With winter approaching, animals will be looking for a warm place to nest for the next few months. One of those animals is the southern flying squirrel. Measuring at about 8 to 10 inches long, and only weighing about 3 ounces, this little squirrel can take advantage of very small construction gaps in your home. It only takes an area of around 1 inch in diameter for them to enter. They typically breed twice a year, once in February or March, and again in July or August. They can have between 1 and 6 young. These squirrels are nocturnal and are rarely seen by people. They don’t actually fly, but they glide from tree to tree with the longest recorded flight measuring at 200 feet. If you are being kept up night by annoying noises in your attic, it could possibly be one of North Carolina’s smallest squirrel species, the southern flying squirrel. If this is happening in your home, we can help! Contact us today to schedule your inspection.