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#5762924 - 01/07/17 10:46 AM Best squirrel traps
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
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Loc: GEORGIA
Our company is getting started into nuisance trapping...what in your opinion are the best live catch traps and where can we purchase them
Thanks
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#5762940 - 01/07/17 11:01 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Little Wolf Trapping Supply LLC out of Manawa, Wi. His company has a Facebook page, but I don't think a website.


Edited by AJE (01/07/17 11:02 AM)
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#5763422 - 01/07/17 05:49 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Thanks I will look him up on FB...any other suggestions?

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#5763503 - 01/07/17 07:00 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
TDHP Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 555
Loc: Massachusetts
Believe it or not the double door have a hearts 5x5x18 are great. I use them in structures, flyers take to them well. Ground trapping I use full size 11x12x36 and the 5x5's together. Safeguard is my prefered brand for full sized cages.



Edited by TDHP (01/07/17 07:01 PM)
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#5763512 - 01/07/17 07:08 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
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Depends on the kind of squirrels you have. For fox squirrels, I want at least a 6 in. square by 18 in. long. I have watched Fox squirrels try to dig under 5 in. square traps, but not go in. Will send you a pm

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#5763527 - 01/07/17 07:17 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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#5763536 - 01/07/17 07:24 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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I am trapping/excluding grey squirrels here in Augusta GA

With the above set from tomahawk I will still have to make some type of cone to fit into a gutter...


Edited by Moonpie (01/07/17 07:26 PM)

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#5763748 - 01/07/17 10:43 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: mequon, wisconsin
The most indestructible sq. cage I've seen is the AAC Proline. The next best is probably the WCS Special. Their ad is right above these posts.

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#5763846 - 01/08/17 06:30 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 710
Loc: NH
Here's a link for you. The first two on the page are my favorites for grays and reds.

http://www.wildlifecontrolsupplies.com/removal/SSQ.html

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#5764213 - 01/08/17 12:40 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
bob pake Offline
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Registered: 12/28/10
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Loc: southern ont. canada
You asked for the best. This may not be a good answer. But it is something to consider. We have a mixture of traps but we are gravitating to the cheapest trap that we can lay our hands on.
We had one of our many university students run over a large 12 X 36 safeguard. + more + more.
I would have thought it would be pretty hard to get a trap that big under a truck tire. But....But.....But.

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#5764273 - 01/08/17 01:38 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
TRapper Offline
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Loc: Central IA
Comstock swing panel 5x5 or 6x6...aint no squirrel gettin through trap n not firing it
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#5764554 - 01/08/17 05:52 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Loc: GEORGIA
Thanks for the replies...I am looking into all of the and talking with Jim.

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#5764555 - 01/08/17 05:52 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
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Loc: Central NC
Tube traps are great in gutters!
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#5764556 - 01/08/17 05:54 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Yeah I would bet so traprjohn but in Ga it is live catch and relocate.

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#5764689 - 01/08/17 07:00 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
webfootwhacker Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
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Loc: Northern Minnesota
Anybody else have lethal set ups for grays they prefer besides tubes? I use cages now (mostly swing panels) but would like some lethal options for out-of-town jobs to avoid daily check. Daily checks are not efficient for absentee homeowners.

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#5764754 - 01/08/17 07:43 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Loc: GEORGIA
I was told by a home ownwer that he used 110 conibear traps over entry/exit holes...can't get much more lethal for squirrels than that...lol

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#5764798 - 01/08/17 08:05 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
I 2 know a guy that has good success w/ a 110.
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#5764882 - 01/08/17 08:48 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
sgs Offline
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Loc: NH
Quote:
Anybody else have lethal set ups for grays they prefer besides tubes?


I always go with a lethal trap if possible. Tube traps are my favorite but "mink boxes" are good too. I use 120 Victors in the boxes.

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#5764901 - 01/08/17 08:57 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Rat traps work too. Im not talking about muskrat, but the wood plated $2 Victor rat trap in the mouse trap aisle. The guy puts them in a homemade box. He drives a few 1" drywall screws up through the wood. It helps hold even a gray squirrel.
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#5764991 - 01/08/17 11:15 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
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Loc: Northern Minnesota
I use rat traps in weasel boxes, for reds. Are grays fussy about trigger wires in a mink box type set up. I was thinking coni-pans might be the ticket. I may have to try and report back...

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#5764993 - 01/08/17 11:20 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
webfootwhacker Offline
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Loc: Northern Minnesota
I use rat traps in weasel boxes, for reds. Are grays fussy about trigger wires in a mink box type set up. I was thinking coni-pans might be the ticket. I may have to try and report back...

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#5765056 - 01/09/17 05:31 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
sgs Offline
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Loc: NH
They don't seem to be bothered by the triggers. I have very good success with them.

You really do need to be careful about where you set them though. Conibears aren't for every job.

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#5765159 - 01/09/17 08:45 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
He uses raisins 4 red squirrels. He catches grays too. I think on peanut butter or something.
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#5765185 - 01/09/17 09:19 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Wish we could use conibears here but for ADC work in Ga it has to be live catch and release/relocate

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#5765393 - 01/09/17 12:31 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
The abovementioned ideas for bait might still help u out. There's a squirrel lure on the market u could consider...like an ounce from a trapping supply house.


Edited by AJE (01/09/17 12:32 PM)
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#5765815 - 01/09/17 06:51 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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I make a peanut butter ball and roll it in black oil sunflower seeds.... That works too

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#5768587 - 01/11/17 06:44 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Had a great conversation with Jim Comstock today...I decided to go with his traps first and give them a go. Thanks for all the replies and info.

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#5768639 - 01/11/17 07:19 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Good luck.

Speaking of squirrels, is it pretty rare 2 have a gray or fox squirrel b a nuisance chewer? Ive always thought it was just red squirrels that chew on houses, but this year I had a guy complaining that 2 fox squirrels were chewin on his wood deck.


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#5768878 - 01/11/17 09:32 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: AJE]
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: AJE
Good luck.

Speaking of squirrels, is it pretty rare 2 have a gray or fox squirrel b a nuisance chewer? Ive always thought it was just red squirrels that chew on houses, but this year I had a guy complaining that 2 fox squirrels were chewin on his wood deck.



Yes, gray and fox squirrels will both chew on houses with a vengeance if not taken care of.



Rodents=incisors that never stop growing. Ever. If a rodent doesn't want to have a ram's horn set of incisors, they're going to have to wear em down. If a part of a wood house were in reach of a beaver without being disturbed much, beavers would Probably chomp down on someone's house wink
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#5769018 - 01/12/17 04:17 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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All of our problems are from grey squirrels... excessive damage to exterior and even more to interior wiring. Don't know how to load photos or I could show ya.

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#5769220 - 01/12/17 09:05 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: E. Iowa
Greys are the culprits in about 90% of the squirrel calls I handle, fox squirrels the other 10. No red squirrels in my immediate area and while I'm sure there are flyers around, I've never had a call for them.
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#5771199 - 01/13/17 09:05 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
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Loc: GEORGIA
No reds down here...very few fox squirrels around here they are considered trophies!

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#5771239 - 01/13/17 09:34 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Too bad squirrel tails bring such little money.
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#5771671 - 01/14/17 12:06 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
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Loc: GEORGIA
Lol...yeah...mepps spinner baits will give ya store credit but that's about all

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#5776273 - 01/17/17 08:40 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
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Loc: GEORGIA
It was Christmas in January this afternoon...big brown box at my office this afternoon wrapped in UPS stickers and my name all over it! Thanks Jim Comstock. I am excited and looking forward to putting these traps and nose cones to work!

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#5776933 - 01/18/17 11:40 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
hvtrapper Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 28
Loc: E. Iowa
Just put some of Jim's swing panel squirrel traps to work this morning.
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#5778900 - 01/19/17 10:28 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
If I get in a situation where I want 2 catch a red squirrel but not a fox or gray one, is there a certain hole size I could use on a wood box entrance that would let the reds in but keep the other squirrels out?


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