Rat Snap Traps and Squirrels
For many wildlife control operators (WCOs), rat-sized snap traps are just a little too small to be used to capture gray and fox squirrels. These traps are extremely effective for red and flying squirrels and, of course, rats. However, I learned of an article that explained in striking detail how to modify a Victor rat trap so that it becomes an effective and humane device to capture and, I presume kill, gray and fox squirrels. A key advantage with rat traps is their small size and low price. Additionally, a trap that can effectively kill your target saves the time that would be required to euthanize the squirrel by other means, thereby increasing profitability. If you haven’t considered using rat traps for squirrels the information in the link below may make you reconsider. I would love to hear your thoughts. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/html/sections/articles/ferreting_trapping/victor-rat-trap.html
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest book is the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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