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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

$34.95
★★★★★ ★★★★★ (4.85) 34 Reviews Read Reviews

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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.

IMPORTANTPlease stake down the trap to minimize possibility of theft by a larger animal, i.e., coyote.

Product Features

  • Rust resistant
  • 21-guage steel
  • 4.5" in diameter, 7.5" long

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 baiting 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.

Click here for Product Instructions
Click here for Tube Trap Adjustments
★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.85/5 Stars out of 34 Reviews
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Bruce Wakefield (Western Maine) | June 23rd, 2023
i bought a shorty tube trap a couple of years ago. it has caught Grey squirrels, Red squirrels, flying squirrels and chipmunks if they have heavy feet. So far this spring I am up to 13 greys, and about the same on chippies. If someone has a problem with these rats in their home. This will save the problem. I screwed my Shorty to a board about 18 inch long and 12 inches wide. This give me a margin of safety when setting. Peanut butter spread on the board entrance's, and on the trip plate,with some bird seed thrown inside and on the peanut butter works terrific.
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Good Results
Old Boots | October 9th, 2022
Caught my first rodent in this trap today. Worked well. I have two other types of traps out that they have learned to avoid so introducing this new trap style helped. I found it easy to remove the rodent and reset the trap. I used the small holes to screw it to a post. I have to keep these things from getting into my attic they already got into my neighbors attic.
Verified Buyer
Great Trap
ED | September 13th, 2022
This is my second such trap. I place them in heavy traffic areas and without a doubt, a rodent is caught and dispatched. It keeps them out of my attic!
Verified Buyer
Awesome, there is no escape!
N/A | August 22nd, 2022
An amazing trap with a great design. If something sets it off, it's done. Have had excellent luck with this and will definitely buy more. Perfect for squirrels. Thanks!
Verified Buyer
works great
Ashley | July 6th, 2022
Works great! We've caught many squirrels over the years. I mount our trap on a pole and lean it against the part of the fence with lots of squirrel traffic.
Verified Buyer
Just ordered two more for gopher/ground squirrels
Steve | June 23rd, 2022
My first season trapping gophers was so so. Tried different baits, got a couple then just started catching birds and gave up. This season I didn't use any bait I just put the traps in the trails between holes and have trapped over 60 gophers in a little over a week with 3 traps! Awesome trap.
Verified Buyer
Better than a Red Tail Hawk!
Tony Sanders | June 19th, 2022
This is one mean Mother! Started getting them on day one! Placed peanut butter on the top above the paddle and it did the rest! Had my doubts in the beginning but that quickly changed. Buy, Buy, Buy!
Verified Buyer
Shorty tube
Anonymous | June 6th, 2022
Initially started with just one of these tubes but ordered two more after seeing how good they work. I mount them on a treated lumber "shelf" and screw to a tree or fence. Boy do they work! They set very easy when the tube is stationary. If you want to rid your yard of tree rats, there is nothing that even comes close to this trap. I mix up my bait from peanut butter, deer corn, or a mix of nuts. Keep them guessing what's waiting for them inside. Have never seen a squirrel get out of this trap. Dispatches them quickly. You will not be disappointed.
Verified Buyer
Short Tube
Anonymous | February 20th, 2022
Best trap you can buy. It does exactly as advertised! No squirrel is escaping this trap! The hardest part is getting it placed in a spot for the squirrels to access it. It needs to be placed strategically (frequently traveled path of any squirrels). I found placing pecans pieces on the trap and a little sprinkle just outside the tube works good.
Verified Buyer
Short Tube Trap
Kathy M. | February 14th, 2022
Large squirrels had finally gone too far. They chewed the truck wires to nest several years in a row. They chewed everything exterior with their teeth, and now had gotten into the attic. I attached the trap to a 2" x 4" with deck screws and then clamped that to the back fence. It took a day and a half before I figured how to eliminate one. They scampered through it at first and it did not go off. I finally figured the trigger was staying on too good. So I put wire mesh on the trigger plate like someone suggested and got one shortly after that. I put a walnut half under the mesh and a lot of peanut butter around that. They had to do a little more work and that did the trick. I also used the same walnut and peanut butter again. I also purchased the setter to hold down the lever and so glad I did. I always brought it in at night, to protect the other wildlife. I also clamped the trap mounted on the 2" x 4" down in the attic and finally caught the one that wouldn't evict itself. It took a lot of attempts to get that one, but the timing and location finally worked.
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Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies
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.

IMPORTANTPlease stake down the trap to minimize possibility of theft by a larger animal, i.e., coyote.

Product Features

  • Rust resistant
  • 21-guage steel
  • 4.5" in diameter, 7.5" long

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 baiting 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.

Click here for Product Instructions
Click here for Tube Trap Adjustments
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★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.85/5 Stars out of 34 Reviews
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1
2
0
3
0
4
1
5
32
Pages 1   2   3   4
Verified Buyer
shorty tube trap
Bruce Wakefield (Western Maine) | June 23rd, 2023
i bought a shorty tube trap a couple of years ago. it has caught Grey squirrels, Red squirrels, flying squirrels and chipmunks if they have heavy feet. So far this spring I am up to 13 greys, and about the same on chippies. If someone has a problem with these rats in their home. This will save the problem. I screwed my Shorty to a board about 18 inch long and 12 inches wide. This give me a margin of safety when setting. Peanut butter spread on the board entrance's, and on the trip plate,with some bird seed thrown inside and on the peanut butter works terrific.
Verified Buyer
Good Results
Old Boots | October 9th, 2022
Caught my first rodent in this trap today. Worked well. I have two other types of traps out that they have learned to avoid so introducing this new trap style helped. I found it easy to remove the rodent and reset the trap. I used the small holes to screw it to a post. I have to keep these things from getting into my attic they already got into my neighbors attic.
Verified Buyer
Great Trap
ED | September 13th, 2022
This is my second such trap. I place them in heavy traffic areas and without a doubt, a rodent is caught and dispatched. It keeps them out of my attic!
Verified Buyer
Awesome, there is no escape!
N/A | August 22nd, 2022
An amazing trap with a great design. If something sets it off, it's done. Have had excellent luck with this and will definitely buy more. Perfect for squirrels. Thanks!
Verified Buyer
works great
Ashley | July 6th, 2022
Works great! We've caught many squirrels over the years. I mount our trap on a pole and lean it against the part of the fence with lots of squirrel traffic.
Verified Buyer
Just ordered two more for gopher/ground squirrels
Steve | June 23rd, 2022
My first season trapping gophers was so so. Tried different baits, got a couple then just started catching birds and gave up. This season I didn't use any bait I just put the traps in the trails between holes and have trapped over 60 gophers in a little over a week with 3 traps! Awesome trap.
Verified Buyer
Better than a Red Tail Hawk!
Tony Sanders | June 19th, 2022
This is one mean Mother! Started getting them on day one! Placed peanut butter on the top above the paddle and it did the rest! Had my doubts in the beginning but that quickly changed. Buy, Buy, Buy!
Verified Buyer
Shorty tube
Anonymous | June 6th, 2022
Initially started with just one of these tubes but ordered two more after seeing how good they work. I mount them on a treated lumber "shelf" and screw to a tree or fence. Boy do they work! They set very easy when the tube is stationary. If you want to rid your yard of tree rats, there is nothing that even comes close to this trap. I mix up my bait from peanut butter, deer corn, or a mix of nuts. Keep them guessing what's waiting for them inside. Have never seen a squirrel get out of this trap. Dispatches them quickly. You will not be disappointed.
Verified Buyer
Short Tube
Anonymous | February 20th, 2022
Best trap you can buy. It does exactly as advertised! No squirrel is escaping this trap! The hardest part is getting it placed in a spot for the squirrels to access it. It needs to be placed strategically (frequently traveled path of any squirrels). I found placing pecans pieces on the trap and a little sprinkle just outside the tube works good.
Verified Buyer
Short Tube Trap
Kathy M. | February 14th, 2022
Large squirrels had finally gone too far. They chewed the truck wires to nest several years in a row. They chewed everything exterior with their teeth, and now had gotten into the attic. I attached the trap to a 2" x 4" with deck screws and then clamped that to the back fence. It took a day and a half before I figured how to eliminate one. They scampered through it at first and it did not go off. I finally figured the trigger was staying on too good. So I put wire mesh on the trigger plate like someone suggested and got one shortly after that. I put a walnut half under the mesh and a lot of peanut butter around that. They had to do a little more work and that did the trick. I also used the same walnut and peanut butter again. I also purchased the setter to hold down the lever and so glad I did. I always brought it in at night, to protect the other wildlife. I also clamped the trap mounted on the 2" x 4" down in the attic and finally caught the one that wouldn't evict itself. It took a lot of attempts to get that one, but the timing and location finally worked.
Write Review:
WCS™ Shorty Tube Trap™ - Rust Resistant

To rate, click/tap a star above. 1 star is the worst and 5 gold stars is the best.

  • All fields are required except "where you're from".
  • Your email is for verification purposes only and will NOT be published or shared. See our Privacy Policy.

Enter only the red text:  3Ry2032079Arq!

Videos
Specs
Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies
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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