Posted by Yank on 16:31:55 1/21/2012 from 220.127.116.11:
I am pretty sure that I read somewhere on this board that it is best to place squirrel traps on the paths, or closest to the points where the squirrels are entering the attics, etc. Although this makes the most sense, I have a problem doing so. You see, my neighbors on both sides are ‘tree huggers’ and ‘nature lovers’, so I am forced to place my traps in one specific area behind my house, out of their sight.
I have been quite successful at this, having cleaned out several populations of squirrels on my property, by leaving my traps (two 1040’s) in the same spot, over the years, even though I could not place those traps in areas closer to the entrance/exit areas. I am wondering if this is because my yard is fairly small, approximately 1/3 acre, and I use chum, either sunflower seeds and/or peanuts, to draw the critters into my traps.
I guess my primary question is that because the squirrels are territorial don’t they explore their entire surroundings in their quest for food, so regardless of where the traps are located, won’t they eventually find them, and be trapped?
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