Posted by John Fasoldt on 19:39:38 12/12/2011 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Squirrel return posted by GrammyK on 17:06:30 12/12/2011 from 18.104.22.168:
*SIGH* The basic problem, of course, is that the squirrels that inhabit structures become enured to living in structures. So when you release those animals, regardless of where you release them, all they do is find another structure to invade.
Akin to catching a criminal in, say, College Park, then releasing him in, say, Buckhead. All you've done is released that criminal to do his dirty work in Buckhead.
These squirrels are rogue squirrels. They will continue to inhabit structures as long as they live. And they also raise even MORE squirrels that don't go to trees, they go to other structures. So the squirrels you are experiencing now, may have been released by someone else from 'across a body of water.' Tit for tat, so to speak....
So the obvious solution to matters of this type is to make sure that each and every squirrel you capture, you put down. Believe me, this is the best for you AND the squirrels you catch. Seldom are translocated squirrels successful in establishing new, viable territories, so you can doom them to a slow death if they are unable to find a place to make a home and somebody else miserable and discouraged.
Do the right thing, put them down.
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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