Popular Traps & Deterrents Traps such as live traps, one-way exclusion cages, and snap traps can be used by property owners faced with infestations of flying squirrels. All three types of traps are set with bait and use a different method to capture and hold the animal. Deterrents, which should be employed before infestations are present, most commonly involve screens. Sealing attic vents and second floor windows will limit flying squirrels' access to homes. Additionally, homeowners can purchase specialized chimney caps to keep the pests from entering attics through those tunnels. Drawbacks to Traps & Need for Professional Removal Since the pests are extremely flexible and can squeeze through tight spaces, they are sometimes able to escape enclosed spaces, especially incorrectly assembled traps. When the weather is cold, flying squirrels nest in groups of about 20, so removing larger infestations completely can be difficult. Finally, handling the pests after they're caught is dangerous because they are known carriers of diseases, ticks, and fleas. The specialists at Critter Control keep homeowners safe by removing infestations properly and professionally. They have the right equipment and are familiar with flying squirrel behavior, so they easily avoid injury.