It’s that time of year again. You’ve just started a new project, or you’re in the process of landscaping, or you just spent way too much money on Christmas decorations and now your yard is littered with pinecones. Either way, it’s time to prepare for one of the most anticipated yearly events… flying squirrel season! But don’t worry, we’re here to help and so is https://www.graybrotherswildlife.com/flying-squirrel-removal/ if you need a pro!
What are Flying Squirrels?
Flying squirrels (actually such a general name for these critters) are a common household nuisance. These rodents spend the warmer months in your attic searching for food and nesting sites, and then emerge in late fall/winter looking for a place to spend the winter. They are almost guaranteed to find an open window or door or some other suitable entry point to enter your home. As a result, they are considered one of the most humane methods to remove these squirrels. Flying squirrels are also known as chipmunks, marmots, or tree squirrels. While they are sometimes referred to as flying rats, they have no rat ancestry and should not be confused with rats.
How Does Flying Squirrel Removal Work?
Flying squirrel removal is easy and economical! We use non-toxic devices that are designed specifically for your home’s entry points. We are able to place these devices on your home’s exterior to intercept the squirrel before he enters. The squirrel simply can’t gain access. Each device has a one-year warranty and can be easily renewed if needed.
How do I know if I need Flying Squirrel Removal?
If you are experiencing any of the following problems, chances are you have a flying squirrel in your attic:
- Feces or mess from a nest is present in an attic or other part of a home.
- Flying squirrels getting into and tearing up attic insulation or nest materials.
- Homeowners hear animal noises in the attic area and they can’t find any rodent entry points.
- Homeowners have a strong odor of a musty, musky smell in the attic. This is caused by the urine from these flying creatures. The enzymes in the urine are what produce the smell that you detect inside your home.
These are not the only problems that flying squirrels cause. If they are present in your home, you should also be aware of possible safety risks as well:
- Flying squirrels can get caught up in your ceiling and fall to the floor below, resulting in death.
- They are a potential source of air-borne diseases such as squirrel pox, murine typhus, and salmonellosis.
- Flying squirrels can cause structural damage by chewing on wiring inside your attic or on insulation hanging from ceilings.
Flying squirrel removal can be difficult because they are small and very agile. If you’ve ever tried to catch a mouse, you know that they are no easy task. Flying squirrels can be more difficult but not impossible to remove. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, please call a professional immediately and remember… relief is on the way!