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How to Make Homemade Trap For A Squirrel
You can make your own squirrel trap with an inexpensive PVC pipe. It’s inexpensive and easily available at hardware stores. Its smooth inner surface will deter the animal from chewing it. When buying PVC pipe, buy one with a diameter of at least 5 inches. Then, add a cap or plug to keep the critter from getting out. Once the trap is full, release the squirrel far away from your home.
If you’ve ever wondered how to catch squirrels, here’s a quick guide to trapping squirrels. It’s simple, cheap, and requires zero skill. A DIY trap can be built from recycled cartons, wire, and other inexpensive materials. Just put the animal in the trap, close the door, and wait. You’ll likely be able to trap the animal for a few days.
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One classic homemade trap for squirrels is a wooden pole and a wire snare. This trap doesn’t require bait and takes advantage of a squirrel’s natural urge for shortcuts. To construct this trap, you’ll need a four to six-foot diameter wood pole and a fork that fits into one end of the pole. If you don’t want to use a fork, simply attach a small wooden stick to the pole. This will attract the squirrel into the trap, and you can remove it as soon as possible.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to the trap, a plastic water bottle will simulate the squirrel’s weight in the trap. Place a plastic water bottle inside the trap with a few inches of water on it. This fake weight will deter the squirrel from sucking the food in the trap, and the squirrel will be more likely to check the door afterward.
DIY Squirrel Trap
Another way to trap a squirrel is by using peanut butter. This is easy to find and can be bought at your local grocery store for about five dollars. Place a pressure plate with peanut butter on it so that the squirrel can’t reach it. Once the trap is in place, the squirrel will push the bait into the trap and die. If the food is not poisoned, it’ll be hard to catch.
For a more humane trap, you can place a plastic pipe in an accessible area. You can use this to release the squirrels after a few days. If you’re trapped a squirrel with a live trap, make sure you check it daily to avoid accidentally killing the animal. If the trap is in an open area, it’s important to relocate it to a wooded area or park.
To make a trap, you’ll need a power drill and some basic materials. To make a squirrel trap, you’ll need two pieces of PVC pipe and a 2-foot piece of PVC pipe. Then, place the TOP of the trap on top of the tree. Secure it with a bungee cord. Then, the squirrel will fall right into the trap.
Once the trap is made, you need to set it up in a suitable location. You’ll need to use a sturdy tree. Make sure you can reach the base of the trunk of the tree with your trap. After a squirrel has been captured, you’ll need to release it outside in the open air. You can use peanut butter powder to lure the animal.
The most important part of a squirrel trap is to catch the animal alive. If you’re trapped a squirrel with a wire trap, it will fall into the wire. Squirrels are not only easy to trap, but they’re also safe for the environment. It’s also much safer than pest control because it doesn’t use harmful chemicals and is not required to be released into the wild.
To trap a squirrel, place the trap in a place where you know the squirrels are active. Put the trap where the squirrels are known to hang out, and place the open end against the branch. The trap should not be vertical but set it at a 60-70 degree angle. The bait will attract the animals, and the door will close once it has been caught.
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.