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WCS Tube Trap - Standard

Product Code: WCSTUBE
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WCS Tube Trap - Standard

Product Code: WCSTUBE

$34.50
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The WCS™ Tube Trap is a very effective squirrel trap and has stood the test of time, now being on the market for over 20 years.  Constructed of 21-gauge steel, this tunnel shaped trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 15 inches long, and is powered by a beefy double torsion spring.

Used either baited or non-baited, the Tube Trap is a natural attractant to squirrels and other rodents wanting to run through it or hide in it. Once the squirrel reaches the triggering pan in the middle of the trap, and steps on it, the double torsion spring triggers the strike bar. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view.  There is a built in safety latch which prevents the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The WCS™ Tube Trap is a lethal trap, use special care when and where setting.

Click here for Product Instructions

Customer Reviews ( 15 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 Great for ground squirrels, 12/08/2018
Reviewer: Randy
Put an un-baited trap in Quonset where ground squirrels had been entering building. Caught and killed 7 Richardson's and one 13-lined ground squirrel this past summer. Told my friend about the trap as he was having trouble with red squirrels in his garden. He bought a trap and got 6 of the critters this summer. Both of us are impressed with the traps. I purchased 2 more traps this fall to use closer to the burrows of the ground squirrels next spring and summer. I'll likely bait such traps and am expecting good results.
5/5 Very effective trap, 11/23/2018
Reviewer: Rex Goddard
This is a very well built trap and very effective on squirrels. I would highly recommend this trap. Thank you WCS for a quality product.
5/5 oh my God, 11/20/2018
Reviewer: DN
Best squirrel whacker ever.
5/5 Proper baiting for squirrels, 11/18/2018
Reviewer: Maynard Stanley Jr
Company: Critter Catcher
This trap works great for squirrels wipe your bait on the top inside the trap they will stand on the trigger to get the bait above.
5/5 Works Great, 10/07/2018
Reviewer: CF
Worried this trap wouldn't quickly and humanely eliminate the squirrels, but couldn't have been more wrong! It does just that....quick and efficient. Great trap. Worth every penny.
3/5 Works once doctored, 08/03/2018
Reviewer: John
I was really torn between giving this 3 or 4 stars. Here's my reasoning: When you buy a thing, it's supposed to do the thing you bought it to do. I bought the trap, but it wasn't killing squirrels. When I used peanut butter, I was feeding ants. When I used peanuts, they vanished without setting off the trap. After 2 weeks of that nonsense, I fashioned a cover out of hardware cloth, capped one end of the trap, and loaded the capped end with enough peanuts to gag a...well, squirrel. Since then, I've killed 4 of the little buggers. So why 3 stars? Based on my experience, the tube caps shouldn't be sold separately - at least one should come with the trap. Like I said at the beginning, when you buy a thing, it's supposed to do the thing you bought it to do. This trap didn't do the thing until I modified it. If this had come with a cap, it would have worked from day one. My advice to WCS - include a cap and up the price a few bucks.
5/5 Went from good to great with one simple modification, 06/25/2018
Reviewer: Squirrel free
Had squirrels in attic and chicken coop. Tried exclusion to avail. On the recommendation of the local university I decided to try this trap. Baited the trap as suggest by placing peanut butter & bird seed mixture inside top of tube. Bait was being eaten but the trap was not firing. Figured out that peanut butter doesn't stick in 100 degree temps. Tried several different things and got a couple. Then I pop riveted a small piece of hardware cloth to the top inside of trap right above trigger and smeared with bait. Since this modification the trap has been 100% effective.
5/5 That's the ticket, 06/06/2018
Reviewer: David McDougall
If you're looking to thin out the squirrel population in or around your home, this device is the real deal. Watch the helpful video on the WCS webpage and become familiar with the trap's operation. Before setting the trap, smear peanut butter on the inside in three places...top of tube (above bait tray) and just inside each opening. Set the trap. Be sure the safety latched is place so the trap is safe to carry. Pick a spot, like the base of a tree where you've seen squirrels ascend and descend. Be sure to lift the safety latch from strike bar. The trap is ready for action. Curious squirrels will invariably check both ends and study the trap. Most of the time, squirrels will venture inside cautiously to eat the peanut butter from roof. When they move toward the bait on the center inside roof of the trap, their body will press the tray and trigger the trap. The powerful spring loaded strike bar then hammers the animal with a powerful blow, killing it instantly. No fuss, no mess. Lift the strike bar and the dead animal slides out for disposal. The tube trap is no toy. Don't put your fingers or hand in the tube while it is armed. You could lose a finger or worse. With practice, you should develop your own system for arming. The self help video on the website is very helpful. Otherwise, this is the most efficient method of Squirrel elimination I've found, particularly in an area where the use of a firearm isn't safe.
2/5 Can work well but has some serious design flaws, 06/02/2018
Reviewer: Scott Smith
I have used these traps over several years and caught many squirrels. But the traps have two serious design flaws which the manufacturer has not responded to when I wrote about them. Problem #1 is the trap will often get set off by birds, and the U bar will then strike right against the trap at high force and it will BEND. With that U bent enough the trap will no longer work: when you next set the trap the U will be touching the trap itself since it has bent, and that in turn allows the plate to take much more force and it won't fire when the squirrel walks on it. I need to bend the U wires back to be straight again for the trap to fire properly again. Problem #2 is sometimes its impossible to set the trap: it fires every time you let go of the plate. I find I need to pinch the plate end where the pin goes to make the contact point on the plate with the pin be a bit higher. Overall this trap design has potential but they have had these same defects for years and the manufacturer has done nothing to address them.
5/5 Love this trap, 10/24/2017
Reviewer: Douglas Hartman
It's not a cheap trap but it works great. If it is set right, no bait is needed. I have one just stolen from me and need to replace it. I love these traps.
5/5 Wonderful Tool, 01/20/2017
Reviewer: John Convery
Tried the live traps and relocation. Not my decision. That wasn't working at all and convinced the better half we need a plan "B". Especially after a second hole was discovered in my soffit. Repairs will be made in short order but the critters need to go first dear, he said... Found WCS on-line and found this tube trap. Win win it appeared to me, I have to purchase one and try it. I was not disappointed. Set it a six PM and by 8 AM the next morning (1 hr after daybreak)had my first squirrel! Powerful, well built, great design and it really works. Invest in the accessories for setting and perhaps a cap with the hole on just one end so this sensitive trap won't trip if it wants to roll slightly. Just make the hole bigger for squirrels. Worth every penny, if your not the squeamish type get it and get rid of them.
5/5 Perfect trap for Effectiveness and Ease of Use, 11/01/2016
Reviewer: JMM
This trap is the best I have found for catching squirrels. I have finally "worn" this trap out and will be purchasing a replacement. In the lifetime of the trap I have rid my yard of 336 squirrels, (yes, I kept track). I would highly recommend this trap for its effectiveness, and ease of use. I bait the trap with 1 peanut (in shell) and have had tremendous success; sometimes trapping 2-3 squirrels in 1 day, and all on the same peanut.
5/5 Amazing!, 03/14/2014
Reviewer: Lance T.
Had a stubborn female squirrel, kept avoiding our live traps and chewing new holes in wood siding...the siding we had just patched up. Anyways, We set this trap and within hours we had her. Very happy happy with the tube trap. We'll be using this product more often!
5/5 Moneymaker, 09/04/2012
Reviewer: Robert Todisco
This trap has so many applications. Gable vent,soffit,fireplace,gutter,sill,siding, dryer vent entry ... you name it, can be adapted to almost any application. I have not used cages for squirrels in years. Species specific, I have used it unbaited and caught squirrels running through, natural curiosity. Have this trap in 15" and the shorty. Use the mounting hardware that's available and go. Easy to set, discreet and humane.
5/5 The Problem Solver, 08/25/2012
Reviewer: Justin Ludy
Squirrel and Roof Rats ... Set and place this trap at the entry/exit point ... Problem Solved.
Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS)
Weight:
4 lbs. (1.81 Kg)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 15"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat
Description

The WCS™ Tube Trap is a very effective squirrel trap and has stood the test of time, now being on the market for over 20 years.  Constructed of 21-gauge steel, this tunnel shaped trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 15 inches long, and is powered by a beefy double torsion spring.

Used either baited or non-baited, the Tube Trap is a natural attractant to squirrels and other rodents wanting to run through it or hide in it. Once the squirrel reaches the triggering pan in the middle of the trap, and steps on it, the double torsion spring triggers the strike bar. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view.  There is a built in safety latch which prevents the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The WCS™ Tube Trap is a lethal trap, use special care when and where setting.

Click here for Product Instructions

Details
Reviews

Customer Reviews ( 15 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 Great for ground squirrels, 12/08/2018
Reviewer: Randy
Put an un-baited trap in Quonset where ground squirrels had been entering building. Caught and killed 7 Richardson's and one 13-lined ground squirrel this past summer. Told my friend about the trap as he was having trouble with red squirrels in his garden. He bought a trap and got 6 of the critters this summer. Both of us are impressed with the traps. I purchased 2 more traps this fall to use closer to the burrows of the ground squirrels next spring and summer. I'll likely bait such traps and am expecting good results.
5/5 Very effective trap, 11/23/2018
Reviewer: Rex Goddard
This is a very well built trap and very effective on squirrels. I would highly recommend this trap. Thank you WCS for a quality product.
5/5 oh my God, 11/20/2018
Reviewer: DN
Best squirrel whacker ever.
5/5 Proper baiting for squirrels, 11/18/2018
Reviewer: Maynard Stanley Jr
Company: Critter Catcher
This trap works great for squirrels wipe your bait on the top inside the trap they will stand on the trigger to get the bait above.
5/5 Works Great, 10/07/2018
Reviewer: CF
Worried this trap wouldn't quickly and humanely eliminate the squirrels, but couldn't have been more wrong! It does just that....quick and efficient. Great trap. Worth every penny.
3/5 Works once doctored, 08/03/2018
Reviewer: John
I was really torn between giving this 3 or 4 stars. Here's my reasoning: When you buy a thing, it's supposed to do the thing you bought it to do. I bought the trap, but it wasn't killing squirrels. When I used peanut butter, I was feeding ants. When I used peanuts, they vanished without setting off the trap. After 2 weeks of that nonsense, I fashioned a cover out of hardware cloth, capped one end of the trap, and loaded the capped end with enough peanuts to gag a...well, squirrel. Since then, I've killed 4 of the little buggers. So why 3 stars? Based on my experience, the tube caps shouldn't be sold separately - at least one should come with the trap. Like I said at the beginning, when you buy a thing, it's supposed to do the thing you bought it to do. This trap didn't do the thing until I modified it. If this had come with a cap, it would have worked from day one. My advice to WCS - include a cap and up the price a few bucks.
5/5 Went from good to great with one simple modification, 06/25/2018
Reviewer: Squirrel free
Had squirrels in attic and chicken coop. Tried exclusion to avail. On the recommendation of the local university I decided to try this trap. Baited the trap as suggest by placing peanut butter & bird seed mixture inside top of tube. Bait was being eaten but the trap was not firing. Figured out that peanut butter doesn't stick in 100 degree temps. Tried several different things and got a couple. Then I pop riveted a small piece of hardware cloth to the top inside of trap right above trigger and smeared with bait. Since this modification the trap has been 100% effective.
5/5 That's the ticket, 06/06/2018
Reviewer: David McDougall
If you're looking to thin out the squirrel population in or around your home, this device is the real deal. Watch the helpful video on the WCS webpage and become familiar with the trap's operation. Before setting the trap, smear peanut butter on the inside in three places...top of tube (above bait tray) and just inside each opening. Set the trap. Be sure the safety latched is place so the trap is safe to carry. Pick a spot, like the base of a tree where you've seen squirrels ascend and descend. Be sure to lift the safety latch from strike bar. The trap is ready for action. Curious squirrels will invariably check both ends and study the trap. Most of the time, squirrels will venture inside cautiously to eat the peanut butter from roof. When they move toward the bait on the center inside roof of the trap, their body will press the tray and trigger the trap. The powerful spring loaded strike bar then hammers the animal with a powerful blow, killing it instantly. No fuss, no mess. Lift the strike bar and the dead animal slides out for disposal. The tube trap is no toy. Don't put your fingers or hand in the tube while it is armed. You could lose a finger or worse. With practice, you should develop your own system for arming. The self help video on the website is very helpful. Otherwise, this is the most efficient method of Squirrel elimination I've found, particularly in an area where the use of a firearm isn't safe.
2/5 Can work well but has some serious design flaws, 06/02/2018
Reviewer: Scott Smith
I have used these traps over several years and caught many squirrels. But the traps have two serious design flaws which the manufacturer has not responded to when I wrote about them. Problem #1 is the trap will often get set off by birds, and the U bar will then strike right against the trap at high force and it will BEND. With that U bent enough the trap will no longer work: when you next set the trap the U will be touching the trap itself since it has bent, and that in turn allows the plate to take much more force and it won't fire when the squirrel walks on it. I need to bend the U wires back to be straight again for the trap to fire properly again. Problem #2 is sometimes its impossible to set the trap: it fires every time you let go of the plate. I find I need to pinch the plate end where the pin goes to make the contact point on the plate with the pin be a bit higher. Overall this trap design has potential but they have had these same defects for years and the manufacturer has done nothing to address them.
5/5 Love this trap, 10/24/2017
Reviewer: Douglas Hartman
It's not a cheap trap but it works great. If it is set right, no bait is needed. I have one just stolen from me and need to replace it. I love these traps.
5/5 Wonderful Tool, 01/20/2017
Reviewer: John Convery
Tried the live traps and relocation. Not my decision. That wasn't working at all and convinced the better half we need a plan "B". Especially after a second hole was discovered in my soffit. Repairs will be made in short order but the critters need to go first dear, he said... Found WCS on-line and found this tube trap. Win win it appeared to me, I have to purchase one and try it. I was not disappointed. Set it a six PM and by 8 AM the next morning (1 hr after daybreak)had my first squirrel! Powerful, well built, great design and it really works. Invest in the accessories for setting and perhaps a cap with the hole on just one end so this sensitive trap won't trip if it wants to roll slightly. Just make the hole bigger for squirrels. Worth every penny, if your not the squeamish type get it and get rid of them.
5/5 Perfect trap for Effectiveness and Ease of Use, 11/01/2016
Reviewer: JMM
This trap is the best I have found for catching squirrels. I have finally "worn" this trap out and will be purchasing a replacement. In the lifetime of the trap I have rid my yard of 336 squirrels, (yes, I kept track). I would highly recommend this trap for its effectiveness, and ease of use. I bait the trap with 1 peanut (in shell) and have had tremendous success; sometimes trapping 2-3 squirrels in 1 day, and all on the same peanut.
5/5 Amazing!, 03/14/2014
Reviewer: Lance T.
Had a stubborn female squirrel, kept avoiding our live traps and chewing new holes in wood siding...the siding we had just patched up. Anyways, We set this trap and within hours we had her. Very happy happy with the tube trap. We'll be using this product more often!
5/5 Moneymaker, 09/04/2012
Reviewer: Robert Todisco
This trap has so many applications. Gable vent,soffit,fireplace,gutter,sill,siding, dryer vent entry ... you name it, can be adapted to almost any application. I have not used cages for squirrels in years. Species specific, I have used it unbaited and caught squirrels running through, natural curiosity. Have this trap in 15" and the shorty. Use the mounting hardware that's available and go. Easy to set, discreet and humane.
5/5 The Problem Solver, 08/25/2012
Reviewer: Justin Ludy
Squirrel and Roof Rats ... Set and place this trap at the entry/exit point ... Problem Solved.
Videos
Specs
Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS)
Weight:
4 lbs. (1.81 Kg)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 15"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat

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