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WCS Tube Trap - Rust Resistant (One Dozen)

Product Code: WCSTUBERR-12
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WCS Tube Trap - Rust Resistant (One Dozen)

Product Code: WCSTUBERR-12

$474.00
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WCS is pleased to offer the new & improved ARMOR-COATED Tube Trap.  This trap is treated with an electro-plating process turning it olive drab in color and highly rust resistant. No need to dip, dye, or spray paint these traps.  Just pull them out of the box and use them. They last for years. 

The tunnel shaped trap is a very effective squirrel trap. Constructed of 21-gauge steel, the trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 15 inches long, and powered by a beefy double torsion spring. Used either baited or non-baited, the 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 is triggered. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view.

Caution: This is a lethal trap, use special care when and where setting.

Click here for Product Instructions

Click here for Tube Trap Adjustments

Customer Reviews ( 48 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 tube trap, 11/18/2019
Reviewer: Jeff B
THese are great and can be used over and over. hold up better than basic model which is also good.
5/5 I Love These Traps, 11/07/2019
Reviewer: Loran
I have purchased 5 or 6 of these over the years. The day after I received this, I got 2 squirrels and a third the next day. They are great!!
5/5 Amazing Terrorist Squirrel Trap!, 10/19/2019
Reviewer: Steve Bartley
Company: Banshee and Sons, Inc.
Bought this from WCS 40 days ago because squirrels were tearing away the siding on my home, stripping huge pieces of bark from backyard trees, and making my lawn and yard look like a golf course. Out of control. This trap has proved exceptionally reliable, as compared to many others I have tried and tossed. Baited is best - peanut butter and shelled sunflower seeds. Make sure to place the bait above the inside trap pan, up on the top or roof area. My damages and squirrel problem has been eliminated. Squirrels eliminated too. 5 thumbs up for this product. Worth every penny.
2/5 Strike bar warps, 10/13/2019
Reviewer: b elliott
Trap works well to eliminate squirels but it is not easy to set. The bigger problem is that the spring is so powerful that over time the strike bar becomes warped and the trap cannot be set. the result is that after about a year, the trap no longer functioned and I had to discard it.
5/5 Impressive, 09/10/2019
Reviewer: Taco
I needed to make a slight modification to catch anything, but once I did this thing is a squirrel eliminator. I found that peanut butter dropped into raw oatmeal and rolled into small balls works great. You place a couple of these on the opening to the tube to give them a taste. Then, eventually they get frustrated and head to get the bait in the back. (Pistachios worked as well.... but hey those are mine!) The tube placement is key as well. Be sure to place them as far away from your house as possible. I tried a few times and was unsuccessful until I moved the trap away from my house and deck. You can't just plop this in the middle of the back yard. I found that placing it right next to a fallen log or tree limb that is just about the same size as the tube worked great. Cover it up with some leaves and twigs and get ready to catch something in no time.
5/5 Squirrel trap, 09/08/2019
Reviewer: John M. Smith
Heavy duty trap, and excellent service along with quick delivery service.
3/5 quality built, 07/27/2019
Reviewer: Dave Frank
I think the trap is quality built. however, I can't get a squirrel to go in it. They would rather chew the siding on the house. I have used peanut butter to attract the squirrels, but so far, they don't care. I'm open to suggestions as to what to try next. The squirrels would rather dig up last year's acorns and chew on the siding.
5/5 Heavy duty, 07/23/2019
Reviewer: JAMES YOUNGER
This thing is serious. On the hard side to set but those rodents will not get away like they did on other traps I tried.
5/5 Works!, 07/22/2019
Reviewer: bob
In the first two days of use, it dispatched two squirrels and the rest of them stayed away. I'm completely satisfied.
5/5 Unbelievable, 07/15/2019
Reviewer: Scotty
After years of mixed success with conibear traps mounted on an inclined 2x4, I spent the money on two of these squirrel traps. Unbelievable results. 6 fat squirrels in 2 days, 12 in a week. I quit baiting after the first 2 days and still got squirrels. Achieved my desired result: protected my peach trees from being stripped of peaches.
5/5 Tube Trap, 06/19/2019
Reviewer: John Copp
This thing is the best invention since the fly swatter. The Kingdom of the Squirrels is rapidly coming to an end. No matter how many squirrels I catch, there's always one more.
5/5 Great Product, 06/18/2019
Reviewer: Gary
I own two of these now, just to extend my control area. I have caught over thirty five vermin so far and find this trap is a breeze to use. My crop losses have fallen to almost nothing and I ended up selling two friends to purchase traps so we can more effectively manage these pests.
5/5 Seems effective, 06/12/2019
Reviewer: Epoq3
I've had mine for several days now -- two squirrels and one roof rat so far.
5/5 It Works!, 05/18/2019
Reviewer: Peg Miller
After being very disappointed with a different product, this trap works! I got 2 squirrels in 2 days - That's 2 fewer to dig up my lawn and garden.
5/5 Extremely Effective, 05/08/2019
Reviewer: J. A. Schara
Company: Master Gardener (volunteer)
I highly recommend this unit to my friends and the public! Invasive Eastern Red Fox squirrels just ruined my avocado's. They had the fruit down before I realized what was going on. I have since used this trap, and set another Master Gardener friend with her own unit. We have a running count going on - 41 squirrels and several roof rats. The most efficient set-up is a "squirrel pole" (a 5', 2x4 with 1', "T" at one end for stability, attach trap about 4' up the 2x4). Squirrels love going up or down an angled pole. I bait inside the tube, above the trigger plate. Recommend letting the rodent going "cold" to avoid fleas, and wear gloves. I haven't had any issues with the safety catch or trigger sear (mentioned in other reviews). Also, I paint pole and trap flat black ( garden cloaking device). Having the trap on the "pole" makes it easier to set. No incidental (bird) kills so far. However, our game cam has caught a scrub jays stealing some bait. Ordering several more units for friends. I also have several "shorty's" ready to try.
5/5 Squirrel trap, 05/02/2019
Reviewer: August Sundermeier
Great product that I've shared it's success with neighbors. One neighbor actually spent 1100 to get squirrels out his attic. This is much more economical and can be used again and again over the years.
5/5 Great trap!, 04/19/2019
Reviewer: J. S. Long
The 2 tube traps came promptly and upon inspection seem sturdy and well built. Like others have stated, the safety catch dog has to be bent a little to work correctly. No big deal, but you would think that this issue would be corrected by now. But the only serious grip I have is that no instructions were included with the order. The YouTube video just isn't clear enough to be very helpful. However, with a little trial-n-error I was able to set the trap correctly. For individuals with average to weak hands, you may find it difficult to set the trap. The spring is very strong.
5/5 Fast and Easy, 04/19/2019
Reviewer: Scott
Been using body traps for a few months for squirrels but tired of setting in trees or on fences. The critters seem to find a way to trigger the body traps and then steal the bait with no victim. This tube trap is quick and deadly and eliminates that issue. Once they are in the tube they are committed and I no longer get sprung traps with no victim. Oh, and it's been in Seattle for weeks and no rust!
5/5 Works well!, 04/18/2019
Reviewer: Edward Montague
I got this trap a few days ago and I'm amazed at how well it works. I've tried most traps and none seemed to work consistently. In three days 7 squirrels sent to long term underground storage.
5/5 Highly effective!!!, 04/16/2019
Reviewer: Mark
Squirrels ravaged my tomato plants last season. Just when the tomatoes were getting ready to be picked, the squirrels would swoop in. They were so brazen that they would run right past me with tomato in mouth! As there are no natural predators in my neighborhood, something needed to be done. Well, the score so far is trap 37, squirrels 0. Yep, this year I'll be eating tomatoes!
4/5 Effective!, 04/01/2019
Reviewer: Rich Chatfield
This is my second trap. The first one disappeared, presumably with contents, likely removed by a coyote, bobcat, or something else big enough to walk off with it. It worked well and so does the now-anchored replacement. I do have one complaint which prevents me from assigning it 5 stars. The piece that holds everything to the tube was welded on crookedly and the bait spoon sometimes binds against the tube itself. The only screw on the trap can be adjusted to free the spoon but if you make it too loose the spoon drops after you bait it. I find peanut butter is all you need to catch the critters. If the welding is done in a jig, it should be adjusted; if not, align it better before welding it.
5/5 Easy to use and highly effective., 03/12/2019
Reviewer: Charles
Trap received quickly but I could not get the dog to engage the trip pan. I used a pair of pliers to put a slight upward bend on the pan which enabled me to properly set the dog. Following the field adjustment the trap works as advertised. I found that 3 or 4 loose peanuts are an effective bait. I recommend this product.
5/5 Squirrel in attic, 02/11/2019
Reviewer: JOE N.
I had a squirrel in my attic and could not find how he was getting there. Used Shorty Tube with peanut butter. Trapped on second day. No more problem for now.
5/5 SBK Pest Control approved!, 02/07/2019
Reviewer: Daniel Baldwin
Company: SBK Pest Control
I own six WCS tube traps and love them. If you get the trap within twenty feet of squirrel activity you are guaranteed to catch squirrels. My bait of choice is chunky peanut butter mixed with oatmeal. It is a great investment and the only way you will lose your bait is if a greedy squirrel walks over his sleeping buddy to get the food.
5/5 Shorty, 01/18/2019
Reviewer: Rick
Works traps squirrels doesn't kill? One squirrel was able to escape trap then run off. Two others couldn't get out but were still alive. Very disturbing to watch then had to finish off.
5/5 Incredible, 12/18/2018
Reviewer: Mike K.
This trap is incredible!
5/5 Best squirrel trap I've come across, 11/28/2018
Reviewer: Christian Manfredi
Company: Christian's Wildlife Control
The most effective trap that I've come across for catching squirrels, I would recommend these traps to anyone!
3/5 OK but design could be improved for dog catch, 11/19/2018
Reviewer: Bruce
Company: Lightsmith
Design depends on the dog having been bent at a precise angle to have it hold the spring in place. It took a lot of trial and error to get it bent to an angle where it could be inserted into the opening for the plate arm and clear the bar and not release by itself. The youtube video is also of little help as it never shows the trap dog and how to set it from close up. Having someone talk about the trap that is 15 feet away was not helpful at all.
5/5 Dopest product, 11/17/2018
Reviewer: Paul D
So I had these squirrels that kept getting into my truck and tearing my wiring harnesses apart. I tried everything to keep them out. Even set a bunch of other traps. But they always figured out ways around them. I bought this trap and got it in on Friday night. By Saturday at noon I had 4 of these squirrels. Like other people have said, just stick some peanut butter under the trigger and it's gold. Will recommend this product to anyone.
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:
43 lbs. (19.50 Kg)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 15"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Muskrat, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat
Description

WCS is pleased to offer the new & improved ARMOR-COATED Tube Trap.  This trap is treated with an electro-plating process turning it olive drab in color and highly rust resistant. No need to dip, dye, or spray paint these traps.  Just pull them out of the box and use them. They last for years. 

The tunnel shaped trap is a very effective squirrel trap. Constructed of 21-gauge steel, the trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, 15 inches long, and powered by a beefy double torsion spring. Used either baited or non-baited, the 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 is triggered. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view.

Caution: This is a lethal trap, use special care when and where setting.

Click here for Product Instructions

Click here for Tube Trap Adjustments

Details
Reviews

Customer Reviews ( 48 )

Average Customer Rating:
5/5 tube trap, 11/18/2019
Reviewer: Jeff B
THese are great and can be used over and over. hold up better than basic model which is also good.
5/5 I Love These Traps, 11/07/2019
Reviewer: Loran
I have purchased 5 or 6 of these over the years. The day after I received this, I got 2 squirrels and a third the next day. They are great!!
5/5 Amazing Terrorist Squirrel Trap!, 10/19/2019
Reviewer: Steve Bartley
Company: Banshee and Sons, Inc.
Bought this from WCS 40 days ago because squirrels were tearing away the siding on my home, stripping huge pieces of bark from backyard trees, and making my lawn and yard look like a golf course. Out of control. This trap has proved exceptionally reliable, as compared to many others I have tried and tossed. Baited is best - peanut butter and shelled sunflower seeds. Make sure to place the bait above the inside trap pan, up on the top or roof area. My damages and squirrel problem has been eliminated. Squirrels eliminated too. 5 thumbs up for this product. Worth every penny.
2/5 Strike bar warps, 10/13/2019
Reviewer: b elliott
Trap works well to eliminate squirels but it is not easy to set. The bigger problem is that the spring is so powerful that over time the strike bar becomes warped and the trap cannot be set. the result is that after about a year, the trap no longer functioned and I had to discard it.
5/5 Impressive, 09/10/2019
Reviewer: Taco
I needed to make a slight modification to catch anything, but once I did this thing is a squirrel eliminator. I found that peanut butter dropped into raw oatmeal and rolled into small balls works great. You place a couple of these on the opening to the tube to give them a taste. Then, eventually they get frustrated and head to get the bait in the back. (Pistachios worked as well.... but hey those are mine!) The tube placement is key as well. Be sure to place them as far away from your house as possible. I tried a few times and was unsuccessful until I moved the trap away from my house and deck. You can't just plop this in the middle of the back yard. I found that placing it right next to a fallen log or tree limb that is just about the same size as the tube worked great. Cover it up with some leaves and twigs and get ready to catch something in no time.
5/5 Squirrel trap, 09/08/2019
Reviewer: John M. Smith
Heavy duty trap, and excellent service along with quick delivery service.
3/5 quality built, 07/27/2019
Reviewer: Dave Frank
I think the trap is quality built. however, I can't get a squirrel to go in it. They would rather chew the siding on the house. I have used peanut butter to attract the squirrels, but so far, they don't care. I'm open to suggestions as to what to try next. The squirrels would rather dig up last year's acorns and chew on the siding.
5/5 Heavy duty, 07/23/2019
Reviewer: JAMES YOUNGER
This thing is serious. On the hard side to set but those rodents will not get away like they did on other traps I tried.
5/5 Works!, 07/22/2019
Reviewer: bob
In the first two days of use, it dispatched two squirrels and the rest of them stayed away. I'm completely satisfied.
5/5 Unbelievable, 07/15/2019
Reviewer: Scotty
After years of mixed success with conibear traps mounted on an inclined 2x4, I spent the money on two of these squirrel traps. Unbelievable results. 6 fat squirrels in 2 days, 12 in a week. I quit baiting after the first 2 days and still got squirrels. Achieved my desired result: protected my peach trees from being stripped of peaches.
5/5 Tube Trap, 06/19/2019
Reviewer: John Copp
This thing is the best invention since the fly swatter. The Kingdom of the Squirrels is rapidly coming to an end. No matter how many squirrels I catch, there's always one more.
5/5 Great Product, 06/18/2019
Reviewer: Gary
I own two of these now, just to extend my control area. I have caught over thirty five vermin so far and find this trap is a breeze to use. My crop losses have fallen to almost nothing and I ended up selling two friends to purchase traps so we can more effectively manage these pests.
5/5 Seems effective, 06/12/2019
Reviewer: Epoq3
I've had mine for several days now -- two squirrels and one roof rat so far.
5/5 It Works!, 05/18/2019
Reviewer: Peg Miller
After being very disappointed with a different product, this trap works! I got 2 squirrels in 2 days - That's 2 fewer to dig up my lawn and garden.
5/5 Extremely Effective, 05/08/2019
Reviewer: J. A. Schara
Company: Master Gardener (volunteer)
I highly recommend this unit to my friends and the public! Invasive Eastern Red Fox squirrels just ruined my avocado's. They had the fruit down before I realized what was going on. I have since used this trap, and set another Master Gardener friend with her own unit. We have a running count going on - 41 squirrels and several roof rats. The most efficient set-up is a "squirrel pole" (a 5', 2x4 with 1', "T" at one end for stability, attach trap about 4' up the 2x4). Squirrels love going up or down an angled pole. I bait inside the tube, above the trigger plate. Recommend letting the rodent going "cold" to avoid fleas, and wear gloves. I haven't had any issues with the safety catch or trigger sear (mentioned in other reviews). Also, I paint pole and trap flat black ( garden cloaking device). Having the trap on the "pole" makes it easier to set. No incidental (bird) kills so far. However, our game cam has caught a scrub jays stealing some bait. Ordering several more units for friends. I also have several "shorty's" ready to try.
5/5 Squirrel trap, 05/02/2019
Reviewer: August Sundermeier
Great product that I've shared it's success with neighbors. One neighbor actually spent 1100 to get squirrels out his attic. This is much more economical and can be used again and again over the years.
5/5 Great trap!, 04/19/2019
Reviewer: J. S. Long
The 2 tube traps came promptly and upon inspection seem sturdy and well built. Like others have stated, the safety catch dog has to be bent a little to work correctly. No big deal, but you would think that this issue would be corrected by now. But the only serious grip I have is that no instructions were included with the order. The YouTube video just isn't clear enough to be very helpful. However, with a little trial-n-error I was able to set the trap correctly. For individuals with average to weak hands, you may find it difficult to set the trap. The spring is very strong.
5/5 Fast and Easy, 04/19/2019
Reviewer: Scott
Been using body traps for a few months for squirrels but tired of setting in trees or on fences. The critters seem to find a way to trigger the body traps and then steal the bait with no victim. This tube trap is quick and deadly and eliminates that issue. Once they are in the tube they are committed and I no longer get sprung traps with no victim. Oh, and it's been in Seattle for weeks and no rust!
5/5 Works well!, 04/18/2019
Reviewer: Edward Montague
I got this trap a few days ago and I'm amazed at how well it works. I've tried most traps and none seemed to work consistently. In three days 7 squirrels sent to long term underground storage.
5/5 Highly effective!!!, 04/16/2019
Reviewer: Mark
Squirrels ravaged my tomato plants last season. Just when the tomatoes were getting ready to be picked, the squirrels would swoop in. They were so brazen that they would run right past me with tomato in mouth! As there are no natural predators in my neighborhood, something needed to be done. Well, the score so far is trap 37, squirrels 0. Yep, this year I'll be eating tomatoes!
4/5 Effective!, 04/01/2019
Reviewer: Rich Chatfield
This is my second trap. The first one disappeared, presumably with contents, likely removed by a coyote, bobcat, or something else big enough to walk off with it. It worked well and so does the now-anchored replacement. I do have one complaint which prevents me from assigning it 5 stars. The piece that holds everything to the tube was welded on crookedly and the bait spoon sometimes binds against the tube itself. The only screw on the trap can be adjusted to free the spoon but if you make it too loose the spoon drops after you bait it. I find peanut butter is all you need to catch the critters. If the welding is done in a jig, it should be adjusted; if not, align it better before welding it.
5/5 Easy to use and highly effective., 03/12/2019
Reviewer: Charles
Trap received quickly but I could not get the dog to engage the trip pan. I used a pair of pliers to put a slight upward bend on the pan which enabled me to properly set the dog. Following the field adjustment the trap works as advertised. I found that 3 or 4 loose peanuts are an effective bait. I recommend this product.
5/5 Squirrel in attic, 02/11/2019
Reviewer: JOE N.
I had a squirrel in my attic and could not find how he was getting there. Used Shorty Tube with peanut butter. Trapped on second day. No more problem for now.
5/5 SBK Pest Control approved!, 02/07/2019
Reviewer: Daniel Baldwin
Company: SBK Pest Control
I own six WCS tube traps and love them. If you get the trap within twenty feet of squirrel activity you are guaranteed to catch squirrels. My bait of choice is chunky peanut butter mixed with oatmeal. It is a great investment and the only way you will lose your bait is if a greedy squirrel walks over his sleeping buddy to get the food.
5/5 Shorty, 01/18/2019
Reviewer: Rick
Works traps squirrels doesn't kill? One squirrel was able to escape trap then run off. Two others couldn't get out but were still alive. Very disturbing to watch then had to finish off.
5/5 Incredible, 12/18/2018
Reviewer: Mike K.
This trap is incredible!
5/5 Best squirrel trap I've come across, 11/28/2018
Reviewer: Christian Manfredi
Company: Christian's Wildlife Control
The most effective trap that I've come across for catching squirrels, I would recommend these traps to anyone!
3/5 OK but design could be improved for dog catch, 11/19/2018
Reviewer: Bruce
Company: Lightsmith
Design depends on the dog having been bent at a precise angle to have it hold the spring in place. It took a lot of trial and error to get it bent to an angle where it could be inserted into the opening for the plate arm and clear the bar and not release by itself. The youtube video is also of little help as it never shows the trap dog and how to set it from close up. Having someone talk about the trap that is 15 feet away was not helpful at all.
5/5 Dopest product, 11/17/2018
Reviewer: Paul D
So I had these squirrels that kept getting into my truck and tearing my wiring harnesses apart. I tried everything to keep them out. Even set a bunch of other traps. But they always figured out ways around them. I bought this trap and got it in on Friday night. By Saturday at noon I had 4 of these squirrels. Like other people have said, just stick some peanut butter under the trigger and it's gold. Will recommend this product to anyone.
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.
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Brand:
Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS)
Weight:
43 lbs. (19.50 Kg)
Dimensions:
4.5" dia. x 15"L - 21 gauge steel
Target Pests:
Squirrel, Muskrat, Mink, Weasel, Norway Rat, Pack Rat

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