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booyaf2
08-08-2011, 09:40 AM
Anyone know of a way to get rid of these miserable sunzabitches? I live across the street from a vacant lot that they originated from. A month or so ago my kids saw one in the yard and thought it was cool. The next time I mowed I noticed several holes dug in the yard, and many more holes burrowed under my fence stemwall. Now its time to begin the war. Looking for something quick and effective, doesn't have to be humane.

mikeyis4dcats.
08-08-2011, 09:41 AM
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Gonzo
08-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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Rausch
08-08-2011, 09:44 AM
Tree-rat makes awesome hot wings...

HonestChieffan
08-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Anyone know of a way to get rid of these miserable sunzabitches? I live across the street from a vacant lot that they originated from. A month or so ago my kids saw one in the yard and thought it was cool. The next time I mowed I noticed several holes dug in the yard, and many more holes burrowed under my fence stemwall. Now its time to begin the war. Looking for something quick and effective, doesn't have to be humane.


Go to the County Weed Department in Hays and ask for some poison wheat...they have it.

Donger
08-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Leave them alone. They are just invading your property in search of a better life.

ReynardMuldrake
08-08-2011, 09:58 AM
Land mines.

Hydrae
08-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Leave them alone. They are just invading your property in search of a better life.

Yep, just start forcing them to pay rent (taxes) and all will be fine.

Pants
08-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Leave them alone. They are just invading your property in search of a better life.

OFF TO DC WITH YA!

Donger
08-08-2011, 10:36 AM
OFF TO DC WITH YA!

Huh?

seclark
08-08-2011, 10:39 AM
squirrel feeder w/rat poison.
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Frazod
08-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Call LiveSteam. I assume if you pay for his gas, beer and pellets he'll hook you right up. :D

Donger
08-08-2011, 10:43 AM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

Frazod
08-08-2011, 10:44 AM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

Nail them to little poles at the boundaries of your property as a warning to others.

Donger
08-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Nail them to little poles at the boundaries of your property as a warning to others.

I think that is prohibited by my HOA. Heck, they won't even allow flag poles, let alone squirrel poles.

Dick Bull
08-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Nail them to little poles at the boundaries of your property as a warning to others.


Cut their heads off and put them on pikes. That's the way to do it.

seclark
08-08-2011, 10:49 AM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

my grandparents used the feeder w/rat poison method. they would bury them back by the garden.
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Frazod
08-08-2011, 10:49 AM
Cut their heads off and put them on pikes. That's the way to do it.

I guess if this happened to vailpass, he'd put them on little crosses and light them on fire. LMAO

Old Dog
08-08-2011, 10:51 AM
I think that is prohibited by my HOA. Heck, they won't even allow flag poles, let alone squirrel poles.

I would be willing to wager that squirrel poles aren't addressed in your HOA

Donger
08-08-2011, 10:51 AM
my grandparents used the feeder w/rat poison method. they would bury them back by the garden.
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Wouldn't the dog(s) just dig them up (if they had dog(s)).

seclark
08-08-2011, 10:55 AM
Wouldn't the dog(s) just dig them up (if they had dog(s)).

well, they might, but my grandparents didn't have a dog and didn't want dogs in their yard. this would take care of that problem, too.
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booyaf2
08-08-2011, 10:57 AM
Yeah, we have 2 dogs, so the rat poison idea I have to be cautious with.

Okie_Apparition
08-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Mow the vacant lot

LiveSteam
08-08-2011, 11:07 AM
Beeman 22 pellet rifle, model 1073 . 90 bucks at Wallmart. I quit counting tree rats at 35. My guess is Im over 50 kills,had the gun less than 2 months. Same problem as you. Digging up my yard. Oppps. Had the same prob as you.

Bill Brasky
08-08-2011, 11:09 AM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

Drive them to the dumpster at the nearest apartment complex.

Mr. Laz
08-08-2011, 11:13 AM
http://www.buy.com/prod/woodstream-1084-sm-easy-set-cage-trap/q/sellerid/11408470/loc/66357/204645514.html

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MOhillbilly
08-08-2011, 11:17 AM
COON URINE DOWN THE HOLE AND MOTH BALLS.

LiveSteam
08-08-2011, 11:27 AM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

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Hope this answers your question. :-)

MOhillbilly
08-08-2011, 11:29 AM
http://www.buy.com/prod/woodstream-1084-sm-easy-set-cage-trap/q/sellerid/11408470/loc/66357/204645514.html

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Good luck w/ that.

Mr. Laz
08-08-2011, 11:31 AM
Good luck w/ that.
works like a charm

put a little food in the back of the cage and click ... can catch them as fast as you can reset the trap.

I realize it's not a cool as using a bazooka and blowing them up like all you studly guys do, but it works.

LiveSteam
08-08-2011, 11:31 AM
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Bowser
08-08-2011, 11:31 AM
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seclark
08-08-2011, 11:33 AM
works like a charm

put a little food in the back of the cage and click ... can catch them as fast as you can reset the trap.

I realize it's not a cool as using a bazooka and blowing them up like all you studly guys do, but it works.

what do you do w/them after you catch them?
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Mr. Laz
08-08-2011, 11:34 AM
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Fail

CrazyPhuD
08-08-2011, 11:36 AM
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Mr. Laz
08-08-2011, 11:37 AM
what do you do w/them after you catch them?
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well ... that's up to you.

you can kill them with a pellet gun or dunk the cage into a container full of water

or

relocate them to a nearby park/woods ... as long as it's not so close that they just travel back.


whichever suits you

CrazyPhuD
08-08-2011, 11:39 AM
what do you do w/them after you catch them?
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Do you have a garbage disposal?

Bowser
08-08-2011, 11:41 AM
well ... that's up to you.

you can kill them will a pellet gun or dunking the cage into a container full of water

or

relocate them to a nearby park/woods ... as long as it's not so close that they just travel back.


whichever suits you

Sell them on e-bay.

seclark
08-08-2011, 11:41 AM
well ... that's up to you.

you can kill them will a pellet gun or dunking the cage into a container full of water

or

relocate them to a nearby park/woods ... as long as it's not so close that they just travel back.


whichever suits you

yeah, the pond method sounds the best. turn em loose, they just cause problems somewhere else. had one of them little bastards bite down on my finger one time. slammed it against the tree 3 times before it let go.
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tooge
08-08-2011, 11:41 AM
put some peanut butter on the end of your pecker and stick your pecker in those holes. I think they are allergic to peanut butter.

seclark
08-08-2011, 11:43 AM
Do you have a garbage disposal?

i took it out of the house a few weeks ago after reading about that gal cutting off her husbands tallywhacker and running it through their gd.

safety first.
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CrazyPhuD
08-08-2011, 11:44 AM
i took it out of the house a few weeks ago after reading about that gal cutting off her husbands tallywhacker and running it through their gd.

safety first.
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Well a food processor or a microwave can work in a pinch too!

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LiveSteam
08-08-2011, 11:44 AM
Wait till a couple good hard freezes.
Skin them, bake them in the oven at 350*add cream of mushroom soup,carrots,onions ect
Tree rat is good eat-en. Just ask Bugeater

Bowser
08-08-2011, 11:44 AM
i took it out of the house a few weeks ago after reading about that gal cutting off her husbands tallywhacker and running it through their gd.

safety first.
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It would be better to find it outside a window than ttrying to tape all the pieces back together. Smart man.

gblowfish
08-08-2011, 12:20 PM
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Chief Faithful
08-08-2011, 12:38 PM
Please forgive my excess of suburbanism, but what do you do with the critters that you kill? Just throw them in the trash?

Desposing of squirrels is about the only thing my Craftsman woodchipper does well.

CrazyPhuD
08-08-2011, 12:43 PM
Desposing of squirrels is about the only thing my Craftsman woodchipper does well.

I hear it can also work on dealing with pesky neighbors...or at least that's what it said in the brochure.

prhom
08-08-2011, 12:43 PM
COON URINE DOWN THE HOLE AND MOTH BALLS.

I would think getting coon urine would present more of a problem than getting rid of the squirrels. Unless you can buy coon urine at a store?!

seclark
08-08-2011, 12:45 PM
I would think getting coon urine would present more of a problem than getting rid of the squirrels. Unless you can buy coon urine at a store?!

http://www.codebluescents.com/productdetail.aspx?id=oa1106

Groves
08-08-2011, 12:54 PM
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Once they're trapped in there, you can walk that bad boy right to your garage and throw it in the pool!

alanm
08-08-2011, 01:11 PM
Carl Spackler

Reerun_KC
08-08-2011, 02:59 PM
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gblowfish
08-08-2011, 03:03 PM
The foray into your yard was probably some kind of squirrel gang initiation...

Sofa King
08-08-2011, 03:09 PM
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Delano
08-08-2011, 04:28 PM
well ... that's up to you.

you can kill them with a pellet gun or dunk the cage into a container full of water

or

relocate them to a nearby park/woods ... as long as it's not so close that they just travel back.


whichever suits you

Studies show relocating wildlife is futile. They are very likely to die from a variety of factors in the new location. Kill the pest, don't make it suffer unnecessarily.
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Okie_Apparition
08-08-2011, 04:51 PM
Strap them face up on the ridgeline of your roof. An offering to the owl god. It may bring wisdom(not saying you need it)

griZZly64
08-08-2011, 05:01 PM
grab a rifle and take care of it

Bugeater
08-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Wait till a couple good hard freezes.
Skin them, bake them in the oven at 350*add cream of mushroom soup,carrots,onions ect
Tree rat is good eat-en. Just ask Bugeater
Dude that shit was nasty.

Bwana
08-08-2011, 05:24 PM
Hmmm?
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And if all that fails..............

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Buehler445
08-08-2011, 08:20 PM
These things destroy dads grass runway. Kill them all.

Really though, most efficient method is to pour gas down their hole and fill it in. Might not want to let the EPA see you do this but yeah.

If you want to have fun, pour water down their hole. They can't breathe so they come out. Stab them with a screwdriver. You may be thinking, "why a screwdriver? I've got a knife.". Well, it's hard to get a good stick when they pop their head up, most of the time you just cut them and they go back in the hole. With a screwdriver you stab through them and can pull them out.

LiveSteam
08-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Dude that shit was nasty.

You didn't go back for seconds.

black angus
08-08-2011, 10:17 PM
Go to the County Weed Department in Hays and ask for some poison wheat...they have it.

For years I fought a 40 acre prarie dog farm which ruined a pasture for me.
I tried gas and phostoxin but it was a losing battle. I finally went to the
poisoned wheat with rozol and it worked great. Now, i monitor for any
active holes and treat them as needed. I know the rozol won't hurt cattle,
but I'd check with the Ellis county weed man about domestic pets first. I'm not sure if it's legal in town, but you can find out. It cost about 65 dollars for a bucket which should treat about 600 holes.