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WCS™ Tube Trap™ - Rust Resistant

Product Code: WCSTUBERR
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WCS™ Tube Trap™  - Rust Resistant
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WCS™ Tube Trap™ - Rust Resistant

Product Code: WCSTUBERR

$44.95
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WCS is pleased to offer the new & improved ARMOR-COATED WCS™ Tube Trap™.  The Tube Trap is treated with an electro-plating process which is olive drab 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. Will last for years. 

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, 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 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. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view. The WCS™ Rust Resistant Tube Trap comes with a built in safety latch to prevent the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The WCS™ 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..

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Hunting time
I have enjoyed hunting these pesky varmints that love digging up my wife's flower bulbs. I found it easier to bait first, then put on heavy gloves to make it easier to pull the bar back. You can make it more sensitive by pushing the hold just far enough to hold the bottom latch. I wonder if I can catch rabbits with this tube trap?
Larry
10/18/2022
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Good Results
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.
Old Boots
10/09/2022
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Great Trap
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!
ED
09/13/2022
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Awesome, there is no escape!
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!
N/A
08/22/2022
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Rodent killing machine
Very effective trap.
Brandon Pepper
07/16/2022
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Works great!
Have caught over 20 squirrels in the last two weeks (got 5 in one day with two traps). Use mixed nuts as bait, which works better than no bait. Do tie the trap down if using in a more open area. I lost one trap as a result of a coyote stealing it (with squirrel inside) and never did find it. This trap works much better than the cage type trap.
Charles Lee
07/07/2022
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works great
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.
Ashley
07/06/2022
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Homestead in Oakland, CA
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80% Kill Ratio
The trap is extremely effective in catching squirrels on my fence top. However, it is not always a quick kill and I have had to finish off live ones in the trap. Not pleasant. The optional tool for setting the trap is worth buying as the spring is not easy to set without it.
Richard
06/26/2022
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Just ordered two more for gopher/ground squirrels
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.
Steve
06/23/2022
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Freakin incredible!
Ok! If you've been looking for an affordable and reliable trap to rid yourself of those pesky squirrels, look no further! Just order this thing, sprinkle a little black oil sunflower seeds on the pan, and let the trap do its job! This trap provides humane, secure, instant kill. This trap is the ticket to squirrel freedom!!
Randy
06/22/2022
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Better than a Red Tail Hawk!
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!
Tony Sanders
06/19/2022
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great traps
I did oil the screw for the pan trap make sure it moves freely and once you adjust the trigger so it can be tripped works great. I put it next to box traps same bait the squirrels seem to go into the tube rather then a box trap.
Jim
06/15/2022
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Definitely a kill trap.
Spring is a bit too strong for this smaller trap. Watch out for fingers and wrist? Trigger and safety wire needed a bit of bending to work properly or at all. Trap must be secured to board to facilitate setting the trigger/spring and safety. BUT, the trap does the job for sure. softer spring please!!! Just wish the spring was a bit less strong. It would make setting much easier and safer!
Joseph Mccullough.
06/11/2022
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Shorty tube
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.
06/06/2022
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Highly Effective Trap
Caught a squirrel each time I put it out. Baited only with peanut butter above the trigger as recommended. Great investment for critter control. Highly recommended.
Olenordmann
05/09/2022
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Best squirrel trap I have found.
Trap is easy to use & works great. I average one squirrel/day sine I installed it.
Michael Wilds
05/04/2022
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Homeowner over run with squirrels
Took a big chance on ordering three of these having never used a lethal trap before. I found a video on these and was convinced it was worth trying. First time buyer from WCS and very pleased by product and delivery, I live in central Florida. I found setting it a real challenge as I am 74 and not in the best of physical shape. My biggest problem of course is setting the trigger, the video makes it look easy but trust me it takes some practice and a few prayers not to lose a finger. During my first week I had one squirrel escape and killed two. I have used the hazel nut bait and walnuts I forgot about and was three years in a freezer. One kill on the hazel nut bait and one on walnuts. I have eight medium sized mango trees in my yard and set the three at the base of the trunks of three trees. Bought the end caps wish I could just get the blanked off cap but not offered. " HINT ". My plan is to exterminate as many as I can before my trees start dropping fruit for harvest. I highly recommend this trap even for first time old, exasperated homeowners. Just be very, very careful as to how you set the trap. I intend to buy some all-weather plywood to bolt the traps onto the wood to keep it stable while setting the traps. Those springs are truly very strong and frankly scare the h_ll out of me when I try to set the trigger. WARNING always set the safety latch before trying to set that trigger mechanism and don't bait it when it is armed to operate even if the safety latch is set. This trap is brutal and very effective. I intend to buy five more of these one for each tree as soon as I catch get them in my budget and verify using a fixed plywood square works to keep the trap fixed when i want to set the trigger. Thanks, WCS for solving my problem
MICHAEL Suter
04/27/2022
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Love this trap
Best thing I've tried, gets them very efficiently. I'm thinking about getting more - very highly recommended.
04/08/2022
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Difficult To Trigger
I run a nuisance wildlife removal business and use various types of traps and set-ups. I decide to purchase 2 of these and try them out. I do like the idea, but the trigger is way too difficult to set off. I adjusted the pan to where it was barely holding on and I couldn't set the trap off without banging it hard with a stick.
Patrick
04/07/2022
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Artemis Wildlife
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Short Tube
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.
02/20/2022
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TUBEMINE
Works great just like it's big daddy
Bob
02/15/2022
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Short Tube Trap
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.
Kathy M.
02/14/2022
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As soon as warmed up enough, got em!
This thing worked perfectly. Have had squirrels get in my soffit and then in a wall. When it was warm enough for them to roam around the yard, got 2 of them in 2 days. Worked better w/ peanut butter.
Dave King
02/09/2022
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All Business
The Shorty Tube Trap (Rust Resistant) is a very effective way to control nuisance squirrels.
John R ORourke
12/27/2021
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Very effective
I bought two of these traps and placed them along a fence that squirrels frequently travel across. I've been getting 4-6+ squirrels every single day across the two. Highly effective. We have an extreme overpopulation problem, so your mileage may vary, but know that these will definitely get the job done. It is instantly lethal about 90% of the time in my experience. 5% of the time the squirrel will pass within 5-10 minutes, and the remaining 5% I need to go finish it off (usually if only the lower back gets caught). A few recommendations on usage: - Cheap peanut butter has been very effective. I think they can smell it from far away. - Smear a bit on the plate, and some on the inside of the tube above the plate. They will stand on the plate to try to reach it. - I screwed the traps into the fence firmly, which I would recommend. The mechanism creates a lot of force. Highly, highly recommend this product to anyone with squirrel problems!
12/21/2021
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Does the job
Sturdy construction. Easy to operate. Successful in our mission to eradicate the bushy tailed rodents from our vicinity. Day one: Screwed the trap to the top of the cedar fence, placed some food on top of the fence leading to the trap and inside the trap. Did not set the trap, just established it as a place to get some food. Day two, replenished the food supply, pulled the handle down, and set the trap. 10 Minutes later, heard a metallic "chunk" sound.; dead squirrel. Disposed of said dead squirrel, and reset the trap. 15 mins later, another dead squirrel to add to our collection. Reset the trap. Day three: Another dead squirrel. Very effective, I'm pleased with this purchase.
Ken
12/07/2021
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This trap works!
I bought this tube trap over a year ago on the recommendation of my pest control man. The house we purchased had a squirrel infestation in the attic. I caught two or three squirrels a day using sunflower seeds or peanuts until we had the infestation under control. Nothing works better. I came back today to buy one more tube for the root yard and end caps. The end caps are a brilliant idea to keep the opossums out. All in all, a great product. This is what you need to keep those pesky squirrels away.
Karin Book
11/11/2021
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Great humane lethal trap
So far so good. I used peanut butter on the inside above the pan. three squirrels in four days, plus a big old possum. I watched as one squirrel went in and once the trap sprang on him it was just a matter of seconds and he stopped moving. I didn't enjoy it, but the numbers of squirrels in our neighborhood is massive due to the fact that many people think it's "cute" to feed them buckets of sunflower seeds and corn. This is not natural foraging and throws off the balance of nature (so to speak). I have absolutely no problems with squirrels, but when they leave not one tomato left on the vine of 4 large plants, then there is a problem. I now just consider them "tree rats", which is rather sad.
Dave
11/01/2021
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Mini Tube Trap
Great little trap. I bought it to catch the many ground squirrels in my yard. The trap is very well made with a strong spring. Unfortunately, I have yet to catch a squirrel in it. I have no doubt it will perform as stated if I can get one to enter it. I bought end tubes but mistakenly purchased tubes for a larger trap. Looks like they would work well on the proper trap. Would recommend for purchase.
Gary
10/30/2021
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Worked within hours!
I had a resident ground squirrel that, over time, had created a sand dune with an entrance to the burrow that was 7+ inches in diameter...a monster squirrel! The trap came yesterday, this morning I baited it with peanut butter and pistachio's, dug a shallow trench perpendicular to my back fence and near the burrow then set the trap. (I'm a 70-something gal with a bit of arthritis in my hands so I bought the trap setter and I highly recommend it.) I placed the trap with one end against the back fence, baited at the rear and also above the plate with a nut hors-d'oeuvre at the open end. Family stopped by a few hours later and I wanted to show off my new trap - TADA! Dead squirrel already! I did a happy dance while my son disposed of the bloodless, very dead "at least 5-lb squirrel" (said he!). I've been fighting this varmint for months and she's gone! Hurrah!! I will set the trap again and again if squatters show up. (I'm sure it's a very lovely burrow down there!)
Diane
10/15/2021
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Best squirrel trap
We caught 8 rock squirrels in 8 days. Highly recommend this trap to everyone.
Sherilee
08/25/2021
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Retired Marine
I never write reviews but you have the best squirrel trap other than .22 head shot for squirrels I have ever seen. 11 squirrels in 5 days. I suggest that you close off one end as doing so forces the squirrel to go head first into the tube and step over the initiator plate. I modified mine and it works like a charm.
Robert LaFleur
08/20/2021
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Excellent and versatile traps.
Excellent traps. We find the Shorty is more versatile therefore preferred over the long tube trap. Both work well and are deployed daily on our four acre garden. Targeted vertebrates ground squirrels and rabbits.
Hank Morales
08/16/2021
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Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
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Great Trap!!!
Got a squirrel within a few days of putting the trap out. Worth the money!
Andy M.
08/12/2021
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Worth it!
This is the second tube trap I bought from Wildlife Control Supplies. The first was the basic model. I've since reached a station in life where I can splurge on the finer things, such as the weather resistant model. Boy what a difference! This kills the bushy-tailed tree rats just as well, but with more class. My only regret is that I didn't switch to drinking PBR in order to save a little extra scratch and get this bad boy sooner!
Pheasant Hunting Jesus
08/11/2021
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Working for the city
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Works very well but not selective
Excellent to rid my backyard of pesky squirrels, I've caught two a week for the last month. Caution, will occasionally trap skunks and other squirrel sized animals. Adjust bait and location for best results.
Charlie C.
08/06/2021
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Tube Trap
It works!
Henrik Sinanian
08/02/2021
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jim
Worked very well, did the job of catching grey diggers. I used peanut butter/apricot jelly mix placed above the paddle in 3 places.
JIM MERK
08/01/2021
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Great construction, but didn't do the job!
Overall I was very impressed with the construction of this product. However, it did not work for the ground squirrels in my yard. Still haven't gotten one yet. I resorted to getting a few old fashioned victor rat traps and they are doing the job.
Carl Hert
07/15/2021
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One and done?
Caught one red squirrel within the first 48 hours and then no more. Hard to believe the rest of the population figured it out so fast. Have to go back to sitting on the patio and shooting them.
07/12/2021
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Works Great
Squirrels were overpopulated in my neighborhood. Using this trap eliminated 10 in two weeks. They were causing damage to my patio furniture which is aluminum and my neighbors swing set. Also getting on roofs. The trap works great but we have a couple of bird feeders from which a lot of seed ends up on the ground and attracts the squirrels. Think I am going to have to come up with something to catch that seed before the squirrel situation is entirely eliminated.
John
07/01/2021
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This is one hell of a trap!
Very strong, has worked beautiful. The squirrels figured out how to escape from my squirrelinator trap but this is new to them and have not figured it out.
MANUEL FAVELA
06/10/2021
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MANUEL FAVELA FLEET SERVICE
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Great Trap!!! 5 Stars
Perfect. Easier to set than an a120 and twice as deadly while retaining safety for you! Thirty minutes after setting... Dead squirrel....Humane and quick. It's been rained on and shows no rust yet. Bled on - I washed it with peroxide, dish soap, vinegar, and baking soda. Still brand new. I recommend 10000000000% to get rid of those destructive little bastards. Though I wish it came with end caps.
Grin
06/03/2021
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Royal Adirondack Mushrooms
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It works!
It works ! I am repeat buyer.
Alan W
05/20/2021
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Awesome trap
We have several ground squirrels eating everything up at my yard and could not get rid of them for a long time. I got this trap and placed couple of peanuts in it then for 3 days in a row, I caught three of them. The following day, I caught a regular rat! Really excellent product! Highly recommended!
Simon
05/04/2021
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Effective, lethal device.
I thought the trap was a little pricey, however considering the damage done on my pool, house trim, and deck box......it was very reasonable. Baited it with some peanuts and peanut butter to start, then just their natural curiosity was enough. Very effective and lethal.
JV
04/11/2021
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Tube trap
I had to figure out the best way to set it. Once I did it worked great. Recommend that if you leave it, stake it down. Feral cats want to drag it away with the dead squirrel.
Ken
01/28/2021
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Trap Works Great after Adjustment
Clean, quick kill after adjusting the pan sensitivity. Owner 4, squirrels 0 since installing at our barn. Highly recommended.
F. K. Fisher
01/04/2021
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Raven Roost
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Great trap!
This the 2nd trap I've purchased. They work great in all weather.
Mike F.
11/09/2020
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2020 cX-30
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SQUIRRELS IN MY ATTIC
This non-corrosive Tube Trap worked great! No more squirrels in my attic and the entry point has been repaired.
DENIS LEDOUX
11/07/2020
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HOME OWNER
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8 squirrels in 2 weeks
This trap is highly effective. I caught EIGHT squirrels in two weeks (I live in an active suburb of a large city). The only shortfall is that after about five instantly-lethal traps, a few of the animals in the 6th and 8th traps were not instantly killed. I had to finish the job myself and ended up denting the trap. Wish I would have known it would still function before I threw it away.
Nicholas Dupont
10/23/2020
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Trap teriffic
Set trap up and got 3 squirrels in 3 hours. Had a tree rat infestation, few natural predators in suburban area. Setter bar really helps.
Mike V
09/30/2020
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Perfect solution!
Day 1 - caught 1 squirrel Day 2 - caught 1 squirrel. Saw no squirrels since
Hagar
09/09/2020
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Viking
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Works
Definitely has worked to capture the stinkers damaging my home. Doesn’t seem to be sensitive enough to get the chipmunks causing damage around my house. Only think I was frustrated with was I ordered 2 of the rust resistant and they both arrived with scratches down to the bare metal...obviously that will affect the rust resistant issue. I did put clear polish over the bare spots and hopefully it will stay good for a while.
Stacy Bialek
08/29/2020
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WCS Shorty Tube - takes awhile
When I first got my tube I placed it right under my bird feeders, first mistake. With all the seed on the ground around the tube, squirrels were not intrigued. One day I placed it on my flat deck rail, figured what the heck. Placed a few sunflower seeds inside and wham! Got a smart one? Set the trap with the safety on and some seeds in front of both sides. Let em eat for a day, then take the safety off, wham, not so smart after all! Just have to find the right spot and replace the metal smell with squirrel. Quick kill is also a plus, have had only one finishing touch required. Great product, you may need to get creative.
Kim B. Gifford
08/18/2020
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Great Idea, Not For Me...
I had high hopes for this device. I have an avocado tree on which squirrles were decimating the fruit. I followed the instructions, watched the videos, followed advice from folks who were sucessful. I had it laid at the base of the tree with various bait (avocado, almonds, peanut butter), but alas, it trapped nothing. I moved it to the another tree; same. Nada. I feel a twinge of regret when I see this device lying at the base of the tree. I wish I could return it for my money back.
Arturo
08/17/2020
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Ground Squirrel Tips that make it a 5 star trap
This trap works great if you can get them to go in and take the bait correctly. Whatever they are eating, must be the bait. If they are eating lettuce, use thin apple slices. If they are eating tomatoes, use tomato pieces, but don't put them in so they can just lick up the juice. skin side up with some cuts...then they bite down on it. Also slide the bait away from the setting mechanism, and toward the wall where the bar hits. AND if they are little ones, or smart ones, use 1 or 2 small rubber bands to secure the bait to the tray. AND I had to use bait stations with pellets to get them feel safe and rewarding to go into a tunnel. Our ground squirrels like their own tunnels, but not any traps. It is better if it is near their hole, near the spot they are stealing from, and/or under a bush. If they steal the bait, be glad...that means they feel comfortable with the trap, so just reload and reset (tiny babies can steal easily but they grow fast and will be caught in a day or two). I got 21 so far this year. I had to wire my whole yard and put up bird netting loosely along the back fence. I use smoke bombs or water to track their holes, then plug them or underground fence them out.. We live on a corner slope lot near open space and grow a lot of veggies year round. The most active time starts in March and peaks in July, but they don't hbernate for very long, if at all here. And they do not sleep all night, they dig! Remember, don't ever leave traps out at night or you will get a skunk or possum (they are good).
Laurie Tsitsivas
08/06/2020
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Squirrel tube trap
Good, reliable, effective trap to control ground squirrels in a relatively small area.
Jim
08/01/2020
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It Worked Within a Few Hours on the First Day
So, I'm an animal lover who planted two crops of corn in my fenced suburban garden (chicken wire keeps out the rabbits) only to have those little buggers dig up the seeds. So I used my small greenhouse to grow about 40 or 50 more corn plants and transplanted them into the garden. Those nasty squirrels started digging those up or chewing the stalks. I tried sprinkling chili powder, all kinds of ways to keep them out. Enough! I ordered the rust-resistant tube trap. The day I put it out there with peanut butter smeared on the inside above the thing they step on, by early afternoon I got one. A big 'ole squirrel. One down. Now I need to put in a little more peanut butter and get the other one that's going in there. Ants love the bait so that's a little annoying, but it's a garden. Wear gloves and all is good. Very happy.
Mick
07/31/2020
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Quality Product and Support
This is a great product and the company provided great support. I bought this a couple weeks ago. And it works great. At first i could not figure out how to set it up. I called the company a Ray called back very quickly. Ray spent time with me on the phone and explained how to set the Dog properly. Once he walked me through it a few times to make sure I understood, it works great. Also explained how properly Bait the trap. Quality product and support after the sale. Very Happy Customer!
Mark Hebert
07/30/2020
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Squirrels figured it out
First, I used my first tube trap for years, with great success. I caught more than 20 squirrels in the trap. I started having declining success in late 2019--I noticed the squirrels were able to steal the bait without triggering the trap. Since my trap was rusted, I ordered a new rust-resistant trap. Well I have had the trap for a month, and have caught no squirrels. I have no less than four of the rodents living in the trees in my backyard, and I think the little varmints have figured out the trap. They stay away from it, no matter what bait I use...peanut butter, walnuts, squirrel paste, pecans, you name it. So it worked initially, but the squirrels wised up to it.
Stone
07/28/2020
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Squirrel Population Diminished
Have used trap for two weeks. Caught five grey squirrels and one ground squirrel using sunflower seeds as bait.
Michael Wallace
07/18/2020
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Shorty Tube
Excellent trap. Unfortunately it doesn't always kill. Need to shade the tube from sun, and had more luck with putting small bits of grass/leaves to cover trip. Better to bait it but then it killed the birds which is a problem so had to hide it or not bait or use the caps i also bought. I have both the longer and shorter tube and so far the shorter is more successful. I like the safety catch as I can leave the trap in place overnight and they get used to it and it won't kill any nocturnal animals. It takes time to see what works for your own site. I would recommend the tube traps and am happy with my purchase. Reading these posts is one of the best ways to be successful. The vultures are being well fed.
Joyce
07/06/2020
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Tube trap
i purchased one of these, along with the caps, and I have caught over a dozen squirrels . The majority were expired, but occasionally a critter won't be expired. A little file work on the trigger makes it activate better. I definitely recommend buying the caps with it. Typically I will set the spring and safety, and slide corn in the trap under the plate. I find it easier to fill a small coke bottle with corn or seed and bait the trap just by putting the bottle cap into the trap ends.
Marc
06/27/2020
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Great customer Service and product
Customer service was prompt in changing my order to an in stock tube trap. The trap was placed on top of a double walled privacy fence and it took a few weeks to get results. I just trapped two in one day. Easy to set up and remove trapped animals. I do recommend this product.
Hobart Mardis
06/26/2020
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Works
Set by a tree on ground. Bait large natural sunflower seeds. They can not resist. Ate my wifes car wire harness. Time for them to go!
TW
06/23/2020
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Mr Dave
Fantastic, trapping at least 2 a day. We have seen an improvement on our property, and from the past destruction of our flower, berry, vegetable gardens, and lawn
Dave
06/23/2020
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Did not work for me.
I have used the trap and bait purchased from WCS. I have only caught one animal. I have had animals stand on top of the trap. Very hard to set, but that is OK, only have had to set it twice because nothing trips it.
Ivan
06/08/2020
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Works great so far
Had the trap about 2 and 1/2 weeks - so far 11 squirrels, 6 rats and 1 skunk. Maybe I'll get some fruit this year.
Karen Chandler
06/05/2020
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very disappointing
I bought two of these traps and after a week of not catching anything but a sore hand from setting them, I'm sorry to say they are not as good as the simple Have a Heart trap. I followed the directions and used the bait I purchased from WCS. Not a nibble. Then I added peanut butter. Still nothing. I was so hopeful...
Susan Ross
05/30/2020
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It Works!
5 days, 4 kills. Very effective. Use with caution as it is lethal and might kill the wrong animals.
Ariel
05/26/2020
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Easy and very effective
Have tried poisons with limited results for many years, and found conibears hard to use. The tube trap is very easy and safe to set and have caught 5 squirrels during the first week. I'm thrilled
Greg
05/25/2020
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I am impressed
The Tube Trap is working well. I am glad that I opted for the rust resistant model. I expect that it will last many years.
DEB
05/23/2020
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Great traps, super easy to set and clean out
i like these traps so much better than the older and longer tube traps. these fit in my car easily and are very easy to bait and clean.
larry
05/21/2020
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Gopher Stop
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Shorty squirrel trap
24 squirrels so far in less than 2 weeks! Squirrels have chewed and destroyed lawnmower parts!
PaTricia
05/17/2020
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Excellent High Quality Trap
Strong construction, smooth mechanism, trap has been helping us reduce our wire chewing, car damaging squirrel population!!
Jonathan
05/03/2020
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Like a Charm
Worked perfectly to eliminate the squirrels invading our ceiling.
04/26/2020
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Didn't work for me
I read the numerous positive reviews with great hopes of eliminating the invasion of ground squirrels around my home in western Oregon. Sorry to say that the squirrels here completely ignore the trap. I have used the WCS Squirrel paste bait, moved the trap to different locations, all to no avail. I have seen squirrels walk right past the trap without even a sniff. Sorry I can't give another glowing review, but those are the facts.
K. Williams
04/19/2020
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Well built & efficient
This is my 2nd one in 3 years. I recommend purchasing the Rust Resistant trap. Easy to set up and easy to maintain. By baiting then capping one end I've even trapped the trickiest of pests.
NEPA Bob
04/17/2020
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Great product
Very well designed, made, and effective. Love the safety catch as that's how I safe it at night without having to reset everyday.
Jon
04/13/2020
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Master Crafted
It is refreshing to use a product that is well thought out and skillfully assembled. It works as intended without a flaw, period.
Dan Hepker
03/23/2020
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Texas Nuisance Wildlife Relocation
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Works wonderful
Great trap. Got four squirrels in the first day I had it set up
Frank R.
03/20/2020
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Finally...
Out for 2 hours - 1 less critter. Add some bait (peanuts and peanut butter) and another one gone. The absolute best means for squirrel control. I recommend buying a trap setter tho as it is a strong trap.
Terry
03/18/2020
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Perfect tool
These tube traps are the perfect tool for a squirrel job. Easy to use and to set. Will be getting a few more.
Tim
03/15/2020
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Works like a charm
Within three days I caught 2 of the ground squirrels that were burrowing under my foundation causing a lot of damage. The longer tube trap didn't work at all after two weeks of trying; the squirrels won't go in the long trap. I found that a combination of sunflower seeds and almond/peanut butter worked well for bait. I expect to eliminate more in the coming months. One caveat - tie some twine, or whatever to the trap; I lost my first one when something ran off with it.
Casey
03/07/2020
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Efficient and Cost Effective Squirell Control
We recently had a small tribe of squirrels (3) that invaded our business warehouse and did considerable damage to the building insulation. I began an online search and after a little research I purchased two rust-resistant traps. After practicing with the trip / trigger mechanism I bated the trap with a blob of peanut butter and placed it near their entry / exit point. The first few days saw no results but shortly after all three squirrels took the bait and well, let's just say they are no longer occupants of our building :-)
Richard
01/07/2020
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Atlantic Parts
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Very Effective Trap!
This trap is simple, well made and very effective at eliminating squirrels! Setting the trap takes a little practice but once you see how it works it is very simple to set.
Rich L
12/24/2019
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tube trap
THese are great and can be used over and over. hold up better than basic model which is also good.
Jeff B
11/18/2019
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I Love These Traps
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!!
Loran
11/07/2019
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Amazing Terrorist Squirrel Trap!
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.
Steve Bartley
10/19/2019
Banshee and Sons, Inc.
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Impressive
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.
Taco
09/10/2019
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Squirrel trap
Heavy duty trap, and excellent service along with quick delivery service.
John M. Smith
09/08/2019
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Heavy duty
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.
JAMES YOUNGER
07/23/2019
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Works!
In the first two days of use, it dispatched two squirrels and the rest of them stayed away. I'm completely satisfied.
bob
07/22/2019
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Unbelievable
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.
Scotty
07/15/2019
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Tube Trap
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.
John Copp
06/19/2019
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Great Product
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.
Gary
06/18/2019
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Seems effective
I've had mine for several days now -- two squirrels and one roof rat so far.
Epoq3
06/12/2019
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It Works!
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.
Peg Miller
05/18/2019
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Extremely Effective
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.
J. A. Schara
05/08/2019
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Squirrel trap
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.
August Sundermeier
05/02/2019
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Great trap!
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.
J. S. Long
04/19/2019
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Fast and Easy
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!
Scott
04/19/2019
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Works well!
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.
Edward Montague
04/18/2019
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Highly effective!!!
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!
Mark
04/16/2019
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Effective!
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.
Rich Chatfield
04/01/2019
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Easy to use and highly effective.
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.
Charles
03/12/2019
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Squirrel in attic
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.
JOE N.
02/11/2019
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SBK Pest Control approved!
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.
Daniel Baldwin
02/07/2019
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SBK Pest Control
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Incredible
This trap is incredible!
Mike K.
12/18/2018
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Best squirrel trap I've come across
The most effective trap that I've come across for catching squirrels, I would recommend these traps to anyone!
Christian Manfredi
11/28/2018
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Christian's Wildlife Control
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Dopest product
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.
Paul D
11/17/2018
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Great Tough Trap
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 ?
HN
08/30/2018
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Looks tough
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.
Home Orchardist
08/30/2018
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What don't they understand about MY peach tree?
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.
D.G.
08/05/2018
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Backyard Fruit Tree Grower
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.
Susie
07/06/2018
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Quick, efficient and leaving no mess!
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.
Brasileira
06/19/2018
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Nuts in Texas
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.
Rancher
06/12/2018
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The best trap ever!!!!!!
This is by far the best trap ever made!!!!
Larry Bachand
05/10/2018
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Best trap I have used
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.
Bubba F
05/06/2018
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Works Every Time
Squirrels have been eating my trees - bought 2 traps and have gotten 5 critters! Baited with peanut butter.
SEC
04/28/2018
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Wildlife Tech
These are my go to trap for squirrels ! Nothing better.
Jeff Young
04/27/2018
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Amazing trap!
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.
S.H.
04/19/2018
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Great trap
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.
M.D
02/27/2018
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Deadly accurate and effective - Rats and Squirrels don't stand a chance
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.
JAYKATYTX
01/03/2018
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This trap works great for woodchucks too!
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.
Maynard Stanley Jr
05/29/2017
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Great Product!
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.
Very Satisfied customer
12/29/2016
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Great trap if you tune them properly
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.
Scott Smith
08/06/2016
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Love the trap
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.
Yohan Ly
09/11/2014
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Excellent trap
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.
John Smith
08/18/2014
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Very Effective for Squirrels
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.
LHH
01/07/2013
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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

WCS is pleased to offer the new & improved ARMOR-COATED WCS™ Tube Trap™.  The Tube Trap is treated with an electro-plating process which is olive drab 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. Will last for years. 

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, 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 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. When a capture is made, the squirrel is generally hidden from public view. The WCS™ Rust Resistant Tube Trap comes with a built in safety latch to prevent the trap from prematurely firing while setting.

Caution: The WCS™ 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..

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Hunting time
I have enjoyed hunting these pesky varmints that love digging up my wife's flower bulbs. I found it easier to bait first, then put on heavy gloves to make it easier to pull the bar back. You can make it more sensitive by pushing the hold just far enough to hold the bottom latch. I wonder if I can catch rabbits with this tube trap?
Larry
10/18/2022
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Good Results
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.
Old Boots
10/09/2022
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Great Trap
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!
ED
09/13/2022
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Awesome, there is no escape!
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!
N/A
08/22/2022
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Rodent killing machine
Very effective trap.
Brandon Pepper
07/16/2022
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Works great!
Have caught over 20 squirrels in the last two weeks (got 5 in one day with two traps). Use mixed nuts as bait, which works better than no bait. Do tie the trap down if using in a more open area. I lost one trap as a result of a coyote stealing it (with squirrel inside) and never did find it. This trap works much better than the cage type trap.
Charles Lee
07/07/2022
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works great
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.
Ashley
07/06/2022
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Homestead in Oakland, CA
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80% Kill Ratio
The trap is extremely effective in catching squirrels on my fence top. However, it is not always a quick kill and I have had to finish off live ones in the trap. Not pleasant. The optional tool for setting the trap is worth buying as the spring is not easy to set without it.
Richard
06/26/2022
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Just ordered two more for gopher/ground squirrels
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.
Steve
06/23/2022
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Freakin incredible!
Ok! If you've been looking for an affordable and reliable trap to rid yourself of those pesky squirrels, look no further! Just order this thing, sprinkle a little black oil sunflower seeds on the pan, and let the trap do its job! This trap provides humane, secure, instant kill. This trap is the ticket to squirrel freedom!!
Randy
06/22/2022
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Better than a Red Tail Hawk!
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!
Tony Sanders
06/19/2022
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great traps
I did oil the screw for the pan trap make sure it moves freely and once you adjust the trigger so it can be tripped works great. I put it next to box traps same bait the squirrels seem to go into the tube rather then a box trap.
Jim
06/15/2022
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Definitely a kill trap.
Spring is a bit too strong for this smaller trap. Watch out for fingers and wrist? Trigger and safety wire needed a bit of bending to work properly or at all. Trap must be secured to board to facilitate setting the trigger/spring and safety. BUT, the trap does the job for sure. softer spring please!!! Just wish the spring was a bit less strong. It would make setting much easier and safer!
Joseph Mccullough.
06/11/2022
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Shorty tube
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.
06/06/2022
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Highly Effective Trap
Caught a squirrel each time I put it out. Baited only with peanut butter above the trigger as recommended. Great investment for critter control. Highly recommended.
Olenordmann
05/09/2022
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Best squirrel trap I have found.
Trap is easy to use & works great. I average one squirrel/day sine I installed it.
Michael Wilds
05/04/2022
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Homeowner over run with squirrels
Took a big chance on ordering three of these having never used a lethal trap before. I found a video on these and was convinced it was worth trying. First time buyer from WCS and very pleased by product and delivery, I live in central Florida. I found setting it a real challenge as I am 74 and not in the best of physical shape. My biggest problem of course is setting the trigger, the video makes it look easy but trust me it takes some practice and a few prayers not to lose a finger. During my first week I had one squirrel escape and killed two. I have used the hazel nut bait and walnuts I forgot about and was three years in a freezer. One kill on the hazel nut bait and one on walnuts. I have eight medium sized mango trees in my yard and set the three at the base of the trunks of three trees. Bought the end caps wish I could just get the blanked off cap but not offered. " HINT ". My plan is to exterminate as many as I can before my trees start dropping fruit for harvest. I highly recommend this trap even for first time old, exasperated homeowners. Just be very, very careful as to how you set the trap. I intend to buy some all-weather plywood to bolt the traps onto the wood to keep it stable while setting the traps. Those springs are truly very strong and frankly scare the h_ll out of me when I try to set the trigger. WARNING always set the safety latch before trying to set that trigger mechanism and don't bait it when it is armed to operate even if the safety latch is set. This trap is brutal and very effective. I intend to buy five more of these one for each tree as soon as I catch get them in my budget and verify using a fixed plywood square works to keep the trap fixed when i want to set the trigger. Thanks, WCS for solving my problem
MICHAEL Suter
04/27/2022
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Love this trap
Best thing I've tried, gets them very efficiently. I'm thinking about getting more - very highly recommended.
04/08/2022
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Difficult To Trigger
I run a nuisance wildlife removal business and use various types of traps and set-ups. I decide to purchase 2 of these and try them out. I do like the idea, but the trigger is way too difficult to set off. I adjusted the pan to where it was barely holding on and I couldn't set the trap off without banging it hard with a stick.
Patrick
04/07/2022
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Artemis Wildlife
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Short Tube
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.
02/20/2022
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TUBEMINE
Works great just like it's big daddy
Bob
02/15/2022
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Short Tube Trap
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.
Kathy M.
02/14/2022
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As soon as warmed up enough, got em!
This thing worked perfectly. Have had squirrels get in my soffit and then in a wall. When it was warm enough for them to roam around the yard, got 2 of them in 2 days. Worked better w/ peanut butter.
Dave King
02/09/2022
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All Business
The Shorty Tube Trap (Rust Resistant) is a very effective way to control nuisance squirrels.
John R ORourke
12/27/2021
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Very effective
I bought two of these traps and placed them along a fence that squirrels frequently travel across. I've been getting 4-6+ squirrels every single day across the two. Highly effective. We have an extreme overpopulation problem, so your mileage may vary, but know that these will definitely get the job done. It is instantly lethal about 90% of the time in my experience. 5% of the time the squirrel will pass within 5-10 minutes, and the remaining 5% I need to go finish it off (usually if only the lower back gets caught). A few recommendations on usage: - Cheap peanut butter has been very effective. I think they can smell it from far away. - Smear a bit on the plate, and some on the inside of the tube above the plate. They will stand on the plate to try to reach it. - I screwed the traps into the fence firmly, which I would recommend. The mechanism creates a lot of force. Highly, highly recommend this product to anyone with squirrel problems!
12/21/2021
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Does the job
Sturdy construction. Easy to operate. Successful in our mission to eradicate the bushy tailed rodents from our vicinity. Day one: Screwed the trap to the top of the cedar fence, placed some food on top of the fence leading to the trap and inside the trap. Did not set the trap, just established it as a place to get some food. Day two, replenished the food supply, pulled the handle down, and set the trap. 10 Minutes later, heard a metallic "chunk" sound.; dead squirrel. Disposed of said dead squirrel, and reset the trap. 15 mins later, another dead squirrel to add to our collection. Reset the trap. Day three: Another dead squirrel. Very effective, I'm pleased with this purchase.
Ken
12/07/2021
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This trap works!
I bought this tube trap over a year ago on the recommendation of my pest control man. The house we purchased had a squirrel infestation in the attic. I caught two or three squirrels a day using sunflower seeds or peanuts until we had the infestation under control. Nothing works better. I came back today to buy one more tube for the root yard and end caps. The end caps are a brilliant idea to keep the opossums out. All in all, a great product. This is what you need to keep those pesky squirrels away.
Karin Book
11/11/2021
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Great humane lethal trap
So far so good. I used peanut butter on the inside above the pan. three squirrels in four days, plus a big old possum. I watched as one squirrel went in and once the trap sprang on him it was just a matter of seconds and he stopped moving. I didn't enjoy it, but the numbers of squirrels in our neighborhood is massive due to the fact that many people think it's "cute" to feed them buckets of sunflower seeds and corn. This is not natural foraging and throws off the balance of nature (so to speak). I have absolutely no problems with squirrels, but when they leave not one tomato left on the vine of 4 large plants, then there is a problem. I now just consider them "tree rats", which is rather sad.
Dave
11/01/2021
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Mini Tube Trap
Great little trap. I bought it to catch the many ground squirrels in my yard. The trap is very well made with a strong spring. Unfortunately, I have yet to catch a squirrel in it. I have no doubt it will perform as stated if I can get one to enter it. I bought end tubes but mistakenly purchased tubes for a larger trap. Looks like they would work well on the proper trap. Would recommend for purchase.
Gary
10/30/2021
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Worked within hours!
I had a resident ground squirrel that, over time, had created a sand dune with an entrance to the burrow that was 7+ inches in diameter...a monster squirrel! The trap came yesterday, this morning I baited it with peanut butter and pistachio's, dug a shallow trench perpendicular to my back fence and near the burrow then set the trap. (I'm a 70-something gal with a bit of arthritis in my hands so I bought the trap setter and I highly recommend it.) I placed the trap with one end against the back fence, baited at the rear and also above the plate with a nut hors-d'oeuvre at the open end. Family stopped by a few hours later and I wanted to show off my new trap - TADA! Dead squirrel already! I did a happy dance while my son disposed of the bloodless, very dead "at least 5-lb squirrel" (said he!). I've been fighting this varmint for months and she's gone! Hurrah!! I will set the trap again and again if squatters show up. (I'm sure it's a very lovely burrow down there!)
Diane
10/15/2021
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Best squirrel trap
We caught 8 rock squirrels in 8 days. Highly recommend this trap to everyone.
Sherilee
08/25/2021
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Retired Marine
I never write reviews but you have the best squirrel trap other than .22 head shot for squirrels I have ever seen. 11 squirrels in 5 days. I suggest that you close off one end as doing so forces the squirrel to go head first into the tube and step over the initiator plate. I modified mine and it works like a charm.
Robert LaFleur
08/20/2021
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Excellent and versatile traps.
Excellent traps. We find the Shorty is more versatile therefore preferred over the long tube trap. Both work well and are deployed daily on our four acre garden. Targeted vertebrates ground squirrels and rabbits.
Hank Morales
08/16/2021
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Great Trap!!!
Got a squirrel within a few days of putting the trap out. Worth the money!
Andy M.
08/12/2021
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Worth it!
This is the second tube trap I bought from Wildlife Control Supplies. The first was the basic model. I've since reached a station in life where I can splurge on the finer things, such as the weather resistant model. Boy what a difference! This kills the bushy-tailed tree rats just as well, but with more class. My only regret is that I didn't switch to drinking PBR in order to save a little extra scratch and get this bad boy sooner!
Pheasant Hunting Jesus
08/11/2021
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Works very well but not selective
Excellent to rid my backyard of pesky squirrels, I've caught two a week for the last month. Caution, will occasionally trap skunks and other squirrel sized animals. Adjust bait and location for best results.
Charlie C.
08/06/2021
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Tube Trap
It works!
Henrik Sinanian
08/02/2021
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jim
Worked very well, did the job of catching grey diggers. I used peanut butter/apricot jelly mix placed above the paddle in 3 places.
JIM MERK
08/01/2021
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Great construction, but didn't do the job!
Overall I was very impressed with the construction of this product. However, it did not work for the ground squirrels in my yard. Still haven't gotten one yet. I resorted to getting a few old fashioned victor rat traps and they are doing the job.
Carl Hert
07/15/2021
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One and done?
Caught one red squirrel within the first 48 hours and then no more. Hard to believe the rest of the population figured it out so fast. Have to go back to sitting on the patio and shooting them.
07/12/2021
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Works Great
Squirrels were overpopulated in my neighborhood. Using this trap eliminated 10 in two weeks. They were causing damage to my patio furniture which is aluminum and my neighbors swing set. Also getting on roofs. The trap works great but we have a couple of bird feeders from which a lot of seed ends up on the ground and attracts the squirrels. Think I am going to have to come up with something to catch that seed before the squirrel situation is entirely eliminated.
John
07/01/2021
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This is one hell of a trap!
Very strong, has worked beautiful. The squirrels figured out how to escape from my squirrelinator trap but this is new to them and have not figured it out.
MANUEL FAVELA
06/10/2021
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MANUEL FAVELA FLEET SERVICE
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Great Trap!!! 5 Stars
Perfect. Easier to set than an a120 and twice as deadly while retaining safety for you! Thirty minutes after setting... Dead squirrel....Humane and quick. It's been rained on and shows no rust yet. Bled on - I washed it with peroxide, dish soap, vinegar, and baking soda. Still brand new. I recommend 10000000000% to get rid of those destructive little bastards. Though I wish it came with end caps.
Grin
06/03/2021
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Royal Adirondack Mushrooms
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It works!
It works ! I am repeat buyer.
Alan W
05/20/2021
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Awesome trap
We have several ground squirrels eating everything up at my yard and could not get rid of them for a long time. I got this trap and placed couple of peanuts in it then for 3 days in a row, I caught three of them. The following day, I caught a regular rat! Really excellent product! Highly recommended!
Simon
05/04/2021
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Effective, lethal device.
I thought the trap was a little pricey, however considering the damage done on my pool, house trim, and deck box......it was very reasonable. Baited it with some peanuts and peanut butter to start, then just their natural curiosity was enough. Very effective and lethal.
JV
04/11/2021
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Tube trap
I had to figure out the best way to set it. Once I did it worked great. Recommend that if you leave it, stake it down. Feral cats want to drag it away with the dead squirrel.
Ken
01/28/2021
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Trap Works Great after Adjustment
Clean, quick kill after adjusting the pan sensitivity. Owner 4, squirrels 0 since installing at our barn. Highly recommended.
F. K. Fisher
01/04/2021
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Raven Roost
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Great trap!
This the 2nd trap I've purchased. They work great in all weather.
Mike F.
11/09/2020
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2020 cX-30
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SQUIRRELS IN MY ATTIC
This non-corrosive Tube Trap worked great! No more squirrels in my attic and the entry point has been repaired.
DENIS LEDOUX
11/07/2020
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8 squirrels in 2 weeks
This trap is highly effective. I caught EIGHT squirrels in two weeks (I live in an active suburb of a large city). The only shortfall is that after about five instantly-lethal traps, a few of the animals in the 6th and 8th traps were not instantly killed. I had to finish the job myself and ended up denting the trap. Wish I would have known it would still function before I threw it away.
Nicholas Dupont
10/23/2020
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Trap teriffic
Set trap up and got 3 squirrels in 3 hours. Had a tree rat infestation, few natural predators in suburban area. Setter bar really helps.
Mike V
09/30/2020
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Perfect solution!
Day 1 - caught 1 squirrel Day 2 - caught 1 squirrel. Saw no squirrels since
Hagar
09/09/2020
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Viking
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Works
Definitely has worked to capture the stinkers damaging my home. Doesn’t seem to be sensitive enough to get the chipmunks causing damage around my house. Only think I was frustrated with was I ordered 2 of the rust resistant and they both arrived with scratches down to the bare metal...obviously that will affect the rust resistant issue. I did put clear polish over the bare spots and hopefully it will stay good for a while.
Stacy Bialek
08/29/2020
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WCS Shorty Tube - takes awhile
When I first got my tube I placed it right under my bird feeders, first mistake. With all the seed on the ground around the tube, squirrels were not intrigued. One day I placed it on my flat deck rail, figured what the heck. Placed a few sunflower seeds inside and wham! Got a smart one? Set the trap with the safety on and some seeds in front of both sides. Let em eat for a day, then take the safety off, wham, not so smart after all! Just have to find the right spot and replace the metal smell with squirrel. Quick kill is also a plus, have had only one finishing touch required. Great product, you may need to get creative.
Kim B. Gifford
08/18/2020
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Great Idea, Not For Me...
I had high hopes for this device. I have an avocado tree on which squirrles were decimating the fruit. I followed the instructions, watched the videos, followed advice from folks who were sucessful. I had it laid at the base of the tree with various bait (avocado, almonds, peanut butter), but alas, it trapped nothing. I moved it to the another tree; same. Nada. I feel a twinge of regret when I see this device lying at the base of the tree. I wish I could return it for my money back.
Arturo
08/17/2020
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Ground Squirrel Tips that make it a 5 star trap
This trap works great if you can get them to go in and take the bait correctly. Whatever they are eating, must be the bait. If they are eating lettuce, use thin apple slices. If they are eating tomatoes, use tomato pieces, but don't put them in so they can just lick up the juice. skin side up with some cuts...then they bite down on it. Also slide the bait away from the setting mechanism, and toward the wall where the bar hits. AND if they are little ones, or smart ones, use 1 or 2 small rubber bands to secure the bait to the tray. AND I had to use bait stations with pellets to get them feel safe and rewarding to go into a tunnel. Our ground squirrels like their own tunnels, but not any traps. It is better if it is near their hole, near the spot they are stealing from, and/or under a bush. If they steal the bait, be glad...that means they feel comfortable with the trap, so just reload and reset (tiny babies can steal easily but they grow fast and will be caught in a day or two). I got 21 so far this year. I had to wire my whole yard and put up bird netting loosely along the back fence. I use smoke bombs or water to track their holes, then plug them or underground fence them out.. We live on a corner slope lot near open space and grow a lot of veggies year round. The most active time starts in March and peaks in July, but they don't hbernate for very long, if at all here. And they do not sleep all night, they dig! Remember, don't ever leave traps out at night or you will get a skunk or possum (they are good).
Laurie Tsitsivas
08/06/2020
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Squirrel tube trap
Good, reliable, effective trap to control ground squirrels in a relatively small area.
Jim
08/01/2020
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It Worked Within a Few Hours on the First Day
So, I'm an animal lover who planted two crops of corn in my fenced suburban garden (chicken wire keeps out the rabbits) only to have those little buggers dig up the seeds. So I used my small greenhouse to grow about 40 or 50 more corn plants and transplanted them into the garden. Those nasty squirrels started digging those up or chewing the stalks. I tried sprinkling chili powder, all kinds of ways to keep them out. Enough! I ordered the rust-resistant tube trap. The day I put it out there with peanut butter smeared on the inside above the thing they step on, by early afternoon I got one. A big 'ole squirrel. One down. Now I need to put in a little more peanut butter and get the other one that's going in there. Ants love the bait so that's a little annoying, but it's a garden. Wear gloves and all is good. Very happy.
Mick
07/31/2020
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Quality Product and Support
This is a great product and the company provided great support. I bought this a couple weeks ago. And it works great. At first i could not figure out how to set it up. I called the company a Ray called back very quickly. Ray spent time with me on the phone and explained how to set the Dog properly. Once he walked me through it a few times to make sure I understood, it works great. Also explained how properly Bait the trap. Quality product and support after the sale. Very Happy Customer!
Mark Hebert
07/30/2020
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Squirrels figured it out
First, I used my first tube trap for years, with great success. I caught more than 20 squirrels in the trap. I started having declining success in late 2019--I noticed the squirrels were able to steal the bait without triggering the trap. Since my trap was rusted, I ordered a new rust-resistant trap. Well I have had the trap for a month, and have caught no squirrels. I have no less than four of the rodents living in the trees in my backyard, and I think the little varmints have figured out the trap. They stay away from it, no matter what bait I use...peanut butter, walnuts, squirrel paste, pecans, you name it. So it worked initially, but the squirrels wised up to it.
Stone
07/28/2020
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Squirrel Population Diminished
Have used trap for two weeks. Caught five grey squirrels and one ground squirrel using sunflower seeds as bait.
Michael Wallace
07/18/2020
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Shorty Tube
Excellent trap. Unfortunately it doesn't always kill. Need to shade the tube from sun, and had more luck with putting small bits of grass/leaves to cover trip. Better to bait it but then it killed the birds which is a problem so had to hide it or not bait or use the caps i also bought. I have both the longer and shorter tube and so far the shorter is more successful. I like the safety catch as I can leave the trap in place overnight and they get used to it and it won't kill any nocturnal animals. It takes time to see what works for your own site. I would recommend the tube traps and am happy with my purchase. Reading these posts is one of the best ways to be successful. The vultures are being well fed.
Joyce
07/06/2020
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Tube trap
i purchased one of these, along with the caps, and I have caught over a dozen squirrels . The majority were expired, but occasionally a critter won't be expired. A little file work on the trigger makes it activate better. I definitely recommend buying the caps with it. Typically I will set the spring and safety, and slide corn in the trap under the plate. I find it easier to fill a small coke bottle with corn or seed and bait the trap just by putting the bottle cap into the trap ends.
Marc
06/27/2020
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Great customer Service and product
Customer service was prompt in changing my order to an in stock tube trap. The trap was placed on top of a double walled privacy fence and it took a few weeks to get results. I just trapped two in one day. Easy to set up and remove trapped animals. I do recommend this product.
Hobart Mardis
06/26/2020
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Works
Set by a tree on ground. Bait large natural sunflower seeds. They can not resist. Ate my wifes car wire harness. Time for them to go!
TW
06/23/2020
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Mr Dave
Fantastic, trapping at least 2 a day. We have seen an improvement on our property, and from the past destruction of our flower, berry, vegetable gardens, and lawn
Dave
06/23/2020
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Did not work for me.
I have used the trap and bait purchased from WCS. I have only caught one animal. I have had animals stand on top of the trap. Very hard to set, but that is OK, only have had to set it twice because nothing trips it.
Ivan
06/08/2020
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Works great so far
Had the trap about 2 and 1/2 weeks - so far 11 squirrels, 6 rats and 1 skunk. Maybe I'll get some fruit this year.
Karen Chandler
06/05/2020
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very disappointing
I bought two of these traps and after a week of not catching anything but a sore hand from setting them, I'm sorry to say they are not as good as the simple Have a Heart trap. I followed the directions and used the bait I purchased from WCS. Not a nibble. Then I added peanut butter. Still nothing. I was so hopeful...
Susan Ross
05/30/2020
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It Works!
5 days, 4 kills. Very effective. Use with caution as it is lethal and might kill the wrong animals.
Ariel
05/26/2020
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Easy and very effective
Have tried poisons with limited results for many years, and found conibears hard to use. The tube trap is very easy and safe to set and have caught 5 squirrels during the first week. I'm thrilled
Greg
05/25/2020
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I am impressed
The Tube Trap is working well. I am glad that I opted for the rust resistant model. I expect that it will last many years.
DEB
05/23/2020
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Great traps, super easy to set and clean out
i like these traps so much better than the older and longer tube traps. these fit in my car easily and are very easy to bait and clean.
larry
05/21/2020
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Gopher Stop
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Shorty squirrel trap
24 squirrels so far in less than 2 weeks! Squirrels have chewed and destroyed lawnmower parts!
PaTricia
05/17/2020
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Excellent High Quality Trap
Strong construction, smooth mechanism, trap has been helping us reduce our wire chewing, car damaging squirrel population!!
Jonathan
05/03/2020
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Like a Charm
Worked perfectly to eliminate the squirrels invading our ceiling.
04/26/2020
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Didn't work for me
I read the numerous positive reviews with great hopes of eliminating the invasion of ground squirrels around my home in western Oregon. Sorry to say that the squirrels here completely ignore the trap. I have used the WCS Squirrel paste bait, moved the trap to different locations, all to no avail. I have seen squirrels walk right past the trap without even a sniff. Sorry I can't give another glowing review, but those are the facts.
K. Williams
04/19/2020
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Well built & efficient
This is my 2nd one in 3 years. I recommend purchasing the Rust Resistant trap. Easy to set up and easy to maintain. By baiting then capping one end I've even trapped the trickiest of pests.
NEPA Bob
04/17/2020
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Great product
Very well designed, made, and effective. Love the safety catch as that's how I safe it at night without having to reset everyday.
Jon
04/13/2020
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Master Crafted
It is refreshing to use a product that is well thought out and skillfully assembled. It works as intended without a flaw, period.
Dan Hepker
03/23/2020
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Texas Nuisance Wildlife Relocation
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Works wonderful
Great trap. Got four squirrels in the first day I had it set up
Frank R.
03/20/2020
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Finally...
Out for 2 hours - 1 less critter. Add some bait (peanuts and peanut butter) and another one gone. The absolute best means for squirrel control. I recommend buying a trap setter tho as it is a strong trap.
Terry
03/18/2020
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Perfect tool
These tube traps are the perfect tool for a squirrel job. Easy to use and to set. Will be getting a few more.
Tim
03/15/2020
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Works like a charm
Within three days I caught 2 of the ground squirrels that were burrowing under my foundation causing a lot of damage. The longer tube trap didn't work at all after two weeks of trying; the squirrels won't go in the long trap. I found that a combination of sunflower seeds and almond/peanut butter worked well for bait. I expect to eliminate more in the coming months. One caveat - tie some twine, or whatever to the trap; I lost my first one when something ran off with it.
Casey
03/07/2020
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Efficient and Cost Effective Squirell Control
We recently had a small tribe of squirrels (3) that invaded our business warehouse and did considerable damage to the building insulation. I began an online search and after a little research I purchased two rust-resistant traps. After practicing with the trip / trigger mechanism I bated the trap with a blob of peanut butter and placed it near their entry / exit point. The first few days saw no results but shortly after all three squirrels took the bait and well, let's just say they are no longer occupants of our building :-)
Richard
01/07/2020
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Atlantic Parts
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Very Effective Trap!
This trap is simple, well made and very effective at eliminating squirrels! Setting the trap takes a little practice but once you see how it works it is very simple to set.
Rich L
12/24/2019
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tube trap
THese are great and can be used over and over. hold up better than basic model which is also good.
Jeff B
11/18/2019
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I Love These Traps
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!!
Loran
11/07/2019
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Amazing Terrorist Squirrel Trap!
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.
Steve Bartley
10/19/2019
Banshee and Sons, Inc.
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Impressive
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.
Taco
09/10/2019
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Squirrel trap
Heavy duty trap, and excellent service along with quick delivery service.
John M. Smith
09/08/2019
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Heavy duty
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.
JAMES YOUNGER
07/23/2019
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Works!
In the first two days of use, it dispatched two squirrels and the rest of them stayed away. I'm completely satisfied.
bob
07/22/2019
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Unbelievable
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.
Scotty
07/15/2019
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Tube Trap
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.
John Copp
06/19/2019
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Great Product
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.
Gary
06/18/2019
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Seems effective
I've had mine for several days now -- two squirrels and one roof rat so far.
Epoq3
06/12/2019
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It Works!
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.
Peg Miller
05/18/2019
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Extremely Effective
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.
J. A. Schara
05/08/2019
Verified Buyer
Master Gardener (volunteer)
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Squirrel trap
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.
August Sundermeier
05/02/2019
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Great trap!
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.
J. S. Long
04/19/2019
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Fast and Easy
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!
Scott
04/19/2019
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Works well!
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.
Edward Montague
04/18/2019
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Highly effective!!!
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!
Mark
04/16/2019
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Effective!
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.
Rich Chatfield
04/01/2019
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Easy to use and highly effective.
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.
Charles
03/12/2019
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Squirrel in attic
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.
JOE N.
02/11/2019
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SBK Pest Control approved!
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.
Daniel Baldwin
02/07/2019
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SBK Pest Control
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Incredible
This trap is incredible!
Mike K.
12/18/2018
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Best squirrel trap I've come across
The most effective trap that I've come across for catching squirrels, I would recommend these traps to anyone!
Christian Manfredi
11/28/2018
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Christian's Wildlife Control
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Dopest product
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.
Paul D
11/17/2018
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Great Tough Trap
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 ?
HN
08/30/2018
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Looks tough
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.
Home Orchardist
08/30/2018
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What don't they understand about MY peach tree?
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.
D.G.
08/05/2018
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Backyard Fruit Tree Grower
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.
Susie
07/06/2018
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Quick, efficient and leaving no mess!
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.
Brasileira
06/19/2018
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Nuts in Texas
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.
Rancher
06/12/2018
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The best trap ever!!!!!!
This is by far the best trap ever made!!!!
Larry Bachand
05/10/2018
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Best trap I have used
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.
Bubba F
05/06/2018
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Works Every Time
Squirrels have been eating my trees - bought 2 traps and have gotten 5 critters! Baited with peanut butter.
SEC
04/28/2018
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Wildlife Tech
These are my go to trap for squirrels ! Nothing better.
Jeff Young
04/27/2018
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Assurance Wildlife Control Services
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Amazing trap!
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.
S.H.
04/19/2018
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Great trap
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.
M.D
02/27/2018
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Deadly accurate and effective - Rats and Squirrels don't stand a chance
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.
JAYKATYTX
01/03/2018
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This trap works great for woodchucks too!
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.
Maynard Stanley Jr
05/29/2017
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Great Product!
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.
Very Satisfied customer
12/29/2016
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Great trap if you tune them properly
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.
Scott Smith
08/06/2016
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Love the trap
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.
Yohan Ly
09/11/2014
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Excellent trap
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.
John Smith
08/18/2014
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Very Effective for Squirrels
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.
LHH
01/07/2013
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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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