[NAFEX] Squirrel control with tangletrap (was fox urine)
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Wed May 20 09:51:50 EDT 2009
Peanut butter is great squirrel bait.
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From: scott at cs.jhu.edu
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Squirrel control with tangletrap (was fox urine)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 09:37:29 -0400
>Alan, I was thinking of trying tangletrap this year and noticed your
>mention of it. My peach trees are in a location where I can't
>reliably shoot the squirrels and they have gotten most of my peaches
>for the last several years (note that I am clearing out squirrels
>round with my pellet gun, and I have only seen one (now-dead)
>in the last two weeks in my yard, but surely a bunch will descend
>the peaches start to ripen). If the tangletrap even slowed them down
>a bit I would call that a victory. My peach trees are all closely-
>planted and about 8' tall; my plan was to put the tangletrap on the
>main trunks of all of the trees. Good plan?
>I have a whole pile of squirrel traps (three different brands, Kania,
>tube, and Havahart) and I have not been able to reliably get the
>squirrels in the traps as opposed to munching on the peaches. I even
>bought some "professional" squirrel bait to try but they still went
>after the peaches instead.
>> Alan Haigh writes:
>> Fox urine is one of many squirrel repellents I've wasted money on.
>> I found
>> it rather repulsive but my squirrels aren't so squeamish. They
>> green peaches and pears spicy too, so you can forget pepper. I've
>> them quite repelled by buck-shot and moderately repelled by tangle
>> trap and
>> netting, but not reliably so.
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