Posted by Rand on 10:07:35 1/31/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
A squirrel has entered the ceiling crawl space in my old house. The house is a flat top roof type row house built in 1930. The squirrel is using the tress in a town park to gain access to my roof. The squirrel then entered the building through a opening in the aluminum siding. At your recommendation I purchased a Havahart 1035 dual door trap and have been baiting it with small bread and peanut butter sandwiches. Each day when I check the trap it is sprung, the bait is gone and trap empty. I have been doing this for about 5 days with no success. Yesterday, I set the dual door trap using the one door setup that requires the rodent to enter the trap, cross over the bait pan and go to the closed door at the rear of the trap to get the bait. I have only use this one door setup once , but without success. My question is - Do I continue to use the one door set up? Do I need to disguise the trap ? If allowable by law, can I cut back the trees from my roof to possibly steer him toward the bait?
PS - The trap is on my roof, in his pathway from trees to the opening. The roof is only accessible through a 3x3 hatchway from second floor apartment to roof top. ( I own this building and live in same building. )
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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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