(1) Body Grip Squirrel Traps :
This is a type of lethal Traps. At first sight it may look like a big rat trap.
They are set over an area a squirrel will move. For example, over a hole leading
into an attic. When it is sprung or snap down on the Squirrel, it kills them via
choking or crushing. They are dangerous and difficult to use. If you hire a wildlife
trapper who uses this type of trap, please be aware that there are better alternatives.
(2) Single Animal Live Cage Trap:
This is by far the most common type of trap used by wildlife control companies and
do-it-yourself homeowners. There are many different makes and models of cage trap.
Cage traps are generally metal cages into which the squirrel enters, lured in by
food. Near the back of the cage is a trip pan. When the squirrel steps on the pan,
it triggers the trap door shut, and the animal is trapped inside, alive. The most
commonly sold brand in the United States is the Havahart brand, which is sometimes
sold in large hardware stores. However, there are many very important considerations
when squirrel trapping that one should consider before just buying a trap and setting
(3) Repeating Live Cage Trap:
Repeating Live Cage Trap: A great trapping option used by professionals. Mount this
trap on the hole that the squirrels are using to enter and exit the house. If all
alternative routes of escape are sealed off, the squirrels have no choice but to
enter this trap on their way outside to get food and water. This trap has a one-way
door that allows the squirrels into the trap, but not back out. These traps can
hold many, I’ve caught up to six, squirrels at once.
(4) One-Way Exclusion Door
This is the best repeater out of all above mentioned. The one-way squirrel Exclusion
door is just like the repeater trap, but it is simply open on the end so that the
squirrels can leave and push their way through the spring loaded one-way door, however
then they can’t get back in. it means they are all blocked outside, and then your
problem is gone forever!
Drawback: If the home has much wood or is in a bad state of disrepair.
In such a case, the squirrels will chew their way back in elsewhere, or do a lot
of damage chewing all over the place. If this is a concern, or if you don’t want
the animals acclimated to your attic on your property any more, then cage trapping
and relocation is the better option. The below photo is of a similar device, a one-way
funnel. Squirrels slip out through them like butter, but they have to be the correct
size to work properly.
Do you want to make your own one-way door?
Here are steps to make your own one-way door