Flying Squirrel Removal in Woodbury, GA

We were called for a Flying Squirrel Removal in Woodbury, GA. Upon arrival at the home we noted that the home was a log cabin. This is a favorite home construction for flying squirrels. During our inspection we located numerous entry points. The most common entry point for flying squirrels is thru the construction gap. This is the area where the roof decking meets the fascia board. This area is commonly covered by gutters and gutter guards. However many gutter installers are not as focused on keeping animals out as they are on keeping leaves out.  Example number one is where the gutter meets at a ninety degree. See below.

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Flying Squirrel Entry Point into Gutters

The second most common area we find flying squirrels entering attics is the plastic continuous ventilated ridge.  Many Roofing contractors improperly install this type of ridge vent. In the picture below you will see that the installer did  not rotate the piece of ridge vent after cutting the end to length. This leaves  a prime entry point at the peak of the roof where Flying Squirrels like to enter.  In the picture below you will see that the end of the ridge vent is wide open to any rodents and squirrels and bats.  The common repair for this issue is to tear off the bad area and reinstall the ridge vent properly and re install the shingle overs. However this process has recently been replaced by a product called Ridge-Guard. This allows the plastic continuous ridge vent to remain in place and this product seals the weak areas from gnawing animals.  See below for this opening.

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Flying Squirrel Entry under the Ridge vent due to improper install.

The third most common area that allows Flying Squirrels to enter your home is when gutter guards are not install tight to the roof. As demonstrated below you will see that this area allows Flying squirrels to enter the gutter system and into the constructions gap.  We normally remove the gutter guards and seal the construction gap with an exclusion material to prevent entry into the construction gap.  We also repair the open gutter guards to prevent leaves from entering the gutter in these openings. See the opening below.

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Flying Squirrel Entry point into Gutter System

Below is the prime example of Flying Squirrel exiting from under the gutter guards while exiting the attic to go foraging.

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Flying Squirrel Exiting from under the Gutter Guards.

If your having issues with Flying Squirrels at your home my hopes is the above information will assist you in making the decision on the needed repairs.  If you would like to speak to us about setting up an inspection to remove your flying squirrels from you home see more information at www.ecowildlifesolutions.com. Call (678)340-3269 to schedule an appointment.

 

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Flying Squirrel Exclusion in Progress

 

 

 

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