The Wilco Ground Squirrel Trap is a multi-catch live trap. It is capable of catching up to 12 ground squirrels before needing to be emptied. This trap will eliminate the need for baits or other poisons.
I have used numerous ground squirrel traps and this is the best one I've ever used. Make sure you buy the right size trap for the ground squirrels in your area. i.e. ground squirrels native to California are larger than ground squirrels native to Iowa. Call Blake at Wilco for addition information.
(I don't have any connection with Wilco Dist. other than I purchased the trap they make)
I have had this 2 weeks. I've got 4 squirrels. They are still EVERYWHERE. They have got into and back out the the cage taking a plastic cottage cheese lid with them. A lot of money for 4 squirrels when I've had over $100 of starts eaten up in my garden since I've had it. Very disappointed. I've used your kibble, mybdog kibble, cat food, raisins, various nuts, bananas as bait
How well does the Wilco Ground Squirrel Trap work and what kind of bait is used?
The Squirrels I am dealing with in my southern California backyard are Golden Brown and not small. What size t. Bought the poison trap but my wife doesn't want me to kill them(about 3 squirrels).
The Wilco Ground Squirrel Trap is a very good multi catch live trap that will trap up to 12 ground squirrels at a time before it needs to be emptied. For bait, we would recommend using peanut butter, nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, cereal grains, apples, almond extract on bread, or anise oil (1-2 drops) on bread.
I have a cabin in Strawberry, Arizona and I continually have ground squirrels digging under the foundation of the house and also digging under a shed I have on a different part of the property. I've tried cayenne pepper, repellent sprays, etc., nothing works. I don't really want to kill them, but I'm getting to the point that that might be the only choice. Any suggestions on what I should use?
I have a dog and do not want to use something that she could dig up. She has been digging up moles in the yard.
If you want to bait for ground squirrels, then you would need to use the bait in tamper resistant stations so that dogs or other non-target animals would not have access to the bait. We do sell Wilco Ground Squirrel Bait and Bait Stations. (This bait is registered only in select Western states.) The Wilco Ground Squirrel Trap would be a great option for you since it will hold up to 12 squirrels at a time.