How do you catch a ground squirrel?
For box traps and tunnel traps, place them on the ground near squirrel burrows or runways, and bait them with walnuts, almonds, oats, barley, melon rinds or any other food source that the ground squirrels are eating. Place the bait well behind the trigger or tied to it.
What is the best bait for ground squirrels?
What is the best bait to trap squirrels? In a nutshell, I have found that the best bait is whole peanuts, in the shell. Peanut butter is great too, so I use a combination. I spread some peanut butter on the trap pan, and then stick some peanuts on top.