We’re Equipped to Remove Flying Squirrels From Memphis Homes

Dealing with unwanted wildlife in your home can be a challenging and stressful experience…particularly when it involves elusive creatures like flying squirrels. These nocturnal gliders, while fascinating, can cause significant damage and create a nuisance when they take up residence in attics and other parts of your house.

At Coopertown, we specialize in the humane and effective removal of flying squirrels from Memphis homes. Call us out today if you have a problem, or you can reach out online and we’ll be in touch. We’re here and happy to help!

Flying Squirrel on a Tree

Are Your Flying Squirrel Removal Methods Safe & Humane?

Yes, they are. Actually, all of our wildlife removal methods are entirely humane and are completed with the animal’s wellbeing in mind.

For instance, if we find a flying squirrel with babies in tow, we’ll do everything we can to keep the family all together. And all of our trapping and exclusion methods are designed to avoid harm to any of the critters we are dealing with.

At the end of the ordeal, rest assured…both the homeowner and the critter will be happier.

We Also Provide a Money-Back Guarantee on Animal Removal

In addition to having humane and reliable animal removal services, we also back what we do with a written, money-back guarantee. We even include a one-year warranty against any future damage caused by animals that bypass our previously sealed areas.

Be sure to ask about our maintenance plans as well!

What Happens When Coopertown Completes Wildlife Removal?

To start, we’ll assess the situation by completing an inspection of your home. This means identifying entry points (and future potential entry points), finding nesting sites, and locating the critters themselves.

Next, we develop a plan. We’ll set up traps, implement one-way doors, and do whatever else is necessary to lure the flying squirrels away from your household for good. Now, sometimes we can clear everything out in a day or two, while other times we need to spend multiple days observing the area to ensure every critter is out for good. Timeframes vary based on your unique situation.

Once the critters are out, you can expect the following:

  • We seal all entry points, to avoid the critters’ potential return.
  • We clean and sanitize your space to ensure any droppings, nesting materials, and more are removed (and that your risk of disease and illness is drastically minimized).
  • We repair damage caused by the flying squirrels – e.g. repair frayed and chewed writing, replace ripped-apart insulation, address stains left behind, etc.
  • We offer our advice and recommendations to avoid any future infestations.

Any questions about our process? Give us a call, and we’ll answer them best that we can. Or, if you’d prefer to reach out online, we’re happy to get in touch that way too. Thanks for trusting us!

Flying Squirrel on a Tree

How Long Does the Flying Squirrel Removal Take?

Time frames for animal removal can vary on lots of different factors: how many critters are inside, the presence of babies, the location of the nests, how much damage they’ve caused…

We do our best to clear everything up within a day or two, but removal has been known to take longer when the situations are more complex or out of control. Once we complete our initial assessment, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate timeline of what to expect.

Signs That Flying Squirrels Are in Your Home

  • Noises at Night: Flying squirrels are nocturnal and most active at night, so listen for scratching, scampering, or gnawing sounds coming from your attic or walls after dusk.
  • Droppings: Look for small, dark, and pellet-shaped droppings in your attic, near entry points, or along walls.
  • Damage to Insulation & Wires: Flying squirrels often chew on electrical wiring and create nests in insulation.
  • Nesting Materials: Look for nests made of leaves, twigs, and other debris in hidden areas of your attic or garage. (These nests can be more challenging to spot due to the squirrels’ preference for secluded spaces.)
  • Footprints & Grease Marks: Examine areas with dusty surfaces for tiny footprints. Grease marks may also appear along frequently used pathways as the squirrels’ fur rubs against surfaces.
  • Foul Odors: A musty or urine-like smell can indicate the presence of flying squirrels, especially if the infestation has been present for some time.
  • Visual Sightings: While rare due to their nocturnal nature, seeing a flying squirrel gliding or moving around your property at night is a clear indication of their presence.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to address the issue promptly. Flying squirrels can cause significant damage and pose health risks if left unchecked. Contact Coopertown right away for professional and humane flying squirrel removal services. We’ll safeguard your home – we guarantee our results!

What’s the Difference Between Squirrels & Flying Squirrels?

Squirrels and flying squirrels, while both part of the same family, have distinct differences in their physical characteristics, behaviors, and preferred habitats.


  • Typically have bushy tails, a more robust body, and range from 6-12 inches in length (with a tail that can be as long as the body).
  • Come in a variety of colors, including gray, red, black, and brown.
  • Mostly diurnal (active during the day).
  • Move by running and jumping from branch to branch.
  • Prefer wooded areas (but many species have adapted to urban environments).
  • Generally solitary, although they may form loose colonies in areas with abundant food.
  • Use vocalizations and tail movements to communicate.
  • Have strong claws for climbing, keen vision for spotting predators, and bushy tails for balance and warmth.
  • Construct nests in trees or burrow into the ground.

Flying Squirrels

  • Have a membrane (called the patagium), which extends from their wrists to their ankles, allowing them to glide.
  • Are slightly smaller than regular squirrels, with body lengths of about 5 to 10 inches (and tails often similar in length).
  • Typically have a soft, silky fur, that is often brown or gray on the back and white or light-colored on the belly.
  • Are nocturnal (active during the night).
  • Glide from tree to tree using their patagium, and are capable of gliding distances up to 150 feet.
  • Typically are found in dense forests and woodlands.
  • More social than their diurnal relatives, often nesting in communal groups (especially in winter).
  • Utilize a range of vocalizations, including ultrasonic sounds, to communicate.
  • Have large eyes, for enhanced night vision, and flattened tails, for steering during glides.
  • Prefer tree cavities for building nests (often in groups).

As for similarities? Both squirrels and flying squirrels have similar diets, consisting primarily of nuts, seeds, fruits, fungi, and occasionally insects or small animals. However, flying squirrels have a more varied diet due to their nocturnal foraging habits, which can include tree sap and bird eggs.

In addition, both face predators such as birds of prey, foxes, and domestic cats, and both rely on agility and speed to escape. That said, flying squirrels are also preyed upon by nocturnal hunters like owls.

Can I Remove Flying Squirrels Myself

Removing flying squirrels from your property yourself is generally not recommended for several reasons:

  • Safety Concerns: Attempting to capture or handle flying squirrels can result in bites or scratches, which may lead to infections or allergic reactions.
  • Property Damage: Improper removal techniques can cause significant damage to your home, such as torn up insulation, frayed/torn wires, or damaged structural components.
  • Inadequate Solutions: DIY methods are often less effective and may not address the root of the problem. For instance, sealing entry points without removing all squirrels first can trap them inside, thus making your problem worse.
  • Health Risks: Flying squirrels can carry diseases, such as typhus, or parasites, like mites and fleas, both of which can pose health risks to you and your family. In addition, their droppings and urine can contaminate your home, potentially leading to respiratory issues or other health problems.

Are there legal considerations? 

Yes, as wildlife, flying squirrels have various legal protections in place and have regulations governing their removal and relocation. Violating these laws can result in hefty fines or legal action. Even if removal is allowed, it often requires specific permits that can only be obtained by licensed wildlife control professionals (like us).

Ultimately, the best course of action for getting flying squirrels – or any other wildlife – out of your home is to contact a Memphis-based wildlife control company that can safely, humanely, and legally remove flying squirrels from your property. Coopertown would love to be your go-to crew from here on out.

Coopertown Is the #1 Pick for Flying Squirrel Removal in Memphis & More

Don’t let flying squirrels disrupt your home and peace of mind any longer. Trust the experts at Coopertown to handle the problem quickly and humanely. With our comprehensive removal and prevention services, we ensure that once the flying squirrels are gone, they stay gone.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection and take the first step toward a wildlife-free home.


Wildlife trapping is an important part of our wildlife removal services. Always call in our experts to take care of unwanted critters around or in your home.