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Squirrel bait #7159321
01/28/21 06:17 PM
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I am banging my head against a wall on a squirrel job. I have been using peanut butter, sunflower seeds, and Jameson's Nut Cracker. Also a dab of almond oil on some. Just not getting them interested in getting them into the trap. Any thoughts? Any cold weather baits? Thanks

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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159341
01/28/21 06:23 PM
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Are these just nuisance squirrels in yard or are they in a dwelling?



Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159368
01/28/21 06:37 PM
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ltgrey made so great stuff. But.....thinking that trap placement is wrong?


Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159370
01/28/21 06:38 PM
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And i do like to "chum"......


Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159384
01/28/21 06:44 PM
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Black Oil sunflower seed is my go to bait. Corn on the cob on the trigger of a coni bear also works, but not when other animals around. JMO


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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159440
01/28/21 07:16 PM
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Thanks for asking. I am thinking the access point is between the houses. This is the only spot that I personally witness a squirrel entering- upper corner of neighbors. I have not received permission to access the property from the landlord. [Linked Image]

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159458
01/28/21 07:29 PM
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Can you get to the hole from the roof of the structure the traps are set on?

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159472
01/28/21 07:35 PM
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BLACK walnut pieces from backing dept.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159529
01/28/21 08:06 PM
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I would use a shelf bracket with a board long enough to reach down under the hole and put a live trap with bait, make sure you fasten the trap to the board. I trap a lot of sqr that way.


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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159968
01/29/21 03:35 AM
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Since I do not use ladders that high, I would sit and watch with a shotgun.

Seriously I like the idea by Getting There. A shelf bracket and a cage.
Do you actually need to catch them? If not, an excluder door. Then do some fancy carpentry exclusion work.

You better get them out soon or it will be necessary to wait a while.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159980
01/29/21 04:46 AM
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Thanks for suggestions. On the backside of the house I have caught two- one in the tube trap and another in a koro. I had box traps set, but nothing in them. I may try the box on a shelf as the last hurrah. I have been chasing my tail on this for 3 weeks, when I usually complete in less than a week. I told the homeowner that the only thing I can think of is to cut a hole in the living room ceiling and place a trap. She is less excited about this than I am.

This row home has two inch gap between the neighbors and I think that is where they are getting in. To muddy the water, they do have mice issues. I was thinking that's what the real problem is but they only hear the noise in morning and dusk, not at night.

Willy - I am with you, I don't much care for heights, especially these 3 story homes.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7159982
01/29/21 05:14 AM
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I usually set tube traps in gutters.


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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7160151
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Not knowing the area, but they have to go some place to eat.


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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7160263
01/29/21 09:44 AM
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I'd close that hole up partially with some flashing, cut a hole 2.5" hole in it and place one tube trap over the hole (no bait needed) and the other tube trap on the gutter with bait. I smear PB on the pan and then place some shelled peanuts on the PB. PB acts like glue.

Just saw the part about not having permission from the landlord. That is what I would try though once you get permission.

IF you can't get permission I'd attach a board from the tube trap to just shy of the hole to act as a runway right into the tube.

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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7160281
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Mr. Boot,

Wha surveillance info are your trail cameras showing you?

best wishes, Willy

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7161702
01/30/21 05:46 AM
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Thanks all.

I don't have any black walnuts, but do have some hickory nuts so I will try them. I will be giving the runway idea a try today.

Willy, I did have a camera on the back and side of the house and yielded nothing. The camera would grow legs and walk away out front.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7161825
01/30/21 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by oneoldboot
Thanks all.

I don't have any black walnuts, but do have some hickory nuts so I will try them. I will be giving the runway idea a try today.

Willy, I did have a camera on the back and side of the house and yielded nothing. The camera would grow legs and walk away out front.

Black walnuts have a stronger smell than any of the others in my opinion. Can get packs of pieces at the grocery store in the baking section.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7162599
01/30/21 06:41 PM
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Did find some walnuts tucked away. Added the "bridge"

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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7162668
01/30/21 07:09 PM
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My guess is none left. There may have been more when you started, but if one of the two that you caught was a female in heat, the males would move on to find another mate. Can't catch what's not there.

Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7172981
02/07/21 05:29 PM
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After adding the bridge and walnuts I connected with one. I used walnuts on the fence in the rear of the home and got one there too.

They still hear them.

Tried molasses and bird seed and popped another.

When I pulled up this morning, a gray squirrel run up to the balcony, get on the railing, hop my tube trap and climbed to the roof. Grrrrr! mad

Pulled the tube and put up a koro. We'll see what it brings.

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Re: Squirrel bait [Re: oneoldboot] #7172989
02/07/21 05:33 PM
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If this doesn't work, i will try a RBG on the column post.

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