People in my family call me the squirrel queen. It's just because my husband and I have had this problem forever and solved it!!! Get the trap...put peanut butter on the lever. The most important thing to remember when you release the squirrel: You have to drive it AT LEAST 12 miles away or they'll find their way back. We used steel wool jammed inside the hole and then nailed wood over it (and painted it). An interesting thing I've read is that squirrels are territorial...they'll fight to protect "their yard". Maybe that's why you see squirrels chasing each other. So if you don't want to trap them, you can leave them alone and maybe have one or two in your area.