It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… squirrel? There’s just something fun about these little critters. Whether you grew up watching Rocky and Bullwinkle or lived in a part of the country where you could see them gliding from tree to tree, you probably have fond memories of the experience. They are a creature that just brings a ton of delight everywhere they go.
But if they get into your attic, they can do some serious damage to your home. During the colder months of the year, a nice warm attic seems like a cozy place for a flying squirrel. Their signature ability to fly (or more accurately, glide) makes it easy for them to reach the entrances of an unsecured attic. And that’s a problem because the first thing they’re gonna want to do when they get in there is gnaw on your attic to make it easier for them to come and go. This can cause serious damage to your home, and if they bite through wiring it can quickly turn into a fire hazard.
Flying squirrels are playful creatures. They love to fly. Some flying squirrels are even domesticated and sold as pets. This makes them a lot of fun to watch while out hiking or if one finds its way to your backyard. But if they’re in your attic, this means you’ll be hearing them scampering and scratching on your roof. If you don’t know you have an infestation, this can be terrifying to experience. Fortunately, it also means that finding flying squirrel infestations are not difficult. If flying squirrels are living in your attic, you will hear them.
You can set traps for flying squirrels, but it’s likely you don’t want to do that. After all, a flying squirrel outside your home is a delight. You want to protect your home from damage, not harm them. You will likely want a professional’s help then. An expert will know where to take the squirrel to prevent it from getting back into your home without harming it. And all rodents have sharp teeth that can cause painful bites if threatened.
Flying squirrels are a delight outside your home. Talk to the experts to make sure that they stay outside.