“Are There Flying Squirrels In My Attic?”
Need help now? Call 508-946-0060 immediately. Remember, Gary’s Wildlife has an exceptional success rate removing flying squirrels. Flying squirrels cause serious problems that you shouldn’t take chances with.
You’ll probably hear the noises first.
Flying squirrels are nocturnal (which means they are awake at night), so you are likely to hear various sounds when you’re trying to sleep. In your attic or between your walls are the likely hot spots.
Things get particularly noisy when they…
- Come and go to feed
- Decide to move their storage of acorns
- Move around to use the bathroom (yes, in your attic)
- Gnaw on the woodwork of your attic
- Scamper around and play with each other
- Invite their friends over from down the street (seriously!)
These noises are magnified because flying squirrels are highly social creatures. They tend to live together in large colonies. In the winter months, as many as 15-30 flying squirrels will inhabit a single attic space.
What Can I Do To Get Them Out? I’m Trying To Sleep!
Oh, And There’s A Bigger Problem Than Just The Noises At Night…
During the time that you’re trying to catch and trap the flying squirrels, they are all but destroying your attic. Urine stains, droppings, damaged insulation, chewed wires… with that many critters, it can get to be quite a mess very quickly.
They make latrines up there and use them relentlessly. These tea colored stains coming from the soffit boxes, or even on the sheetrock, is often mistaken for water damage, but let me tell you, that ain’t water.
There’s no doubt about it, if you’ve got flying squirrels in your attic, then you’ve got to get them out. This is not something that should be put off or ignored.
There Is Good News
What About The Mess The Flying Squirrels Left Behind?
If the squirrels have been there a while, they may have left some significant damage behind. So once the squirrels are out for good, it’s time to send in the attic cleanup crew.
They will safely remove the damaged insulation and flying squirrel fecal matter. They will install new insulation, making sure everything is up to code. And they’ll restore your attic to a point where it’s like you never had any flying squirrels in your attic at all.
Take Back Your Home…
It goes without saying that if you have a flying squirrel trying to live in or around your home, something has to be done before the situation gets any worse.
Gary’s Wildlife has multiple resources to make sure that the flying squirrels are gone and that they won’t come back.
Give us a call at 508-946-0060 and we will discuss your personal situation in detail.