What Should I Use for Squirrel Bait?

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When baiting squirrels, it's best to use a live trap with bird seed, regular peanuts or any other type of nuts. Discover what steps should be taken after catching a squirrel with help from a certified pest control operator in this free video on pest... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends, I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida, and I had a question about what we should use for a squirrel bait. Well the easiest way to go ahead and bait for squirrels is to get a live trap, and inside that live trap you could either put bird seed or regular peanuts, just regular out of the grocery store peanuts or any other types of nuts. Now you put that inside of a little container inside the squirrel cage or inside of a regular trapping cage and you put that out. Now when the squirrel comes out, remember all of our cages have a one-way door on the cage, so once the squirrel gets in he can't get back out again. So by using that bait inside the cage you're going to keep them in there and you can trap two and three squirrels at a time. Now to keep those squirrels out of your home, remember, the best way to keep them out of the home is through exclusionary tactics. Now you can accomplish that through the use of hardware cloth, sealing up your cracks and openings around your home, and that will stop them from getting inside the house. Now once you have the squirrels in the cage you may want to contact the Department of Agriculture to find out what to do with the squirrels after you have caught them. Give them a call they'll tell you what to do, and you can go ahead and finish the job that way. Hope you have a pest-free day, I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control.