Elusiveness of Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels are difficult to trap due to their ability to travel great distances through the air. Because they don’t have to rely on walking everywhere, predicting where to position flying squirrel traps becomes problematic.

Common Flying Squirrel Trap

Box traps, also called live traps, are most often used in the capture of flying squirrels. Resembling a wire cage, they have a ramp that allows the squirrel to enter in pursuit of bait. The ramp lifts up after entry, forming a slanted wall and trapping the squirrel inside.

Problems with Trapping

Squirrels must be freed after capture, causing humans to get up close and personal with animals that have sharp teeth and claws and might be quite angry. Allowing the flying squirrel to die is inhumane, and disposal requires touching the body, which could still be harboring diseases.

Flying Squirrels in Attics

Just like other squirrels, flying squirrels will enter attics to nest. They soar out of trees, land on roofs, and find an entrance. With the hit-or-miss nature of flying squirrel traps, contacting Trutech for professional removal services is the most effective means of control and elimination.