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Posted: 3/30/2006 4:38:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 5:21:40 AM EDT by Rodent]
They've chewed into the house in two places. I can hear them up there at dawn every day. I've set half a dozen Conibear 110's baited with peanuts and peanut butter, and they haven't touched them. What kind of squirrels won't go for peanut butter?!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:39:10 AM EDT
get a cat
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:40:30 AM EDT
I went thru this 2 years ago. Fox urine will drive them away.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:40:36 AM EDT
I used a trap with nuts bread and some cheese...I have an easy access attic so I would keep the food fresh.

Took me a week or so.

Keep a light on near the food.

I had two of those bastid's up there. Every night hearing them....
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:55:02 AM EDT
throw some decon up there, I havn't seen a squirel yet that won't eat decon.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:57:38 AM EDT
Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:00:21 AM EDT
Are they supernatural-demon squirrels, or..... ZOMBIE SQUIRRELS......
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:07:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Are they supernatural-demon squirrels, or..... ZOMBIE SQUIRRELS......



Fixed it.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:55:03 AM EDT
Kill it with fire.

-James
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:57:56 AM EDT
Those bastards chewed through the wiring at my house.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:59:14 AM EDT
My FIL bought one of those gadgets you plug in that puts out high frequency noise to keep critters away.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:01:23 AM EDT
squirrels are evil..
killer squirrels
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:05:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ndenway:
throw some decon up there, I havn't seen a squirel yet that won't eat decon.




Yeah, go right ahead and do that.

And when he goes off and dies in your walls (or any other place you can't find him) you'll want to burn your house down from the smell it will generate.

Been there, done that with a possum that crawled up under my office and his last meal was a big tray of Decon.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:39:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ginger:
My FIL bought one of those gadgets you plug in that puts out high frequency noise to keep critters away.


I bought one of those. I later found a squirrel nest just under it. It was completely useless.

The solution I found that got rid of the two dozen or so squirrels that had made a home in my attic was to dump about four cups of powdered cayenne pepper around the attic. It's worked for three years and counting. They haven't returned.z
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:57:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ginger:
My FIL bought one of those gadgets you plug in that puts out high frequency noise to keep critters away.



Totally useless. I think it keeps them awake at nite
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:01:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ginger:
My FIL bought one of those gadgets you plug in that puts out high frequency noise to keep critters away.


We stuck one of those things in a tank with a mouse and all it did was sniff, crawl around on it and take a dump.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:01:28 PM EDT
Last weeks question about 10/22 parts and now this, it all coming gogether.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:50:05 PM EDT
Put a bunch of feed in the yard and get up early. Take them out with an air rifle.
The ones you don't kill will scatter. It may take a day or two to thin-out the herd.
Close up entry points when you think they are no longer in your AO.

Worked for us. I kinda wish I'd skinned them and kept the meat, some of them were really big.
However, I'm not really into wild game. It's too.....gamey.

Be careful of your back stop prior to ambush of tree rats with air rifle.

Happy hunting,

Flyer
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:55:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 11:57:02 PM EDT by Scott574]
Kill and mutilate one, then hang him by the tail at the attic opening as a warning to the other squirrels!



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Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:54:03 AM EDT
The rat kind of squirrels (squirrels in my area will Kamikaze into any trap to get peanut butter).

Sure it isn't rats? Rats are very neophobic. They don't go near new things in their environment for a while.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:55:46 AM EDT
I just climb up in the attic with a shotgun.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:59:27 AM EDT
Beat off on them.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:46:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
Beat off on them.



You wouldn’t be speaking from experience would you?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:23:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:

Originally Posted By Ginger:
My FIL bought one of those gadgets you plug in that puts out high frequency noise to keep critters away.



Totally useless. I think it keeps them awake at nite



Oh I know. The bastards chewed through the wires and it didn't work. (so Im told) But it was a REALLY BIG DEAL when he got it.
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