Understanding the Southern Flying Squirrel

Residents of Glenelg in Howard County are used to seeing wildlife throughout their neighborhood. While most wildlife is harmless and doesn’t cause problems for Glenelg homeowners, there are some that can cause issues if they ever enter your Glenelg home. Should a southern flying squirrel ever enter your Glenelg home, damage to your home could occur if action isn’t taken immediately. In order to control and prevent infestations of southern flying squirrels in your Glenelg home, it is important to understand the animal.

Glenelg Southern Flying Squirrel Facts

  1. The flying squirrel can glide for up to 150 feet if wind conditions are favorable. The squirrel will use its flat tail to steer while the loose skin around its legs will allow it to glide, or “fly”.
  2. While flying squirrels are abundant throughout the state of Maryland, they are rarely seen by humans in the wild. This is because they spend most of their time in trees and are typically active during the evening.
  3. Flying squirrels typically feed on various nuts, while occasionally consuming insects and the eggs of birds.
  4. These squirrels are very sociable and are known to den and feed in groups. They are also known to den with other local wildlife, like owls and bats.
  5. The nest of a flying squirrel can be found lined with numerous materials, like feathers, leaves, tree bark, and moss.
  6. A flying squirrel is normally seen by a human once it has entered the Glenelg home. They enter the home through gaps and holes usually found in the attic or roof of a home. They can also use vents as a point of entry as well.
  7. Flying squirrels will cause damage to the structure of a home and the wiring throughout the home as well by chewing to reenter the home.

Flying Squirrel Control through Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle any Southern Flying Squirrel situation in the Glenelg and Howard County area. We know how much damage squirrels can cause a home or yard, so never hesitate to make the call. We will identify the location of the squirrel quickly without causing more damage to your home’s structure. We will then remove the squirrel humanely and help identify where the animal entered. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

Source: http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/So_Flying_Squirrel.asp