There are three types of squirrels that we must deal with here in Massachusetts. We have the red squirrel, the gray squirrel and the flying squirrel. Red squirrels are diurnal meaning that they prefer to be active during daylight hours. Gray squirrels on the other hand are crepuscular which means that they are usually active at dawn and dusk although you might occasionally see them roaming around during the middle of the day. Flying squirrels on the other hand are nocturnal and are hardly ever seen since they prefer to be active at night. A large percentage of the people residing here in Massachusetts are not even aware that flying squirrels even exist.
Sometimes while doing my animal removal work I run into surprises. Here I am removing a gray squirrel nest and attempting to seal up some holes.
The presence of animals in your attic is not only a noise problem but it can become a health issue. Here I am in the process of removing flying squirrels from a home and noticed the urine stains on the bottom of the soffit.
Sometimes people don't know that flying squirrels exist or perhaps they have never seen one. Here is a short video of two flying squirrels that I have removed from a client's home.
Red squirrels are usually active during the day. They are smaller than the gray squirrels.