Lawn and Garden – Traps

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Gary:  Today on your lawn and garden we’re talking about trapping those little critters that hide around your house and John we have a couple different size traps, I’m thinking for different types of animals?

John: Well, yeah.  This one could be for squirrels, rats, smaller animals like that. And this one right here is more for the coons and the possums.  People are having a lot of problems especially with the possums, they’ve had a lot of young right now so they’re all over the place.  You can catch them easily in these traps, they’re not hard to use.  Usually you can put, for the possums and raccoons, is cat food. And for the squirrels and things like that I use sunflower seeds, peanut butter. 

What’s great about it, you can call the city and they’re gonna come pick’em up.  They’re gonna leave your trap, you can reset it and catch again. So you don’t have to worry about taking them out.

Gary: What kind of problems can the raccoons cause for you?

John: Well raccoons get in trash cans, knock them over and make a mess like that. My house is of the ground so they get under the house and they try to get in between the walls and all that, so I don’t want that going on.

Gary: And some dig holes also I understand.

John: Yeah, possums, coons, they will dig holes, but I just don’t want them getting in between the walls.

It’s a good time of year to catch them.  Now and through the fall that’s when they hunt, they’re hungry and they wanna eat.

Gary: If you don’t wanna trap them, what is this little gadget we have right here?

John: That’s just for rats and mice.  For if they’re in the house or something.  You can bait that with peanut butter something like that, get’em in.

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