The mating season for flying squirrels is during February and March. When the infants are born, the female squirrels live with them in maternal nest sites. The mothers nurture and protect them until they leave the nest. The males do not participate in nurturing their offspring. At birth, flying squirrels are mostly hairless, apart from their whiskers, and most of their senses are not present. Their internal organs are visible through the skin, and their sex can be signified. By week five, they are almost fully developed. At that point, they can respond to their environment and start to develop a mind of their own. Through the upcoming weeks of their lives, they practice leaping and gliding. After two and a half months, their gliding skills are perfected, they are ready to leave the nest, and are capable of independent.
Trapping flying squirrels may be the only time I have to trap in a attic, these squirrels are a lot lighter than grey squirrels and some different traps are used. Flying squirrels are communal nesters, so if you find one of them in your home, be prepared to find more hiding somewhere in your house. Residents should seal up any gaps or cracks and repair broken windows or other points of entry. Attic vents and chimneys can be secured with wire mesh to prevent squirrels from entering.
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