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Old 02-01-2011, 08:26 PM   #16
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Be careful! Be very careful when dealing with any wild animal.

Next time I'm calling NCIS to confirm death!
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #17
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Forgive me folks, I had a childish moment and couldn't resist. Scratches are from building the life trap.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:12 AM   #18
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Update:

Life trap on flat roof - no luck
Leg trap in attic - no luck
Rat trap in attic - no luck
One way door on squirrel entrance into attic - so far, so good Keeping fingers crossed

Btw, have not used poison. Hope I do not have to. Trying everything I can think of before going that route.

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #19
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I had raccoons in the attic a while back. I was told by the local "expert" to place a small radio near the nesting site. She told me if the radio was allowed to play for even a short time, the raccoon would leave. Perhaps this will work for you.

This is what she left behind.
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I expect there will be some babies left in my attic too. It is that time of year here.

I had gone outside to look at the wire I enclosed the soffitt with to see if there was any sign of a squirrel trying to get out. There she was in the corner where she had been entering and exiting at. She was just starring back at me standing in the yard looking back at her, until I moved toward her. I had the wire stapled. She could not get out. I decided I would pull the mesh wire loose at that corner so she could get out. When I caught her out (I hope!), I pushed the mesh back in place. Time will tell.

I had seen one running along the power line toward the pole and trees in the back corner of the property. I'm thinking had to be thirsty as she had been caged in a couple of days, so it didn't take long for her to come out.
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Please rethink these leg traps. I understand that you don't want the squirrel in your attic because of the damage they do, but please deal with the problem more humanely. These animals suffer in the traps, which makes this no better than the fur trappers that we love to hate. Put yourself in their shoes and think what it would be like to have your legs or spine broken and caught in a big trap and suffering for hours.
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Very good point. But no sooner than I think of that, I think of me or mine trapped in a burning house. I am going to remove the leg trap though, It is being ignored and I do not like the idea of an animal maybe chewing a leg off and all that entails just as I do not like the thoughts of poison and what it entails.

Actually, the idea of the leg trap was hoping the squirrel would be be caught somewhere besides on a led since they are so small. Instant death is preferred if the situation is called for. Sadly,imo, sometimes, in extreme cases, death may be called for.

Even if the house caught on fire as a result of the squirrel, and no one is hurt, I am told my insurance may not pay because of a maintenance issue.
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Fianlly got result from my repeater trap I had attached to the soffit. I knew there were young ones about!

This the first really young one and the first to caught in one of my home-made live traps.
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Oh, oh, what are you going to do with the squirrel now?
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I hope to keep it.

I donated the other ones to a guy that lives out of the city. This is the guy I bought the one trap from at the feed store.
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On second thought, I may relocate it to the country, before I put any more money and time into him.. It seems to be doing well right now. He is eating and drinking good, and I try to make sure he does not get too cold. I got up theis morning to remove the cloth I had over his new cage.
I watched him for a few minutes, and shortly he was curled up. I replaced the cloth on the windward side for a little while.

I wish he would notice the nest tube I have iat the top of the cage with insulation in it.
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I would go to your local hardware store and see if they have any traps. I think the traps are called either live animal trap, hav a heart trap or relocator trap. Put a mixture of peanut butter and sunflower seeds as bait, set the trap and check it every day. Once you catch the squirrel take the trap and drive to another environment somewhere far and set it free.
You can also call your local humane society and they will send out someone free of charge to take care of the problem. You can also try some deterrents like moth balls and squirrel away I came across this product at the big box stores but my favorite deterrent is fox urine, you can buy this at a hunting supply store and spray it around the area where the squirrel is having its nest that will send the squirrel packing…
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I would go to your local hardware store and see if they have any traps. I think the traps are called either live animal trap, hav a heart trap or relocator trap. Put a mixture of peanut butter and sunflower seeds as bait, set the trap and check it every day. Once you catch the squirrel take the trap and drive to another environment somewhere far and set it free.
You can also call your local humane society and they will send out someone free of charge to take care of the problem. You can also try some deterrents like moth balls and squirrel away I came across this product at the big box stores but my favorite deterrent is fox urine, you can buy this at a hunting supply store and spray it around the area where the squirrel is having its nest that will send the squirrel packing…
I did buy a live trap. I also made a couple smaller ones. The one I caught this one in is repeater with a one-way door. I had it attached to the soffit where they had been going in and out.

The other ones were caught in the yard at different places.

I think all I have now are a few young ones.

The weather is breakingnow. Maybe I can get my porch sealed and close the soffit. I hope that will be the end to the squirrel problem of them getting in myhouse, and I can leave them alone and enjoy watching them in the yard again.

I guess then I will start on my shop. It has some open places in it that allows access to the attic, so I assume I may have some out there.

The bottom trap was purchased, the top two , I built. The one in the middle has been triggered once, buty grass had grown up through the bottom a little and the door was not heavy enough to lock.

The top one is a one-way my grandson and I threw together one day before I bought and built the other ones. Birds seem to like them, not to mention the ants.

The one I caught this last squirrel in is not shown. It is a one-way repeater with the entrance in the top then the door. The entrance is in the top so I can attach it to the soffit. Squirrel comes down, takes a left, goes under the door, and finds a new home.
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Very nice job on your traps… and you took care of the problem humanly.
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Nice glad to see it was taken care of humanely, now fix that attic hole.

Squirrels need to chew on stuff as their teeth are always growing. They chew to use them up and sharpen them, and there is nothing more appetizing then romex followed by that big jolt of energy telling you that you are done chewing for that day. You can hear the kids laughing from the nest.

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