You may have tried to get rid of the squirrels infesting your backyard and in the past. However, you may have also noticed that trapping them and tossing them out only winds up being a temporary solution. Before long, you are subject to your electrical wiring being all chewed up, your pecan trees being raided, and all of those similar health hazards and general nuisances that your furry enemies bring to the party.
This guide showcases a way that offers a much more permanent solution to your troubles. You will require a trash can with a lid – preferably thirty gallon with an equally sized bag – in addition to a small “Hav A Heart” animal trap with some bait to go in it. For squirrels, nuts and shelled corn seem to work the best.
- Consider what time is the best time to set up your traps. Generally, trapping squirrels within your backyard will work best during the summer and the early autumn. This way, there will not be enough time to gather food and migrate into the attic, where they effectively set up a nest to survive the winter. Your trap must be set up in a place within your yard that is convenient to reach by the squirrels. For the bait, you can use whatever may be appealing to a squirrel, such as nuts, shelled corn, or even something as common as cat food.
- Once that trap has been properly set up, all you will really need to do is check on it every once in awhile. It is okay if you only see you have captured a raccoon or a possum, or even if you do not catch anything. However, you must keep using the small trap or else you may capture something larger that you do not want to have to deal with. Whether you capture a young possum, a raccoon or a similar varmint of size, you must follow the same procedure to get rid of them as you would if you were to have capture a squirrel.
- Once you find an animal in your trap, you will need to get a hose and fill up your trash can so that there is enough water to submerge the trap. Put on a pair of leather gloves so that the critter does not scratch you or bite you, and carry the trap to the trash can. Lower the trap that has the animal in it and submerge it into the water. Within one or two minutes, the squirrel should drown, effectively allowing you to dispose of its remains and put the trap back into its place.
It may be upsetting to think about what the animal must go through, but it is important to stress that simply letting it escape into the wild will only remain a temporary solution. If they are allowed to live and run away, they will simply make a return to your property. Consider the amount of monetary damages that you might have to undergo because of them, and then double it – it is a surprising reality.
This is a method that is proven to work, and it has been used by many homeowners for many years. The cost of the trap is nothing compared to the thousands you will save not having to replace parts of your attic and your home. It is also important to reiterate that under no circumstances should you attempt to transport the animal without wearing gloves. You do not know what diseases it may have, nor do you want to find out.