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#1 posted 10-06-2018 12:37 AM

Not a fan of poison for larger pest animals. Takes a lot of poison to actually kill, and then you have rotting carcass in random locations. Big animals reek as they decompose.

An underfed aggressive outdoor cat can help keep the population down; but squirrels get smart and just wait for cat to nap or go inside. :( Fat indoor cats are useless for chasing squirrels. :)

Last time I had squirrel problem, used live trap(s) baited with peanuts, peanut butter, and bird seed mix to catch them, followed by pellet gun shot in head, and then bury in shallow grave in back yard. Once I had buried about half of them in yard, rest decided they liked neighbors attic across the street more than chewing plastic stuff my garage. My live trap caught 2 different neighbor pet cats chasing squirrels, at direction of SWMBO; they were released and continued to ‘fertilize’ our flower beds till we sold the place.

Have always been able to find a DIY pest control store nearby when I need extermination supplies They are very happy to share tips/advice and educate on any local laws that one needs to know. Tractor Supply Co carries commercial/farm exterminating supplies and can be easy to find? Here is online source I have used here in Phoenix:

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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