Squirrel bait - Jay Maynard

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Wednesday, 9 November 2005


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0928 - Squirrel bait

A squirrel has taken up residence in our garage attic. It's nicely enclosed, and at least somewhat insulated, so I can see why he would find that an attractive place. Nonetheless, it's time to evict him.

The animal control officer just dropped off a live trap. Now, all I need to do is bait the trap. He suggested corn, peas, and other vegetables. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Once it's done, we'll have to close up the hole in the eave that's letting him in. I think a small piece of wire mesh over the hole, stapled down, should do the trick, as long as it's well secured the whole way around.

current mood: [mood icon] curious

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From:masteralida
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Corn or any kind of nuts, from what I've seen them go after at my in-laws' home.

Good luck
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From:howardtayler
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Peanut butter. The smell is much stronger than regular fresh nuts and veggies, and it's a smell that says "this is your kind of food, squirrel."

You don't need much. Just a tiny smear somewhere in the trap.

--Howard
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From:rillaspins
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I'll second this. Peanut butter works every time.
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From:irpooh
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I'll third that...
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From:melissasutton
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Yup - peanut butter and an dried ear of corn will put him in squirrel heaven

good luck and thanks for using the live trap!

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