Virginia Flying Squirrel Removal Techniques

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide squirrel removal and squirrel control from structures in Virginia.

Squirrel exclusion (Repairs) and flying squirrel trapping are key to effective flying squirrel removal.  Knowing their biological habits, performing the necessary repairs, and the use of traps will solve most flying squirrel problems.  When ideal habitat, water, and food for flying squirrels are within your property or structure, full exclusion services are recommended to prevent and or eliminate new flying squirrels from trying to enter your residential or commercial structure.

There are many different ways to get rid of flying squirrels, but if you are looking for a professional, permanent solution to your flying squirrel problem, with a written guarantee and warranted for a one year minimum, you have found one of the only companies in Virginia that can provide you with this and back it up.  

Your Wildlife Professional will inspect every square foot of the exterior of your home or business looking for current and potential flying squirrel entry points. When they find these current and potential entry points they will seal them with 35 – 50 year sealant that is backed with a permanent flying squirrel proof material, install rigid screens, or chimney caps and covers. If you just repair the current entry points without sealing the potential penetration points, a different family of flying squirrels will just move to those potential entry points. 

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Flying squirrels create offensive odors and viruses due to their urine and droppings and disrupt your sleep with their gnawing.  Flying squirrel removal is one of our specialties.  We have helped restore peace of mind to over a thousand of residential and commercial customers over the last 18 years.  Flying squirrel removal is a technical process that requires professional experience.  Do not risk people’s health or yours to anybody.  You can trust our trained professional staff to solve any flying squirrel problem you may have, guaranteed and warranted for a minimum of one year!   

Your Flying squirrel Service Agreement will describe and identify, in written and/or graphed format, all of the inspected areas of the structure, current and potential flying squirrel entry points, contaminations, a description of the warranty, its limitations, and its time period, and a price to remove the flying squirrels from the structure. 

In addition to the service agreement we may also take photos to document the inspected areas of your structure with current and/or potential flying squirrel entry points and contaminations as evidence/proof to you of the issues associated with the flying squirrels and to protect Your Flying squirrel Professional from any potential liabilities. 

Your flying squirrel service agreement will also contain a description of the warranty, its limitations, and its time period.  The warranty will not start until the final repairs on your structure or 100% eviction is confirmed by Your Flying squirrel Professional and you.  It is limited to a family of flying squirrels entering the interior of your structure.  The warranty time period will not be less than one year and will not exceed the manufacturer’s minimum service life of any exclusion material we use on your structure.  Prior to your warranty expiring, we will send you a renewal notice letting you know your flying squirrel warranty is getting ready to expire.  Upon the renewal payment, as stated on your flying squirrel service agreement, we will return to you structure for reinspection. 

Your flying squirrel service agreement will contain a price to exclude and remove the flying squirrels from your structure. The price reflects the Your Flying squirrel Professional’s ability and experience to perform flying squirrel removal services based upon industry standards, material costs, labor, and profit.

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What happens after the flying squirrels are removed from your structure?

Flying squirrel Exclusion is a technique where all the current and potential mouse entry points stated in your flying squirrel service agreement, are made uninhabitable or impervious to a flying squirrel by the use/application/installation of exclusion materials by Your Flying squirrel Professional.
Flying squirrel Exclusion materials are flying squirrel proof building materials or components that may be used/applied/installed/dispensed, but are not limited to, caulk, adhesives, or sealants, backer rod, chinking, foam, wire mesh, metal flashing or coil stock, chimney caps, or any other flying squirrel proof building construction materials that will prevent flying squirrels from entering your structure once the flying squirrel repairs have been completed

Flying squirrel Exclusion materials will be applied to all current and potential flying squirrel entry points that lead into the interior of your structure from the exterior of your structure. Flying squirrel entry points are any area typically above the gutter lines of your structure and any areas that may emit air draft from your structure that are greater than or equal to 1 1/4 inches round or 1 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches long regardless of its orientation.  

How Your Flying squirrel Professional removes flying squirrels from your structure.

Flying squirrel removal is a process of removing flying squirrels from a residential or commercial property by the use of traps and exclusion materials.

Professional grade single door or colony humane capture traps are commonly used.  Live single door cage traps are anchored on the building next to the hole.  Live colony traps are anchored over the hole and the flying squirrel is forced into the trap.  Once the flying squirrels are trapped, we repair the hole where they are entering so that it will not happen again.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides rodent control, flying squirrel pest control, flying squirrel removal, flying squirrel removal, flying squirrel control, flying squirrel control, can get rid of flying squirrels, and flying squirrel infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Virginia Flying Squirrel Damage & Damaged Repairs

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. can help prevent flying squirrel damage by providing flying squirrel removal or get rid of flying squirrels in your home or business in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia, we are here to help you.

The most common areas that flying squirrels enter a home or business are behind the gutter near a down spout, through the gable end louver vents or the attic fan.  Look for bent louvers or a dark discoloration on the gutter where the flying squirrels are traveling.

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Hole chewed Through Gable Vent From Flying Squirrel

Bagle Vent Screened To Prevent Fling Squirrels From Entering

Virginia Flying Squirrel Identification

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides flying squirrel identification in Virginia.  If you need flying squirrel description, flying squirrel body size, flying squirrel average adult length, flying squirrel average adult weight, weight of flying squirrel at birth, flying squirrel fur color, flying squirrel tracks, flying squirrel scat or poop, or flying squirrel voice & sounds in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia, Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. is available to solve your flying squirrel problem.

Body Size:

  • Ave. Length (Adult):  8” – 11” long.      Tail:  Flat 3”- 5” long.  ¾” – 1” wide.
  • Ave. Weight (Adult):  1 ½ oz. – 5 oz.
  • Young at Birth:  Less than ¼ oz.  Pink, eyes and ears closed, and hairless.  Flying membrane transparent and visible.
  • 3 Weeks:  Short hair and ears open.
  • 4-5 Weeks:  Eyes open.
  • 5-6 Weeks:  Fully furred.  Young are weaned from mother.
  • 6-8 Weeks:  Leave nest for first time.  Young usually stay with their mother till the next litter is born.

Fur Color: 

Predominately short grayish black hair covers the top of the body.  Belly area is a cream color.

Voice and Sounds: 

High pitched squeaks that usually last about 5 seconds and can be repeated in 10 minute intervals.

Scat:          

½” long, ¼” in diameter and both ends rounded.

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Virginia Flying Squirrel Reproduction

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. considers both the time of year flying squirrels breed, when flying squirrels are born, flying squirrel gestation period, the number of flying squirrels born, flying squirrel weaning period, and the average reproductive age of flying squirrels within their respective geographic region of Virginia prior to controlling flying squirrel in your home or business in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, or Yorktown Virginia.  

Time of Year:  (2 Times)  February - March & May - July

Young Born:  March – April & July - September

Gestation:  40 Days                                

Number of Young:  Average 3 - 4

Weaning:  5 - 6 Weeks

Average Reproductive Age:  1 Year

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Other Information About Flying Squirrels In Virginia

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide removal & control flying squirrels in residential and commercial structures Virginia.  It is not always important to know everything about flying squirrels, but often clients need to know other information about flying squirrels in Virginia.  Below is some additional information about flying squirrel, such as flying squirrel habitat, where do flying squirrel live,  home range of a flying squirrel, flying squirrel food, flying squirrel habits, average life span of a flying squirrel, and flying squirrel health concerns that you may want to know.  If you live in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, or Yorktown Virginia and would like to know more about flying squirrel, please give us a call.

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Habitat: 

Heavy deciduous oak / hickory timber not far from water.

Home: 

Typically in the cavity of a dead or living tree is where they live or have a den.  The entrance hole to the den is typically no less than an inch in diameter.  Soft materials, such as moss or leaves, line the den for comfort.

Home Range: 

1 acre.  Shifts with food abundance.

Food: 

Nuts, fruits, seeds, buds, flowers and cones.

Habits: 

Strictly nocturnal or nighttime.

Average Life Span: 

5 - 6 Years in the wild.  10 Years in captivity.

Average Size Family or Colony:

Summer colonies are usually 1 – 5.  Winter colonies average 10 - 15.  We have captured as many as 32 in one home.

Glide:

Flying squirrels do not actually fly, they glide.  Their average glide is about 20 – 30 feet, but it is not unusual for them to glide 150 feet.

Health Concerns

Mites and fleas can parasitize flying squirrels. Their droppings and urine can create odor issues and stains to interior / exterior walls. The droppings can pose a biohazard in homes that have had ongoing issues that have been ignored. The greatest health concern is the fire hazard risk by the flying squirrels chewing on electrical wires. When flying squirrels nests inside a home or business there is a chance that these parasites, mold spores, or odors described could travel throughout the building. The greatest health risk is fire.

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Do you charge for flying squirrel services?
  • Yes.  We are not funded by your local, state or federal government.  We are a private business and must charge for our services.
  • See our Services page or Contact Us for pricing.
Do you guarantee your flying squirrel service?
  • We guarantee that you will receive the most courteous, honest, and professional wildlife management service in Virginia or its FREE!
  • See Our Customer page for more details.
What does the flying squirrel service fee cover?
  • The service fee covers us coming out, inspecting the exterior to find all the holes, setting the traps, and keeping them baited as long as it takes to catch the flying squirrels.
  • The service fee price is based on the height of the house and the accessibility to the holes.  We will give you this price over the phone.
What does the per trip fee cover?
  • Cost effective to the customer knowing that we may catch several flying squirrels every trip.
  • The price per trip fee covers us coming out, removing the contaminated trap and flying squirrels from your property, re-setting a clean trap with fresh bait, relocation of the flying squirrels, cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated trap for the next customer.
Do I have to sign a contract agreement?
  • Yes.  In order to protect you and our company a contract must be signed.
  • Our contracts spell out the services to be provided, as well as our guarantee and warranties.
  • You should not do work with a company that is not willing to back up their work in writing.
  • See our Contract page for more details.
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two professional grade single door humane live capture traps or one professional humane live capture colony traps.
  • We will set more colony traps if needed.
Why are the traps covered?
  • We have rigid metal covers fabricated to cover the top, sides and bottom of the trap for several reasons.
  • The top and sides are to protect the flying squirrels from the weather.
  • The bottom is covered to help reduce any urine or feces from being left on your roof.  It also reduces damage that the flying squirrel can create by trying to dig its way out of the trap.
  • This cover also prevents curious people that may pass by from seeing the flying squirrel in the trap.
  • It also reduces stress to the flying squirrel while it is in the trap because it feels protected and unseen.
  • We do not use cloth material to cover our traps because the wind may blow it off and the flying squirrels will usually pull the cloth into the trap leaving it uncovered.
  • See our Animal Care page for more details.
Do you put enough food and water in the traps for the flying squirrels in case you cannot get to it right a way?
  • Yes.  There is plenty of food for the flying squirrels.
  • Yes.  In the warmer months we will attach water bottles to the traps if necessary.  We like to place the traps in shaded areas to reduce heat and dehydration. 
Will you inspect my attic and crawl space?
  • Yes, only after we have trapped the flying squirrels out of your house to inspect for damages.
  • Or we are having trouble finding the entrance hole, which is rare. 
How long is the service fee good for?
  • Your contract will specify the time period that it is good for, which is usually a minimum of 5 days.
  • If the flying squirrels have not been caught in 5 days, which is rare, we will leave the traps out as long as it takes to catch them at no additional service fee cost.
How long does your standard service last once you pull the traps?
  • Our standard service fee is usually a minimum of 5 days.  Once we pull the traps or after the flying squirrels have been captured, we will re-set the traps if another or more flying squirrels are heard within one week.
Why did you pull the traps before 5 days?
  • Once the flying squirrels have been captured and we have not had any captures or you have not seen or heard any activity in a week we will pull the traps and do the repairs.  Leaving the traps set will only increase the chances of capturing squirrels looking for a new home.
  • You also have the option of purchasing the optional service warranty.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
Will you repair the damaged areas to prevent future problems?
  • Yes.  We will inspect the entire structure to find the current problem area(s), as well as any potential problems areas that should be repaired.  We will give you an itemized estimate of these repairs and prices in your contract.  You have the option to do what repairs you feel comfortable with.  We will only recommend repairs that we feel are important to prevent future problems.
  • We will typically do most of the repairs before we start the trapping.  It is important to seal any other potential entrances or exits so that the flying squirrels do not avoid the traps.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
Do you warranty your repairs?
  • All of our warranties have a one-year minimum, with an option to renew that warranty at the end of that year.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
How long does your optional service warranty last for squirrels?
  • For one year from the date of completion.
  • You must approve all of the repairs on the contract in order to get a full service warranty with the option to renew at the end of the year.
  • See our Warranty page for more details. 
What is covered in my optional service warranty fee for flying squirrels?
  • Once the target animal(s) have been captured or we pull the traps the optional service warranty period will start upon completion of the repairs.
  • This warranty will cover coming out, setting traps, re-baiting as long as it takes to catch the flying squirrels and the per trip fee.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
How long will you renew your warranty?
  • As long as you keep paying the renewal we will keep it under warranty.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What do I get with the annual service warranty renewal fee?
  • Once we receive your payment for the renewal we will return to your home and inspect the repaired areas for penetration from flying squirrels.
  • If a flying squirrel penetrates the structure while it is under warranty, we will remove the flying squirrels and repair the original damaged area for free.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What happens if a flying squirrel penetrates an area that did not require repair in the initial service?
  • We will remove the flying squirrels for free and there might be a minimal charge for the repair.
  • If the penetration point is obviously something we overlooked, there will be no charge at all to remove the flying squirrels and repair the damaged area.
What if a different type of animal penetrates your repairs?
  • If this were to happen, we probably would treat it as if it were the same animal.
Does this annual service warranty renewal fee inflate as the house gets older?
  • No it does not.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What does exclusion mean?
  • It is a technique where damaged areas or possible penetration points are made uninhabitable or penetrable to the squirrel.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
How often do you re-bait the traps?
  • Every 1 to 5 days depending on the time of year and weather.
  • We like to keep the bait as fresh or not dried up as possible.  If you feel like the trap needs bait or you do not see the bait in the trap, call us and we will send someone out to re-bait it as soon as possible.
What if a flying squirrel is trapped when you come out to re-bait?
  • We will call you or leave a note on your door that we picked up an animal.
What types of bait do you use?
  • We use specialty paste baits that are formulated for flying squirrels designed by professionals in our industry for professionals
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two traps, more if available.
  • See our Trapping page for more details.
Where do you set the traps?
  • As close to the den hole area as possible.
Can the animal get out of the trap?
  • No.  We use a professional grade trap with doors that lock once they close.
How much are the repairs?
  • We will inspect the entire structure to find the current problem area(s), as well as any potential problems areas that should be repaired.  We will give you an itemized estimate of these repairs and prices in your contract.  You have the option to do what repairs you feel comfortable with.  We will only recommend repairs that we feel are important to prevent future problems.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
I could have 30 flying squirrels in my attic. Do I have to pay for 30 trips?
  • Average flying squirrel job requires 2 – 3 trips when we use colony or snap traps and that is only after we have sealed up any other potential openings first. 
  • If we have to trap the flying squirrels in the attic we will charge a flat rate to remove all of the flying squirrels.
How do I know what type of rodent is in my attic?
  • I am hearing a gnawing and scratching noise early in the morning before daylight and in the evening just after dark in the same place.  Probably Gray Squirrels. 
  • I am hearing a lot of noise in my attic late at night.  High pitched chirps, gnawing, scratching and thumping noises.Probably Flying Squirrels.
  • It is always safe to Contact Us and make sure.  Other animals that frequent attics and wall voids are Opossums, Raccoons, Rats, and Mice.
When would be a good time for you to get in my attic to set the traps?
  • We typically do not set the traps in the attic space, unless we are using snap traps, for flying squirrels because at times we can be more productive outside using a colony trap over the entrance or exit hole. 
  • It is possible and sometimes necessary to trap flying squirrels in the attic.
  • Entering the attic space where the flying squirrels are can be dangerous and sometimes makes the flying squirrels a little weary to the traps.
How soon can you set the traps?
  • We will typically set the traps the day you call.
  • We always have traps available.
  • We carry the necessary traps needed in our trucks daily on a seasonal basis to better service the customer the day they call.
  • We do not like to put anything off until tomorrow.
How often do you check the traps?
  • State law requires that the traps are checked daily.
  • We ask you as the customer to check the traps and notify us when we have an animal in the trap.
  • By the customer checking the traps, this will eliminate additional costs to the customer and it will also speed up the removal process.
How do I get in touch with the technician once a flying squirrel(s) is trapped?
  • The contract has our office number on it as well as our business card.
  • Our office manager will notify the technician.
  • See the Contact Us page for more details.
What does the per trip fee cover?
  • Cost effective to the customer knowing that we may catch several flying squirrels every trip.
  • The price per trip fee covers us coming out, removing the contaminated trap and flying squirrels from your property, re-setting a clean trap with fresh bait, relocation of the flying squirrels, cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated trap for the next customer.
Do I have to sign a contract agreement?
  • Yes.  In order to protect you and our company a contract must be signed.
  • Our contracts spell out the services to be provided, as well as our guarantee and warranties.
  • You should not do work with a company that is not willing to back up their work in writing.
  • See our Contract page for more details.
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two professional grade single door humane live capture traps or one professional humane live capture colony traps.
  • We will set more colony traps if needed.
Why are the traps covered?
  • We have rigid metal covers fabricated to cover the top, sides and bottom of the trap for several reasons.
  • The top and sides are to protect the flying squirrels from the weather.
  • The bottom is covered to help reduce any urine or feces from being left on your roof.  It also reduces damage that the flying squirrel can create by trying to dig its way out of the trap.
  • This cover also prevents curious people that may pass by from seeing the flying squirrel in the trap.
  • It also reduces stress to the flying squirrel while it is in the trap because it feels protected and unseen.
  • We do not use cloth material to cover our traps because the wind may blow it off and the flying squirrels will usually pull the cloth into the trap leaving it uncovered.
  • See our Animal Care page for more details.
Do you put enough food and water in the traps for the flying squirrels in case you cannot get to it right a way?
  • Yes.  There is plenty of food for the flying squirrels.
  • Yes.  In the warmer months we will attach water bottles to the traps if necessary.  We like to place the traps in shaded areas to reduce heat and dehydration. 
Will you inspect my attic and crawl space?
  • Yes, only after we have trapped the flying squirrels out of your house to inspect for damages.
  • Or we are having trouble finding the entrance hole, which is rare. 
How long is the service fee good for?
  • Your contract will specify the time period that it is good for, which is usually a minimum of 5 days.
  • If the flying squirrels have not been caught in 5 days, which is rare, we will leave the traps out as long as it takes to catch them at no additional service fee cost.
How long does your standard service last once you pull the traps?
  • Our standard service fee is usually a minimum of 5 days.  Once we pull the traps or after the flying squirrels have been captured, we will re-set the traps if another or more flying squirrels are heard within one week.
Why did you pull the traps before 5 days?
  • Once the flying squirrels have been captured and we have not had any captures or you have not seen or heard any activity in a week we will pull the traps and do the repairs.  Leaving the traps set will only increase the chances of capturing squirrels looking for a new home.
  • You also have the option of purchasing the optional service warranty.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
Will you repair the damaged areas to prevent future problems?
  • Yes.  We will inspect the entire structure to find the current problem area(s), as well as any potential problems areas that should be repaired.  We will give you an itemized estimate of these repairs and prices in your contract.  You have the option to do what repairs you feel comfortable with.  We will only recommend repairs that we feel are important to prevent future problems.
  • We will typically do most of the repairs before we start the trapping.  It is important to seal any other potential entrances or exits so that the flying squirrels do not avoid the traps.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
Do you warranty your repairs?
  • All of our warranties have a one-year minimum, with an option to renew that warranty at the end of that year.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
How long does your optional service warranty last for squirrels?
  • For one year from the date of completion.
  • You must approve all of the repairs on the contract in order to get a full service warranty with the option to renew at the end of the year.
  • See our Warranty page for more details. 
What is covered in my optional service warranty fee for flying squirrels?
  • Once the target animal(s) have been captured or we pull the traps the optional service warranty period will start upon completion of the repairs.
  • This warranty will cover coming out, setting traps, re-baiting as long as it takes to catch the flying squirrels and the per trip fee.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
How long will you renew your warranty?
  • As long as you keep paying the renewal we will keep it under warranty.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What do I get with the annual service warranty renewal fee?
  • Once we receive your payment for the renewal we will return to your home and inspect the repaired areas for penetration from flying squirrels.
  • If a flying squirrel penetrates the structure while it is under warranty, we will remove the flying squirrels and repair the original damaged area for free.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What happens if a flying squirrel penetrates an area that did not require repair in the initial service?
  • We will remove the flying squirrels for free and there might be a minimal charge for the repair.
  • If the penetration point is obviously something we overlooked, there will be no charge at all to remove the flying squirrels and repair the damaged area.
What if a different type of animal penetrates your repairs?
  • If this were to happen, we probably would treat it as if it were the same animal.
Does this annual service warranty renewal fee inflate as the house gets older?
  • No it does not.
  • See our Warranty page for more details.
What does exclusion mean?
  • It is a technique where damaged areas or possible penetration points are made uninhabitable or penetrable to the squirrel.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
How often do you re-bait the traps?
  • Every 1 to 5 days depending on the time of year and weather.
  • We like to keep the bait as fresh or not dried up as possible.  If you feel like the trap needs bait or you do not see the bait in the trap, call us and we will send someone out to re-bait it as soon as possible.
What if a flying squirrel is trapped when you come out to re-bait?
  • We will call you or leave a note on your door that we picked up an animal.
What types of bait do you use?
  • We use specialty paste baits that are formulated for flying squirrels designed by professionals in our industry for professionals.
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two traps, more if available.
  • See our Trapping page for more details.
Where do you set the traps?
  • As close to the den hole area as possible.
Can the animal get out of the trap?
  • No.  We use a professional grade trap with doors that lock once they close.
How much are the repairs?
  • We will inspect the entire structure to find the current problem area(s), as well as any potential problems areas that should be repaired.  We will give you an itemized estimate of these repairs and prices in your contract.  You have the option to do what repairs you feel comfortable with.  We will only recommend repairs that we feel are important to prevent future problems.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
I could have 30 flying squirrels in my attic. Do I have to pay for 30 trips?
  • Average flying squirrel job requires 2 – 3 trips when we use colony or snap traps and that is only after we have sealed up any other potential openings first. 
  • If we have to trap the flying squirrels in the attic we will charge a flat rate to remove all of the flying squirrels.
How do I know what type of rodent is in my attic?
  • I am hearing a gnawing and scratching noise early in the morning before daylight and in the evening just after dark in the same place. Probably Gray Squirrels.
  • I am hearing a lot of noise in my attic late at night. High pitched chirps, gnawing, scratching and thumping noises. Probably Flying Squirrels.
  • It is always safe to Contact Us and make sure. Other animals that frequent attics and wall voids are Opossums, Raccoons, Rats, and Mice.
When would be a good time for you to get in my attic to set the traps?
  • We typically do not set the traps in the attic space, unless we are using snap traps, for flying squirrels because at times we can be more productive outside using a colony trap over the entrance or exit hole. 
  • It is possible and sometimes necessary to trap flying squirrels in the attic.
  • Entering the attic space where the flying squirrels are can be dangerous and sometimes makes the flying squirrels a little weary to the traps.
How soon can you set the traps?
  • We will typically set the traps the day you call.
  • We always have traps available.
  • We carry the necessary traps needed in our trucks daily on a seasonal basis to better service the customer the day they call.
  • We do not like to put anything off until tomorrow.
How often do you check the traps?
  • State law requires that the traps are checked daily.
  • We ask you as the customer to check the traps and notify us when we have an animal in the trap.
  • By the customer checking the traps, this will eliminate additional costs to the customer and it will also speed up the removal process.
How do I get in touch with the technician once a flying squirrel(s) is trapped?
  • The contract has our office number on it as well as our business card.
  • Our office manager will notify the technician.
  • See the Contact Us page for more details.
We live out of town and cannot check the traps everyday?
  • We can provide a complete service to you.
  • If this is a rental property we can contact the tenants and ask them to check the traps if necessary.
We are going out of town next week and do not have anybody that can check the traps daily?
  • We will make arrangements to have our technicians check the traps for you.
  • An additional cost may be incurred.
Will you pick up trapped flying squirrels on the weekend and holidays?
  • Yes, we work on the weekends.
  • We typically shut the traps down for holidays so that the customer does not have to be bothered with checking them.
How long does it take for a technician to pick up a flying squirrel(s) once I have called it in?
  • We will make every effort we can to pick up the flying squirrel(s) and re-set a trap as soon as possible.
  • We often have two to three trucks out at a time and the office manager will notify the closest technician to your property.
Where do you relocate the animals?
  • We have several areas that we can relocate the flying squirrels.
  • We take them a minimum or 10 miles away.
What do you do with the animal after you catch it?
  • Our permit allows us to transport the live flying squirrels to another location to be relocated.
Why can’t you just seal up the hole(s) in the middle of the day when they are out of the house and we are not hearing any noise?
  • Flying squirrels are nocturnal or nighttime animals
  • You are taking a chance on sealing several flying squirrels in the house and them dieing in there.
  • See Dead Animal Removal page for more details.
  • Most importantly, once a flying squirrel(s) has established a nesting area in your home it will do everything it can to stay.
  • The more that you mess with the flying squirrels the smarter they get and the harder it is to trap them!
How do you all know when to seal up the hole?
  • Once we go a couple of days without catching anything, we will cover the hole with tape or just seal the hole.
  • Generally, once you go through a series of catches and they stop, you have removed the flying squirrels that know where that hole is.
  • If we are in doubt, we will contact the customer to see if they are hearing any noise.
There is a flying squirrel trapped in my wall, can you get it out?
  • There is a good chance that the flying squirrel is not trapped in the wall, it is most likely building a nest in that location.
  • Once a flying squirrel gets in a house it can go anywhere.
  • If a flying squirrel is actually trapped in the wall void, then we can remove it by cutting a 4 1/2 inch hole in the wall to remove it.
  • Please Contact Us so that we can set up an appointment.
I have a flying squirrel in my fireplace?
  • Not a problem, Contact Us to set up an appointment.
  • We will give you an estimate for a chimney cap(s) when we arrive.
  • See our Repairs page for more details.
I have a flying squirrel in my house or basement.
  • Not a problem, Contact Us to set up an appointment.
  • Usually we can remove the flying squirrel shortly after we arrive. Trapping is necessary when a lot of obstructions are in the way.
  • We will tell you how the flying squirrel got in when we get there.
Can you remove the contaminated insulation from my attic?
  • Yes, we offer biohazard insulation cleanout and installation services.
  • See our Biohazard page for more details.  

 

Virginia Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans) Order Rodentia Removal & Control

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide rodent control, flying squirrel removal, flying squirrel control, and flying squirrel pest control in Virginia. 

The Southern Flying Squirrel (flying squirrel) can adapt to human environments easily and usually by choice.  The flying squirrel can adapt easily due to the abundance of food and shelter.  Humans provide food sources such as bird feeders or squirrel feeders that are replenished regularly.  Urban landscapes provide attractive nuts, buds, and fruits from trees that flying squirrels will favor.  Once a flying squirrel has found a prevalent food source it will look for a nesting site that is relatively close to that food source.  In most instances, your home becomes the nesting site due to increases in urbanization or land development in flying squirrel inhabited areas, and a decline in large native trees in established neighborhoods.  The flying squirrel will look for a spot to enter your home that poses the least resistance.  Gable vents, attic fans, or rotten wood behind your gutter or in your soffit are a few locations.  Once the den hole is established they will start to build their nest.  The noise level in your home will increase once the flying squirrels begin bringing nesting material and food inside.  It escalates when breeding season begins and when the young flying squirrels venture out and begin gnawing on the roof trusses or wall studs to wear down their teeth.  Chewed electrical wires create the risk of fire and odor issues from their droppings and urine can create a biohazard.  As long as we continue to urbanize, cut down native nesting trees, and provide an abundance of food to the Southern Flying Squirrel they will continue to adapt to human environments and pose a threat to homes and human health.

If you need flying squirrel control, flying squirrel removal, to get rid of flying squirrel, or to get rid of a flying squirrel infestation in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia. Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. is here to help you.  Please Contact Us to help solve your flying squirrel problem.    

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Southern & Southwest Virginia

Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Wildlife & Fisheries Biologists on Staff
Roanoke, Bedford, Blacksburg, Covington, Radford, Smith Mountain Lake Areas
540-776-1769
Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg Areas
434-234-4445
Bristol, Marion, Wytheville Areas
276-200-0074

Central & Northern Virginia

Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC
Wildlife & Fisheries Biologist on Staff
Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro Areas
540-520-0474
Charlottesville
434-422-4024
Richmond
804-210-3091
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Loudon, Manassas, Winchester, Washington D.C. Areas
571-308-6701

Eastern Tidewater Virginia

Cornwell's Wildlife Control, LLC
Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Sufolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown Areas
757-238-2439
 

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PO Box 21208 Roanoke, VA 24018
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