A good way to get rid of a squirrel is by using a live trap. These types of traps allow you to catch a squirrel and release it into the wild. The most important thing to keep in mind is to check the live trap regularly and to change the bait every three to four days. Once you have captured a few squirrels, it’s time to relocate them to a wooded area or park at least one mile away. To ensure that your new pets do not become a part of your yard, use the tips provided in this article.
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The first thing to remember is that a squirrel can take up to a day’s worth of bait before he becomes enticed and enters the trap. This is an important factor in catching a squirrel. You should be patient with the squirrel as he or she may take a minute to get comfortable with the trap. Once the trap is set, move it to a quiet corner in the room. If you can, move any furniture from the room before setting the trap. During this time, you should keep a close watch on the trapped animal. Don’t come too close, as this could attract the squirrel and make it run for its life.
Next, remember to be patient. If you have to wait for the squirrel to get comfortable with the trap, you may have to set it up in a corner of the room for a few minutes. You can also move the trap into a more out-of-the-way location. The best place to set up the trap is on the opposite side of the room to avoid getting hit by the squirrel. When you’re in the corner of the room, it’s best to keep an eye on it.
Once you’ve figured out where to place the trap, the next step is to wait until the squirrel has gotten used to it. Squirrels don’t like to be sprayed with color spray. You can use this method by spraying the squirrels with a color-tac-trap. You should wait for at least four to five days for them to be able to escape and re-site the traps.
Lastly, you need to make sure that the trap is pre-baited. The prebaiting process takes up to five days, but it is highly recommended that you leave it unbaited for two to three weeks to allow the squirrels to escape. Then, you can make a catch after the squirrel has gone away. Once the trap has been set, you can monitor it for as long as necessary to catch the animal.
Once you’ve set the trap, make sure to place the bait inside. After you’ve baited it, place maize at the door and make sure to check it twice a day. The baiting should last at least two days, and more frequently if the squirrels are in urban areas. The best time to set the trap is after the first day of the prebaiting period.
You must be ready to capture the squirrel after you’ve set the trap. In most cases, you can release the animal if you’ve pre-baited it first. However, you should be prepared to leave it for up to five days if you don’t have a permit. If you can’t release the squirrel after it has been caught, it will be harder for the animal to return.
After a five-day prebaiting period, set the trap by pressing the lock on the trap and lifting the door plate. After that, make sure to regularly check the trap to check if the squirrel has been caught. If it has escaped, release it within a distance of two to three miles of its original habitat. Otherwise, it may not be able to find its way back. You can also make it more effective by using a colored spray or by using a lure.
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.