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Oakland Squirrel Situation: Hi David, First of all - thanks for such a great website. It's well-organized, easy to read and the pictures are so interesting! Well done! I live in Oakland CA in an old house (circa 1867) and am having a problem with two red squirrels living in my attic. They took up residence in mid-January. A local pest control company suggested that I try live-trapping since I have a huge problem with killing innocent animals who are simply trying to get on with their lives like anyone else. So I purchased a Havahart (model #1078), followed the instructions for baiting and setting the trap, and placed it just outside the exit point under my kitchen verandah where I often see the two squirrels come out in the morning. My problem is that the trap, which is level on the ground just outside their exit and loaded with lots of yummy treats (peanut butter, apple bits, walnut pieces) isn't trapping them! It's been sitting there for 3 days with no success. I see them scurry around it and jump up onto a nearby tree - then off they go! Any advice? I'm concerned that if I don't catch them soon, I'll have an entire family up there to deal with and that I'll either have to wait until the babies are ready to leave the nest (and hope my house doesn't burn down) or have the whole family exterminated which just doesn't sit well on my conscience. Please help! I'm going squirrel-y!!!! Thanks! Kind regards, Cheryl
My response: I used to visit Oakland and Berkeley every year when I was a kid. Have you tried baiting the trap with delicious Digby scallops? That would certainly catch me. In truth, bait isn't terribly important, although I use peanut butter. You might want to bolt the trap up off the ground, or mount a trap right on the exit hole.
Thanks, David. I got 'em! I took the first one down to Richmond (about 15 miles away) and let him go. Unfortunately, the second one managed to get trapped while I was out for an hour or so and when I came back, he had been eaten by something. Horrific to say the least. Thankfully my son was here with me to handle the mess. My guess is that it was an eagle or hawk that could get its talons in the trap to get hold of the squirrel. Very little remained of him, poor thing. I felt sick about it and it still haunts me, although I learned a valuable lesson. The third, very smart, squirrel was just caught on Saturday and now also lives in Oakland. I changed my tactic. Instead of just peanuts and peanut butter, I made up a very sticky concoction of bird seed, peanuts, molasses, peanut butter and honey. I also lubricated the trip mechanism and the platform with runny body lotion. He slipped on the platform and easily set off the trap. I was determined I was not going to be bossed around by squirrels, so now I'm having the holes plugged and with any luck, that will be the end of the problem. If not, I think I've got the hang of the thing now. Thankfully, there were no babies to contend with. I hope your memories of Digby and Nova Scotia are good ones. It sure is pretty country. I just moved here in October from Toronto, so this is a welcome relief from big city woes. I love it here and yes, the scallops are amazing! Thanks again for getting back to me. Have a great spring/summer and be nice to the critters. If truth were known, we're the ones infringing on THEIR land! Kind regards, Cheryl
My response: Good work, though too bad about the one that got eaten. That's nature, I guess. Most animals get eaten in the end. Nova Scotia was great. I plan to be back some day.
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