Posted by Tracy on 20:32:24 1/1/2017 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: Re: Why is the 1030 or 1040 recommended over the 1025? posted by John Fasoldt on 16:38:45 1/1/2017 from 220.127.116.11:
Thank you. I must have smallish squirrels, because with the 1025, which is 18 inches long, I have now caught three...although my process did take some tweaking and adjustment. Sometimes a tenacious squirrel triggers the door to shut just by crawling all over the trap trying to get at the bait. This occurrence would probably not change with the longer trap, as the trigger mechanism of all these traps are the same?
BTW, I found the most success with the 1025 by keeping one door shut and preventing bait theft by smearing the peanut butter in a small (3-inch diameter) jar lid and shoving it to the far end by the closed door, so they have to trip the tray to get there, and can't pull that lid through the wire grid.
One other question: when I get rid of this crop of squirrels, I assume it's only a matter of time before others show up? Fortunately, they're not in my house, but they seem to nest in the many large trees on my suburban property.
Thanks again. This website has the best squirrel advice I've found on the web.
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