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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Using the Gopher Tunnel Trap - Model 2000
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Step 1. Locate the gopher mound plug in the center of the mound and clear out the hole.
Step 2. Set the trap and pack it tightly in the hole so that light only shows through the trap.
Step 3. Monitor the trap frequently. Gophers should try to plug the hole within a half hour and you should not leave them in the trap for very long.
The trap is a box trap that has a bottom mesh, one mesh end and a door that swings from the inside top down to the closed position. The trap is triggered when the gopher tries to close up the end from the light. Gophers will always plug up a burrow after they are done cleaning out and extending their burrow. This "plug" is usually very obvious in the center of the crescent shaped mound. Once opened, if the burrow is fresh, the gopher will close it. It is kind of like your front door. If you found it opened unexpectedly, you would wonder what happened and close it. The gopher is the same way and "closes" it by packing it full of soil. In this case it has to travel to the end of the box trap to do so. When it gets to the end it pushes on the mesh trigger and the trap door swings shut. The key to making this all happen quickly is to trap as soon after dawn as possible. That is when gophers are most active and often you will find burrow entrances already open and with very little effort the trap can be placed.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Raccoon Trapping Tips 101
When trapping raccoon's it is a good idea to put something in the trap for them to play with. I have heard of everything from a tennis ball to a plastic bottle with a few pieces of dry corn or beads in it. I know this sounds like a pretty strange idea, "a toy for a raccoon." Raccoon's are curious, playful and potentially very destructive creatures. Sitting in a trap waiting for you to come back can get pretty boring! Having an object to preoccupy them will reduce the stress to the animal and also preoccupy them so they spend less time trying to rip apart your trap, the lawn, or whatever else they can grab. Make sure to check your traps every day. It's your responsibility.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Tomahawk Live Trap Professional Series traps are even better than ever. Raccoon size traps now feature a bend proof trip plate system. Add that to the strongest steel wire mesh and you know these traps will work for you! Don't waste your time fixing throw away traps over and over again. Use the best traps and spend your time doing what you do best.