Squirrels, they could be fun companion as pet but they also could be exasperate guests in your property. Spread in several species, these animal apparently bring misery to many people for their naughty behavior. Of course, this behavior is not included for domesticated squirrels, but for the wild ones? The only I could say is be patent and do preparation of traps on your land. For your note my friends, although this animal could be very annoy, I hope you could still consider sparing their lives while drive them out from your property.
Therefore, I recommend you these kinds of squirrel traps which is safe to use. Furthermore, there are many squirrels roamed the wildlife, for the examples are fox squirrels, flying squirrels, ground squirrels which are also separated in different species, eastern gray squirrels, and etc. As a pet, one of the most preferable one is flying squirrels and eastern gray squirrels; but, of course it’s absolutely your decision to pick whatever species you want to keep as pet.
However, if you decided to bring squirrel as your new companion, you should read this one: things you need to know about pet a squirrel. This would make you understand about the basic need of squirrels such as squirrel nest, bedding, and their feeding habit. However, today we would not talk about squirrel as pet, but we would talk about the miserable case of squirrel invasion that lead people – want it or not – forced to use traps as the only solution.
Well, some people would take an extreme action by killing those creatures who invaded their lands; but, I truly hope you’re not one of those people who could easily took creature live, my dear friends. Therefore, it would very useful to learn about the law that arrange particular case like this; on how we should handle the invasion in a proper way. So, we’re not bring the doom upon squirrels and accidentally exterminated squirrel population among us.
What the law say about using traps for squirrels? What would the law say about killing squirrels? Without further do: do we get the allowance to use the squirrel trap?
How to Control Squirrel Invasion?
There’s a famous case about the invasion of grey squirrels across U.S., the increment of squirrel population leading this little mammal venture to their habitat into people’s property. Unfortunately, the destruction followed their presence all the way around; devour people farm, biting in building wires and other adverse actions. No one would silent anymore; consequently, people try to search solution for this misery invasion.
Not only commoners, apparently scientist move into the front-line, try to make a breakthrough of this case. They came up with an idea of a vaccination that would stop squirrels (and other rodents) stop making sex hormones. Other option, these scientists would lower squirrel’s cholesterol, the molecule that responsible on excogitation of sex hormones. But, apparently, they have to throw this idea into the garbage because one time vaccination would not last for years.
Thankfully, those are not the only option that they brought up with. The second solution they have created is a contraception-laced goodies. A team from Clemson University of South California invented a drug called DiazaCon which help to lower squirrel’s cholesterol number. They coat the drug in form of black sunflower seeds for those grey squirrels and sell it to sixteen campus feeders.
However, this is one of the safe solution for controlling squirrels population offered by scientist; but, we should know this, that even the controlling system of this creature depend on your local law and regulation. For the examples: some countries, squirrels are classified as game animals which causing many problems to people. So, you did not need any license to control this animal. In some countries, you need a hunting license to take them down although squirrels are not in the list of protected animals.
Therefore, it is a wise move to know the regulation that applied on your local area before you decided to take the intruders down. If killing is forbidden, what about the trap? Do we get the allowance to use the squirrel trap? Almost in every country around the world, you would get the allowance to capture any animal that intrude your property, included squirrel. But, once more again, you should check squirrel status in your local area to make sure that this animal is not registered as protected species.
If squirrels are registered as protected species, ordinarily any effort to trap or kill them would consider as breaking the law. Punishment would be downed to you – I believe is not what you wanted. Not only that, usually the law also regulated the proper trap that allow to use, so you might not torture the targets. Let use one of the real example of one particular state, the Illinois. In Illinois, when you killed a species of white squirrel, you would be fine around five-hundred dollars; no matter you killed by accident or intentionally.
So, if you live in Illinois and you install the trap around your house, and accidentally or not you killed white squirrels, you would be charge with applicable fine. Therefore, it’s a relevant to check the applied regulation within your state of local area. To avoid any legal problem in the future, it might be a good idea for you to contact wildlife experts and ask some advice. But, mostly, the live trap would be a perfect idea due to capturing an animal.
First, you capture the animal without killing it, and the second reason mostly is based on moral ethic. Moreover, let’s took another example; in California, using any trap or relocate the animal is illegal. Nor you kill it at the site or release it, that’s the only choices you have. So, the best way if you didn’t know any law that applied in your local area is hire the professional trappers that have the licensed. These people would take an action legally and the advantage for you is you would never see the naughty squirrel anymore in your property.