Flying Squirrel Removal and Control
Flying squirrels are abundant in Pennsylvania, but not often seen because of their nocturnal nature.
The Northern Flying Squirrels, found mostly in the Poconos and northern forested regions, have been placed on the endangered species list, most likely due to the reduction of conifers that are a major food source.
The Southern Flying Squirrels, predominant in our area, are not protected as they are plentiful.
They exhibit the same nuisance behavior as the tree squirrel gnawing, entry into attics for nesting. Telltale signs are black staining around walls, soffit panels and ceilings, and fecal matter on flat surfaces.
About Flying Squirrels
Southern Flying Squirrels have grey-brown fur on their backs and have a cream-colored underbody. They are smaller than the tree squirrel and have large dark eyes and a flattened tail.
Nuts, acorns, seeds, eggs, fruit and young birds provide primary sustenance. They congregate in colonies, sometimes exceeding 30 members, mating in the Spring with 3-8 offspring. Their homing abilities are excellent, being able to return to a nest after being transferred more than a mile away.
Flying Squirrel Diseases
Flying squirrels are carriers of a variety of parasites that can transfer diseases to humans. While relatively rare, flying squirrels can transfer sylvatic typhus to humans via the lice, fleas and mites they carry.
Professional Removal and Control of Flying Squirrels
When flying squirrels become a nuisance, cause damage to your home and property, or take residence in your attic, please call Harrisburg, PA based Nuisance Wildlife to safely remove and relocate them at a distance where they cannot return.
Your property should then be “squirrel-proofed” to keep them away by:
- Sealing all areas of access to your attic making sure vents are properly screened, and any gnawed entry is sealed with sheet metal, hardware cloth, or steel wool
- If your chimney is open, purchase a pre-made chimney cap to keep out unwanted wildlife
We offer flying squirrel removal in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Duncannon, Enola, Dillsburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Lemoyne, Wormleysburg, Hershey, Marysville, Hummelstown, Steelton, Middletown, Highspire, Halifax, Dauphin and other areas within a 25 mile radius of the Harrisburg area.
We provide flying squirrel removal in Dauphin County which includes Lower Paxton Township, Middle Paxton Township, Susquehanna Township, Derry Township, Swatara Township, Lower Swatara Township, East Hanover Township, West Hanover Township, South Hanover Township, and Londonderry Township.
We provide flying squirrel removal in Cumberland County which includes East Pennsboro Township, Hampden Township, Lower Allen Township, Upper Allen Township, Middlesex Township, Silver Spring Township.
We provide flying squirrel removal in Perry County which includes Rye Township, Penn Township.
We provide flying squirrel removal in York County which includes Carrol Township, Newberry Township, Fairview Township, Monaghan Township.