Posted by SJF on 15:59:46 10/30/2011 from 188.8.131.52:
Hi--I've been using plain old rat traps to catch squirrels. They're the Victor brand, $2/each, made of wood. I nail them down so that trapped squirrels (if alive) can't move, and I've been baiting them with peanut butter. I had a lot of success. Caught three within a few days, all killed very quickly, I think; that happened last week.
Now I have at least one more who seems to avoid the area entirely for the past week. I had already tried a two-door Havahart trap; the little bastards were able to steal the bait (bread with PB) without setting off the trap. I've also been leaving a bait bowl out (without a trap) just to keep the squirrel interested, but he seems to avoid that as well for the most part. Should I try another type of trap, or should I just keep waiting? I caught my first three within a few days, so I'm wondering why number 4 is taking so long.
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