Posted by Liz R on 13:12:21 2/13/2011 from 22.214.171.124:
A few days ago, a squirrel fell down the chimney into the house. I thought it had escaped through an open window, but I saw it in the hall this morning. The squirrel doesn't freak out when it sees me but seems to be well hid when not strolling around. It's a lot colder outside than inside, so maybe the critter thinks it's in Florida. I just bought a Havahart 1030 trap, which is all I could find locally. How important is it to chum the trap before setting it? I really want this squirrel GONE, but I don't want to make it trap shy. If the trap doesn't work, what's a good Plan B? Are there squirrel exterminators with dogs that can come around to both find and remove a vacationing squirrel?
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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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