Posted by Lynne Pagan on 0:31:43 7/28/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
I've caught two of the rascals by following your observations-chum around and in, get 'em coming in for the delicious peanut butter so free and safe, then set the plate and bam!-they're in the trap. I followed your advice and have a large plastic box already set up with H20 only steps away from the trap. I lift the trap up, walk it over, drop it down and they're gone. Bodies are paper-bagged and put in our yard debris/food/meat scraps recycling bin. I apologize each time for having to kill them and thank them for their fertilizing contribution to our municipal compost.
I read an interesting review of the current Havahart traps by a long-time pro, he said the new traps are made of such thinned-down wire stock the animals can bend the entire trap with their frenzied bodies and spring the door. Sounds like typical corporate crap--cut corners until the product is literally useless. My trap is 30 years old and works perfectly--especially with your expert advice!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
You are helping me solve the squirrel problem and have widened my comprehension of the squirrel/house phenomenon. None of the local "exterminators" I talked with knew diddly-squat compared to you. I understand why they must be killed, not "relocated" to be someone else's problem. I also feel how people do not want to kill something, even a pesky and destructive squirrel. I don't want to either, but I will do it.
Thank you for sharing your awesome knowledge!!
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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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