Southern Flying Squirrel

 

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Flying squirrels are actually gliders. They start on a high tree or other platform and glide to the desired spot. They can glide over 75 yards. Flyers are primarily nocturnal (active at night). These are the smallest of the tree squirrels. They usually live in family groups. Reproduction usually takes place in the fall. Mothers will have 2-6 young per litter, averaging three. In the wild they usually live up to five years.

Flying squirrels can cause the same damage to a structure as Gray squirrels. They are most often heard in attics in the night.

Control Methods: Inspection to identify all possible entries, trapping and exclusion to prevent future problems.