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WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap™ - Rust Resistant

Product Code: TUBE002-1
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WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap™ - Rust Resistant

Product Code: TUBE002-1

$34.50
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It's back!!  WCS is pleased to announce the return of the WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap™!  This trap is a shorter version of the classic Rust Resistent Tube Trap, but with a few new advantages.  Just like its big brother, it is treated with an electro-plating process which is black in color and is highly rust resistant. No need to dip, dye, or spray paint these traps.  Just pull them out of the box and use them. 

This tunnel shaped trap is a very effective squirrel and rodent trap. Constructed of 21-gauge steel, the trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 7.5" inches long, and is powered by a beefy double torsion spring.  It now offers a zero clearance strike and its smaller size allows it to be used in spaces where larger traps just won't do. Used either baited or non-baited, the Shorty Tube Trap is a natural attractant to squirrels wanting to run through it or hide in it. Once the squirrel reaches the triggering pan in the middle of the trap, the double torsion spring triggers the strike bar. 

The WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap comes with a built in safety latch to prevent the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The Shorty Tube Trap is a LETHAL trap, use special care when and where setting.

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Customer Reviews ( 19 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 Great Tough Trap, 08/30/2018
Reviewer: HN
Product is as described. Works GREAT. Easy to set and use. Fast shipment /not via PO. Once they're in it - they don't get out. Wonder what an 8" or 10" tube could catch ?
4/5 Looks tough, 08/30/2018
Reviewer: Home Orchardist
Some years ago one squirrel stole all apples from one tree weeks before the fruit was ripe. A neighbor did me an accidental service by running the squirrel over before it could teach its offspring about the fruit in my yard. Now another gray squirrel is up to the same program, taking 16 of 17 apples on a young tree. The trap came with a few scratches that could use paint, so I sprayed it with black and a rusty brown rust-proofing paint and gave it a camo-look. Before that, I had to figure out how to use the safety catch and set it. The safety was bent just a bit too much, so made that angle more useful. Now I'll screw it to a 2 x 4 or 6" board before attaching that to our very old wooden fence.
5/5 What don't they understand about MY peach tree?, 08/05/2018
Reviewer: D.G.
They never bothered my peach tree, but this year all the squirrels in the neighborhood were raiding the peach tree when the peaches were small and green. Every day they came by and ate the green peaches, sometimes only a bite or two. A live trap did not work. The tube trap took immediately take care of the problem. Good trigger mechanism, quick kill, no suffering for the squirrels. No rust so far, in spite of being out in the pouring rain. It is easy to release them from the trap too. I did have to watch a video to see how to best set the trap, as a lot of force is needed to hold the handle down.
5/5 Backyard Fruit Tree Grower, 07/06/2018
Reviewer: Susie
I love nature and I don't mind sharing my fruits and veggies with wildlife, but when they are not willing to share that is a problem, The darn squirrels two years ago started taking a peach and nectarine when they ripened and would take one bite and go on the next fruit. Last year it got so bad that I went through all the hard work of taking care of the trees and honestly ended up with a small basket of fruit, they destroyed most.This trap is God sent. There is absolutely no mess, and I can do it myself. I dedicated a small peanut butter jar and that is what I use as bait. I caught so many I lost count and this year I will again enjoy my fruit. Now I wish WCS would make a tube trap for groundhogs.
5/5 Quick, efficient and leaving no mess!, 06/19/2018
Reviewer: Brasileira
I've been using this tube traps since last year and bought more this year. They get the job done quickly, efficiently and without a mess. I don't even have to put bait in them. Our over abundant and destructive squirrels are just naturally attracted to them for some reason.
4/5 Nuts in Texas, 06/12/2018
Reviewer: Rancher
This trap kills a squirrel every time I set it. Squirrels were killing large branches by chewing off/girdling the limbs so they can lick up the sap. I screwed it to a horizontal branch in the tree that was showing the most squirrel damage and baited it with peanut butter. Check the trap daily or you will have to remove a rotting, dead animal. The trigger was too sensitive which made the trap difficult to set. I took pliers and straightened the angle in the trigger wire a tiny bit which fixed the problem. But for that, I would have given it 5 starts.
5/5 The best trap ever!!!!!!, 05/10/2018
Reviewer: Larry Bachand
This is by far the best trap ever made!!!!
5/5 Best trap I have used, 05/06/2018
Reviewer: Bubba F
I purchased the rust resistant trap about 3 weeks ago to take care of two squirrels that were eating my tangerines and avocados faster than I could harvest them. I caught one squirrel and one rat the first week, and the second squirrel the next week. I have had good luck when using whole wheat bread with embedded sunflower and pumpkin seeds as the bait. I use a thin layer of peanut butter as glue to attach the bread to the trip plate to improve the chances of the squirrel tripping the trap. After 1 week without squirrels, I noticed 2 new squirrels had moved into the neighborhood yesterday. I set the trap again this morning with a fresh strawberry on a small piece of whole wheat/pumpkin & sunflower seed bread with some peanut butter used as glue and within a few hours the trap had caught another squirrel. I have noticed that if I leave the trap out at night, the bait is usually stolen without the trap going off. I assume that most small rats are light enough to steal the bait without tripping the trap. I have only had the trap for 3 weeks, but I have seen no signs of rust even though I live near the beach. Update (and this is definitely a true story) ... I was just about to submit this review when I heard a loud snap in my backyard. I had just reset the trap before starting to write this review. Sure enough, I just caught another squirrel. Funny thing is I reused the same fresh strawberry that caught the squirrel this morning. Two squirrels, with one strawberry as bait, in one trap in one day. That is excellent performance from my perspective.
5/5 Works Every Time, 04/28/2018
Reviewer: SEC
Squirrels have been eating my trees - bought 2 traps and have gotten 5 critters! Baited with peanut butter.
5/5 Wildlife Tech, 04/27/2018
Reviewer: Jeff Young
Company: Assurance Wildlife Control Services
These are my go to trap for squirrels ! Nothing better.
5/5 Amazing trap!, 04/19/2018
Reviewer: S.H.
In the two weeks I've had mine at my house I've trapped 11 squirrels. Almost one a day. At this point, not getting much action on the trap... but also haven't seen any squirrels (which have been killing my apple tree by stripping the bark). Was so impressed that I bought one for my parents, who have issues with squirrels stealing fruit and destroying drip lines (no idea why). First day we had the trap, we caught three squirrels. Best trap I've ever used.
5/5 Great trap, 02/27/2018
Reviewer: M.D
What a GREAT TRAP !! it was hard to set for the first couple of tries then it was an breeze. Caught two squirrels in less than two hours . Still waiting for my squirrel eliminator trap to trap something after having for three months. Tube trap 2 squirrel eliminator trap 0. Used peanut butter for bait.
5/5 Deadly accurate and effective - Rats and Squirrels don't stand a chance, 01/03/2018
Reviewer: JAYKATYTX
I bought my trap on the WCS site and shipping was fast. If you are a homeowner and need only one trap buy the rust resistant version. I used strawberries and mushrooms as bait both worked exceptionally well to catch rats and squirrels. I have piece tied with a wire to the top of the trap and lay a trail of pieces to the trap on both sides. I have my trap tied with wire on the upper rail of a good neighbor wooden fence. The critters use (used to, I should say as they are all dead now) that side of the fence as a runway. The rat was a surprise as I was sure that we didn't have any near our house. All in all a very effective and efficient trap. Please follow the safety instructions. You will lose body parts if your fire the trap accidentally. Always remove the safety only as the last step. Also as instructed never dry fire the trap to 'test' it. it may deform the strike bar.
5/5 This trap works great for woodchucks too!, 05/29/2017
Reviewer: Maynard Stanley Jr
When you have a chuck hole the size of the trap set the trap in the hole, sure it up with dirt and set a flat rock on the front half and leaves over the kill bar.
5/5 Great Product!, 12/29/2016
Reviewer: Very Satisfied customer
This is an excellent product. Baited with a few sunflower seeds, this trap has become a standout perfomer in my perennial tree rodent eradication program. Excellent.
4/5 Great trap if you tune them properly, 08/06/2016
Reviewer: Scott Smith
These traps work very well when they are trigger set and are in good shape. I have caught many dozens this year in two traps I have. There are a couple things to watch out for though. - the U-shaped bar can get bent with repeated catches (especially if you are occasionally catching a bird like I do - there is no squirrel to soften the blow of the U against the metal when the trap fires). If the U gets too bent it will be touching the trap when set and the trap will not be able to fire. Look to make sure the U can still go down a bit more when the trap is set, and if not bend the outer part down to get it more back in line (it should be completely flat). Related to this: never use a stick to test the trap as that will bend the bar and the trap will not work any more. - It seems like the trap works better when it is attached firmly. When the squirrel pushes the trap may wobble instead of fire if it can rock. Use the two holes on each end to screw it to wood. - I regularly lube the trigger end to make it nice and slippery. For the non-rustproofed traps this is more important as the rust adds friction to the mechanism. Also on those traps the pan hinge needs to be lubed so it moves freely. I bought one trap ten years ago and it never worked, now I realize it is because I tested it with a stick before I baited and set it - I bent the bar before I even started. My new trap this year worked so I dug out the old one, fixed the bar, and now the old rusty trap is catching more squirrels than the new rust resistant one. The new trap stopped working mid-summer this year and I noticed its bar also was bent, probably because it had trapped 3-4 birds. Bent it back and now its catching again. I am giving the trap 4 stars because this ten-year old design flaw needs to be fixed. The bar needs to be stronger.
5/5 Love the trap, 09/11/2014
Reviewer: Yohan Ly
I was to able to get all the grey squirrels that are messing up my plants on my deck by digging up the potting soil. It was a mess on the deck every morning, I was so fed up with it. And it works great with peanut butter and bread, I get a squirrel every time. It would recommended it to anyone who had the same problem as me. It's a DIY pest controlled in your backyard, instead of calling/paying those professional pest controlled guys to do the job and released it somewhere to be someone else problem. As for me, this trap is better than the cage trap because you don't have to kill squirrel yourself. The trap is doing it for you. It is a very great trap. I really like it. As for the price, it's fine cause it's great and well built product.
5/5 Excellent trap, 08/18/2014
Reviewer: John Smith
Very effective trap. I've caught over a dozen and it's lethal every time. I personally use peanut butter and think its the best bait. The trap takes a little muscle to set the first time but after a few weeks it gets easier to set. I'm a little concerned that when I put the bait on the pad the squirrel doesn't apply enough weight to trigger it but 75% of the time the animal is trapped and 25% of the time they get the bait. I tried it without bait for two weeks and I caught nothing. Then I baited it and I caught an animal every day for the next week. I also haven't had much luck baiting above the pad, on the roof of the trap. The squirrel can clear that without setting it off.
5/5 Very Effective for Squirrels, 01/07/2013
Reviewer: LHH
We bought these to try and reduce gray squirrel damage to our deck and furniture around our bird feeders. On the first day, we caught 8 gray squirrels in less than 8 hours. The traps are well built, heavy duty, and will last for years. Squirrels enter these more readily than the Havaharts we had been using. We are very pleased.
Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS)
Weight:
2 lbs.(.907 kg.)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 7.5"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat
Description

It's back!!  WCS is pleased to announce the return of the WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap™!  This trap is a shorter version of the classic Rust Resistent Tube Trap, but with a few new advantages.  Just like its big brother, it is treated with an electro-plating process which is black in color and is highly rust resistant. No need to dip, dye, or spray paint these traps.  Just pull them out of the box and use them. 

This tunnel shaped trap is a very effective squirrel and rodent trap. Constructed of 21-gauge steel, the trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 7.5" inches long, and is powered by a beefy double torsion spring.  It now offers a zero clearance strike and its smaller size allows it to be used in spaces where larger traps just won't do. Used either baited or non-baited, the Shorty Tube Trap is a natural attractant to squirrels wanting to run through it or hide in it. Once the squirrel reaches the triggering pan in the middle of the trap, the double torsion spring triggers the strike bar. 

The WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap comes with a built in safety latch to prevent the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The Shorty Tube Trap is a LETHAL trap, use special care when and where setting.

Click here for Product Instructions

 

 

 

Details
Reviews

Customer Reviews ( 19 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 Great Tough Trap, 08/30/2018
Reviewer: HN
Product is as described. Works GREAT. Easy to set and use. Fast shipment /not via PO. Once they're in it - they don't get out. Wonder what an 8" or 10" tube could catch ?
4/5 Looks tough, 08/30/2018
Reviewer: Home Orchardist
Some years ago one squirrel stole all apples from one tree weeks before the fruit was ripe. A neighbor did me an accidental service by running the squirrel over before it could teach its offspring about the fruit in my yard. Now another gray squirrel is up to the same program, taking 16 of 17 apples on a young tree. The trap came with a few scratches that could use paint, so I sprayed it with black and a rusty brown rust-proofing paint and gave it a camo-look. Before that, I had to figure out how to use the safety catch and set it. The safety was bent just a bit too much, so made that angle more useful. Now I'll screw it to a 2 x 4 or 6" board before attaching that to our very old wooden fence.
5/5 What don't they understand about MY peach tree?, 08/05/2018
Reviewer: D.G.
They never bothered my peach tree, but this year all the squirrels in the neighborhood were raiding the peach tree when the peaches were small and green. Every day they came by and ate the green peaches, sometimes only a bite or two. A live trap did not work. The tube trap took immediately take care of the problem. Good trigger mechanism, quick kill, no suffering for the squirrels. No rust so far, in spite of being out in the pouring rain. It is easy to release them from the trap too. I did have to watch a video to see how to best set the trap, as a lot of force is needed to hold the handle down.
5/5 Backyard Fruit Tree Grower, 07/06/2018
Reviewer: Susie
I love nature and I don't mind sharing my fruits and veggies with wildlife, but when they are not willing to share that is a problem, The darn squirrels two years ago started taking a peach and nectarine when they ripened and would take one bite and go on the next fruit. Last year it got so bad that I went through all the hard work of taking care of the trees and honestly ended up with a small basket of fruit, they destroyed most.This trap is God sent. There is absolutely no mess, and I can do it myself. I dedicated a small peanut butter jar and that is what I use as bait. I caught so many I lost count and this year I will again enjoy my fruit. Now I wish WCS would make a tube trap for groundhogs.
5/5 Quick, efficient and leaving no mess!, 06/19/2018
Reviewer: Brasileira
I've been using this tube traps since last year and bought more this year. They get the job done quickly, efficiently and without a mess. I don't even have to put bait in them. Our over abundant and destructive squirrels are just naturally attracted to them for some reason.
4/5 Nuts in Texas, 06/12/2018
Reviewer: Rancher
This trap kills a squirrel every time I set it. Squirrels were killing large branches by chewing off/girdling the limbs so they can lick up the sap. I screwed it to a horizontal branch in the tree that was showing the most squirrel damage and baited it with peanut butter. Check the trap daily or you will have to remove a rotting, dead animal. The trigger was too sensitive which made the trap difficult to set. I took pliers and straightened the angle in the trigger wire a tiny bit which fixed the problem. But for that, I would have given it 5 starts.
5/5 The best trap ever!!!!!!, 05/10/2018
Reviewer: Larry Bachand
This is by far the best trap ever made!!!!
5/5 Best trap I have used, 05/06/2018
Reviewer: Bubba F
I purchased the rust resistant trap about 3 weeks ago to take care of two squirrels that were eating my tangerines and avocados faster than I could harvest them. I caught one squirrel and one rat the first week, and the second squirrel the next week. I have had good luck when using whole wheat bread with embedded sunflower and pumpkin seeds as the bait. I use a thin layer of peanut butter as glue to attach the bread to the trip plate to improve the chances of the squirrel tripping the trap. After 1 week without squirrels, I noticed 2 new squirrels had moved into the neighborhood yesterday. I set the trap again this morning with a fresh strawberry on a small piece of whole wheat/pumpkin & sunflower seed bread with some peanut butter used as glue and within a few hours the trap had caught another squirrel. I have noticed that if I leave the trap out at night, the bait is usually stolen without the trap going off. I assume that most small rats are light enough to steal the bait without tripping the trap. I have only had the trap for 3 weeks, but I have seen no signs of rust even though I live near the beach. Update (and this is definitely a true story) ... I was just about to submit this review when I heard a loud snap in my backyard. I had just reset the trap before starting to write this review. Sure enough, I just caught another squirrel. Funny thing is I reused the same fresh strawberry that caught the squirrel this morning. Two squirrels, with one strawberry as bait, in one trap in one day. That is excellent performance from my perspective.
5/5 Works Every Time, 04/28/2018
Reviewer: SEC
Squirrels have been eating my trees - bought 2 traps and have gotten 5 critters! Baited with peanut butter.
5/5 Wildlife Tech, 04/27/2018
Reviewer: Jeff Young
Company: Assurance Wildlife Control Services
These are my go to trap for squirrels ! Nothing better.
5/5 Amazing trap!, 04/19/2018
Reviewer: S.H.
In the two weeks I've had mine at my house I've trapped 11 squirrels. Almost one a day. At this point, not getting much action on the trap... but also haven't seen any squirrels (which have been killing my apple tree by stripping the bark). Was so impressed that I bought one for my parents, who have issues with squirrels stealing fruit and destroying drip lines (no idea why). First day we had the trap, we caught three squirrels. Best trap I've ever used.
5/5 Great trap, 02/27/2018
Reviewer: M.D
What a GREAT TRAP !! it was hard to set for the first couple of tries then it was an breeze. Caught two squirrels in less than two hours . Still waiting for my squirrel eliminator trap to trap something after having for three months. Tube trap 2 squirrel eliminator trap 0. Used peanut butter for bait.
5/5 Deadly accurate and effective - Rats and Squirrels don't stand a chance, 01/03/2018
Reviewer: JAYKATYTX
I bought my trap on the WCS site and shipping was fast. If you are a homeowner and need only one trap buy the rust resistant version. I used strawberries and mushrooms as bait both worked exceptionally well to catch rats and squirrels. I have piece tied with a wire to the top of the trap and lay a trail of pieces to the trap on both sides. I have my trap tied with wire on the upper rail of a good neighbor wooden fence. The critters use (used to, I should say as they are all dead now) that side of the fence as a runway. The rat was a surprise as I was sure that we didn't have any near our house. All in all a very effective and efficient trap. Please follow the safety instructions. You will lose body parts if your fire the trap accidentally. Always remove the safety only as the last step. Also as instructed never dry fire the trap to 'test' it. it may deform the strike bar.
5/5 This trap works great for woodchucks too!, 05/29/2017
Reviewer: Maynard Stanley Jr
When you have a chuck hole the size of the trap set the trap in the hole, sure it up with dirt and set a flat rock on the front half and leaves over the kill bar.
5/5 Great Product!, 12/29/2016
Reviewer: Very Satisfied customer
This is an excellent product. Baited with a few sunflower seeds, this trap has become a standout perfomer in my perennial tree rodent eradication program. Excellent.
4/5 Great trap if you tune them properly, 08/06/2016
Reviewer: Scott Smith
These traps work very well when they are trigger set and are in good shape. I have caught many dozens this year in two traps I have. There are a couple things to watch out for though. - the U-shaped bar can get bent with repeated catches (especially if you are occasionally catching a bird like I do - there is no squirrel to soften the blow of the U against the metal when the trap fires). If the U gets too bent it will be touching the trap when set and the trap will not be able to fire. Look to make sure the U can still go down a bit more when the trap is set, and if not bend the outer part down to get it more back in line (it should be completely flat). Related to this: never use a stick to test the trap as that will bend the bar and the trap will not work any more. - It seems like the trap works better when it is attached firmly. When the squirrel pushes the trap may wobble instead of fire if it can rock. Use the two holes on each end to screw it to wood. - I regularly lube the trigger end to make it nice and slippery. For the non-rustproofed traps this is more important as the rust adds friction to the mechanism. Also on those traps the pan hinge needs to be lubed so it moves freely. I bought one trap ten years ago and it never worked, now I realize it is because I tested it with a stick before I baited and set it - I bent the bar before I even started. My new trap this year worked so I dug out the old one, fixed the bar, and now the old rusty trap is catching more squirrels than the new rust resistant one. The new trap stopped working mid-summer this year and I noticed its bar also was bent, probably because it had trapped 3-4 birds. Bent it back and now its catching again. I am giving the trap 4 stars because this ten-year old design flaw needs to be fixed. The bar needs to be stronger.
5/5 Love the trap, 09/11/2014
Reviewer: Yohan Ly
I was to able to get all the grey squirrels that are messing up my plants on my deck by digging up the potting soil. It was a mess on the deck every morning, I was so fed up with it. And it works great with peanut butter and bread, I get a squirrel every time. It would recommended it to anyone who had the same problem as me. It's a DIY pest controlled in your backyard, instead of calling/paying those professional pest controlled guys to do the job and released it somewhere to be someone else problem. As for me, this trap is better than the cage trap because you don't have to kill squirrel yourself. The trap is doing it for you. It is a very great trap. I really like it. As for the price, it's fine cause it's great and well built product.
5/5 Excellent trap, 08/18/2014
Reviewer: John Smith
Very effective trap. I've caught over a dozen and it's lethal every time. I personally use peanut butter and think its the best bait. The trap takes a little muscle to set the first time but after a few weeks it gets easier to set. I'm a little concerned that when I put the bait on the pad the squirrel doesn't apply enough weight to trigger it but 75% of the time the animal is trapped and 25% of the time they get the bait. I tried it without bait for two weeks and I caught nothing. Then I baited it and I caught an animal every day for the next week. I also haven't had much luck baiting above the pad, on the roof of the trap. The squirrel can clear that without setting it off.
5/5 Very Effective for Squirrels, 01/07/2013
Reviewer: LHH
We bought these to try and reduce gray squirrel damage to our deck and furniture around our bird feeders. On the first day, we caught 8 gray squirrels in less than 8 hours. The traps are well built, heavy duty, and will last for years. Squirrels enter these more readily than the Havaharts we had been using. We are very pleased.
Videos
Specs
Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS)
Weight:
2 lbs.(.907 kg.)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 7.5"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat

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