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Posted: 10/21/2001 6:26:53 PM EDT
Okay, here's my problem. I live in an apartment in an old building in a city. Outside, squirrels have managed to get into my walls, where they have begun to store their food. My next door neighbor, an old lady, thinks it's entertaining to feed the birds in the front yards, and on the back roof. Now her birdseed is now ending up inside my wall. I think it would be even MORE entertaining to have a few dead squirrels laying around on the back roof. How to do it? PLEASE!! WITHIN REASON!!! C4 is NOT an option! Will an air-propelled BB or pellet gun take care of this problem? Poison perhaps? Some kind of clever trap? Ideas appreciated. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:30:13 PM EDT
aguila colibri .22lr. Quieter than any airgun, and dont just leave em there, bread 'em and fry em. or smoke or bake then fry (makes them tender'er)
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:31:59 PM EDT
antifreeze,lead bullets, traps, rat poison [beer]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:32:48 PM EDT
rat posion, high powered air gun. if their really driving you nuts you could probally posion tip darts
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:34:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By erickm: aguila colibri .22lr. Quieter than any airgun, and dont just leave em there, bread 'em and fry em. or smoke or bake then fry (makes them tender'er)
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these work great I killed a jack rabbit with one just the other night in my front yard!
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:34:57 PM EDT
I've used a spring powered .177 with good luck. Works on pigeons too. Bake the pigeons, stew the squirrels.... [;)]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:36:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:41:49 PM EDT
Many squirrels have fell victim to my 10 pump pellet gun... quiet lethal..fun.. you can even do 2-3 pumps to the a$$ and see how high they can jump :)
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:41:53 PM EDT
Powerline 880 in .177 w/4X scope. Make a head shot and Mr. Squirrel will come out of that tree like someone gave a good yank on a long string tied around his neck.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:43:16 PM EDT
What ever you do don't poison the squirrls unless your willing to live with the odor of dead, rotting flesh inside your home until their little corpses dessicate inside your walls. Airgun, or the Colbri in a rifle will work.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:46:32 PM EDT
Just out of curiosity, how far will the colibri 22lr travel, assuming an occasional miss?
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:47:38 PM EDT
Maybe you or your landlord could find were the creatures are getting in and plug it up.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:51:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:51:47 PM EDT
My FAL does a pretty good job but the neighbors don't care for it too much. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:52:06 PM EDT
Living in an apartment the best thing to do is trap them. If you start killing them and some liberal panzy ass finds out it will only bring trouble, and it could be big trouble. All you would need if for some one to call the coppers and report some one with a gun. Buy a little trap or make one. Pecans work great. It will be bothersome cause you will need to make a trip far way for each one trapped. Make sure its really far, accross a river if possible because squirrals will find there way back.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:56:24 PM EDT
Sure, you can give the rodents a limo ride across the river, but you never know for sure if they'll stay away. Perhaps they could accidentally "fall" out of your trap and pass away. Then you could prop them up at the feeder, and tell the little old lady feeding them that her bird seed must have done them in...
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:21:28 PM EDT
Like I said 10 pump from walmart best 25 dollars i spent.. so much fun.. But for real fun see my post under legal section.. Shooting my M16 in my neighborhood.. don't worry it's not for squirrels... rather rabits and those damn things eat everything in the yard and .. well.. breed like rabits.. Time for some fun population control..
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:26:14 PM EDT
Find out where they are getting in. Staple chicken wire over it at night. Wait 2 or 3 days until they get good-n-thirsty. Then undo the wire for a couple hours in the morning. They WILL leave. Cover the hole again so they can't come back.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:27:34 PM EDT
Airgun definately, preferably a .22 cal. I would love to have a really good reason to by an RWS or Beeman. If your real good you could use a bow.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:59:33 PM EDT
Just leave them alone. Are they bothering you that much?? That little squirrel may be bringing some joy to some old lonely lady ;)
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 8:17:52 PM EDT
I guess you could always just smoke the old lady....[:D]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 10:32:48 PM EDT
If you kill these, more will just invade later. The only thing that will really solve your problem is either (1) plug the holes they're getting in through, or (2) move to a place where the landlord takes care of things like that.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 11:07:42 PM EDT
rats will invade to take the squirrels food, rats love bird seed i think you would have to be pretty close to kill squirrel with a colibri round, i have a hard time making one shot stops with 22lr. get a 22cal airgun, rat poison in a piece of fruit -- but then run away and die in the walls to rot and smell. the ASPCA might give you live traps, and probably dispose of the live critter. get a pistol crossbow or slingshot do NOT handle dead squirrel carcass, they can carry the bubonic plague (black death)
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 4:47:59 AM EDT
Shoot'em...In the head...with yur________!!!(insert favorite firearm)[50]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 5:04:20 AM EDT
Havahart dual-door live traps. Same size also works for little bunnies. I release 'em in the park afterwards. But, the holes they get into are like open doors with welcome mats to other squirrels. Try filling them up with expanding foam.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 5:15:41 AM EDT
[img]www.armalite.com/sales/catalog/rifles/new50.jpg[/img] ...Well SOMEBODY had to say it!
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 5:19:41 AM EDT
.50 cal sniper rifle with a 32X scope should be fine. Overpenetration and noise are wildly overrated for this caliber- it's a great setup for your residential varmiting needs.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 6:15:44 AM EDT
Yeah, .50 cal will solve all your problems, it will go through the squirrel and the old lady and then you get a free ride and some free jumpsuits for about the next 40yrs. Unfortunately you won't be able to buy anymore ARs. Seal off where they get it, and tell your landlord that if she doesn't like it, she might wake up next to a dead squirrel. Pellet gun will kill it, get the shovel and throw em into a burn barrel. Ice
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:08:58 AM EDT
Anti Freeze works very well BUT, it is poison and the "tree rat" might get in your wall and die! The smell will make you wish you used the .50 cal posted earlier.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:32:02 AM EDT
Also if you use poison, other animals (cats, dogs, whatever) could get into it. Just plug up the hole and call the property owners.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:48:24 AM EDT
I highly recommend a Benjamin-Sheridan Blue Streak .20 cal pellet gun: [img]http://store5.yimg.com/I/fastknife_1657_962124[/img] I've had one for 15 years and have taken down several squirrels with it. -kill-9
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 5:38:44 PM EDT
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Ok, now for something REALLY different... [url]­fksPXUFLmY7yLh1fXYvmURgNzi3GrJFp/cj_4413.mpg[/url] Just a wacky way to get rid of squirrels. I just hope PETA doesn't see this!! Oops... can't link from an outside web site... just right-click and save to your local hard drive. Then view it. Funny!!!
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 6:10:57 PM EDT
Go to Sears and buy a HAV-A-HEART trap. Put some peanut butter on the "treadle". Don't try the poison route. Had one die under subfloor or behind wall. Phew for a long time.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 6:44:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/22/2001 6:48:13 PM EDT
We need to have compassion for the squirrel. If we understood why it wanted to store seed in YOUR house, perhaps we could persuade it to store elsewhere. Signed, Richard "I need more gerbles and a razor" Gere.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 12:20:08 AM EDT
BB/pellet air gun will do the job.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:12:27 AM EDT
I visited that SSW page - It's a Scary World that has Scary Squirrels in it!
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:32:01 AM EDT
http://www.hpoo.com/columns/hells/news49.html trust me this guy knows about squirrels
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