What Food For a Live Trap Squirrel
You’re probably wondering what food you should feed your live trap squirrels. While we’ve discussed peanut butter and birdseed, you might not be aware of the fact that squirrels prefer unsalted nuts. They are also fond of bird feeders, but birds compete with squirrels for the seed, so you should make sure to provide some sort of bait for them to eat. Read on for more information on what to feed your live trap squirrels.
One of the easiest ways to catch a squirrel is with birdseed, which works perfectly as bait for a live trap. Squirrels typically prefer unsalted nuts, so use these as bait. Birdseed also works well as bait as it attracts squirrels and birds will compete for the seeds. If you want to try this method, you must make sure that there is no other food source nearby.
Some types of bird seed can also serve as squirrel food. For example, black oil sunflower seeds and nut-based blends are popular with squirrels. They are also great backup sources of energy. For best results, mix a handful of each seed with a few cups of water. The squirrels will stay away for several hours. And they won’t be able to resist the bait if you have the right bird seed for them.
If you’re looking for a squirrel trap bait that will get the job done, peanut butter is a great choice. The peanut butter lure is appealing to squirrels and won’t slide off the trap’s trigger mechanism. You can also purchase squeeze packs that hold the peanut butter and put them in separate traps, so the squirrels can’t get to it. These bags should be purchased separately and sealed to prevent any moisture from escaping.
Squirrels have a natural preference for foods with high water content. So, a squirrel may prefer a juicy, fresh fruit to a dry nut. A squirrel may also prefer sticky peanut butter. Depending on your location, you can also try using pizza as a bait to lure the animal into a live trap. The best part about peanut butter is that it’s easy to obtain.
Kaytee’s blend of corn, peanuts, and sunflower seeds
This mixture of sunflower, peanut, and corn seeds attracts backyard wildlife, including squirrels. This variety is ideal for squirrel traps because of its high moisture content (12%), which makes it easier to catch the animals. Peanuts, corn, and sunflower seeds come in 10-pound bags that are barrier sealed in the United States. It has a nutty flavor and attracts a variety of wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and bats.
Squirrels are foragers by nature, so they are attracted to food with a variety of flavors. Kaytee’s squirrel trap bait is an excellent choice, since it contains ingredients that squirrels eat naturally. This bait was designed originally to keep squirrels away from bird feeders, but it also works well as a humane squirrel trap bait.
Using Kaytee’s peanuts as bait in your live trap can be a great way to eliminate squirrels on a regular basis. These peanuts have high moisture content (12%) which makes trapping easier. To ensure the freshness of your bait, store it in a tightly sealed bag. These peanuts are barrier-sealed in the U.S. and come in a 10-pound bag.
You can also use peanuts as bait for your live trap if you want to catch chipmunks, woodpeckers, birds, and bluejays. The peanuts have a high concentration of protein, so they are very nutritious for attracting wildlife. But don’t use them as bait for your live trap; they may be toxic. Luckily, you can buy Kaytee’s peanuts as food for a live trap squirrel and avoid having to spend your money on poisoning.
If you don’t have access to nuts, peanut butter is also a great bait for a live trap. Because peanut butter is sticky and attractive to squirrels, it will remain stuck to the trigger mechanism and will attract the squirrel. In addition, peanut butter is easy to apply. It is sold in squeeze packs that allow you to keep the bait and trap separated. The best way to use peanut butter as bait for a live trap squirrel is to buy a separate trap and bait it separately.
What type of food is best to use for bait in a live trap squirrel?
Peanut butter is the best type of food to use for bait in a live trap squirrel.
Where is the best place to put the live trap?
The best place to put the live trap is along the squirrel’s travel route.
How big does the live trap need to be?
The live trap needs to be big enough for the squirrel to enter but not too big that the squirrel can turn around inside.
How often should the live trap be checked?
The live trap should be checked every few hours.
What should be done with the squirrel once it has been caught?
The squirrel should be released in a nearby wooded area.
What if the live trap is not working?
If the live trap is not working try another bait or a different type of trap.
What if the squirrel is too small for the live trap?
If the squirrel is too small for the live trap try using a smaller trap.
What if the squirrel is too large for the live trap?
If the squirrel is too large for the live trap try using a larger trap.
What if the squirrel is not interested in the bait?
If the squirrel is not interested in the bait try a different type of bait.
What if the squirrel is still not caught after several days?
If the squirrel is still not caught after several days move the trap to a different location.
What if I caught a different animal in the live trap?
If you catch a different animal in the live trap release it immediately in a nearby wooded area.
What if the live trap is damaged?
If the live trap is damaged do not use it and dispose of it properly.
What if the squirrel is injured?
If the squirrel is injured call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance.
What if I cannot release the squirrel in a nearby wooded area?
If you cannot release the squirrel in a nearby wooded area call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance.
What if I am not sure what to do?
If you are not sure what to do call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance.
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.