Posted by Yank on 12:05:54 3/31/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
I am in the process of clearing my attic of ALL squirrels, in anticipation of having my attic entry points sealed of with hardware cloth, etc. However, there is a slight problem with this, as follows. I have trapped and put down all of the offending, as well as innocent bystander squirrels, but there are two young squirrels remaining, that I have not been able to trap. Everyday, at approximately the same time of day, they romp around the yard, run across my roof, and enter my attic to romp some more. I am not sure they reside in my attic, as I do not hear them scratching around at night, etc, but I have seen them enter, so I think it is only a matter of time before they move in.
The problem is, that I have two 1040 traps baited and set everyday. Because of tree hugging neighbors, I must keep my traps out of sight, so I can't place them on the path they take to my attic, as it is close to my neighbor's yard/windows. This has not been a problem in the past, because as I have learned from your board, the squirrels eventually find the baited traps and are caught. However, in the case of these two little buggers, they seem to care less about entering the traps. I have actually seen them eat the chum (peanuts), leading right up to the traps, but they will not enter them.
My question is are they too young to be curious about going into the trap, or am I making some bad assumptions and/or mistakes, in terms of how I am trying to snare these little bums? Please Let me know your thought here, as I am getting tired of these tree rats making an ass of me!
Thanks and regards,
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