Flying Squirrels

Habitat: In the wild, treetops and wooded areas. In urban and suburban environments, attics, walls, storage sheds and anywhere that can provide shelter and warmth.

Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits and insects.

Known Attractions: Bird feeders, tree branches close to your roof that provide easy access, trees and plants that bare fruit or nuts, spaces that provide shelter and warmth.

Risks: Chewing damage, fire hazard from chewing wires, water damage from chewing tubes, water damage from chewing shingles causing water to leak on structural wood, contamination of insulation with feces and urine, rapid reproduction, noise from scurrying, diseases (typhus as reported by the CDC ), fleas and ticks that can transmit diseases to pets and people.

Signs of Presence: Chewed surfaces, droppings / urine in insulation, burrowed areas in insulation, scratching noises in the attics and walls, nests (gathered scraps of materials in a bundle), foul odors.

Slightly smaller than their grey counterparts, flying squirrels have a flap of skin on each side of their bodies that connects their front and rear legs. This allows them to jump from trees and surfaces and glide for impressive distances to get around. Because Georgia is a warm, lush state with lots of trees, it’s the ideal habitat for these creatures. The downside is that like grey squirrels and other rodents, they see your attic as a perfect nesting spot. They cause scurrying noises mostly at night when you’re trying to sleep, they soil and disrupt your insulation and they chew the structure of your home as well as electrical wires, presenting a fire hazard. Hawk offers a permanent solution to this issue. A full exclusion of your home followed by a structured trapping program will make this issue a thing of the past! Contact us now for a free consultation and estimate from one of our licensed experts!