How to Catch a Squirrel in the House
Here are a few methods to catch squirrels in your home. Bait, repeater traps, tube traps, and other methods are discussed. All of them can help you catch squirrels without using bait. If none of those methods work, try one of these. Then, you’ll have no more squirrels in your home. Read on to learn how to catch squirrels and keep them away for good!
Live capture traps
You can use live capture traps to catch squirrels in the home. To set the trap, push the lock or lift the door plate. The trigger arm will then catch the door and the trap is set. Check the trap frequently for activity, and be sure not to disturb the squirrel. Do not leave the trap unattended for more than 24 hours. If you find no activity after setting the trap, try setting it in a different room and refilling the bait.
When setting up the trap, ensure the bait is placed near the back of the trap. Squirrels often travel along utility lines or up tree trunks. Choosing a location near a tree base is the best option, as the squirrel will be accustomed to the trap. The trap should be placed near the back of the trap so that the squirrel will step on the trigger plate to release the bait.
If you have an infestation of squirrels in your home, one way to eliminate them is by setting up traps. These traps work great, but they are only as good as the bait you place on them. Luckily, you can use peanuts, sunflower seeds, and peanuts in the shell. Place these in cage trap pans. The nuts are attractive to squirrels, but they will run off if they smell them.
The best baits to use to catch squirrels in the house are nut butter and sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds work well, too, but make sure that they’re unsalted. Peanut butter is the best bait, but sunflower seeds work well too. The best way to lure squirrels is to try a mixture of sunflower seeds and peanut butter and see if it works! This mixture should last for a long time.
To set up a tube trap to catch squirrels in the house, you’ll need a piece of plastic or PVC pipe, nuts and screws, and a bungee cord with a knot. The trap’s top piece acts as a lever and the squirrel must step into the hole at the end to activate the trigger. The trap door will close once the squirrel enters the baited end.
You can also use a tube trap to trap squirrels in the attic of your house. These traps are made for this purpose and do not require the help of a professional. Before you can use the trap, you should cover the open end with plastic wrap or foil. Next, carry the squirrel to an open field. If you don’t catch any squirrels, you should use a tube trap to catch them outside.
Some other ways to catch squirrels in the house involve using a loud sound, such as banging on the rafters or singing in the attic. While the noise will scare the squirrels away, you may also want to try putting some soaked rags with cider vinegar around the house. This method will make the squirrels leave the area in a short period of time. In the event that a squirrel still remains in your home, it is best to call pest control.
If you live in an area with wall cavities, squirrels can also be a problem. In these cases, you can seal off the entrance holes and affix a funnel-shaped barrier over the opening. This will keep the squirrels out but will prevent them from returning. For this method to work, you should also make sure the entrances are well-anchored. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a weakened structure and a dead squirrel.
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.