Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 53
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gebb Problems
I bought the squirrel trap and so far I have been doing a wonderful job of feeding him. He loves peanut butter and is big enough to spring the door release, however - he hasn't done it yet!. I have been playing with the positioning of the release and it seems to have 2 settings - hard to trip and wont stay cocked. I can't seem to set it in-between. While I hate to do it, I may have to re-engineer that release.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allen44 Very good trap, great value.
relatively easy to set the trap but would recommend practicing a couple of times before putting it outside. By practicing, I mean set it then poke the sensitive flap to trigger the door shut. Then practice opening the door to release the animal.
The trap door will not remain open by itelf for release of animal. Even the instructions state you have to have a stick to keep it open. So this is a slight flaw in the design. I caught a squirrel, kept the door open for about 15 seconds and it still would not run out; my fingers became stressed so Iet go and the trap door instantly shut - I could have injured the squirrel with that shut but thankfully did not. I then had to open the door again and this time it ran out.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Well Made Product
I have not yet been successful - I have put in cut apple, celery and the rabbits have sat right next to the trap and then went on their merry way! Obviously, I am doing something wrong. But for the money, the product is well made and simple to use. (I especially like the design )
May 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BTEX sly squirrel
We had a squirrel fall down our vent a hood over the stove from the roof with quite a crash and come running across the living room., He ended up trapped in one of the spare bedrooms. This trap did finally catch him but it took a little fiddling with it first. The squirrel was a young one so did not weigh much. I had to file the catch for the trap door smooth so it would set off easier. Finally after a few times where he got the bait I got it smooth enough where the door snapped shut and took the little one back outside where he belonged. He has steered clear of the vent so far.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by duphman Better than hoped for
Once we attached the bait to the bottom of the cage, the little buggers would shake it enough to spring the door, where before they were light/fast enough to get in and out without tripping it. In a week, caught and re-located 5, and all is quiet on my roof in the morning.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erik Trap works extremely well.
For skunks use peanut butter like they say. Works very well.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abgrocer Great Trap for Squirls
My orange tree has had a big problem with squirls eating the fruit. I have had the trap for about one week and have caught 3 so far. Easy to catch using peanut butter in a small plastic cup. I attach the cup with wire behind the trip plate. They feed in the early morning so use fresh bait the night before. I have never used a trap before, but it is very easy to use.
June 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheParKing1 Simple, Effective!
I was having a lot of trouble with squirrels getting into my birdfeeders especially after a heavy acorn crop yielded a bumper crop of tree rats, too. Tried the so-called "squirrel-proof" feeders with no luck. Then, paired this trap with the feeder and in a matter of 6 weeks have cleared out 17 squirrels by my count. Caveats: 1. Baiting the trap with birdseed didn't yield near as much as peanut butter; smeared PB on the outside of the cage, a little on the floor in the middle, the rest on the trap switch did it perfectly. 2. Remove/exile them asap as they will hurt themselves trying to gnaw their way out (unsuccessfully) if left inside more than a few hours. 3. Put a weight on top to stabilize & prevent premature trips as they crawl all over it trying to figure it out.
September 6, 2011