Squirrels are Cute, but…
While they may appear harmless and cute, squirrels can do a lot of damage to your property. If you find a squirrel destroying your property, don’t kill it. That would be inhumane.
The best humane way to remove a squirrel from your property is to use a live squirrel trap. In this article, we will feature everything you need to know about live squirrel traps and how to trap a squirrel at your property.
Select a Live Squirrel Trap
A live squirrel trap should be big enough so that squirrel can fit inside the live trap completely before it reached the trap trigger plate. When it comes to choosing the size of your live squirrel trap, we must say that you should choose it based on the size of squirrels that live in your area.
All live squirrel traps come in two variations:
• 1-Door Live Squirrel Traps
• 2-Door Live Squirrel Traps
1-Door Live Squirrel Traps are traditional squirrel traps and they are favored by professional squirrel traps. 1-Door live squirrel traps allow you to place your squirrel bait.
2-Door Live Squirrel Traps provide two entry points. This means higher catch rate. 2-Door live squirrel traps can be set as a 1-door live squirrel trap.
Determine Trap Placement
You should place your trap on an even and flat surface which is situated along your squirrel’s travel path. If you are unsure where your squirrel’s travel path is, we can say that a good bet would be that it is at the base of a tree at your property.
A squirrel’s travel path can also be along a wall close to areas damaged by your squirrel. Great live squirrel trap locations include:
• Along a crawlspace, shed or along an attic wall
• In front of your property’s entryway
• Base of a tree
• Along a fence line
• Bird feeder
You should place your live squirrel trap away from shrubs and low-lying bushes.
Select and Position Bait
Before you place your live squirrel trap, you should place squirrel bait. It is important to mention that you shouldn’t place bait that a squirrel can take and run away. When using solid bait, you should make sure that it is larger than the opening of the trap.
The best squirrel bait is peanut butter. Spread this bait onto the squirrel live trap trigger plate.
Check Your Trap
You should check your live squirrel trap every day to make sure did you catch a squirrel. It would be extremely inhumane to keep squirrel caged for a long time.
You've Caught a Squirrel!
You should wear gloves and hold the trap by the handle featured on it so you can avoid the contact with the squirrel you caught. We said that you should wear gloves because a squirrel may bite you and infect you.
Once you release the squirrel into wilderness, consider disinfecting the trap to prevent the spreading of various infections.
One of the most notorious creatures, well-known for its remarkable ability to infest attics, is the squirrel. These freakish and miniscule animals are in the rodent family, but they are certainly privy to doing more than scrambling around trees. Their ability to twist their ankles around 180 degrees makes them a formidable foe when it comes to defending your attic territory, and they are significantly less friendly than they might appear. These creatures can be rather dangerous, which means that you have to be very careful when attempting to trap them. Traps are the only way you’ll be rid of these pesky rodents once they’ve infested, but there are several things you need to know about trapping squirrels in order to make your attempts successful.
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