I have no issue with people that do, I just have no stomach for killing shit. Squirrels have taken over my bird feeders; Grays; REds; and Chipmunks. Yesterday I said to myself “Enough”!
I headed up to Home DEpot and got a Have A Heart trap and baited the son of a gun. So far I haven’t got any of the Gray Squirrels, but have removed three Red Squirrels to other areas. I haven’t got all the Reds.....as there was one there today.
I’m pretty much a “live and let live” guy; but the Reds and Chippies have been trying to get into the house. No freaking way on that!
Time to re-bait the trap and remove some more today to greener pastures......away from my house.
When I had this problem several years ago while living in Lewiston I had to live trap and remove 34 Gray Squirrels; Three Reds; and One Chipmunk to finally solve the issue. I strongly suspect this may require that same kind of thing before I can get my bird feeders back to being that......and not Squirrel feeders.