Cooper's 745 live rodent trap is an ideal solution for either outdoor or indoor use. This is the best Squirrel trap I have ever used and is also great for rats, mice, chipmunks and other similar animals, the Cooper 745 is a rugged gravity-action trap that locks the animal in when he enters.
It may be reused and will hold even the largest of rats. I have used this trap in attics in conjunction with glue traps and had excellent control. Complete with great bait suggestions. Preassembled for quick and easy use. Simply place a bait inside and set the trap. 16 x 6 x 6 3/8.
Great trap for Rats & Mice! When I have a problem in or out of the attic this is what I reach for!A farmer in Alabama had a rat problem. He wrote me and I suggest the 745 with lure. He bought 5 traps and could not believe he was catching one every night in each trap. Soon he wrote back really thanking us for all the help we offered. He keeps them set in case a new visitor shows up. The new lure never gets old or looses it attractant unless of course they eat it all. Ideal for inside homes. The best way not to have a smelly mess inside your walls. Leave trap in same location if you catch one. The rodent leave a trail and the next one that gets in will follow the same trail. We keep one inside our home and often do not even put bait in it. When one gets into the house he heads right to the trap. We hear him rattling the cage and remove him. Place traps againt the wall LEAVING THE TRIGGER DEVICE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE WALL
For mice try cotton with a drop or two of vanilla extract.
I recently purchased a small animal trap #0745 from your web site. Thank you Cooperseeds for selling this product. I had a squirrel in my attic for 3 years and tried everything I knew short of hiring a professional trapper to rid the attic of this squirrel. I found your web site after looking for animal traps on the Internet. I purchased trap # 0745 and after receiving it and reading it's instructions, I set it up. 30 minutes later the trap caught the squirrel. The Squirrel now lives in his new home in the woods 28 miles away.
This is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to catch pest. I didn't have to call a professional, I did it myself with trap #0745.
J C Crossno
Great advice from Walter Reeves web-site.www.walterreeves.com
Squirrel - Control
The first step to squirrel control is to decide which kind of squirrel you have. The common gray squirrel makes noise at dusk and at dawn when they enter and exit an attic. The flying squirrel makes noise in the middle of the night, since they are nocturnal animals.
Once the kind of squirrel is determined, there are only two choices: block all holes so the animals can not get into the attic - or trap the animals and remove them.
NO REPELLENTS There are dozens of supposed repellents for squirrels. Cedar shavings, ultrasonic repellers, radios and all others do not work. Some, like mothballs, are harmful to our health.
Poisons are not recommended since sick squirrels tend to hide in walls. If one dies in a wall, it is very difficult to locate and remove.
LOOK FOR ENTRYWAY. It could be through the loose screen over your attic louvers or through a fallen knot-hole in your siding or the gap above your gutters where the roof overhangs. All access holes must be found and sealed. A flying squirrel can fit through a hole as small as a nickel coin. A gray squirrel can fit through a hole as small as a quarter. Holes can be sealed with wood, metal or 1/2 inch wire mesh.
Nail the material firmly over the hole. Tacks and light staples do not work.
Put a few bread crumbs covered with peanut butter in the attic afterwards to find out if a squirrel was inadvertently trapped inside.
It is also a good idea to limit access to the roof area. Overhanging limbs from nearby trees can be removed. An electrician can install slit 1 1/2" plastic pipe over electric, telephone and cable TV lines running to the house. The pipe will rotate under an invading squirrel, throwing him off before he reaches the house.Wait outdoors for an hour at sunset to observe how the squirrels enter your attic.
TRAPPING If the squirrels can not be blocked out, trapping is the next step. Live cage traps can be purchased from hardware stores. Havahart and Tomahawk are two common brand names.
FLYING SQUIRRELS Traps for flying squirrels should be made of small mesh wire so they can not escape from the trap. Good baits include peanut butter, pecan meats and sunflower seeds. Before putting bait into the trap, put it near the trap in a saucer to let the animal become accustomed to the trap. After three days of feeding from the bait, place the saucer and food just inside the trap, without setting it. When the animals are used to eating from inside the trap, set it to catch the squirrel. If there are several flying squirrels in an attic, the process may take two or three weeks.
GRAY SQUIRRELS Gray squirrels are far more likely to be active outdoors during the day than flying squirrels. Rather than climbing into your attic to trap them, it is easier to trap them outdoors.
Set a live trap on a piece of cardboard and scatter birdseed around it. Birds will be attracted to the seed and they will attract the squirrels. Put seed inside the trap, beyond the trigger pan. When squirrels enter, they will be trapped. You will catch birds occasionally so be sure to check the trap often.
Q: As a wildlife rehabilitator, I feel I need to respond to your article about trapping squirrels in the attic. I appreciate your reference to "humane traps", but you didn't indicate what people are to do with these creatures AFTER they're trapped. What folks don't realize is that releasing a squirrel away from its home territory is almost sure death for the animal. They are away from their familiar food sources and shelter. This leaves them vulnerable to predators and starvation...not what most people expect.
A: You are absolutely correct about the usual fate of relocated animals. Nick Nicholson, Senior. Wildlife Biologist for the Department of Natural Resources, agrees that moving an animal to an area which has already reached its carrying capacity for squirrels is unfortunately often lethal. He points out that current regulations allow his staff to issue verbal permits to relocate small nuisance animals if you have permission from the landowner where you release them. Citizens in the Atlanta area can call the DNR at 770-918-6416 for further advice about nuisance animals.
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