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Palm Harbor, FL

Trutech Wildlife Services

Trutech Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Palm Harbor FL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Palm Harbor pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 727-260-4325 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Florida's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Florida's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Pinellas county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Palm Harbor animal control for wildlife issues.

Pinellas County Animal Services or Humane Society: (727) 582-2600

Palm Harbor Wildlife Removal Tip: Can a flying squirrel actually fly?

No, a flying squirrel cannot fly. It glides instead. The membrane that runs from its limb to wrist and a long tail enables it to glide from one tree to the other. It is adapted to this kind of motion in different ways as discussed below.

Why a flying squirrel does not fly

Unlike its name suggests, a flying squirrel cannot fly. It glides from one tree to the other. This is because it has no wings but instead it has a thin layer of membrane joining its limbs and running all the way to the wrist.

How a flying squirrel is adapted for gliding

Not every other animal can glide. Therefore, a flying squirrel must be special in a way. Its body part though a bit familiar with those of other squirrels are adapted to their gliding motion. Here are some of the adaptations of a flying squirrel to gliding:

Presence of a thin layer of membrane that stretches from limb to limb - this membrane acts as wings in the flying squirrel. It might not flap them as much as possible but all in all they help it glide from one tree to another.
In cases of adult or larger flying squirrel, an extra limb that runs from one hind limb to the other is present. This carries the animal in air for a considerable distance.
For the smaller squirrels, their tails are feather like and act like parachute - that is they ensure safe landing of the flying squirrel and offer stability during their gliding motion.
They are smaller than other squirrels - gliding just like flying require lightweights. Therefore, the small body of a squirrel sees the flying squirrel in air for quite a long time and a long distance too.
Flying squirrels have the ability to create a midflight lift - this enables them to glide for over three hundred feet on one flight.
They have very good hearing and eyesight - this poor creature has too many predators. Its ability to smell and see the predators from a far this win them more days on earth. This also explains why it is very hard for you to see them gliding. They see you before you even see them.


These creatures are one of a kind. They have just enough predators too. Do not just go killing them aimlessly. They have a role to play in the ecosystem and much to keep us fascinated.

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