Flying Squirrels and Houses
How do you get rid of flying squirrels in the attic of a
Cape style home that has limited access to the attic? There is blown in
insulation so we cannot see to the end of the house where we hear them,
nor can a person crawl in to see anything. We have used d-con bars,
mouse traps and have-a-heart traps in the crawl spaces we can reach, but
have caught nothing.
Place a statue of an owl near the entrance the squirrels are using. Owls
are their motal enemies and this technique works for birds as well.
You will not be able to solve this problem until you find the way they go in
and out. Usually the easiest way is to look for light coming in from outside
while in the dark attic, but if you can't see it that way do a thorough
search of the outside. A flying squirrel does not need a very big hole,
maybe 2" or less diameter. They go out at night so once you find the hole
close it up at night while they are out. Good luck.
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Update: June 2012