There are two types of flying squirrels, the Northern Flying Squirrel, and the Southern Flying Squirrel. The Southern flying squirrel lives as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico and they can be found right here in the Lake Norman Area!
Not many people get the chance to see flying squirrels because they are nocturnal and enjoy being at high altitudes. Although they don't actually fly, when they launch from over 60ft. they can glide up to 250 feet! Unlike regular grey squirrels, flying squirrels are extremely sociable and live in colonies with up to 20 of these little critters!
Flying Squirrels can cause a great deal of damage once inside a home because they are constantly chewing and gnawing in order to keep their teeth at a manageable level.
Just like the grey squirrel, you may hear a lot of scratching sounds in the attic or within the walls, and they are both exception to wire damage!
Wire damage caused by rodents is often not covered by insurance and can pose a threat to your home. The danger of electrical fire is an unfortunate possibility when critters are chewing on the wires, not to mention the feces/droppings and structural damage.
Flying squirrels love nesting in old woodpecker or carpenter bee holes in homes, so if you had any of these on the past, you want to be sure everything is sealed properly.
Wallah Wildlife LKN can help you get rid of flying squirrels! Call Wallah Wildlife LKN today to take care of your flying squirrel removal and repair needs.