We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. We service the whole Boston metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Norfolk County. We are a full-service
Norfolk County animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Norfolk County pest control company or Norfolk 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 Norfolk County animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Norfolk County wildlife control tip of the month:
Can a flying squirrel actually fly?
Flying squirrels are nocturnal rodents which like to live in trees. This little Norfolk County animal trapping creature has a thick brown colored furry body. It has large eyes, long whiskers and a long flat tail. They possess the typical features of nocturnal animals that is, long whiskers and large eyes. These features help the animal to manoeuvre in darkness of even midnight. Whereas the flat tail plays a major role in gliding.
A nocturnal animal:
You cannot see the flying squirrels as frequent as other gray or red squirrels. Therefore people often think that flying squirrels are rare. But this is not true. Actually the little creature is nocturnal, meaning they are active in the night instead of sleeping when we are asleep. Therefore we cannot see them in the day time as they are asleep then.
There are two main types of flying squirrels in US:
• Northern flying squirrels
• Southern flying squirrels
Can flying squirrels really fly?
The flying squirrels do not fly in the true sense. The better description for their action ‘flying’ is gliding. They do not possess wings for flying instead they have patagium. This is a big word for the web-like fold of the Norfolk County wildlife removal skin that stretches between the front and rear legs both sides of the flying squirrels. This excess membrane is also equipped with cartilage and flat, thin muscles. If you notice a flying squirrel sitting in a tree, you can see its loose membrane on its both sides. When the flying squirrel spread-eagle all the four legs, all the excess skin pulled tight between the legs turns them into a square and furry Frisbee. The flattened tail helps the animal to balance while gliding. This unique ability of gilding let the squirrels escape from its predators as well as greatly extends the food range.
The action of gliding:
As the flying squirrel use to glide instead of flying, it has to take a start from a high perch. It cannot take off from the ground therefore rarely seen on Norfolk County exterminator ground. Like a parachute they leap from the perch while opening their patagium. It doesn’t flap them. The flying squirrel first drops itself sharply to earn speed and then levels off and start gliding at some 30 degree angle. The glides are usually ranges from 20 – 60 feet.
Unlike common Norfolk County pest control squirrels, flying squirrels are rather more social and usually nest together.
To learn more about our Norfolk County MA pest animal removal services, visit the Boston animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 617-939-9710.