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Guy Roan

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Posted: 05/18/20 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I usually miss with my 22, but now with my shot gun, I can't even find the body.

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Scent repellents do not work.
Figure out how they are gaining entry, and block the hole(s).


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gbopp wrote:

SAR Tracker wrote:

peanut butter in a "hav-a-hart" trap, then drown 'em.

Isn't this an Oxymoron. [emoticon]

Maybe so, but it works. [emoticon]


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If you happen to know anyone with a ferret, they will dispatch any squirrel or chippy in short order.

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To answer your question if you are staying awhile like I did for the summer hosting in Oregon I did the following.

I made a cage around the MH by using 1 x 2 x 8 ft long furring strips and hardware cloth 1/2 inch. I made frames from the furring strips with the hardware cloth attached using staples with an Arrow stapler.

I measured along the bottom of the MH in 8 foot sections measuring the clearance from the ground to the MH on each end of the 8 foot section and then made the frame. I then inserted the frame in between the MH and ground. I made the frames a little taller so it was a tight fit.

For the wheels I used my wheel covers (MCD they cover the wheel well) as a template I cut the hardware cloth and used pipe insulation ( 3/4 inch) to go over the end of the hardware cloth so not to scratch the MH and made the fit tight and holding.

For other openings I just cut the hardware cloth to fit and attached using wire ties.

The front of the MH was a little harder to figure out because of the curve of the bumper but using just the hardware cloth with no framing worked very well from left to right on the bumper. Using 2 x 4s cut into 2 or 3 foot long sections and attached to the cloth on the bottom so that they could be used as a hold down using rocks on them. The top just fit behind the bumper.

Simple hand tools and a screw gun or drill will work but the one tool that I just happened to have was a pair of tin snips to cut the hardware cloth. WEAR GLOVES

Cost was a little over $100.00 the first year less the second year. Well worth the cost.

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I’ve heard of making an appetizer of 1:1 peanut butter and plaster of paris, put in a spot that only the tree rats can find. As I understand it may induce terminal constipation.

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pfidahospud wrote:

I’ve heard of making an appetizer of 1:1 peanut butter and plaster of paris, put in a spot that only the tree rats can find. As I understand it may induce terminal constipation.

I'm pretty sure the trap and drown is a more humane answer. Either way they die, but with drowning it is quick as opposed to a week or more of suffering.
Also just an FYI, depending on the state you are in, they may be "protected". So don't advertise what you are doing either way.

Personally, a chipmunk is not much larger than a mouse. They are stronger. A quality mouse trap tied in place so it doesn't get drug off into an inaccessible area would be my approach.


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pfidahospud wrote:

I’ve heard of making an appetizer of 1:1 peanut butter and plaster of paris, put in a spot that only the tree rats can find. As I understand it may induce terminal constipation.


Well have to try that.

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Try the bucket "O" death. Five gallon bucket filled half way with water, cover water with a couple handful's of sunflower seeds. Give them a little ramp to go up, usually a trail of seeds. They dive in for the seeds not seeing the water and drown. This really works. I have caught many with this method.

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