One-way doors or exclusion methods are the
preferred methods when looking at how to trap or
exclude flying squirrels. Trapping them isn't
advisable. The cages can injure their little
bodies, especially when they panic and start
throwing themselves around, and then you'll have
the relocation problem to deal with. You will
need to ensure you are driving this creature far
enough away that it can't come back and create
another problem for you, while at the same time
ensuring you find somewhere the animal can
thrive. For the record, relocated animals rarely
survive when they are released into the wild.
This is because you are removing them from their
source of safety and shelter, as well as their
sources of food and water. Without those things,
they will soon become hungry and weak, and this
means they won't be able to take care of
themselves. They won't be able to find shelter,
and this puts them at risk of falling prey to
bigger predators. It will have made your
extensive trapping and releasing program
pointless. With exclusion methods, the flying
squirrels have no choice but to find a new home
of their own accord, but it will be close to the
old sources of food and water, so it will know
the area relatively well. Every little helps
when it comes to these animals. We've taken away
most of the areas they would naturally live in
the wild, and now they have no chance but to
invade our homes.
Capturing these small animals can be a tiring
task especially when you have no idea on how and
where to set the trap but getting a few
guidelines will make you an expert. The best way
is to begin by setting up a pre-bait. This is
whereby you keep the trap so that the animal can
familiarize itself with this object. The
strategy helps them to gain confidence such that
when the trap is set they can automatically
When you notice that this is becoming a bother
what you need to do is come up with safer ways
of removing this animal away from your property.
If the problem is so serious you can contact a
professional to come and trap the animal. They
stay in groups therefore finding one means there
are many more that are waiting for you somewhere
in a corner.
The bait one uses on the trap matters. It has to
be something edible and what they love to eat
like sunflower sees. Then they should be placed
deeply on the inside so that it becomes easy for
it to be stick in. however the trap used should
make sure the animal is captured alive. Being
the smallest they end up being the hardest
animals to catch therefore know the exact trap
that can work on them.
It should be a trap that can fit the animal
alive. It can have one or two doors depending on
how effective you want it to be. In case you are
professional you are sure you are not trying
your luck that means one door kinds trap works.
One is required to use a two-door trap in case
they are not sure and want to increase their
chances of catching this notorious animal.
Once you have a plan know the best place to have
it located. You should have mastered the path
these animals use daily so it will be easier to
catch the squirrel. Use something that they
cannot easily pick and run away. Something like
peanuts can be snatched faster and it disappears
however using solid bait will work since the
animal will be struggling trying to pull the
Once the trap is set you must be checking it
often to see if the animal has been caught. Once
it is in the trap do not offer to carry it out
without having the necessary protective wear.
Make sure you take them far away from your
property. They should be in a location where
they can still carry out their activities
without anything being destroyed.
You can exclude these animals in that the space
they were getting in through is totally sealed.
There should be no way to enter just to exceed.
When using traps they should be in a place you
can tell what is going on and you can actually
see what is going on. Make sure you are familiar
with the laws because to avoid harming
Controlling these animals can be a challenging
job therefore make sure your home is inspected
daily to prevent infestation by these creatures.
Ensure that the traps you use to remove these
animals are safe. However remember that this is
not a long term effect since if they are many
trapping them becomes an issue.
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