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Posted by Russ C on 19:59:18 3/2/2010 from 69.142.89.61:

Well I know they are in there because I have caught some them. A few weeks ago we started to hear noises at night. After doing some research I came to realize we had flying squirrels because of the times they were active. What really tipped me off WAS THE ONE I FOUND IN THE HALLWAY! To this day I cannot find out how he got in there. I have looked everywhere but can't find a hole inside the house. Anyhow, I covered him with a towel and picked him up and he was "relocated". I then tried to trap them with a Hav-A-Heart 1040 that I already owned from another event but soon realized the could fit through the mesh spaces of that trap because I would find it tripped and the bait gone (peanut butter on bread). So I went out and bought a model 1025. It worked like a charm. Had an invader within 3 hours the first evening. He was relocated. Then a second one the next night. He was relocated. I just got home from work and we got another one. He will be relocated shortly. My question is this...I understand squirrels are territorial but how many hold a particular territory? Obviously it is not limited to one squirrel. Is it a squirrel army that has taken possession of my attic? How many could I expect to trap before they have no more reserves to keep up the nightime mayhem? Any answers would be appreciated.

PS-I know where they are getting in but I don't want to close that up until I am sure there are no more inside the house. I just hope it isn't a revolving door-get rid of one- a new one takes his place over and over again.



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