Posted by AD on 9:09:45 3/1/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
I have squirrels in my attic. I have gone up and seen them scurrying about, close to the edges. I think they get in through a combination of an open gable (cloth chewn through) and gaps between the fascia and roof deck. I plan to seal up the gable and roof gaps in the spring/summer. My understanding is that squirrels are less likely to live in the attic in the summer as it gets too hot.
So, right now, I want to keep trapping these squirrels to get them out of the attic. I got the Havahart 1084 and bought a portable light and set it up in my attic. The cage has a medicine cup of peanut butter dangling (so that they trip the trigger) and peanuts strewn about near the cage. I left it like this for two days. No luck. Today, I went up and looked around and a squirrel actually came close to see what's going on. So, I know they can see the trap, but they don't approach it. Should I keep waiting or do something else?
I was thinking of taking the trap out of the attic and putting it up near a tree where these squirrels eat every day. Lots of acorns! I figure that I'll get the ones that live in my attic and maybe others that are thinking of living in my attic.
Thoughts? By the way, this site is awesome!
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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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