Flying Squirrel Poop

Flying Squirrel Feces Poop Droppings Photos

Flying squirrels are somewhat unique amongst rodents in their bathroom habits, in that they tend to use a communal latrine rather than just defecate anywhere, leaving their poop pellets scattered all over the attic space. If you see clusters of droppings in a nice neat pile, it's likely from flyers. The feces themselves are also smaller than regular gray squirrels or even rats, usually measuring 1/4 - 3/8", and smooth, with rounded edges. It's also worth noting that flying squirrels have a very specific odor, which is very apparent the second you go into the attic. It's not from the waste, and it's not even necessarily a bad smell, it's just very distinct. For a sample, scratch-n-sniff the below photographs of flying squirrel poop on your computer screen. Or, if that doesn't work, click our Hire a Pro page for professional wildlife removal help in your town.


Closeup of Flying Squirrel Poop

Flying squirrels often use a latrine, and will defecate in a single area, leaving a pile of droppings, rather than scattered around.

Zoomed Out

You can see that most of the insulation is clean, except for the two piles of flying squirrel droppings.

Hello David, Came across your web page and your info is helping me solve the subject issue. I believe the entrance of intruders, probably flying squirrels, is the floor of our house, and they then congregate in the attic. We see what appears to be evidence of a flying squirrel latrine in our attic, with the poop pellets concentrated together. I have had Florida Pest Control here, and they have set up 4 traps around the ground. Yes I will concentrate fully on the floor of the house, searching, and blocking entrances if found. But in the meantime. I am hearing scratching at night and have spotted flying and normal squirrel activity through shower roof plexi glass. In between both plexi glass. The FPC person suggested Tomcat Bait Blocker if I decide to go that route. But the squirrels that are now in the attic, I might be able to trap 1 or 2 via plexi glass, but the control person says if I put the (Blocker) in the attic, the squirrels will exit to get water, after eating, and they will die outside! Do you agree with this statement? Keep in mind that RV's attic space is maybe only 6 inches max, so I cannot really view what is happening and very limited to access. I have also been told that should they die inside, the ingredients in the Blocker will prevent smell. I would value your opinion on these two issues. Smell and Blocker effectiveness.

We live is southeastern PA in an old stone house. Have had flying squirrels in our attic in the past and have successfully trapped and relocated them. This time however they found their way into an area of the house where there is no attic, just soffits and the insulation between the rafters. I found the opening and was able to fashion an exclusion door which seems to be working but the squirrels keep coming back and keep trying to get back in. I know this because I have an outdoor motion detector camera that I mounted at the top of a ladder and I have pictures and even short videos showing them flying up to the house, crawling over the exclusion door but not getting back in. This has been going on it seem nightly since 11/20/2015. We do not know why the squirrels keep trying to get back in so persistently. One concern is that there may be young ones trapped inside unable or unwilling to get out through the exclusion door and the adult squirrels are trying to get to them to feed them. (The resolution of our pictures is not good enough to tell for sure but one could imagine seeing a squirrel’s face inside the exclusion door.) Anther concern is that eventually the squirrels will chew their way back in causing damage and negating all the progress we have made. We are also concerned about the accumulation of flying squirrel droppings in our house and ceiling. We are wondering if you have ever encountered this situation and have any suggestions. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I wish I'd found your notes earlier. Some animal, presumably a flying squirrel, according to a rodent inspector and the flying squirrel poop in the attic that he saw, had chewed a noticeably big hole in an outside soffit under the roofline. I tried a one-way exclusion door and a week later, the animal(s) had instead taken the nesting material and completely stuffed up the 6" area leading to the exclusion door so none of their fellow critters would go into that area. Since the stuffing was pretty well packed in, it's obvious they have another entryway. Should I just wait till the spring to deal with it, or will there be more problems over the winter? They may be coming in through a ventilation fan in the roof. We've lived here 12 years and never had that problem before. Although, a carpenter replaced the ventilation fan a few years ago said some animal had been in there

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