how do i trap a squirrel?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jferlisi, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have a live animal trap which is for small animals and i was wondering what kinda bate do i use to trap the squirrels? I have some chicken food on the trigger plate atm but its not working.
  2. bertman

    bertman Songster

    May 13, 2011
    My wife, the squirrel rehabber, says to use nuts. Peanuts or pecans are like candy to them. Take a paper plate and cut it into a small section then put a dab of peanut butter on it so you can stick the nuts to it. If you shell them the aroma will be more enticing.

    She uses the Havahart-type trap in case you are wondering.

    Good luck.
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  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:thanks. I have bated it, im hoping that admiral ackbar doesn't come out of no where and yell its a trap.
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    I stuck some peanut butter on some cardboard,and then sprinkled it with BOSS. I have caught squirrels in the 1089 havahart and repeating squirrel trap.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  5. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Songster

    peanuts, sunflower seeds, or any type of bird seed will attract squirrels.
    whatever you put in the trap it may still take a couple days for the squirrel to find it.
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Corn works well also, dried on the cob or loose shelled whole corn

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