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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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Out in Sandy Springs and Kennesaw on this lovely day today. You squirrels don’t stand a chance!
by Chris G.
Jan 15, 2021 01:23:05 pm.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

Undeniable Evidence of a Flying Squirrel Problem in the Attic of a House in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Jul 09, 2020 10:55:57 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

Pile of Flying Squirrel Droppings in the Attic of a House in Chattanooga
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2020 10:42:19 am.

News: CDC Warns that COVID-19 Lockdowns are Making Rats and Mice More Desperate
by Webmaster
May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
by Webmaster
Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
by Dean Scott
Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

We're removing flying squirrels from the attic of a house in East Ridge, Tennessee and sealing them out. They'll just have to find a new hangar.
by Webmaster
Mar 31, 2020 10:04:38 am.

From our family to yours we wish you good health and safety. During this uncertain time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you as a approved business for essential Services. Rid-A-Critter remains open. Thanks
by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 09:57:33 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

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.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
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.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
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.

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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