How to Make a Squirrel Trap
The first step in catching squirrels is making a trap. You will need wire and a pole. Cut two-foot lengths of wire and cut them into zigzag loops. Then, wrap the wires in a loop and tie off the open ends. Use pipe caps to seal the holes. Set the trap in a prominent location and wait for the squirrels to come and eat the bait.
The next step is to build the trap. For this, you will need PVC pipe. This material is cheap and easy to find at home improvement stores. The inner wall of the pipe should be smooth and do not allow the squirrel to bite the trap. After making the trap, be sure to attach a pipe plug and cap. Then, place the rodent in the cage. Keep an eye on it constantly to make sure the squirrel is trapped.
After completing the rodent-proof trap, bait the trapped squirrels with sticky peanut butter or molasses. These are effective at attracting squirrels. The key is to make the trap as large as possible. The larger the hole, the better. When making the trap, ensure that the rodents do not get into the bait. Once the squirrels get trapped, relocate them to another safe area.
After making the trap, set it up at a location where the squirrels are known to be active. You should set it up with the plugged end on the ground and the open end against a branch. The wire mesh should not be vertical, but at a 60-70 degree angle. This will catch the squirrel and prevent it from escaping. The baited squirrels will not be able to escape because of the slippery inner tube.
Squirrels can be easily captured by using a squirrel trap. It can also catch other small animals. A squirrel is prone to being swayed by anything that is in his mouth, so the trap should not be too large. When the trap is not checked instantly, the animal may suffocate or die. It is important to check the trap after setting the bait.
To make a trap for squirrels, you need to make a box using a large wooden rod. You need to use a rod with a diameter of at least four inches. To trap a squirrel, you need to put a small stick through the top piece. You will need nuts, screws, and bungee cord to attach the rod. Then, you will want to place the lever in the hole and close the door.
The trap must be made of a sturdy material. Choose PVC pipe as the ideal material. It is inexpensive and can be found at hardware stores. It will be durable enough to prevent the squirrel from biting the trap. It should also be easy to clean. Once the trap is in place, the squirrel will be attracted to the bait and cannot escape. However, the animal will not be able to escape the tube, so it is important to place it carefully.
The most effective traps will work best if you use peanut butter as bait. It is easy to find peanut butter in grocery stores, so don’t worry about a nut allergy. A pressure plate will work best if it contains a small amount of it. A pressure plate will not allow the squirrel to squeeze the bait out. A squirrel will be unable to eat the food, so they will have to stay inside the trap until they are satisfied.
You will need to make a two-door squirrel trap. Then, place the bait in the middle of the trap. Then, place the pressure plate and the bait on top. Then, use the bait inside the trap. You will want to keep the trap closed for the longest time possible, as squirrels can find the food. Once the squirrel is dead, you will need to dispose of the remains.
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.