[NAFEX] stopping squirrels with tangletrap
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Wed May 20 15:39:25 EDT 2009
Yes at some sites I have stopped active raiding of squirrels with tangle
trap slopped on stretch wrap, both from Great Lakes IPM. I am certain at
these sites it worked because feeding stopped immediately after
application. I put it about 4' up the trunk and tie branches up when they
get below that. I spread it in about 8" lengths. Below the tangle trap is
a couple feet of aluminum flashing stapled around the trunk to keep coons
and possums from climbing up the trunks which is completely affective
stopping them unless you have a huge raccoon and need a little more length.
I'm told they use a similar method (metal) in Hawaii to stop rats.
Trapping works for coons and possums but the squirrels eventually stop going
into traps in my experience. Where tangle trap hasn't worked for squirrels
(they preferred getting gooked to starving) the addition of netting somehow
does the trick.
I am curious about Don the Jellyman's trick of mixing 50-50 plaster of paris
with peanut butter and forming bon bons which is supposed to rapidly delete
the squirrel problem.
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