The Kania 2000 trap is a self contained unit which allows the trapper an instant set and is widely considered one of the safest setting and most humane traps in the world today. This is a selective trap, very suitable for use by pest controllers in a wide variety of situations and locations. The perfect grey squirrel trap to use in loft spaces, mounted on trees and baited with peanuts, peanut butter or whatever your favourite attractant happens to be.
This trap is available from - AFS Supplies
The WCS Tube Trap
The WCS Tube Trap is approved for the killing of grey squirrels, mink, rats, stoats and weasels.
The Tube Trap is 4.5 inches in diameter, and is constructed of 21 gauge steel and is treated to stop rusting.
The Tube Trap is 15 inches in length and is powered by a modified double torsion spring. The parts are all precision cut by laser so they are no sharp edges to contend with. This trap can be used in both a baited and un baited manner and can be placed directly on the ground without the need for another tunnel. This trap is deadly for mink and grey squirrels.
This trap is available from - AFS Supplies
Elgeeco's Procull Squirrel Trap
The Procull tree mountable humane dispatch squirrel trap
Self contained in its own integral mesh cage with baffles to guide the squirrel to the strike position for the optimum humane kill. No need to build your own tunnel or worry about correctly orienting the squirrel into the target area.
Integral setting lever allows the two powerful killing springs to be engaged AFTER you have baited and set the trap, allowing you to position and adjust the trigger in complete safety.
A Pendulum trigger means that the trap is very versatile and can be used inside and outside and mounted horizontally or vertically, either way up on a fence, in a tree or on the ground.
Easily camouflaged with local materials such as twigs and leaves entwined in the cage walls or covered with hessian or plastic.
This trap is available from - Elgeeco
Fenn Type Traps
There a three versions of this trap that are legal in the UK today, there are also cheap chinese copies that are not worth buying and are not legal to use. Make sure the trap you are buying are one of the three approved ones.
The Fenn, Springer and Solway versions of this Mk4 trap is approved for killing weasels, stoats, rats & grey squirrels. Traps by law need to be in a natural or artificial tunnel.
Fenn Mk4 and Mk6 are available from - AFS Supplies
The DOC 200 is a powerful trap designed for the Department of Conservation in New Zealand and is approved in the UK for the killing of grey squirrels, rats, stoats, weasels and mink. The trap must be set in an artificial tunnel constructed to the design specified by the Department of Conservation.
Although this is an excellent trap for squirrels it is not readily available in the UK and is expensive.
The DOC 150 and 200 are available from - Perdix
BMI MAGNUM 'Bodygrip' traps are the end result of many years continuous development. Lightweight and compact the design suits a wide variety of pest control situations. It is widely accepted in the USA that the MAGNUM series are the fastest humane killing production 'bodygrip' traps.
BMI Bodygrip traps feature a four way trigger which fires the trap when an animal pushes the trigger from any direction, including the side. The shape of the flexible trigger wires can be simply changed, altering the strike area to suit individual circumstances. The more experienced in their use you become the more you will see their potential.
Bodygrip traps need to stabilised and have a tunnel by law.
The #55 is approved against rats and mice.
The #110 is approved against rats, stoats, weasels and grey squirrels.
The #116 is approved for all the above plus mink and rabbits.
Bodygrip traps are available from - Fourteenacre
Fenn & Bodygrip Cages
The cages are designed to house a all sizes of bodygrips #55, #110 #116 and the Mk4 and Mk6 fenn trap for trapping squirrels and rats. The entrance hole can be either from the top, side or bottom, this cage is especially effective on squirrels hung on a tree or fence.
There are a few more tunnel variations to suite both Fenn and Bodygrip type traps but are not so readily available these days
Fenn cage is available from - Elgeeco
Unfortunately the bodygrip type is not available as far as we know.