Flying squirrels are cute mammals. They have a skin flap that attaches their fore and hind limbs, causing them to glide from tree to tree and from trees to houses. Flying squirrels are cousins to conventional squirrels, and their population is increasing exponentially. Flying squirrels do not actually fly, but glide around with the assistance of their special skin flap.
Flying squirrels are cute and unique, different from other squirrel species, but you will find that they are not fun to have in your home or yard. They are harder to deal with if they invade your home.
Their small structure shouldn’t fool you into believing that they are harmless. They are capable of damaging your yard and home. These pests have a reputation for stripping off the bark of large trees and destroying sapling trees.
Flying squirrels dig holes in the yard to search for food and eat the vegetables and fruits in your garden. When they get into your home, flying squirrels will nest in the attic and walls, gnaw through the wiring system and plumbing works, and eat wood and furniture in your home.
Flying squirrels living in your space put you in danger as their nests are very combustible, and all it takes is one spark to set your entire home aflame. Flying squirrels also leave behind their feces and urine that cause respiratory problems if you do not seek professional assistance in their removal and relocation. These critters also carry diseases like rabies and typhus. They will readily spread these to you and your pet animals if you do not keep them in check or remove them from your yard.
Flying squirrels are harder to remove because of their ability to glide from tree to rooftop. However, the best way to remove flying squirrels from your yard or home is probably by removing their food source. When there is no food supply in your home for them, the flying squirrels do not have any reason to stay, and so they move on to other places.
You can eliminate flying squirrels by observing simple sanitary practices like keeping the yard free of food debris, clearing overripe fruits, storing food properly, avoiding a buildup of debris, feeding pet animals indoors, and so on. These practices will keep your home safe from wildlife pest infestations.
If the flying squirrels are yet to infest your home, you could make fences around your home though this might be somewhat ineffective because of their ability to glide. However, you could cut tree branches very low so that they will be unable to glide from the tree to your rooftop and into your house.
The professionals at Wildlife X Team New Hampshire are always ready to offer assistance and professional advice to you concerning the prevention of a flying squirrel infestation.
Having a flying squirrel infestation problem can be really annoying to the homeowner, and humane trapping is the safest choice of removal. There are various trap options for trapping a flying squirrel, but you must ensure that your state laws permit the capture and relocation of flying squirrels. Use their favorite snacks like peanut butter or cheese as bait for their capture, after which you can transport the squirrels about twenty miles from your home and leave them at locations where they are free to express innate behaviors without being a nuisance to anyone.
Instead of worrying over the details of flying squirrel removal, you can contact the professionals at Wildlife X Team for help. We have professionals with animal removal experience, expertise, and the right equipment for flying squirrel removal. We also offer other services like litter removal, attic cleaning and sanitization, damage repair, and professional advice.
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