Flying squirrels dont really fly they glide from trees using a flap of loose skin that connects their front and hind legs, and can cross distances up to 150 feet using their tale to steer the direction.
- Grayish brown body, white belly
- Soft and thick fur
- Weighs 4 to 6.5 ounces
- Up to 12 inches long including the tail, which is nearly as long as the head and body
- Large eyes
- Make a low, soft chirp when they are in danger
- Nocturnal but may also be seen during the day
- Eat mostly plants, seeds, nuts, leaves, bark, flowers, and roots
- Usually nest in tree cavities and sometimes make “dreys” during the warmer months
- Occasionally find refuge in attics when roof gaps make it easily accessible
- Will often make a nest in your attic insulation
- Can cause odor and damage from urine
- Can keep you away at night with their nocturnal activity
- Provide an exclusion barrier along the roofline
- Set traps out
- Locate and seal off any entry points ¼” or larger to prevent squirrels and other rodents from entering your home.
- Caulk any openings or crevices.
- To keep squirrels from using utility wires as a way to your attic, slit a 2-foot section of 2-inch PVC pipe lengthwise and slip it over the wire. This makes squirrels unable to maintain their footing when the pipe rotates.
- Cut back tree limbs that are close to your structure.
- Squirrel removal is not recommended for amateurs. Call Northwest Exterminating for squirrel removal.