Posted by Dorothy Martin on 13:53:06 11/5/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Trapping flying squirrels posted by John Fasoldt on 6:05:47 10/24/2010 from 184.108.40.206:
Thanks, John. I just got a chance to get back to the message board Do you use little strips of paper in the box, or just crumpled up paper? (Newspaper ok?) Does the size of the box matter? How do you place the snap trap so that the paper doesn't get in the way of it snapping shut?
It seems that whatever critters I have in my attic are comin in thru a gap of possibly 3/4 inch around the top of the fascia boards behind the gutter. (I can't see it but can work my finger back under the gutter and fascia edge into it. They don't seem to chew the opening much, just squeeze in. They are very active in the eaves, especially in the early evening, and also in the attic at night. The eaves are enclosed in vinyl. I can hear them but I can't get to that area either from inside the attic or from outside. I've put out p-nut butter and apples in maple syrup and pocorn (without any trap) near the eaves, but nothing eats it, tho I can hear activity in that area. I have a lot of chipmunks outside, but it doesn't seem like they would be up running around throughout the night and around 3 to 6 a.m.? I've also tried some D-con pellets,and bars placed all around, (except so far I can't get to the eaves, very low there)but nothing eats it. Same with little green mice packets. We have lots of oak trees, hickory trees and an apple tree at neighbors houses. I did find some small acorns stuffed into a corner of the fascia around the eaves, removed them and stuffed a piece of stainless steel scrubber in the hole. The eave cracks don't look big enough for gray squirrels. I'm at a loss what to do.
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