Squirrel Problem

Discussion in 'Wisconsin Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by spinner, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

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    I have 5 walnut trees within 30 yards of my house.
    Every tree in my yard and all my neighbors yards
    have squirrel nests. At least FIVE nests a tree.

    I guess the squirrel population has boomed and
    they need to expand their housing. I have a couple
    that have chewed holes in my eaves and have taken
    up residence in my house.

    I fixed the holes with chicken wire and even tried to spray
    a squirrel repelant concoction I got off the internet. It
    did not work.

    I did a little research and there is a guy in Richland Center
    called Terry Sime that does pest removal. I thought the name
    was familiar. I called him and low and behold he is a Gays Mills
    Guy. MY HOMETOWN.

    Terry lent me one of his live traps and it is already in place on the roof.

    If I catch any I will drive them way out in the country and let them go.
    There are lots of squirrels in the area. I will update this squirrel fiasco
    daily for a week on my blog.

    http://lenharris.blogspot.com/2010/04/squirrel-problems.html
     
  2. Why would you feed them if they are a problem? My five year old grand son would thin them out with his BB gun. He keeps the squirels on the run here in my part of the state. That kid is a deadly shot. I rigged up a pump air rifle for him and started him out young. Maybe you can find a kid and teach him how to control the pesky critters.:smile::wink:
     

  3. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    2nd one caught

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    Squirrels are one of the leading causes of house fires due them constantly chewing on things. Electrical wires are one of their favorite things to chew on.
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    Client number 2 to the Squirrel Relocation Project