Flying squirrels, like most other wild animals
that invade your home, are best dealt with using
exclusion methods. This will involve applying a
one-way door, of sorts, that allows the animal
to exit your home. The door doesn't open the
other way, however, so when the flying squirrel
tries to get back in, it can't. This encourages
it to find a new home naturally, without needing
to resort to drastic measures. And by these, we
mean killing and poisoning. Neither of these
methods work, mostly because a squirrel in the
attic will almost always be a female with babies
in tow. If you kill the mother, you will then
need to deal with the babies. You might not even
though they are there, and you won't do until
they have died, unable to feed for themselves,
and you will start to smell their decomposing
bodies. The easiest way to get rid of flying
squirrels is to prevent them from ever getting
into your home in the first place. You can
install fences to a certain degree, but this
isn't a fool-proof way of keeping them out.
These wild animals will always be interested in
the places that we call home, and if you allow
damage to get worse and build up on your
property, the animal will eventually try to gain
access at some point. Killing, trapping, or
poisoning an animal might seem like a really
good idea at the time, but you won't have solved
the problem. With holes and damage still on the
exterior of the property, other wild animals can
The methods used to get rid of these animals are
similar to the ones used on any other species.
They all cause the same kind of harm therefore
if one is not careful your compound could be
destroyed fully. Since they are small it means
that they can keep invading your property as
many times as possible. Setting a trap may not
be the final solution.
In case you have identified the place they are
getting into your compound through make sure
that you cover those holes on your fence. Proper
fencing can only be done if one has identified
the specific areas where they enter through.
When they do not have access to your property
they will definitely not fly in. make sure you
do not keep foods that attract them.
Due to their ability to jump onto the next tree
do not underestimate their chance of jumping
onto a branch that is near your house. If you
ceiling has some openings they will definitely
gain access and could end up eating everything
you have stored and carrying some for future
purposes. Ensure that all ventilations should be
sealed in a way they cannot get in.
Through exclusion one ensures that the place
they are using to access the area is sealed.
There should be no spaces big enough for the
animal to fit in. if there are any holes that
could have been chewed by these animals they
should be covered. One also needs to create an
exit plan whereby there is a funnel wide at the
top but narrows downwards so that the animal
does not get back in.
Most people believe that trapping is the best
method to increase your chances of catching the
animal. When setting the traps make sure you
know the one that ids most effective and also
learn on the tips of how to set it up. Before
setting it up you can actually set it up
so0mewhere where these animals pass and make
sure they it will not shut when they are inside.
The trick helps the animals take the trip to be
some sort of a friendly thing. When you set the
trap it will be easy for the animal to get
inside since it has already believed in the
object. These flying squirrels are mainly found
in the space between the ceiling and the roof.
For a trap to work one must use the right bait
to lure the animal meaning the food must be
After catching it alive one is required to take
it to a different location where it can still
survive. The goal of trapping is not exactly
killing but keeping these animals away from your
property. If you want to keep it and move it
within your compound ask for permission from the
local authority but chances are it will still
come back inside.
Some people prefer using repellents like sound
since it makes the animal avoid that area. They
cause some irritation therefore make sure it is
not too strong that it can harm the animal. Your
goal should be to drive it away at the same time
protecting its rights. It needs to live and if
you feel like your property is not the real
place to be drive it away nicely.
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