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mark e hurley 01-27-2014 07:55 PM

flying squirrels
 
any tips for getting rid of flying squirrels from my house. I have seen them in the basement.
thanks

Davejss 01-28-2014 12:03 AM

Leave the lights on. They are nocturnal and have large, light gathering eyes. I'd leave on all the cellar lights and leave a radio on a metal station. They'll soon look for a darker, quieter home.

joecaption 01-28-2014 12:11 AM

Take the time to find out how there getting in and seal it up.
They can do a lot of damage inside a home, including chewing on the wiring.

chrisn 01-28-2014 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Davejss (Post 1297832)
Leave the lights on. They are nocturnal and have large, light gathering eyes. I'd leave on all the cellar lights and leave a radio on a metal station. They'll soon look for a darker, quieter home.



I think country and western would work better:laughing:

novicejr 01-28-2014 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1297853)
I think country and western would work better:laughing:

Or put the radio on a RAP station. That would make me leave!

In any event, it sounds like you need to establish a flying squirrel no-fly-zone. :)

On the serious side though, if you are even considering it, I'd avoid using poison. Although live rodents are bad, the stench of dead-smelly-decaying rodents you can't find are even worse. I speak from experience, though in my case it was natural causes.

spaceman spif 01-29-2014 12:02 PM

When I was a teen we had a flying squirrel loose inside our house. Our living room had a huge, two-story window and I found him sitting on top of the curtains. I reached out to try to grab him and he jumped and I watched in fascination as he gracefully leaped off the curtains and glided down through the living room, then turned in the air and swerved into the den. Amazing little critters!

I also remember the next morning my brother was standing and watching tv while eating his breakfast and he felt something on his leg. He looked down and there was that flying squirrel, sitting on his foot.

Let's just say my brother gave him a kick-start on his next flying adventure. :laughing:

HenryJordan 02-19-2014 08:30 AM

Flying Squirrels
 
I am not aware of flying squirrels.
Please share pics of them if you can......

IslandGuy 02-19-2014 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryJordan (Post 1309312)
I am not aware of flying squirrels.
Please share pics of them if you can......

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/...ying-squirrel/

Davejss 02-19-2014 07:28 PM

http://www.prosportstickers.com/prod...e_4__04070.jpg

Blondesense 02-19-2014 10:37 PM

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We caught this little fellow in our house three years ago.

HenryJordan 02-20-2014 08:18 AM

Flying Squirrel
 
Thank you Guys for sharing the images....

ChuckF. 02-20-2014 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Davejss (Post 1297832)
Leave the lights on. They are nocturnal and have large, light gathering eyes. I'd leave on all the cellar lights and leave a radio on a metal station. They'll soon look for a darker, quieter home.


Yep. If they are coming in a certain place, another way to do it is to light up that spot from the outside with a spotlight. They will avoid light, whether inside or out.


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