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Flying Squirrel Removal and Control in Georgia

Two baby flying squirrels in an squirrel-removal technician's hand

Baby flying squirrels found in an Alpharetta, Georgia home. (Yes, we gave them back to their mom after the picture was taken.)

Along with gray squirrel control, flying squirrel control is one of our most-needed animal control services.

Flying squirrels are interesting animals. Unlike Rocky the Flying Squirrel of cartoon fame, real flying squirrels can't take off from the ground and gain altitude like a bird or a bat can, so they don't really "fly." But they do have aerodynamic "wings" formed by skin between their legs and their bodies. These wings allow them to glide for very long distances and to land accurately on buildings.

This gliding ability allows flying squirrels to get into homes and other buildings through openings that would be impossible to climb to from the ground. It also makes flying squirrel control an especially challenging animal control job.

A flying squirrel's diet consists mainly of nuts, fruits, mushrooms and other fungi, insects, slugs, snails, and bird eggs. They forage at night, mainly relying on their highly-developed sense of smell to find food. They begin hoarding food and looking for warm places to overwinter in the fall, and then become active again in the spring and summer.

Flying Squirrels as Pests

Flying squirrels become pests when they get into homes and other buildings. Their gnawing can cause damage to the building itself, as well as to clothing and other items stored in the building. In addition, flying squirrel droppings, shed hair, and wastes can cause safety and health problems. Flying squirrels and their parasites are vectors of typhus and other arboviral diseases.

Flying Squirrel Removal and Exclusion

Two baby flying squirrels in an Alpharetta, Georgia squirrel trapper's hand

Flying squirrel control is one of the most challenging jobs we do. Their small size, secretive habits, and ability to fly make trapping and sealing flying squirrels out of houses a real science. It's meticulous work that requires patience, skill, and attention to detail.

Flying squirrel control also requires specialized equipment such as long ladders, scaffolding, and lift trucks -- not the kind of things most people have stored in their garages.

Long story short: This is not a do-it-yourself job. The skill and knowledge required, the special equipment needed, the necessity of working high up in the air, and the inherent hazards of the work make flying squirrel removal a job for professionals.

As the region's leading animal control company, Rid-A-Critter has both the people and the equipment on hand, and our work is backed by years of experience and the best warranty in the business. Our skilled animal control experts can handle any flying squirrel control job -- no matter how big or how small. We have animal control specialists who live and work throughout North Georgia; so a local technician will respond quickly when you call us.

Finally, our flying squirrel control program goes far beyond what "flying squirrel exterminators" offer. We don't just remove flying squirrels who are already in your home. We also repair the damage that they caused and make sure that they (and other animals) don't get back in again.

If you think you may have a flying squirrel problem, please call us for a professional inspection, and our recommendations for removing flying squirrels and sealing them out of your home for good.

Flying Squirrel Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of flying squirrel removal jobs that we've done over the years.

Rid-A-Critter has the tools and personnel to handle any flying squirrel control job, so please call us today.

 

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Jason and Justin on a Flying Squirrel Removal Job in North Georgia
by Webmaster
Dec 11, 2018 10:02:45 am.

Video of Carl Correcting Another Animal-Removal Company's Work
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Dec 11, 2018 09:55:45 am.

Working on a problem job in the mountains got it figured out.
by Justin A.
Dec 11, 2018 09:48:34 am.

Wow, it’s been a lot of wet and cold weather here in Ga. and has the phones ringing. Make sure your home is secured against all the wildlife looking for warmth and shelter.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 10, 2018 04:42:47 pm.

Getting lots of calls for removal of flying squirrels from attics all over Georgia and Alabama today.
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Dec 10, 2018 12:26:02 pm.

In McDonough Ga seeing some of our clients that referred us last month to say Thank You!!
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Dec 07, 2018 11:40:58 am.

This Video Shows How Poor Home Upkeep can Lead to Animal Problems
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Nov 23, 2018 05:19:58 am.

New Google+ Post: Happy Thanksgiving!
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This is What Flying Squirrel Footprints Look Like
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Nov 14, 2018 09:40:59 am.

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Nov 09, 2018 06:10:15 am.

Here's How Flying Squirrels Got Into a House in Roswell
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Nov 08, 2018 09:58:33 am.

Picture of Tim Removing a Dead Animal from a Chimney
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Oct 31, 2018 12:39:47 pm.

Video Taken at a Flying Squirrel Removal Job in Dunwoody
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Oct 23, 2018 10:06:56 am.

Here's How Flying Squirrels Got Into a House in Dunwoody
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Oct 17, 2018 11:00:44 am.

Keith Found Flying Squirrel Droppings in a Rain Gutter
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Oct 09, 2018 10:49:07 am.

Tim Found a Surprise in the Attic of the Kramden Home
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Oct 05, 2018 10:34:32 am.

Tess Found a Huge Animal Entry Gap at a House in Dunwoody
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Oct 03, 2018 11:09:10 am.

Carl Pointing Out Flying Squirrel Entry Points into a House
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Oct 02, 2018 10:12:52 am.

Fortunately, Rid-A-Critter Can Handle Big or Small Animal-Control Jobs
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Sep 25, 2018 10:23:53 am.

Here's a Flying Squirrel Running Around Inside a Home
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Sep 17, 2018 10:28:50 am.

Chris Sent a Picture of a Black and Yellow Garden Spider
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Sep 04, 2018 10:53:34 am.

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Aug 31, 2018 09:45:47 am.

Carl Found the Hidden Flying Squirrel Entry Point
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Aug 27, 2018 08:37:55 am.

Picture of a Flying Squirrel Hole in a House in Carrollton, Georgia
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Aug 20, 2018 10:11:18 am.

Here's Carl Sealing Flying Squirrels Out of a House
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Aug 07, 2018 10:44:37 am.

Carl Sent Video of a Flying Squirrel Exclusion Job
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Aug 07, 2018 10:33:28 am.

The Flying Squirrels Got into this House through a Construction Gap
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Jul 31, 2018 10:41:50 am.

Video of a Flying Squirrel Removal Job in Dahlonega, Georgia
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Jul 31, 2018 10:38:21 am.

Justin Sent Video of a Live Flying Squirrel in an Attic
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Jul 30, 2018 10:57:43 am.

The Flying Squirrels Got In through the Roof Ridge Vent
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Jul 23, 2018 10:06:10 am.

Here's a Video of Bats in a Gable Vent
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Jul 23, 2018 09:59:00 am.

An Animal Inspection Revealed a Crack in the Foundation
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Rid-A-Critter provides flying squirrel trapping, removal, and control in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Columbus, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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