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#7026496 - 01/05/18 04:25 PM Trapping squirrels
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Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 146
Loc: Fort Worth TX
We had squirrels chew through our soffet and now running around in our attic. I managed to clip 2 with a bb gun, but there's still squirrels running. Went and bought a trap and baited it with peanuts, but looking for any tips. Better bait? I tried peanut butter but no dice with that. Do i need to disguise the trap? Different bait? I will be boiling squirrel skulls and adding them to our trophy room dammit. This is personal now lol

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#7026514 - 01/05/18 04:34 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 320
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I just use pecans works great but I kill most of them with my pellet gun

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#7026531 - 01/05/18 04:44 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 175
Loc: Amarillo, TX
Use a fogger type thing (like you would for roaches, only for pests). Should kill 'em or have 'em clear out quickly.

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#7026541 - 01/05/18 04:49 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Electronic pest controller in the attic.
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#7026544 - 01/05/18 04:50 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Take some empty pill bottles and drill small holes in them, put some cotton balls in them and drip some fox urine onto cotton balls, cap and throw up in the attic. Check at Tractor Supply or sporting good stores for the fox urine.Son lived in Bedford,Texas and they left and never returned.

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#7026557 - 01/05/18 05:03 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: bp3]
Da' Hitman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 146
Loc: Fort Worth TX
Great idea! Will do this as well. Thank you
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#7026710 - 01/05/18 07:18 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Registered: 09/22/10
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Try a rigged up rat trap with nails through he bottom, pointing up. (I hate squirrels)

Here is one with no nails. Listen for the death shriek at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvRTidEd7Zg

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#7027898 - 01/06/18 11:33 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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#7027909 - 01/06/18 11:44 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Hav-a-Hart traps

Cabelas have them or online

I caught my first squirrel with it

bait used was corn and peanuts in shell

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#7028215 - 01/07/18 09:33 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Kill all of the destructive bastages.....rats, mice, tree rats....no difference.....they are all snake food as far as Iím concerned....

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#7028523 - 01/07/18 03:53 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
Da' Hitman Offline
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Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 146
Loc: Fort Worth TX
Corn on the cob tied to the trigger has worked best so far.
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#7029387 - 01/08/18 08:50 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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I use the big rat traps that look like an oversized mousetrap. Glue some corn or peanuts to the release mechanism so they really have to tug on it. Works like a charm.
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#7031356 - 01/09/18 11:23 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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110 Conibear trap set along an attic header, or where ever they travel. Or build a box and put corn in it and the trap at the entrance.

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#7031458 - 01/09/18 12:23 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: TX0303]
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Registered: 09/28/17
Posts: 170
Originally Posted By: TX0303
110 Conibear trap set along an attic header, or where ever they travel. Or build a box and put corn in it and the trap at the entrance.


This is your best bet. Squirrels do not "live" in an attic they come and go, so find where they are coming in and out and put the conibear right over that, catch em coming or going with no bait needed. Do this until you go a couple of days without catching one and then close up the hole. Fox urine and stuff like that doesn't always work and unfortunately anything non lethal and they will come right back (have seen em chew threw wire mesh easy) A box trap like a hav-a-hart is far less effective for trapping a squirrel


Edited by D'hanis (01/09/18 12:24 PM)

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#7031542 - 01/09/18 01:19 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Da' Hitman]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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I trap those little tree rats with a 22 or pellet gun. Find a couple kids with pellet rifles and give them a dollar per tail, it temporarily worked for me. Need to have them out again.

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