Flying squirrels are helpful to the environment by spreading fungi spores and seeds, but they have been known to get into homes and rip insulation, causing a slew of other issues and posing a health risk to humans. These nocturnal creatures are rarely seen by humans, but their presence is apparent in other ways like noise. Call our Cape Cod office at 508.690.0076 or contact us HERE.

Common Flying Squirrel Problems

  • Flying squirrel services in Cape CodFlying squirrels become problematic when they move onto lawns and into attics, as they make a lot of sound at night.
  • Additionally, their urine smells foul and can carry harmful bacteria.
  • Flying squirrels also gnaw on walls, structural support beams, and wires.

Getting Rid of Flying Squirrels in Cape Cod

Property owners can make modifications to homes and yards to ensure the surrounding area is less favorable to flying squirrels, including the following:

  • Close up all possible entry points to homes by covering small openings, sealing cracks, replacing broken window screens and door screens, and adding protective screens to vents and chimneys.
  • Remove possible sources of food by fitting indoor and outdoor trash bins with tightly sealed lids.
  • Finally, restrict flying squirrel access to roofs by trimming tree branches that hang over or close to rooftops.

Trapping and Removal

Though humans and flying squirrels are typically able to coexist peacefully, females become aggressive when they feel their territory is threatened. Untrained individuals should never attempt to approach the wild animals as interaction may result in injury. Contact the technicians at Critter Control of Cape Cod for the humane and safe removal of flying squirrels from private property.

We can help you get rid of flying squirrel problems! Call Critter Control of Cape Cod today: 508.690.0076

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Flying squirrels can control their glide and speed, by direction, angle and destination, and have been recorded to glide as far as the length of a football field.
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