How to Build a Squirrel Trap Step by Step
To make a squirrel trap, start by collecting some inexpensive PVC pipes from a hardware store. This material is cheap and easy to find, so why not make your own? Moreover, the smooth inner surface of the PVC pipe will prevent the squirrel from biting through it. To build a more effective trap, make the inside of the pipe slightly bigger than the outside. Finally, you can use cooking oil to make the squirrels stay in the trap longer.
Next, you need to cover the open end of the PVC tube. Insert some nuts or screws into this end. Now, tie a piece of bungee cord and knot it. Place the trap in the desired location. When the squirrel enters the trap, the lever closes and the door closes. Then, you can take the trapped squirrel to a wide field.
Once you have the plastic pipe in place, you will need to bait the trap. Peanut butter or cereal should be placed behind the trigger plate of the trap. Once the trap has caught a squirrel, make sure to check it at least twice a day. In addition to building a trap, you will also need to take steps to protect your property. Get rid of any potential food sources and trash, and seal any cracks or crevices in your home.
Baiting A Squirrel
Now that you have your trap, you need to bait it. The best way to catch a squirrel is to place it near areas where the squirrel is most active. You should also remember that the squirrel will try to push the trap over to get to the bait, so you may want to add some weights to the base to prevent it from falling. However, you need to remember to place the bait near the back of the trap, so the animal has to step over the trigger plate to be caught.
When it comes to baiting, it is important to remember to place the bait in the correct position. This will ensure that the trap is properly opened and that the squirrel is trapped. Once trapped, the squirrel will stay in the trap until it is released. This can be done by removing any potential food sources or by sealing the cracks and crevices. If you have to trap a squirrel, use live bait that will attract the animal and kill it.
The next step is to cover the open end of the tubing with peanut butter. This is an inexpensive option and is a good choice for the squirrel trap as it is easy to find. You can buy it at a local grocery store for around $5. After you have positioned the trap, you can move the squirrel into the cage. To catch a squirrel, just cover the opening with the plastic tube and place it in an open field.
Once the trap has been positioned, it should be placed in high squirrel activity areas. The trap should not be too close to the house, since it will be a dangerous place for the squirrels. It should be well ventilated to keep the squirrels out. A well-constructed trap is a good option when you have multiple squirrels. It will also prevent the trap from falling down on the ground and make it easier to find the animal.
Ideally, the tree should be strong and sturdy. You can use a ladder to set the trap up. When a tree is stable, the top part of the squirrel trap should be angled upwards. After securing the top part of the squirrel trap, release the trapped squirrel. If you’re lucky, the squirrel will fall into the trap.
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.