The southern flying squirrel is one of the most unique species in Virginia, with many residents not even knowing of its existence due to its nocturnal behavior. You may not realize right away that you need flying squirrel removal.
Why are flying squirrels on my property? How do they get in my home? Like most species we handle, the flying squirrel has become adept at invading and even preferring areas where humans live. Why? Due to the increased supplies of food and water combined with a reduced predator population. Flying squirrels differ from the eastern grey squirrel when it comes to invading a structure: eastern greys will chew or make holes to find their way into a home, while flying squirrels prefer to find an entry point that is already easily accessible. Flying squirrels will look for spots at gable vents, soffit returns, dormers, chimney returns, and attic fans. A roof without drip edge also provides easy access for this small creature to breach the construction gap behind gutters.
Do flying squirrels cause damage? Yes. Flying squirrel damage occurs on two different fronts: health hazards and physical damages. We deal with several different types of animals that invade attics. But flying squirrels tend to be the most troublesome of all when it comes to chewing on wires and insulated utilities. This leads to fire hazards, along with malfunctioning utilities within the home. Beyond the risk of physical damage, flying squirrels are also a latrine colonial species; this means that they defecate in the same area over and over again, which leads to an increased risk of zoonotic diseases.
What is the process for flying squirrel removal? Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management will thoroughly inspect your home from top to bottom to identify all flying squirrel entry points. Then we can provide you with a custom-tailored exclusion to remove the flying squirrels from your home and prevent any future colonies from entering. We perform exclusions by sealing all soffit returns, chimney returns, gable vents, ridge vents, powered attic fans, and other areas, and then either trapping the squirrels from inside after sealing these areas, or “one-waying” the squirrels out of the structure.
If you live in Charlottesville, Richmond, Lynchburg, or other central Virginia areas (Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Lexington, Covington, Roanoke, Salem, Smith Mountain Lake, Ruckersville, Lovingston, etc.) please call us today at 844-WILDPRO
- The average adult flying squirrel is 1.5 ounces but can exceed 4 ounces
- Flying squirrels are mostly grayish-brown to brown; with white bellies that glow pink under a black light, and flat tails
- Flying reproduce in mid-late winter, have a 40 day gestation period, and produce 3-4 young per litter
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management performs flying squirrel control, flying squirrel removal, and flying squirrel exclusions.
Interested in Flying Squirrel Control Services?
Call 844-WILDPRO or 844-945-3776 today and Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC will service any wildlife control need you may have.
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