Flying Squirrel Prevention
Flying squirrels are small rodent and they have turned into intelligent creature. Unlike their other cousins, they are up and about at night. They love to make nests in place where this is little sunlight. They will enter your property either in search of food or in search of a safe place. These flying squirrels often make the attic home, they tend to live there for days. Beside attic, they also live in the ceiling of the roof and the walls. You need to take their presence seriously as they might cause damage to your property. You need to prevent their access to your house in every possible way. It is wise that you seek help from a professional in order to prevent squirrels entering your home. However, if you think you can manage the prevention on your own, below we have listed some useful tips.
You need to inspect the exterior of your house in order to identify any possible place that will allow the entry of flying squirrels into your attic. Places that commonly allow the squirrel to enter are either cracked, have holes or gaps. Other places include downspouts and behind the gutters, attic ventilation fans, gable vents and ridge vents. Make sure that all your chimneys are proper closed. An open chimney can also provide access to these flying squirrels. If you come across any access point, you need to seal it then and there. Install a chimney cap in order to prevent the flying squirrels from entering your house. In case the flying squirrels have gained access to your property, you need to use one way door cage as this device will allow them to leave their hole, but it won’t allow them to re-enter your home.
It is imperative that you trim and remove all the unwanted branches especially the ones that are hanging over the roof. Since flying squirrels have the ability to glide, thus they can easily glide from these branches onto your roof top and then find a place to enter into your house. Also, remove the limbs as it reduces the chances of these squirrels to glide to your roof. You can always opt for the scare balloons or the artificial owl to prevent the entry of flying squirrels. However, these methods are not as effective as the other methods are. Then there are different sprays, these sprays have a certain smell that the flying squirrels dislike. They will not come near the place that has that ardor. You can easily find these sprays in the market and they are not even expensive. All you have to do is spray these sprays on the places or access points through which you have seen the squirrel entering and exiting.
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