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Flying Squirrel Removal and Exclusion in the Metro Chattanooga Area

Three baby flying squirrels playing on the roof of a house in Dunlap Tennessee

Flying squirrels are the aviators of the rodent world; but technically speaking, they can't really fly so much as they can glide. They can't take off from the ground and gain altitude like a bird or a bat can. They have a membrane stretched between their legs, not true aerodynamic wings that would allow them to truly fly. But "gliding squirrels" just doesn't have the same ring to it as "flying squirrels" does.

What flying squirrels can do quite well is glide for great distances, with pinpoint accuracy, from higher places (like trees) to lower places (like your house). They have much better vision than most other rodents and can land with accuracy that would make an airline pilot proud. That makes them among the more challenging wildlife species to control. They don't need a way to get from the ground to the attic of the house. They can just climb a nearby tree and glide there.

The other thing that makes flying squirrels hard to control is that they're much smaller and slimmer than grey squirrels are, so they can get through much smaller gaps. And if they can't find one that they like, they'll just gnaw one. Like all rodents, flying squirrels are blessed with sharp teeth and powerful jaws that enable them to chew through most building materials.

Aside from the damage they do getting into a house, flying squirrels also cause damage by gnawing on stored products and electrical wires, tearing insulation off the walls and from between the rafters, shredding whatever is convenient to use as nesting materials, and contaminated your attic with their poop, pee, and shed parasites. They may be small and cute, and their gliding abilities may be impressive; but when they get into your home, they're a menace.

Flying Squirrel Removal and Squirrel-Proofing

Flying squirrels are protected animals and can't be deliberately killed using poisons or kill traps. They have to be humanely removed without harm and relocated elsewhere. Once they're gone, the house has to be sealed up so "new" flying squirrels (or other animals) can't get in to replace the ones we removed. As you might imagine, safe, humane, non-chemical control of flying squirrels is painstaking work that requires a keen knowledge of flying squirrels' abilities and habits, as well as great attention to detail. That's why DIY flying squirrel exclusion or work done by handymen almost always fails. Most folks have no idea how talented these animals are at getting into homes, much less how to keep flying squirrels out of their attics.

In addition to removing the flying squirrels and sealing them out of your home, we can optionally provide insulation replacement service to remove the old, smelly, contaminated insulation, safely dispose of it, and replace it with fresh, clean, energy-efficient, new insulation. Our prices for insulation are very competitive because we own our own insulation-installation equipment and have technicians who are trained to operate it.

Flying Squirrel Control Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of flying squirrel-control work we've done in Tennessee and elsewhere.

Please contact us to learn more about flying squirrel removal and exclusion. Thank you for considering Rid-A-Critter for your animal-control needs.

 

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Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
by Dean Scott
Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Excited to be at the Athens pest control conference this week. Let’s talk about wildlife and what services we provide to help.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 06, 2020 11:57:03 am.

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by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2019 11:39:15 am.

Want to put a stop to those pesky critters getting in your home for good? We can do that!!
by Jason Arruda
Dec 30, 2019 12:14:14 pm.

Heard it all. Squirrels in my attic, scratching noises in my attic, attic noises, animals partying in my attic, then there’s the crawlspace. Rats in my crawlspace, opossum in my crawlspace and there’s something dead in my crawlspace/attic.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 30, 2019 12:07:59 pm.

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by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2019 11:07:00 am.

Just want to say. I’m so grateful for the relationships we have with the pest control companies in Georgia and Alabama and Tennessee. Thank you all for the referrals.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 19, 2019 01:01:20 pm.

A Squirrel Chewed its Way Into this House in Signal Mountain, Tennessee
by Webmaster
Dec 10, 2019 11:13:38 am.

The Flying Squirrels Got into this Chattanooga Home through a Gable Vent
by Webmaster
Dec 09, 2019 10:18:15 am.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Squirrels are busy this season as usual. I’m headed south to take a look at a commercial job in Macon for Bats. Yep bats their still hanging around with us despite the cooler temps. Have a good day.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 05, 2019 10:27:19 am.

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Dec 04, 2019 06:29:03 pm.

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by Webmaster
Nov 27, 2019 11:45:10 am.

This Was the Entry Gap at a Flying Squirrel Removal Job in Dunlap, Tennessee
by Webmaster
Nov 18, 2019 10:47:08 am.

How Flying Squirrels Got Into a Brick House in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Nov 14, 2019 11:28:28 am.

Late-Season Hornet's Nest Removal Job in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Nov 12, 2019 10:51:44 am.

Here's How Flying Squirrels Got Into a House in Harrison, Tennessee
by Webmaster
Oct 24, 2019 10:55:12 am.

Havoc in you attic. Call us
by Jason Arruda
Oct 10, 2019 02:29:13 pm.

Having a blast down here in Tifton Ga at the GPCA Fall Conference meeting new clients. Glad to be in great relationships with the pest control industry.
by Jason Arruda
Oct 10, 2019 10:45:32 am.

Fresh Flying Squirrel Hole in a House in East Ridge, Tennessee
by Webmaster
Oct 09, 2019 10:21:16 am.

This Was How Flying Squirrels Got Into this House in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Sep 26, 2019 10:16:03 am.

Been a busy day in South Georgia today with attic noises and scratching noises in walls. Squirrels are here.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 19, 2019 02:34:56 pm.

Typical Flying Squirrel Entry Gap into a House in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Sep 17, 2019 10:37:31 am.

Squirrel calls are coming in. Is your home protected? Call us for a free quote today.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 04, 2019 12:40:03 pm.

Out seeing clients today in Birmingham, Anniston, Leeds and Center Point Alabama. Having issues with Nuisance animals in your home or business call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 29, 2019 12:14:08 pm.

Headed south to Vidalia,Ga for a bat exclusion quote. Nice day today with cooler temps. Going to be a busy fall.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 26, 2019 11:29:27 am.

Getting a little squirrelly in Georgia. We’ve seen babies already.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 01, 2019 09:54:09 am.

In Warner Robins this morning and sold a exclusion. Gonna be another happy customer. Now headed to Valdosta to see some clients.
by Jason Arruda
Jul 25, 2019 01:42:30 pm.

Down here on Lake Blackshear quoting a home with what was thought to be bats. After evaluating the home it turns out to be Chimney Swifts which can’t be relocated due to being a migratory bird. We’ll be back to cap flue when they’re gone.
by Jason Arruda
Jul 22, 2019 01:37:32 pm.

Love it when a really good song comes on the radio in between stops. Gets me a little squirrelly. Lol Have a Good Friday everyone.
by Jason Arruda
May 31, 2019 11:48:33 am.

Out seeing our wonderful clients in the pest control industry that refers us for wildlife (rats, bats, snakes, squirrels , bees, etc. Thank you from all of us!!
by Jason Arruda
May 30, 2019 01:45:40 pm.

Great day in Valdosta. I helped one of my clients customer with a honey bee problem and set them up for our technicians to quote extraction.
by Jason Arruda
May 07, 2019 03:13:38 pm.

The Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Rid-A-Critter provides flying squirrel removal and exclusion in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Metro Area, including the counties of Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie, Tennesee and the cities and towns of Collegedale, Dunlap, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Harrison, Jasper, Lakeview, Middle Valley, Red Bank, Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy, and their surrounding areas.

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