird nests. They live in large colonies that huddle together when they sleep in order to keep warm.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Flying squirrels are common in yards across the United States, but property owners are often clueless to their presence. Since the rodents are nocturnal and tend to stick to the trees, people rarely encounter them. Human and flying squirrel activity intersects when the furry nuisances construct their nests in attics.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Colonies of flying squirrels are made up of an average of a dozen rodents. Having so many flying squirrels inside man made structures like attics quickly leads to major property damage. They defecate and urinate near their nests, which creates foul odors in the home and damages buildings. As is the case with most rodent species, flying squirrels chew and gnaw constantly, which damages wooden support structures and electrical wires. Flying squirrels are also carriers of ticks, mites, fleas, and diseases, which are all easily transferred to residents living in infested homes.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

To prevent flying squirrels from nesting in attics, individuals should ensure that all exterior entrances are sealed with calk or covered with wire mesh. Common points of flying squirrel entry include vents, chimneys, windows, and gaps around cables or pipes. Additionally, removing bird houses or boxes and thinning out dense trees in yards makes areas less attractive to flying squirrels.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Flying squirrels are legally protected animals in some states. In order to safely and effectively deal with flying squirrel infestations, property owners should call Trutech animal control specialists. Armed with the knowledge necessary to identify and address the factors causing flying squirrel activity, animal removal experts humanely and efficiently handle pest problems.


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