Posted by Cindi on 23:45:26 6/10/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
Squirrels runnng around in attic and raiding birdfeeders needed to be stopped. Bought the 1040 havahart and my husband is calling me the trapping queen. Some things I learned:
Squirrels are fast and can make it out of the cage before the door closes. I put heavy magnets on the door so it slams shut fast now.
Close 1 door and put the bait, peanut butter on bread, under the bait tray on the far side of the open door
Rig up a chipmunk plank too, because your bait will bring out the 'monks and they can escape the 1040
Our squirrels are so brave they triggered the door 5 times and escaped until I added the magnets. Even when one is in the trap the others will continue to hang around the trap. Put magnets on the closed door as well so they don't get it open as they thrash around in the cage.
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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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