Donald Ellis (Peachtree City, GA) | November 29th, 2023
Deer and / or raccoons trigger my traps every single night requiring me to reset / re-bait them every single morning. Time consuming.
Nate (Texas) | June 29th, 2023
Works very effectively. Killed two of my pesky squirrels the first week I put it out so my bird feeders are safe again. It did catch a small opossum but didn’t dispatch it all the way. I wish it had a bait location on the tube. Placing the peanut butter above the pad as suggested doesn’t work in the Texas heat. It just melts down under the pad or off to the side.
Lee cox (Missouri) | June 14th, 2023
Great trap, well made heavy duty construction. Couldn't be happier with this trap. Once trap is set, it means business. The WCS people and this trap are your greatest allies against those destructive squirrels. Love this trap and so will you!
Mike (NW Louisiana) | June 6th, 2023
Only thing to figure out is bait selection. I put it on a well used squirrel run and they went around it until the sunflower seeds lured them in. Population is now declining regularly.
A satisfied user | June 2nd, 2023
Easy to bait and set. The bait goes above the trigger plate, not on the plate. Will pretty much trap anything that can get inside the tube, so consider buying the restrictor inserts if you don’t want to catch skunks, possums, or the neighbor’s cat.
This is definitely the device you want if you’re looking to put a whammy on the local squirrel population.
This is the second WCS Tube Trap I’ve owned: the one I had 10-15 years ago was made of heavier gage steel, and this newer one is a bit more flexible. Not sure if that’s an advantage or disadvantage.
Dave (Indiana) | June 1st, 2023
I've had the tube trap for about two weeks. I ordered the trap to get rid of the squirrels that have cost me about $900 is repairs for chewing on the wiring under my pickup. I've placed the baited trap in four different locations around my yard. So far, it hasn't caught any squirrels, but then, since the trap arrived, I haven't seen any squirrels. They must have been frightened and moved on to the neighbors' vehicles.
The trap arrived promptly after ordering, is relatively easy to set, and seems to be well constructed.
Steve C. Q. | May 27th, 2023
Followed advice and info from other reviewers and mounted to 2x4 which helps A LOT in setting and controlling the set up. It DOES make the trap more stable though and a little harder for the squirrels to set off, especially smaller ones. Followed the advice on opening up the trigger pan a little, also smoothed the edge with a file. Didn't loosen the bolt (yet) but did put a drop of silicon spray on it). You really do have to set it with a "hair trigger" but the spring tension is so strong it will not go off unless the pan is disturbed. Seems to work best when pan is tilted just a little bit up-hill (i.e. trigger mech downhill) which increases the leverage on the pan. Have had only 100% kills. Fast. Clean.
jae | April 24th, 2023
I'm a little surprised by how well this works because so many traps don't deliver. I've tried live traps, but who really wants a caged squirrel on their hands? In my state, it's illegal to relocate gray squirrels, so the live traps are pretty useless. I've tried the Good Nature A24, which was completely ineffective at luring squirrels, even though the same bait was used in other traps successfully. I've also used the Squirrelinator trap, which does a fair job, but it's a lot of work to give the guests a bath, remove them, and then get it all set up again for the next guest. This trap is much less work and I think it's the best out of all the traps I've tried. I will say that I do find it very difficult to set. I'm not a big burly guy who can crack walnuts with a quick hand grip. I'm a fat old lady with a yard full of squirrels who ends up holding the spring down with one foot after wrestling it into position and then trying to get the teeney little clasps into position even though they're probably mashed into the dirt because I'm stepping on the spring. I can't even imagine what kind of strength or yoga position is needed to reset this trap when it's on a tree or pole. But the fact is, it's helping me with my squirrel problem. I know some of them don't die instantly, which would probably bother me a bit if I didn't hate them so much. Sometimes they have time to wrap their arms around the spring, which makes them tough to get out later. But I do recommend it. It gets the job done.
Anonymous | February 23rd, 2023
This has been a good company to deal with. Shipping could not have been faster. Customer service has been a joy to work with. No support tickets to fill out no punching through the key pad to get where you want to go just knowledgeable people answering your questions. The more I have fiddled with the trap the easier it has become to setup. Setting the trigger is crucial and is no longer difficult.
Vlad | February 9th, 2023
Caught my first squirrel in this trap (Rust Resistant) today - just 4 days after installing the trap. I just placed few peanuts dipped into peanut butter inside the trap and it worked great. It was very easy to remove the rodent and reset the trap. I attached the trap to my fence using the small holes.