The Gray Squirrel’s natural habitats are wooded areas in tree cavities that can be found near hardwoods like oaks and hickory trees. They will construct feeding shelters out of leafs.
Generally have 2 litters a year, 2-4 young per litter. They normally breed in midwinter and late spring. Gestation is about 44 days. Diet consists of bird eggs, insects, berries, fruit, vegetables, nuts and nestling birds. They like to hoard their food.
Where They Can Be?
Gray squirrels are active during the day, expecting to hear them during the daytime. Gray squirrels can inhabit the attic areas as well as crawl spaces. They like to enter the attic areas from your gutters and nearby trees and bushes. Installing gutter guards, or downspouts with screen may prevent them from climbing up to the roof through a downspout.
The flying squirrels don’t really fly, but glide into attics from trees. They do this by means of a thin skin that extends out from the sides of the body and connects the front and hind legs as shown in the above picture. In “flying,” the squirrels leap spread-eagled and use their outstretched gliding membranes for gliding and their bushy tails for guidance. Glides of 60 meters (almost 200 feet) or more have been recorded.
How Nasty are They?
Flying Squirrels can enter the attics through the eaves and soffits thru small cracks. These squirrels may easily enter the space between the rooftop and facia board, chewing the area for a wider entry point.
These squirrels chew on ornamental and potted plants and also damages screens. They may gnaw on wood, electrical wiring and insulation causing fires.
Fly squirrels are nocturnal with their major activity at night. They are known to make plenty of noise during the night. Flying squirrels can be commonly heard, making a great deal of noise at night between sunset and sunrise. You could possibly hear them landing on the roof or the sides of the house.
Flying squirrels normally have 2 litters a year, 2-4 young per litter. They will seek shelter and a hiding place, likes to hide in the insulation. Their diet consist of seeds, nuts, insects, bird eggs, and fruits. When trapping for these squirrels: place the traps in the attic, where they are commonly found.