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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    can you not just put some sort of mesh over wherever it gets in?

    The wife in a bikini?

    Hire a hit squirrel

    atlaz
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    It takes a squirrel to catch a squirrel (to paraphrase) so…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    can you not just put some sort of mesh over wherever it gets in?

    We think it is getting in elsewhere in the row of cottages and running from loft to loft. The Verminator had a look outside and couldn’t see any obvious signs of entry on our property.

    Premier Icon leftyboy
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    They can bite through most stuff, we solved this by getting some galvanised mesh ( example), rolling it into a TIGHT ball, stuffing it into the hole the furry b’stard was using and filling the mesh ball/hole with exterior silicon sealant. Our vermin guy suggested that if that didn’t work to repeat but put poison into the silicon and hope the squirrel dies before it gets back in.

    HTH

    fasthaggis
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    Sir,I give you the Kania 2000

    deadlydarcy
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    Do you think he’s a mate of Hoots Mon?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Do you think he’s a mate of Hoots Mon?

    Could be. Maybe word is out amongst the woodland creatures that Hoots Mon’s brains were eventually blown our through his ass, so they sent in the big fella.

    The wife and kids think I caught him live and set him free on the field. I didn’t.

    deadlydarcy
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    The last I heard of Hoots Mon, he’d moved down South to stay with some field mice for the Summer…and that the one you’d caught was some slapper mouse he’d pulled and brought home for a few days. 🙂

    solarpowered
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    Live north manchester and have a trap and bait if to want to borrow it? I had a mare with them in my loft when I first moved in but after dispatching two, no further problems. Get on top of it quick smart – they do a hell of a lot of damage!
    Email me if you want.
    Good luck!

    fasthaggis
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    Siberian hamster ?

    Premier Icon Merlinman
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    Some local authorities do offer a more pro-active paid for Squirrel Treatment service, but trapped and the dispatched via air gun, rather than poisoned – I question the professionalism of that advice.

    Access to roof space not always needed. Otherwise try a local pest controller?

    Deal with it ASAP before it costs you hundreds in damaged cabling/wiring.

    Vicious little buggers – rats with furry tails.

    z1ppy
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    Vicious little buggers – rats with furry tails.

    but oh so cute

    patriot_matt
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E11epT9z1Eg[/video]

    fasthaggis
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    but oh so cute

    and cunning

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    We have a squirrel that visits our loft 3 or 4 times a week at about 4am AND MAKES A RIGHT BLOODY RACKET. We need to be rid of it because the sleep depravation is sending me and the missus psychotic and before it chews through a cable.

    Unfortunately the design of our house roof is such that there is no access to some of the area that it has been getting into. The Verminator from the council came round to have a look this morning and said that he can’t help because they would need to retrieve the body of the squirrel and any unconsumed poison. So, he can’t just lob lethal chemicals into the inaccessible areas and they can’t put it down in the accessible area in case the squirrel consumes it then chooses to expire somewhere from where its cold dead stiff corpse can’t be retrieved.

    I am therefore going to have to catch the little sod with a trap… Which brings me onto the question of what I should bait it with.

    Any suggestions, serious or otherwise?

    I know that squirrels like solving puzzles, so I was thinking of trying to tempt it with a jigsaw and a Rubic Cube.

    solarpowered
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    Forgot to say …. Bait: monkey nuts! They love em! 😉

    CountZero
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    Just show him yer nuts…

    anjs
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    If you catch or trap a grey one you have to kill it. Thats the law.

    The wife and kids think I caught him live and set him free on the field. I didn’t.

    Admi itt. You griddled the little fella one night while your Mrs was out. A minute each side and a teaspoon of dijon. Gulp.

    freddyg
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    They’re not bad to eat too. A bit like lamb / duck. Nom.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Couple of boxes. Some bungy and a colander.

    mooman
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    Fenn mk4 traps is what you need.

    transapp
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    Air rifle.

    Failing that, nuke from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure!

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    You need a manhole cover

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    solarpowered YGM

    mattsccm
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    so the vermin man had to recover the body etc did he. why don’t you do it your self then? bung in a few bags of rat poison, flavoured if you feel like it and wait for the noise to stop.

    mattsccm
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    It’s only a squirrel,ity won’t smell much if at all.

    yunki
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    we had a squirrel problem recently.. thought a reputable firm such as rentokil would sort it out..

    nope.. 400 odd quid and two big ugly squirrel traps like the one pictured (kania 2000) later and after a month we’d had zero results..

    enter my brother and his mate with airguns and a bit of squirrelling nouse and after two nights the squirrels were gone.. 6 squirrel pies.. one dismantled dray and a flea in the ear of the rentokil lot

    aniseed is a good bait supposedly

    markenduro
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    Dezb, that is so so wrong but funny as 😀

    don simon
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    We think it is getting in elsewhere in the row of cottages and running from loft to loft. The Verminator had a look outside and couldn’t see any obvious signs of entry on our property.

    Might it be worth talking to others in the row? I’m sure you’re not the only ones affected at 4am.
    Then bung up the hole with netting/mesh.

    Macavity
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    Grey Treerats can be trapped but not this way..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa3lgb_5Aio

    nmdbase
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    Shoot it.

    Premier Icon dti
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    Find a air rifle shooting club .

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Arranged to borrow a trap off solarpowered. Worth a free place at HTN I think.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    If you want it shot put an advert on airgunbbs.net 😀

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    If you want it shot put an advert on airgunbbs.net

    It is in my loft.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    solarpowered – when you’ve caught it, we’ll put it in a casserole. Squirrel is supposed to be the new chicken.

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    That would explain why the salami was a little chewy last night…

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