How Do You Catch a Squirrel?
How do you catch a squirrel? You can use a live capture trap. Place it on a level surface, and place some bait near the trap. Never use poisoned bait. Then, place the trap near the squirrel’s favorite spot, like on your kitchen window sill. Make sure the bait is not too sticky or too hard to reach. If you’ve got a spooked squirrel, you may be able to outsmart it, and catch it before it gets out.
Place a live capture trap on an even surface
The first step in capturing a squirrel is to make sure there are no holes in your attic. If you see gnaw marks on your fruit or vegetable plants, squirrels may be living there. Then, check the attic for signs of squirrel activity, such as nests in trees or voids in the shingles. You can also find items with chew marks and put them into a bag to throw away. Remember to wear gloves when handling live capture traps. A squirrel will not want to interact with humans, so be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to protect yourself from their smell.
Position your bait
There are several things to consider before attempting to trap a squirrel. First, you need to position your trap in an area where the squirrels usually travel. Common locations include the base of a tree, a bird feeder, or a wall near a damaged house. A squirrel will likely go where the bait is located. A squirrel will also avoid bait that is far away from the trap. When placing a trap, be sure to avoid trapping the same type of squirrel.
Never use poisoned bait
You may be tempted to use poisoned bait to catch a rogue squirrel. But this is a mistake! While some people hate the furry creatures, most of them don’t. It’s always best to use a non-lethal trap first, followed by a lethal one. The poison doesn’t kill the squirrel immediately, but it does cause it to hide and leave a foul smell for days.
Outsmart a squirrel
Outsmart a squirrel to catch it. Using a rag soaked in apple cider vinegar can help you catch a squirrel. Before you begin, make sure that you wear gloves and close all windows and doors. Once the squirrel is close enough to grab the rag, toss it over the squirrel. Release it outside, where it will return to its natural habitat. It may take a few days, but it will be well worth the effort.
Using a snare pole
Using a snare pole for catching squirrels can be a very effective way to get rid of a problem animal. This type of trap is most effective in areas with trees around. Squirrels vary greatly in size and weight, and knowing this will help you to choose the right size snare pole. You can also make your own snares by using pieces of wire.
Using a repeater trap
If you’ve been plagued by a squirrel infestation, you may want to consider using repeater traps. These traps are a popular choice for squirrel removal. Squirrels are quick and clever creatures and can move through a wide area in a short period of time. This method works with both house and wild squirrels. Before setting up a repeater trap, seal all openings using masking tape. You can also use a thick rope to release trapped squirrels from a high window or roof. However, you should use this method only if you absolutely need to limit the number of squirrels in your house.
Using a snare pole to catch a squirrel
If you are looking to catch a squirrel, then you might want to use a snare pole. The wire on a snare should be bent at an angle that makes it about an inch above the pole’s top. You will also need some bait, such as sunflower seeds, peanut butter, nuts, or a nut butter. When you place the snare on the tree, the squirrel will have to climb over the snare to reach the bait.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.