Baiting the Squirrelinator is really easy. Once you have decided on where to place your Squirrelinator, set the trap on the ground, throw a hand full of your bait in the middle of the trap, sprinkle some around the outside of the trap (be sure the side doors are open) and walk away. That's it!
*Do not put the bait on ANYTHING!! No paper plates, no bowls, just toss it on the ground in the middle of the trap and broadcast a small amount around the trap.
*Do not put the trap over the Squirrel's hole or directly next to it. Squirrels will readily forage up to 50 feet away from their holes.
Squirrels will eat just about anything. We have testimonials with almost every type of food imaginable.
Here are a few that consistantly seem to work the best:
Bait is gone with no trapped squirrels:
Is the trap on concrete? If so, the squirrels can slide the trap to get to the bait. Secure the trap on all sides so the squirrels are unable to move the trap (bricks work well). You can also secure against a wall or fence leaving the two trap doors free.
Is the trap on soft dirt? If the trap is on really soft soil, the squirrels can burrow under and steal the bait. Move the trap to another location with more solid ground. If no solid compact is available, a piece of wood or cardboard can be used.
Is there a broken weld or missing wire? A squirrel can escape if there is just one missing wire. Be sure to check the trap thoroughly to make sure there is no opening for them to escape.
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