How To Build A Squirrel Trap
To adapt some piping into a secure squirrel trap will plainly need some pipework to begin with. Heater pipes are strongly recommended. Position over one of the ends some mesh screening, which should be firmly held in place by layers of duct tape. Just below the opposite end of the pipe, which is still open, a hole needs to be drilled and through this a nail has to be driven into wherever you decide to mount the trap, which might be a tree, or a post of some sort.
With the boxed versions, they can either be created for the hunter to lie in wait, or modified so they can be left unsupervised. The first type really is quite rudimentary, requiring just a small box, held aloft by a stick, just high enough for the squirrel to squeeze under. Place some food under the box, and at the same time tie some string to the stick, then retreat to a hidden spot nearby, and just wait for the inquisitive little animal to take a look. As soon as it is fully underneath, pull the string and the box completely covers the squirrel. It is vital that the box is weighty enough to prevent the creature from forcing its way out.
The second way necessitates a little more handyman skills, with the box needing a sliding door to be made at one end. The door is wedged open and a notched stick is attached to a pole, which runs from the door to a hole made just before the back of the box. Place some bait to attract the squirrel and when it enters it will rub against the stick, collapsing the door and trapping the prey inside. The weight of the door must be sufficient to withstand the pressure which the squirrel will force upon it while attempting to escape the enclosure.