• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Sergeant Slabber

Red Squirrels

Recommended Posts

The Reds are taking over my yard and causing damage to trees and my shed. I can't keep up to them with my pellet gun, and rat traps don't seem to be doing any good. Does anyone have any other suggestions to get rid darn things?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are easily caught in live traps. Get a mid sized trap and a bucket of corn. You wont be able to keep them out of it. A former co-worker would put peanut butter on the mechanism inside the trap. That worked great as well.

Then just finish them with the pellet gun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had them in my attic. They chewed through the cedar siding & moved in. It took me awhile to catch them but the live traps do work. Use peanuts or peanut butter for bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've found them to be too quick for live traps or they don't set it off and I end up with gray squirrels. I've used pnut butter on rat traps and did OK that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have tried live traps in the past and that did work the best. I would just like to have them done when I get to them and not have to finish them off when they're in the trap. They move around in there so dang quick. I like the swimming lesson idea though! May have to give that a whirl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the reds in my the overhang of my covered deck and the live trap with a saltine with Peanut butter on both sides was the trick. I actually used zip strips and tied the trap to the railing of the deck and then pressed the saltine cracker down to the trigger. They can't move the saltine because the PB helps it stick. Then you take them out back and give them a bath in the water barrel. I got 5 this way and now they stay away from my house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have also used live traps with great success.

Get rid of them now...or they will be in your house soon.

I am lucky that I live in an area where I could shoot my .22 with bird shot in it. The day they got in my house, it was all out war!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're chewing apart the wood on my shed. They actually chewed through the floor last year and raised heck inside there. They have ruined trees by digging holes into them. They have dug up the yard, flower pots, flower garden, shall I go on!? They are an absolute nuisance and drive me nuts!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SS,

Sounda like the war would be on if that happened here. Fox squirrels chewed through the soffit and got into my Mom's attic a few years ago. Chewed up a lot of stuff before getting the .410 treatment. Hopefully we got 'em all but good to know the live trap might be an option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • this piece looks good, i interessting recipe for marinade. I make a meat with basil but want to taste new recipes. And one more think - i may advice you while smoking make a incisions if meat very broad
    • You sure seem to say Grill a lot though! 😏    
    • I have an old MES 30that I put a new element in right before I got my pellet grill. I decided that all of the wet chips is what raised havoc on the last element, so now I run a smoke tube that I burn pellets in. The nice part is that I can now do cold smoking
    • You could but that's just another thing and I like to make bigger batches. Like 50 # plus and I like them hanging. The MES is marginal at best for this and I have the cold smoker attachment on that.   If you just want small runs of stuff that might work. 
    • Can you put a cold smoker box on the side of yours? That would be a good set up for sausage, sticks, etc.  
    • Yep.....😊     Nothing wrong with that. I've just decided I like to cook great BBQ as easily and lazily as possible. 😋
    • I'm still keeping the MES until I make my fridge smoker. The Pellet grill is great for some things but I still like a regular smoker for sausages, sticks etc. 
    • No, I wanted both in one package.     A pellet grill IS a smoker and takes just as much time to cook low and slow as any other smoker.
    • Boat prices are INSANE!!! Even used boats are still rediculous.   As far as buying old used boats and rebuilding them for profit, I think you’ll be hard pressed to break even, let alone make a profit (unless you find one for dirt cheap). An old boat is still an old boat even if it’s been fixed up. 
    • So you really wanted a fancy Grill, not a smoker? Smokers do take up a lot more time but I'm having a lot of fun with my Char grill smoker.