How to Catch a Squirrel Without a Trap
Traps are the best way to catch squirrels alive. However, there are some DIY traps that are not necessarily called traps to catch those rodents around you. If you are unable to find a trap for a squirrel, you can try making a simpler one. You don’t need to buy expensive materials to make a simple trap for a squirrel. You can use sticks or a blanket to trap it. It will struggle in the blanket, but eventually, it will fall inside the trap. You should avoid spooking the animal, and it may die.
The best place to set up the trap for a squirrel is in the corner of a room. You can use a blanket to keep the animal from moving. You should move away from the area where the squirrel might be hiding and stay quiet while you try to catch it. You can also hold a blanket to hide from the squirrel, but it is not recommended. You can use other materials to trap a mouse instead of a blanket.
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Once you have successfully caught the squirrel, you can release it back to its natural habitat. This is a good option because squirrels can cover a lot of ground and often jump from tree to tree. If you catch a squirrel near your home, try to release it in a wooded area away from your house. It will likely return to the same area, so you’ll have a better chance of catching it the next time.
If you’re unsure of the safety of releasing a live trap, consult your local wildlife expert before doing so. The nails of a squirrel can be sharp and scratch you while releasing the trap. Releasing a trapped squirrel without a trap may endanger the animal and expose others to the infestation. If you’re unsure, contact a local wildlife professional to learn how to catch a rodent safely.
The most effective way to catch a squirrel is to put a live trap. A live trap contains a cage that can be placed in an attic. It can be released later if the squirrel is trapped in an attic, but it won’t be able to live in a house without a trap. Once you’ve captured a living animal, you must remove the dead animal and dispose of it.
You can also catch a squirrel without a trap by placing food in a tree, bushes, or garden. You can use fruits and nuts to bait the trap. If you’re unable to find a live animal, you can try using peanuts and popcorn as bait. Ensure that the bait is enticing enough for the animal to eat it. You should remove the dead animal immediately.
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.