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Old 02-03-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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A humane trap that will submerge into in a deep tub.

Problem solved.
What a horrible suggestion.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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A live trap that you can buy at the Tractor Store or other animal feed store. Take them out for a LONG drive and release them into a forested area. Drowning them is just plain cruel IMO.
Check your state's laws about trapping and relocating wildlife before you do this, because, well, just say for instance someone decided to do this very thing in the state of Illinois, and they were caught doing this, it would be punishable by a fine of up to $1000.00.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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anybody else have more suggestions. I am so ready for spring.

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Peppermint oil is said to get rid of mice and rats and may work on squirrels too. I have also read that spiders and roaches do not like it either. It smells nice to humans .

http://www.ehow.com/how_6038747_repe...rmint-oil.html
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:47 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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In my childhood I like to play with squirrels in our garden area but I can grab them, well they are so active. Now after marriage I don't like squirrels at all because they mess my garden area, I think I have to remove food source from my garden area or call to paste control.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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What a horrible suggestion.
Actually, that's the most humane way to kill squirrels. Due to their high metabolism, they drown within seconds. They're just rats with fur, anyway. I hate them for raiding my vegetable garden.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:54 AM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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Actually, that's the most humane way to kill squirrels. Due to their high metabolism, they drown within seconds. They're just rats with fur, anyway. I hate them for raiding my vegetable garden.
I agree. They are territorial. Take them out into a place far from their area and they'll starve trying to establish a new 'home' with a food source.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Actually, that's the most humane way to kill squirrels. Due to their high metabolism, they drown within seconds. They're just rats with fur, anyway. I hate them for raiding my vegetable garden.
If you kill fifty they will invite one hundred to the funerals! Eliminating the food source is the only way to eliminate the squirrels. The problem is that your neighbors will feed the squirrels when you stop feeding your wild birds.

The only thing that cuts their numbers down is our fall hawk migration.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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You can't get rid of squirrels any more than you can get rid of birds. Give up. You can reduce their populations on your property by not having any food sources or places for them to climb and nest, but that's about it. If you have trees, you will have squirrels. Cayenne pepper has never deterred them from my bird feeders, so putting it all over your garden cewrtainly won't help.

We live in a semi-rural area of Kansas on three acres, and we have a very large park-like garden. Funny enough, in our eight years here, we have seen squirrels in surrounding wooded areas, but never on our own property. Why is that? Because every one of our trees was planted by us, and they are all still too small to be attractive to squirrels. We expect to find some here in about five years.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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As a neighbor said,which is true,a bushy tailed rat!!A real pain when feeding birds,placed some dried meal worms in hole for woodpecker,the squirrel ate them!!
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I guess, if you have to get rid of the food source is to get rid of the oak and walnut trees and that would leave our backyard bare. Don't believe I want to do that.
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