BAITING: There are two preferred ways of using the TUBE Trap in a baited fashion. First, using your favorite paste type bait smear some directly onto the triggering pan of the Tube trap. For added appeal, press some bird seed of sunflower seeds into the paste bait. Then take a 1/4" piece of hardware cloth or screening and lay it on top of the triggering pan containing the bait and wrap the edges around the pan. The easiest way to do this is to grip it with your hand. This makes it harder for the squirrel to access the bait, and they have to work at it.
The second method involves smearing your favorite paste bait directly above the pan. To do this, turn the trap completely over, BEFORE SETTING IT, and smear the paste directly over the pan area. Then turn the trap back over and set it according to proper instructions. Again, this makes the squirrel work for the bait as they will be focused on the bait, not on the triggering pan.
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5/5 Catching squirrels is a , 1.27.2016
Reviewer: Charles Holt (New Richmond, OH)
This lethal trap is excellent for squirrel removal having added benefit of effectively hiding catch from sight unlike other body grip traps that require "boxing" to get same results. Baited or not seems like squirrels just can't resist running through a tube trap...once.