Posted by Carl S on 9:05:28 2/10/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
I've read your webpage multiple times and has proven to be incredibly useful. I have captured 7 squirrels so far. But the problem is the 8th.
Due to the high-vaulted ceilings in my house, and the fact my roof is covered in snow, I am unable and unwilling to set the trap near where they live. Instead, I have been setting the trap at the bottom of the tree they use to get into my attic. Once captured, I send them to the "dunk-tank" and it's been working so far...
There is (at least) one left and I leave the trap in the same place I've caught other squirrels, baited and chummed, but everyday I check on the trap and the food is still there, the chum is there, the trap is openned and no squirrel. I have seen the bugger and I see his tracks in the snow, so I know he's active.
Could it be possible that he can smell his dead-comrades on the cage? Or having visually seen his buddies inside the cage makes him weary of going near it?
If so, is there a way I could de-scent the trap or mask the scent? Somebody told me rose-mary, another said to wash it with soap + water. Any advice would be fantastic. And I hope it will all be finished soon.
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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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