Hi everyone, I am new but was an old member of the Wild about Britain site... so hello! We have two squirrel homes in both sides of our house's eaves and I need to evict them humanly. They got in by chewing the wood on the sofits and created a nice hole that they persistently carried on making despite our attempts to deter them. I won't be using a pest controller but am keen to let them out (via a cat flap screwed over the hole that goes one way only and so they can't get back in). Please can anyone tell me when their young leave the drey if they have had a second litter? I am thinking mid September possibly?
Many thanks for your help! p.s. we are putting up squirrel boxes by the holes and so hoping they use these instead and then a roofer is making our house squirrel proof.
Hi Vicki, I love the cat flap idea, The Grey Squirrel breeding season starts in January and finishes around June, Female Grey squirrels can have one or two litters a year, each producing between one and seven young, I would think that the young ones, even if there were 2 litters, would have left the safety of the drey although they might return at night, I think your idea of a cat flap is an excellent one, Duncan ps I too am an ex WAB fan
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