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Old 04-03-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Get a havahart trap for squirrels. Don't just set the bait on top of the trip mechanism.

Take a small round snack cracker. You know, the ones that have peanut butter in between 2 crackers? Then, smear some more peanut butter on one side. Use the peanut butter like glue and stick the cracker to the underside of the trip mechanism. This way, if they want it, they have to work for it, and they will always set the trap off before they get the cracker. Ive caught 4 squirrels with the same cracker doing this. Once the trap closes, they forget about the cracker and try to find a way out. The attached pic is my 7th one caught with this method.

Also, when you catch one, drape a towel over the entire trap. This will calm them down until you're ready to release them.

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You know squirrels are territorial and you remove one and another will take its place. Best way is to remove their food source and they will move on.

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The only way to remove the food source is to cut down all of my trees, lol. They come in to eat the acorns and pecans, and dig up the plants trying to bury them.
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I do not like squirrels, but it is their habitat. They are only seeking food.
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I do not like squirrels, but it is their habitat. They are only seeking food.
Ayuh,.... 'n I feed 'em,..... Decon rat pellets,.....
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I do not like squirrels, but it is their habitat. They are only seeking food.
I know they're only seeking food, but they are rodents. There are more inhumane ways of dealing with them. I have a pellet gun that will take them down easily. I choose catch and release.
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Ayuh,.... 'n I feed 'em,..... Decon rat pellets,.....
My fear with something like that is that they eat it, then go die in a spot where you can't get to them, and you have to deal with the smell.
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47 47 is right..."nature abhors a vacuum" applies to this....you remove squirrels, the neighbourhood just breeds more to take the place of the removed ones. You'll be catching and releasing till they put you in the ground, you will never rid yourself of them.....7th one caught, several billion more to go lol!
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47 47 is right..."nature abhors a vacuum" applies to this....you remove squirrels, the neighbourhood just breeds more to take the place of the removed ones. You'll be catching and releasing till they put you in the ground, you will never rid yourself of them.....7th one caught, several billion more to go lol!
I've caught 2 more since I started this thread, lol!
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...pause....wait for Home Depot ad to finish resizing my screen....okay, now I'm ready.

I have a huge oak tree in my back yard, so I definitely have squirrels running around. I don't mind them and sometimes toss out nuts, corn, or crackers on my back porch for them. A few years ago one squirrel figured out what I was doing and started waiting near my porch. Within a couple of weeks, he would stand at my back door and wait for me. Didn't even run off when I came out, he stood there and waited for me to toss him some food. We also have a number of albino squirrels out here.

I had a havaheart trap when I was a kid and one time I caught a flying squirrel. Brought it inside to put it into a large cage to keep it for a few days, but in the process of transferring it, it escaped. Talk about an animal that's hard to catch!! My parents weren't too happy about the new "pet" that lived with us a for a few days.
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10 days now, and not a single squirrel. I know more will come eventually.
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The buggers are coming around eating the buds off my blueberry bushes. Pretty soon they'll be eating the berries themselves, and then my cherry tomatos. It's the annual battle that I lose every time. I am starting to like Bondo's solution.... Maybe I can get a respite to get my crop in before the next batch of squirrels move in.
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Ayuh,.... 'n I feed 'em,..... Decon rat pellets,.....
My fear with something like that is that they eat it, then go die in a spot where you can't get to them, and you have to deal with the smell.
Ayuh,.... They're small with little body weight,....

In my experience, they dry out, 'n mummify, rather than rot, 'n stink,....
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Not what I was expecting.

Go to YouTube and type in "Squirrel launcher" or "Squirrel Catapult".

Since you're not going to get rid of them anyway....
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47 47 is right..."nature abhors a vacuum" applies to this....you remove squirrels, the neighbourhood just breeds more to take the place of the removed ones. You'll be catching and releasing till they put you in the ground, you will never rid yourself of them.....7th one caught, several billion more to go lol!
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