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What do flying squirrels look like?
Flying squirrels do not actually fly but glide from tree to tree or roof top to roof top. They have gray-brown fur on the top and sides of their body and gray or white fur on their under-belly. Depending on the species they can range in size from 8-12 inches in length. Flying squirrels have very large, black eyes that provide them with good night vision.
Are flying squirrels dangerous?
Flying squirrels are not a danger to people, however that are considered to be dangerous to your property. When squirrels get into homes they can chew through and damage wires, pipes, drywall and insulation. The destruction from flying squirrels can lead to fire and water damage.
Why do I have a flying squirrel problem?
Squirrels enter into homes and other building to seek shelter. In the fall they will look for a safe, warm secure area to live in during the colder winter months. Attics, wall voids, and chimneys often meet their needs.
How do you get rid of flying squirrels?
Contact Thomas Pest Services if you need help getting rid of flying squirrels. We offer wildlife control; our experts will safely and humanely eliminate the flying squirrels from your property and offer solutions to prevent future problems with flying squirrels and other pests.
Flying squirrel prevention tips
To prevent flying squirrels from entering your home you should:
Place a chimney cap on the top of your chimney.
Replace any loose or missing roof shingles.
Repair any holes or gaps found around your roof’s soffit area.
Trim back trees or bushes away from the exterior of your home.
Remove food and water sources like bird feeders, compost piles, gardens and bird baths from close to the exterior of your home.
At the first sign of a flying squirrel problem contact Thomas Pest Services!