Posted by Seaweede on 13:17:18 9/1/2014 from 22.214.171.124:
Okay so I've got a troupe of about 4 squirrels that have staked property rights in my yard. I have been fighting with TWO of these guys all summer (yes, I KNOW who they are...). In the 13 years I have lived in my home, I have never seen a squirrel as destructive as these two. This summer has been horrible. Anywho, I get a havahart trap, set it up this past Friday when I get home from work, toss some peanuts it in and whamo! within 10 minutes I've got one! I immediately cover him up, plop him in the car and release him in a park a good 6 miles away. Since it's Labor Day w/end, I'm thinking, "well, this is gonna be easy, I'll have them all by Monday!" Wrong!! It's now monday afternoon, the trap is still there, empty, under the feeder. These remaining 3 stooges are BEHIND it, NEXT to it, ON TOP of it, IN FRONT of it, everywhere but INSIDE it. It's baited with peanuts, sun seeds, cheezits, pbutter sandwich and straight peanut butter. They don't seem afraid of it at all, they just won't GO IN!!! The chipmunks are having a hey day since they're not heavy enough to trip it and are eating most of the bait. Ugh! What else can I do??
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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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