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So I have a squirrel(s) that keep getting in my attic. The hole they are getting in is too high for me to get to for closure. Every rodent control place I called said the first thing they will do if they come out is set up a trap. So I started thinking, why do I need a professional to setup a trap, how hard can it be? I read some great suggestions from others reviews, and in less than a week had caught my first squirrel! What worked for me was the following:
1. Take a thin strip of masking tape and make a straight line from the trap trigger plate to the entrance of the trap.
2. In 3 different places on the tape put a glob of peanut butter. First glob at just as you enter the trap, the second half way between the entrance and the trigger plate, and the last just before the trigger plate (you want the squirrel to go in, eat and think it is safe)
3. Just past the trigger plate as far back to the end of the trap as possible place a small plate of sunflower seeds
4. Sprinkle a few sunflower seeds near the entrance of the cage (again so they can get use to the cage being there and think it is safe
5. Set the trigger as easy to set off as possible (the directions explain how to do this).
6. Place a few bricks on top of the trap. When the squirrel gets caught he will do whatever he can to get out. The bricks keep the cage from getting pushed all over the place.
If you follow the steps above, I think you will have success. Using those steps it took me less than 2 days to get one. One thing to note is if the cage is outside you might want to keep an eye on it. Within 30 minutes of me catching a squirrel I had a cat lurking (I assume to him it was lunch trapped in a cage). All is good, the squirrel is alive and well in his new home . . . a park about 4 miles up the road :). Good luck!