Flying Squirrel Removal Advice

Flying squirrel removal needed for squirrel on a tree

Here at Animal Remover, we deal with some very unique wildlife control situations. In Ohio, the most common squirrel is the eastern gray squirrel, but you may also encounter the flying squirrel as well. While the technicians at Animal Remover typically respond to requests for squirrel removal involving the typical gray, brown, red or black squirrel, we can also handle flying squirrels.

Before assuming anything about your squirrel situation, it’s important to know a few things about flying squirrel removal.

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1. Flying squirrels and the eastern gray squirrel have very similar habits.

These two types of squirrels are very similar. Both types of squirrels will look for a safe, warm and dry place to nest. Both have similar diets. Both will chew through wires, roofing and soffit to get into your home, and both types of squirrels will also cause the same kind of damage. When dealing with a flying squirrel, you can assume you will need a professional animal removal company such as Animal Remover to help get rid of it for good.

2. Our squirrel removal methods will still work on flying squirrels.

Squirrel removal is generally the same for flying squirrels as it is for the eastern gray squirrel. Repellent, music, strobe lights, mothballs or ammonia won’t work, so instead, we utilize methods like habit modification, exclusion and trapping to rid your home of flying squirrels.

3. Flying squirrels are NOT pets.

If you’ve never seen a flying squirrel before, you may be tempted to trap it yourself, keep it as a pet or try to interact with it. Our squirrel removal technicians highly recommend NOT doing any of the above. Flying squirrels are just as dangerous as the eastern gray squirrel and can carry diseases and mites that are harmful to humans. The best thing to do is to keep your distance and call a wildlife control company like Animal Remover right away.

4. Flying squirrels do not actually fly.

If you find a flying squirrel in your home or on your property, you may be concerned with it flying into a different area of your home, but despite its name, the flying squirrel does not actually fly. Instead, these animals use a thin piece of membrane that stretches all the way from their feet to their arms to glide from tree to tree or rooftop to rooftop.

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If you find that have a squirrel problem, flying squirrel or not, Animal Remover provides humane and effective squirrel removal services to rid your home of this nuisance animal for good. Call our office at 513-324-9453 to speak to one of our wildlife control specialists or to schedule your appointment for service.

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