If you want to get rid of these animals
effectively, you shouldn't kill flying
squirrels. In fact, while we're on the subject,
you shouldn't kill any wild animal you encounter
on your property. Even rats and mice respond
poorly to rodent poison, and there are no
poisons out there safe to use, or registered to
be used on animals such as flying squirrels. The
only way to deal with a flying squirrel problem
is to use a one-way door to allow the animal to
get back out and not back in again. You will
then need to combine that with sealing methods -
looking around your home for the weak areas the
flying squirrels entered though before sealing
them shut. You will need to use strong materials
such as steel mesh to prevent the animals from
gnawing their way back in again, and you will
also want to consider performing these repairs
in such a way that they are aesthetically
pleasing on the outside - all things you will
need to consider. You can look at using live
cage traps to resolve the flying squirrels
problem, but these animals are well-known for
being difficult to capture, and you may find
that a lot of your efforts go in vain. With
animals as complicated as flying squirrels, and
with all the legalities that foes into dealing
with these wild animals, we would highly
recommend that you leave it to the professionals
to get the job done. We can remove the entire
group of flying squirrels without needing to
inure any of them, and without needing to resort
to poisons or death also.
Killing an animal that you see as a threat
should not be the way to go. No one has the
right to take a life and if you kill an animal
you are breaking the law. However flying
squirrels can be nuisance to humans due to the
noises they produce and the destruction they
cause. In some states in America these animals
are not protected from being killed.
When they try to force their way trying to pass
in as domestic animals makes people want to kill
them. There are several ways of killing these
animals when need be. One can shoot at it when
you see it especially if you live in rural
areas. In urban areas shooting is illegal as you
might end up injuring someone therefore if you
are in rural areas take advantage.
These animals are quick therefore shooting once
does not actually mean you hit the animal as it
could just get injured or escape narrowly. Also
with shooting it is hard to focus since they
come in groups thus shooting to kill becomes
more difficult. Shooting could just be waste of
time since it is not guaranteed instead one is
just trying to be lucky.
Traps can be used to capture animals live and
therefore they are big enough to accommodate it
however those meant to kill barely have a
breathing space. If you plan on killing the
animal do not focus on using a trap since it is
hard to find most of them on the ground where
one should set a trap. When you set a trap in
the attic area you will end up killing one while
the rest escape.
It means that the problem is never really solved
and they can always attack again and again.
Poisoning has been a solution for a long time.
Some people go to an extent of poisoning rats so
that the squirrels can feed on them and die.
However the worst thing about using poison is
the fact that other animals too are in a
position to access the poison.
The wrong animal might end up dying while it was
not the intended culprit. Poison does not kill
instantly as these animals have to moan from
pain before they can take their final breathes.
That means that they will want to go to the
place where they feel safe. In case they were
used to living in your attic they will go back
there to die as it feels safe.
Trying sealing off their entries instead of
killing. There will be a lot of carcasses all
over and the law will catch up with you in case
you have exceeded the number of animals allowed
to be killed per session. What everyone must
realize is that the best thing would be to deal
with an issue from the core. Work closely with
animal control department to keep their track.
It can be a problem that most people will have
to deal with for a long time. However killing is
never a solution to anything and just like they
say killing the message does not kill the story.
Therefore after you are done killing that
specific breed more and more will come to infest
your home. Thus the cycle keeps on going on and
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in the Attic