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Flying Squirrel Removal and Exclusion in North 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 wildlife 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 wildlife 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

Technically, flying squirrels are nuisance animals, not pests. They become a nuisance 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

Removing flying squirrels and preventing them from getting back into your home is one of the most challenging jobs we do. Their small size, secretive habits, and ability to fly make keeping 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.

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 prevent flying squirrels from getting into your home or business, so please call us today.


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In Dahlonega for a flying squirrel exclusion. We have caught 12 so far. They are definitely colony animals! #Ridacritter
by Jake A.
Jan 19, 2021 07:45:32 am.

Out in Sandy Springs and Kennesaw on this lovely day today. You squirrels don’t stand a chance!
by Chris G.
Jan 15, 2021 01:23:05 pm.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

Caught four flying squirrels in Hiawassee today! Our customers are always taken care of at Ridacritter.
by Jake A.
Jan 05, 2021 04:32:29 pm.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

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by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

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by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Today We'll Repair the Squirrel Damage to a House in Roswell, Georgia
by Webmaster
Dec 11, 2020 10:55:42 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

We have a technician replacing the garage door weather seal at a Roswell, Georgia mouse-control job. The mice gnawed through the old seal to get into the garage. We're non-chemically treating the mouse problem and mouse-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Dec 02, 2020 10:23:01 am.

Our North Georgia office has technicians trapping and removing flying squirrels from the attic of a stone house in Acworth, Georgia. We're also sealing the gaps in the stone work that allowed them in in the first place.
by Webmaster
Nov 30, 2020 10:38:37 am.

We have a crew sealing gaps in the mortar to keep flying squirrels out of a stone house in Acworth, Georgia. Because they're very small animals, even small gaps have to be sealed to keep them out of a house.
by Webmaster
Oct 23, 2020 10:54:44 am.

We have a flying squirrel removal job at a house in Hiawassee, Georgia on the agenda for tomorrow. We did the inspection Friday, and the homeowner called to authorize the job yesterday. We'll also be replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Oct 18, 2020 04:42:48 pm.

We have a technician building a new crawl space door to replace an old, warped one that was letting mice into the crawl space of a house in Temple, Georgia. We'll also seal any other gaps we find to make the house mouse-proof.
by Webmaster
Oct 08, 2020 10:22:24 am.

A team from our North Georgia office is closing gaps in the roof of a house in Hiawassee to keep flying squirrels out of the attic. They're just going to have to find a new hangar.
by Webmaster
Oct 06, 2020 10:50:48 am.

This was the Flying Squirrel Gap into a Stone House in Dunwoody, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2020 07:05:16 pm.

We have a team removing flying squirrels from the attic of a house in Buford, Georgia, and closing up gaps in the roof so they can't get back in. They'll just have to find a new hangar.
by Webmaster
Sep 11, 2020 10:03:30 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

This was the Flying Squirrel Gap into a House in Villa Rica, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 31, 2020 10:17:49 am.

Our North Georgia office has a crew at work trapping and removing flying squirrels from the attic of a house in Roswell, and sealing the roof to keep animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 17, 2020 10:18:45 am.

Here's a Flying Squirrel Hangar Entrance on the Roof of a House in Big Canoe, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 24, 2020 10:15:43 am.

Evidence of a Flying Squirrel Problem in the Attic of a House in Dunwoody, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 20, 2020 10:32:55 am.

We have technicians replacing the roof ridge vent at a house in Griffin, Georgia today. The old vent was gnawed away by flying squirrels who chewed it up trying to get into the attic of the house.
by Webmaster
Jul 13, 2020 10:14:58 am.

We have a crew working at a house in Griffin, Georgia trapping and removing flying squirrels from the attic, and sealing the roof to keep them from getting back in.
by Webmaster
Jul 10, 2020 10:22:22 am.

Video of Bats Sealed Out of a House in Blairsville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 02, 2020 10:24:35 am.

One of our crews is replacing an old, rotted crawl space door to keep Norway rats out of a house in Colbert, Georgia. Once the rats are sealed out, we'll set traps to remove the rats that are already in the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 26, 2020 11:41:21 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

Video of Jason A Releasing an Opossum Removed from a House in Griffin, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 05, 2020 05:51:46 am.

Video of Serious Rat Damage at a Warehouse in Suwanee, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 04, 2020 10:54:35 am.

We're working at a house in Cumming, Georgia trapping and removing flying squirrels from the attic of a house, and sealing the roof to keep animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2020 10:14:09 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides flying squirrel trapping, removal, and control in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, 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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