Grey squirrels can be an interminable garden pest; they dig up bulbs, pinch fruit, steal birds eggs, gnaw the bark off trees and even munch on foliage when nut stores run low, so trapping and removing them with our Squirrel Trap makes good garden sense
Grey squirrels can be an interminable garden pest; they dig up bulbs, pinch fruit, steal birds eggs, gnaw the bark off trees and even munch on foliage when nut stores run low, so trapping and removing them with our Squirrel Trap makes good garden sense.
The rust-resistant galvanised wire mesh trap is open at both ends, encouraging the squirrel in to feed on the bait which is placed near a sensitive base plate and when triggered both doors spring into the locked position, trapping the creature inside. At 61cm in length, the squirrel, rat or other similar sized pest captured in the trap is unlikely to be harmed and the transportation is easy thanks to the carrying handle. Ideal for use in lofts or outbuildings, the catch trap comes complete with fully illustrated instructions. 21cm wide by 17cm in height.
- Live catch trap so does not harm trapped creature
- Manufactured from rust-resistant galvanised wire
- Trap measures 61cm L x 21cm W x 17cm H
- Doors open at both ends to encourage squirrels to visit
- Carrying handle for easy transportation
- Sensitive trigger plate detects feeding intruders
- Fully illustrated instructions
- Quick and simple to set
- Suitable for indoor and garden use
- Peanuts are a recommended choice of bait
- Will also safely catch similar squirrel-sized pests
Although we supply the traps and can deal with any technical or manufacturing questions, we do not have the expertise to advise on the humane disposal of trapped animals. We would recommend you contact DEFRA or the RSPCA as they should be able to give a definitive humane disposal method of trapped animals which meets any current legislation in place.
An effective trap, caught a squirrel inside 1 hour. As suggested above only use one door with bait at far end. Not tried it, but likely to work well for rats too.
This is nothing like as good as our previous trap. The part that the squirrel treads on is not sensitive enough. So far the squirrels have been able to walk in and take the walnuts without setting off the trap, which they do frequently.
It's probably bigger than I expected, but I have caught loads of squirrels with it. But I find the trick is to keep one end closed and put the food at the closed end. It's also important to keep the track set on the very end setting, so that it's sensitive to firing. Only keep it set it during the day (for squirrels), as you may catch the local hedgehog overnight.