Something has chewed through the wooden slat at the
bottom of a window shade in my garage. I'd bet a squirrel
but I was wondering what you thought.
Then, is a Havaheart the best trap for the varmint? I
don't want poison or anything that mangles or maims.
Help much appreciated!
Hav-a-hart works well. I've trapped squirrels, groundhogs, possum,
raccoon and skunks in mine. I bought the groundhog size trap but wish I
had bought the biggest one for the larger raccoon pests. Peanut butter
is a universal critter bait.
I have caught numerous squirrels with Hav-A-Hart. Sometimes I catch
one an hour after setting the trap. Cookie, peanut, graham cracker
all work fine. I once caught a square-shaped possum in the trap--the
possum was larger than the trap! There's a squirrel soup recipe ("The
White House Cookbook") if you want it.
One thing with live trapping is, what do you do then? In a lot of
places, it's illegal to transport critters w/o a license. [skip long
story about releasing a skunk, and having to convince some guy with a
cell phone not to call the cops.] I just drown them now, but that's
kind of a lot of work, and you might want to think about how big a
drowning pool you have before you buy the trap.
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