Hope everyone is still being safe and enjoying the summer. Our latest video has hit social media regarding the use of trap boxes and some of the tips and tricks regarding them. Below you can watch the video or keep reading.
Trap Box Video
The primary purpose for a trap box is to provide security/safety for you and to improve the capture and treatment of the target animal. There are a number of main things to considering when designing or buying a trap box/cover.
1. Target animal
2. What features does it have
3. Grade of construction
First thing is the target animal, are you buying/constructing this box for a grey squirrel or a raccoon. What animal you are trying to capture will determine poetically what features you need/want.
The second thing revolves around the features. For instance the squirrel box in the video clip above has a entrance hole targeted at squirrel size or smaller animals. It help eliminate non targets like cats, raccoons, ect helping to eliminate potential problems when setting traps. Inside the box it house two traps with one bait chamber. That means using less bait and poetically catching two animals per check both saving time and money. Thirdly it directs the target animal (in this case squirrel) to be caught in the best manner possible making it more human and effective.
The last thing is grade of construction. Is this box going to be used dad in and day out, so you need it to stand up against th element and high usage. Or is it occasionally going to be used where the durability os less of a concern. Some boxes may be more expense but you are likely going to last you longer and be more cost effective for a company to buy vs a residential user buying or making a cost effective box/cover.
The last thing I want to point out is even when traps are used in congestion with boxes, they still are not perfect. There is always a potential of catching something you don't expect or animals being caught wrong. However what they will do is help you make these instance less common, making you a sound, efficient operator.