We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Essex County, Massachusetts. We service the whole Boston metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Essex County. We are a full-service
Essex County animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Essex County pest control company or Essex County exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Massachusetts. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 617-939-9710 to discuss your Essex County animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Essex County wildlife control tip of the month:
About flying squirrel: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behave
This small creature, the flying squirrel, is only of 9 inches in length and is considered as the smallest of all tree squirrels. More commonly there are two species of flying squirrels in US:
• Northern flying squirrels
• Southern flying squirrels
• The flying squirrels have a furry membrane that extends between front and rear legs and this leads them glide through air between branches.
• The southern flying squirrels have grayish brown color with a tiny white belly, large eyes and flat tail.
• The northern flying squirrels are of light brown color, with white belly, large eyes and flat tail.
Habitat and behavior:
Flying squirrels do not fly actually. They appear to do so when they glide from one tree to another with the help of their thin skin that extends between their legs. Primarily the squirrels build their nests in the cavities of trees as well as between branches. They build the nest with leaves, twig, grass and moss.
The northern flying squirrel is a nocturnal bird that can be found in forests near streams and rivers. Whereas the southern flying squirrels are found in deciduous forests in east US and Mexico.
The female flying squirrel mates with the same male for many years. The breeding season occurs from February to July. About 3 to 4 young are produced in each litter. The new born are hairless and blind. The young Essex County animal trapping flying squirrels are weaned at 8 weeks but stay with mother until the next litter comes along.
All flying squirrels use to gather their food like hickory nuts, seeds, flower blossom, berries, acorns, mushrooms, tree bark and occasionally insects, birds eggs and mice as well. The tree squirrels crush the whole nut to consume it while the flying squirrels leave nut intact; they make a hole at the bottom and eat only inside.
• Flying squirrels do not fly; they just glide. They can glide 80 to 150 feet.
• In a season they can store up to 15000 nuts.
• These are the only nocturnal squirrels and the smallest of all as well.
• Since the Colonial era flying squirrels are kept as pets.
• They are so social and needs a significant commitment of time from the owner.
• Northern flying squirrels make soft and low chirp while cluck when distress
• Many states require special permit in order to sell and capture this wildlife.
To learn more about our Essex County MA pest animal removal services, visit the Boston animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 617-939-9710.