One of our talented Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO) is pictured here on a squirrel removal service job with a squirrel he trapped and removed from a gutter in the St. Anne’s Hill District in Dayton, OH. More information on this great historic area can be found on this website http://www.stanneshill.org/ or on their Facebook page. We were able to remove the critter and fix the squirrel hole in only 3 days with our top rated squirrel removal service methods. A roofing company refused the job as they weren’t able to make the repair due to its awkward location on the home, so thank you for not trying hard roofing company as we were able to safely make the repairs and get the squirrels out of the attic in a little under a week! We installed a ridge anchor and used safety lifelines to make the repair to the squirrel damaged fascia and gutter.
More information about this NWCO “Brett” can be viewed on the Barnes Wildlife Control About Us page. He is an expert at squirrel control and uses innovative methods to outwit the pesky critters. If you want to try to catch the squirrels in a trap prior to calling a professional squirrel exterminator, please don’t educate the varmints by not doing the job right the first time. This means that animals aren’t as dumb as you would hope and if you set the trap incorrectly or harm the animal and it gets lose, the odds of getting the squirrel to go into the trap a 2nd time is difficult.
Follow these tips from the pro’s at Barnes Wildlife Control to catch the squirrels in live traps fast and without missing the catch.
- Select a bait that is known to be a good squirrel attractant such as walnuts, acorns, peanuts, and even some fruits work really well like oranges.
- Hang the bait behind the trap treadle or trap pan so the animal has to step on the mechanism to fire the trap.
- Leave a small trail of your squirrel bait leading to the main cash of food to entice the animal to enter the cage. You do not want to feed the animal so don’t use too much, just enough to keep them interested.
- The last and most important step is to test fire the trap using a small stick or pen and be sure the trap fires with little pressure (squirrels weigh less than a 1 lb and be sure the door closes all the way so the squirrel can’t escape.
If you follow these steps you will have success squirrel trapping, but if you decide squirrel extermination isn’t for you, give us a call to get a squirrel removal inspection and we will be sure to get your problem solved.