Flying Squirrel Trapping, Removal and Control
Flying Squirrels don't really fly in the same way as birds or bats. They climb up trees or other tall structures and launch themselves into the air. A thin membrane of skin and fur between it's front and rear limbs acts as a sort of parachute and they glide downwards using their fluffy tail as a rudder for steering. The tail also operates as an airbrake, slowing them down for softer landings when coming to rest against buildings or trees. The moment a flying squirrel lands on a tree it immediately moves to the other side to avoid predators that may have been hunting it.
Flying squirrels are seldom seen because they are nocturnal. They are mainly herbivores with their diet consisting of nuts, berries, flower blossoms, seeds and other plant material though occasionally flying squirrels will eat shrews, mice, bird eggs and nestlings. Flying squirrels will hoard nuts for the winter months sometimes storing as many as several hundred per night in their nests during the warm weather.
The ability to travel long distances through the air (up to 100 ft.) makes getting rid of flying squirrels a challenge because they are able to get into structures that other wildlife can't reach. Often these include high-rise buildings and church steeples.
Why Are Flying Squirrels Considered Pests?
Flying squirrel removal and control is needed due to the following factors:
- Insulation contaminated from droppings and urine
- Arbovirus and Typhus transmission to humans from animal parasites
- Dead animals in inaccessible areas
- Odors from urine and feces
- Risk of fire from damaged electrical wire insulation
Getting Rid of Flying Squirrels
In order to get rid of flying squirrels for good they need to be excluded from human habitats. An animal "exterminator" just gets rid of the animal and doesn't worry about the conditions that led to it getting in your home or business in the first place. When we exclude (squirrel proof) a job it means we repair any holes and seal all the gaps. This also keeps out any other animals that may be thinking about moving into the same area in the future. Jarrod's is the leader in removing flying squirrels in Georgia and Alabama. We are able to handle any size flying squirrel removal job at any location.
If you think you may have a flying squirrel problem, please call us for a free estimate at 706-221-8000. When we finish removing your flying squirrels, you will never see them again. We guarantee it - in writing. We are the leaders in trapping flying squirrels and flying squirrel control in Georgia and Alabama. We service a 60 mile radius around Columbus Georgia including Hamilton, Fortson, Fort Benning, Americus, Waverly Hall, Pine Mountain and everywhere in between. To see if you fall in our service area click here.
In Alabama, we provide squirrel control to Phenix City, Eufaula, Auburn, Lafayette and everywhere in between. To see if you fall in our service area click here.
Jarrod's Pest Control and Exterminator Services In Georgia and Alabama
- Columbus, Ga
- Ft. Benning Ga.
- Fortson, Ga.
- La Grange Ga.
- Hamilton, Ga.
- Waverly Hall, Ga.
- Cussesta, Ga.
- Phenix City, Al.
- Eufaula, Al.
- Smiths Station, Al.
- Fort Mitchell, Al.
- Opelika, Al.