Flying squirrels can end up inside homes when searching for nest sites and food sources. Since attics and wall voids are decent substitutes for their natural habitats, they often take up residence in these spaces. Houses are also close to several convenient sources of food, such as backyard birdfeeders and gardens. Flying squirrels in the house typically enter through weak gutters, gaps in siding, vents, and other small holes in building exteriors.
Homeowners should not allow flying squirrels to nest indoors because of the damage they can cause. Their destruction consists of gnawing on electrical wires and wooden beams, tearing through insulation, creating fire hazards with the placement of their nesting materials, and enlarging holes in home facades to gain entrance. Collections of their droppings and urine create strong, unpleasant odors. Flying squirrels can also carry typhus and are host to a number of parasites.
Since they nest in groups and cause so many issues, it’s important to remove flying squirrels in the house as soon as possible. The easiest and most effective way to eliminate the pests is to call the wildlife control experts at Trutech. Not only do our trained technicians remove flying squirrels in houses, we can also offer tips on preventing future infestations.