Willozwisp (New Mexico High Desert) | June 8th, 2023
Learning curve and great videos and email support. Rock squirrels and they are quite wary and careful. Placement was prime and out of the hot sun. Used an open cap on one end and left the other open with a good size rock 4-5 inches from large opening to discourage small cats from entering. They seemed to not enter or try with both caps on maybe because of size. Cap on one end did add stability in placement of tube. One cat set off the trap walking around the side with the trigger mechanism and scared everyone, especially the cat who skedaddled. They come over from the cinder block wall from their burrows next door and would test bait on the wall. Sunflower seeds, grapes, peanut butter were taken. Thought it wasn't going to work and then got a squirrel two days in a row. A patience game. Realize that we may have to switch baits and/or placement but works like a charm.
Well-made and stout. Kudos to Raymond R in support. Great purchase.
Leah | May 15th, 2023
It took watching the video and several tries to figure out how to set the trap. Trick was lifting the pan from the back. You can't see the guy's hands when he does that. Once I got it I have had great success. I am up to 20 squirrels and a rat in just over a week! 2 days I have gotten 4 of them! I put it next to my apple tree. Maybe this year I will get to eat my own apples and not fight the squirrels for them. Thank you so much!
Leroy - The Squirrel Eliminator | May 4th, 2023
First of all... I never write reviews on anything. Ever. \nWe have 2 birdfeeders that have been frequented relentlessly by the squirrels up and down our gulley. After educating them quite a bit with my slingshot... but not delivering a lethal strike... I had to put on my Bill Murray Caddyshack mode... and get a bit more serious. After using the trap for approximately 2 weeks, this trap has caught and killed 7 squirrels. \n5* review... next traps I ever need... I'm coming here first. \nSUPER PLEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe G. | February 1st, 2023
Local squirrels decided to make a large nest underneath our recently installed solar panels. The trap worked after about of week - the critters are smarter than you think. You'll need to bait it properly. Easy to remove and clean after use.
John | November 3rd, 2022
I acquired a tube trap several years ago and found it so affective that I just got another to place on the other side of my property line. Gray squirrels are not only a problem in my neighborhood, they are a plague. Although they can never be eliminated, the tube trap seems to keep them at bay. As new squirrels enter the neighborhood they are quickly caught. Although the trap is hard to set, once you learn how, it can be done safe and easy. I would recommend the tube trap over any live traps.
Aaron | October 18th, 2022
I am highly satisfied with this trap. I had rodents in my basement that I was dealing with and this has helped quickly. Make sure to set it up in a way that encourages prey to actually enter it, but other than that, it is simple and just works.
Mike | August 3rd, 2022
My vegetable garden was being destroyed by squirrels. Used to use a cage trap and relocate them 10 miles away but learned most relocated squirrels die within 88 days. So decided it was more humane to dispatch them quickly in my back yard and save the money I was spending for gas.\nThe trap is VERY effective. However, as others have noted it does require some strength & practice to set it. I watched 2 or 3 different videos before I got the hang of it. I'm a 77 year old out-of-shape homeowner and can now set it on the first try. (The spring is VERY strong.)\nAt first, I tried peanut butter as bait. Very messy and attracted ants, not squirrels. I switched to the black sunflower seeds that come in bird seed and found it to be a much more effective bait. I superglued a small bottle cap to the bait platform to hold the sunflower seeds. After I cock the trap, I use a spoon to gently place the sunflower seeds into the cap on the platform.\nOne word of warning. This is an extremely powerful lethal trap. When you are handling it, always make sure the safety hook is engaged once you have cocked the spring or you could easily loose a finger. For that reason I do not recommend this trap if you have small children or a kitten. A full grown cat or other animal is unlikely to be able to get into the tube.\nI do bring my trap inside every evening at dusk and put it back out in the morning.\nIn sum, very effective lethal squirrel trap but is not for everyone.
Tony Sanders | June 19th, 2022
Set up the same time as the SHORTY to see who gets the most. This one lagged behind, but I placed it at ground level leaning up against a tree. The Shorty I placed in the tree. That may be the difference, but it is still effective. Went from quite a few varmints down to about one. Sure he won't last much longer!
Jim | June 15th, 2022
I ordered this one with a rust resistant one I tried to clear coat it to slow down rust process i spend the extra money on rust proof. It has not been an issue with it so far. I would oil the screw for the trip pan and make sure it is set does not need much pressure to trigger. Add some peanut butter and works great
Kevin M Fitzgerald | June 14th, 2022
Excellent product. Great torque. Works like a charm.