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having used your traps to rid the churchyard of moles I thought i would try the squirrel traps to remove these pests from the garden.
trap arrived Wednesday. First squirrel seen entering trap during the evening but not caught. Thursday morning first catch. reset for Friday morning second catch just as I was leaving for work. Now Friday lunchtime and watching 3rd squirrel investigating trap - fingers crossed. fantastic results
Just wanted to let you know how pleased and happy I am with your squirrel trap. I set it up with nutella on the treadle and caught 4 in less than 24 hours which basically was all of them in my loft! very clear simple instructions and easy to set up. Fortunately my husband was around to set the squirrels free. Touch wood won't have anymore problems but can be rest assured if we do it will be sorted out sharpish with this one catch squirrel trap no problems. Many thanks for a £30 investment on a trap you have saved me about £170 the quote i got was approx £200 so money well spent in my eyes. Wouldn't hesitate in buying another one if I had to or recommend one and it arrived the next day as promised a brilliant professional service
Thank you for your excellent and prompt service.
An example to others!
The Estate Office
great product, caught 20! useful tip to pass on. the trap is a nice fit into a standard swing top kitchen bin which when first filled with water quickly and safely finishes the job.
Thank you for your quick response.
Today I moved the pivot point (and straightened the wonky pivot tab) and it now works perfectly.
The treadle sits at 30 degrees, the setting rod holds the door open, the rod travel is very adequate and the sensitivity (checked by the required triggering force on the treadle) I would say is just right.
So it looks as though either I got a "Friday afternoon" trap OR do you think your latest batch might all have been assembled incorrectly in the factory?
I think it would be in your interest to choose one at random and check it out for yourselves.
There is no doubt that the pivot point needs to be 9 mesh sizes from the back (bait) end.
You might find that the assembly instructions given were capable of being mis-interpreted. For instance if the instruction says "pivot point to be on 9th wire" this is wrong because the operative will count 9 wires which will only get him/her to 8 mesh sizes from the end (which is where mine was).
I hope you find these comments useful.
I just received the cattrap in good order from SUER.
Thanks for your followup’s and service!
That's great. Thanks for your help. More orders will hopefully soon follow.
I just wanted you to know that I am unhappy at the way you have continually implied that the problem is due to negligence on my part. I am not some ham fisted-teenager but a 61 year woman who has been brought up to look after her possessions. I know that you have to be cautious and obviously there are many people today who are not honest. I don't tell lies as I have a Christian conscience and have to answer to a higher authority than yourself.
I know that there is no way in which I have abused this trap and will stand by this regardless of any conclusion you come to from your inspection.
Initially I was prepared to have a replacement but now on reflection I would request a refund of the cost of the one trap. As yet I still have not had any mice in my small attic to test the other trap, and I know this as I have placed some of the chocolate outside near the entrance, but looking at the trap I have every confidence that it will work. However, if there is any problem with it I will not be coming back to you for recourse.
I have complied with all your suggestions to rectify this fault, however, I would just like to mention that your suggestion to put tape over the one entrance was a bit unusual as it would be nothing for a trapped mouse to chew it's way through a bit of parcel tape!!
As I have said, I will be posting this faulty trap to you tomorrow and will get a certificate of postage with the price on it so will notify you of the cost as I would expect this to be added to the refund of £5.99 plus £2.99 original postage charge.
Just can't help some people
When I set the trap I broke the maltesers in half and put them far away from the entrance. The good thing about maltesers is that once the air gets at them they start to melt and stick to the floor. However, I did as you said and tapped the opposite corner but nothing was under the ramp. I even checked with a torch, it took a bit to get the right angle and I can assure you I did not put any pressure on any part of the ramp.
There is no point in resetting the trap as the end of the ramp is still showing and my clever mice will soon work out to pull it down.
The food was still in the other trap so no mice have been which is not unusual this time of the year as they can get food outside. Still I expect they will be back and I will see what happens tonight. That trap looks fine although my husband had not caught any mice in the shed so it has not been tested.
Hi, Received the Larsen Trap this morning, thank you very much. I am very
Pleased with and the extremely fast delivery
Thank you very much for instructions, have set the trap and caught a rabbit, sorry for the delay in answering you email had problem with computer
Traps delivered safely with no problems. Thanks a million
Great little trap, it’s already setHi Trapman,
The trap arrived on schedule and setting up was simple as per
instructions. I have got info & tips on setting up from your website which
were very helpful as a beginner.
I was very impressed with the efficiency
& speed of delivery & the promise of after sales support is appreciated. I
would definitelly recommend your service & use again.
this is just an email to let you know that the traps arrived today thank you very much.
Maney thanks Traps arived at 9.30 first rabit caught at 10.15
regards kevin hunt
just to let no know trap came today. thank you.
Many thanks for supplying the above trap which is fine but didn't catch my loft visitor, I'm wondering if I might also need a mouse trap?? this is the second trap of this size that hasn't worked, I had assumed the visitor was either a rat or squirrel because I'd not seen any droppings, it has always eaten the nuts placed under the traps trigger! so it's either too light or has been watching Mission Impossible! it has also chewed a piece of heating pipe lagging.
Given the information above should I also buy a smaller trap for mice etc? if so please supply me your appropriate item number.
Many thanks for kindly processing our order so promptly and for arranging delivery within 24 hours by your couriers! We were most impressed and also thanks for sending out the order upon receipt of our cheque. We are quite impressed with your invention and trust that you have patented the same?
Gerry and Linda
I bought a fox trap from you last Summer. I looked at your website for a long time before I decided to buy. I remember emailing you at the time to ask "Do they really work in the countryside or just on urban foxes? I scanned your testimonials but found no photos or particularly successfull stories. Assuming I would have multiple uses for such a cage, I bit the bullet and purchased one.....................and low and behold, I caught Mr Fox :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
If you are able to share my testimonial on the website, let me know and I will email attach a photo of Mr Fox too.
Kind regards, Claire (Hertfordshire)
I’m a biologist in Alaska trying desperately to find a Gray Jay or Magpie decoy for use in our conservation (and capture) efforts for a rapidly declining bird. However, I can’t find anything comparable in the United States.
I need about 12 magpie decoys like those you have available on your online shop. I tried to purchase them from you online, but the USA was not one of the possible destination options.
Is it possible for me to purchase these from you and have them shipped here? I am very short on options, and I would appreciate your assistance very much. I hope we are able to do business.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
I live in France and am trying to order a couple of large mink traps. Your website does not take account of non-English addresses and postcodes.
1. Will it cope if I fill in a French address?
2. Is the France delivery price accurate?
3. How long will delivery take?
Your website says you can be telephoned 9-4 except lunchtime 12-1. I have not been able to get through at these times.
An early reply would be appreciated, my fish and ducks are suffering badly.
They're definitely not dormice, pic attached. I'm sure they're woodmice. Anyway I've had another look at the trap and it seems to me that the springs holding the two inclined ramps in position are rather tight and I'm not sure if a mouse could physically push them down to get into the trap. But then again I'm not an expert,(or a mouse!) The mice are still there, I caught another two with the spring traps baited with chocolate but still nothing in your trap.
Just thought I’d let you know the traps arrived when you said you would and we’re very pleased with them, many thanks.
Just to say thanks and that the trap has arrived this morning.
Regards from Fodderty,
just to let u know if u have not been notified already the trap has arrived and been deployed in the field
DPD are telling you "porkies".No delivery cards have been left and at present building work is going on on the site meaning that there are a gaggle of blokes about all day! The truth is trapman that the DPD driver has to walk a fair distance to make the delivery and if as I suspect your parcel is bulky/heavy he can't be bothered.Far easier to lie than make a difficult delivery.I won't accept any further charges for the delivery to be made...I have already paid for postage and packing.
I have spoken to DPD...may I ask you to do likewise? Thanks
please can you help me?
We have received the trap and set as per the instructions. The slice of apple is being taken from the trap but the animal still manages to escape as the trap door is not closing. Is the spring mechanism too tight for the weight of the animal? If so how can it be adjusted? Or are there any other reasons why it may not be working?
please reply asap!
many thanks Pam
Thanks so much for your help, we have now caught the Glis Glis Hooray...
Thanks again for your quick response
I bought two of your squirrel traps which arrived yesterday. I primed them with peanuts and set them on the patio. I then went to the gym. On my return I had caught two very alert and frightened squirrels. Two down and many more to go.
I am trying to rid myself of them because they have nested in my loft, not for the first time. We are now busy cutting trees down which they use to get onto our roof.
The order was received yesterday 22 March 2010 - i.e. 2 working days after shipment, (which is the normal time for airmail), added to your reaction time to shipping the order, means that you get a gold medal for service.
Please send instructions for the trap link setting.
Delivery made on time to the minute as per the DPD website prediction.
Thank you for your wonderful prompt service, trap arrived today, just brilliant!! MM
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THE SQUIRREL TRAP ARRIVED EXACTLY ON PROMISED TIME FROM DELIVERY COMPANY AND I HAD CAUGHT THE SQUIRREL USING MY LOFT WITHIN 90 MINUTES. I USED PEANUTS STUCK TO THE PLATE WITH BLUETACK. INSTRUCTIONS CLEAR AND TRAP WORKS AS DESCRIBED. MANY THANKS. THOROUGHLY RECOMENDED.
You asked for a message to let you know about postage times well my trap arrived today, only bought it yesterday. well done + also to Royal Mail ( less than 24hrs from order to delivery time is exellant !!!)
I will recomend your traps to anyone I hear that needs one, as it is well constructed + of good design. Am sure it will catch the few I have easily and at least there is a bit of space for movement until it gets released !!
To date we have caught 31 moles in the traps - the most successful being the scissor traps - only 1 caught in the tunnel type trap and 2 in the other traps. Before buying the initial traps from you we had approx 50 new mole hills a day !!
I bought a mousetrap from you a few years ago ( and mentioned them in my book re worms composting!!).
I have caught about 25 wood mice over the years, one time I had 4 tiny ones in it. Each mouse was released to the same area in my local park, where I knew there was plenty of cover and food for them but no wood mice population.
I have never seen a kestrel hunting in this local park, not once in 26 years! Yet last year I saw one hovering over an area within the area I had resettled the wood mice. I would like to think that my resettled mice had started the nucleus of a breeding wood mouse population, hence the hunting kestrel
I have a young rat in the garden now which is proving problematic!!
I have some which the rat does not appear to like.
Just a quick 1 to say thanks for the trap it works a TREAT! I caught about 12 mice the first night could not believe my eyes! and 2to3 more every day since its Excellent THANK YOU!
Hi & good Morning,
Just to let you know ---Traps arrived today--- many thanks for the quick service !
Now let's see if I can get the little bas***d !!!!
Hi The TrapMan.
Thank you very much.
I pick up your delivery yesterday.
All is OK.
Just wanted to say how efficient and easy to use trap was. Have successfully caught Rat after 4 days use and released back to wild
Item received today - thank you! It makes a refreshing change for a British business to be able to supply and despatch an item within 24 hours of ordering. WELL DONE!!
The Trap Man,
My order arrived today - THANK YOU
I bought two mouse traps off you two weeks ago
They have done wonders and caught 7 mice that I have released.
The problem was the shed which appears to be mouse free now.
It still had an awful smell from the shed and I have found a decomposed mouse today which explains it. This was in an old style lethal trap.
However, last night something has tried to get into the shed and it had gnawed through the wood nearly getting entry
This is one nights work.
I enclose photograhs can you advise is it a rat or I found some acorns nearby a squirrel or fox attracted to rotting food?
Just an up-date to say that I have caught the elusive mole at last . I took your advice to fill the tunnel trap with earth , and I did two extra things . I buried a slice of thin slate about 2" wide underneath the tunnel floor to stop the mole going underneath , and I splayed the catching wire hoops out as far as possible at either end to maximise the distance between the hoops and the trigger because I suspected that the mole was pushing earth against the trigger while still outside the reach of the hoops . A relief here because it was making a mess of the newly turfed lawn . Thanks again , Roy
The scissor type is best inclined slightly so that the mole passes over the bottom part of the prongs which should be below the base of the run, so that the mole does not detect it.exclude the light around the handles using turf.
Our tunnel ones may prove more effective if placed in the run when set and packed with earth. (set the trap, turn upside down and cup the trap full of earth before placing it into the run)
I really think that it's the correct setting rather than trying many different traps that will succeed in the long run.
Thank you for quick delivery – mouse trap has already caught 3 in first night of use!!
Just wanted to say thanks for sending the multi-mouse trap so quickly. 5 caught - and rising!
It's brilliant - simple but ingenious, and it works.
Just a line or two to say we have just received rabbit traps as you promised. Thank you very much for the prompt service and delivery. I am so impressed.
I hope our furry friends appreciate this too!
Many thanks once more.
Ian C. Maltman.
Thanks for your mail and information.
Believe it or not, it's 10 to 3pm and the post office has just delivered them. What they've been doing with them all this time I have no idea. Still, at least they,ve finally turned up.
So, thank you for your help.
thanks very much - received it safely and within two days it did the job.
Goods have arrived safely, thank you.
I have been using one of your squirrel traps very successfully for two
the order has been received.
I have just received my Monarch rat trap: thank you for the speedy delivery. Not having used a multi-trap of this type before, I would be grateful for some general instructions on usage, particularly where and how to fix the bait and, what baits are likely to be effective. I was a little surprised to find no instructions at all supplied with the trap but appreciate that perhaps you normally supply to those who are already conversant with its use.
Since my problem is urgent, an email reply would be appreciated.
Sent instructions via email and are here
Company SEUR has accepted the delivery in the new direction.
The second parcel has just arrived! Thanks for all your help today
Product received all ok. Very pleased.
I have read all your instructions on your web pages, but am left
No just bait it, if they still don't go in leave the lid open until the mice find the bait.
2 traps received today, a bit disapointed as 1 had no carrying
Full refund or replacement offered but not taken.....STRANGE ?
We bought one of your traps via Pest Control Supplies (http://www.pp csup plies.co.uk/STV019) and tried using it for the first time yesterday evening. As instructed we placed the trap in the loft by a wall, put peanuts in as bait and on checking the trap a couple of hours later, all the peanuts had disappeared! It therefore appears that the the non-return ramp is being by-passed by our intelligent mice. We believe that somehow they must be able to push the ramp back down to get back out.
Is this something you have come across before and can you please give us any advice as to how to resolve the issue so that we actually catch the mice? We have been through various traps with our mice, all of which they have either chewed through or by-passed - we really don't want to be forced to kill them but they are becoming a real nuisance.
Thank you in advance for any help you are able to give.
Hi Louise. definitely not one of our traps, our traps have TRAPMAN on them and we never advise to use peanuts as bait in our multi-mouse traps.
thanks for mink trap which arrived today. Can't set it---setting bar does not hold spring loaded door up. Help please
Please ignore previous message---worked it out!!!!!!!!!
Thanks very much
Have now got the parcel.
The guy/driver said they only gave him my number yesterday
But all's well that ends well
The trap looks ideal thanks again for your help
delivered at 12.41pm, thank you for your service
Hello Bins n Benches
Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful Squirrel Trap.
We received it on Tuesday, I set it up on Wednesday and this morning.....
one unhappy squirrel.
Friday, 13th - unlucky for some, in this case the squirrel!!
I can now fill up my bird feeders, safe in the knowledge that it is the
birds that are getting fed!
With kind regards and many thanks
Many thanks for your prompt reply and even faster service.
Hi. Item rec'd yesterday. Found it by accident at stated place as no
notification was put through letter box. You need to know that your carrier
did this. Cheers - James
Thank you very much for all your help and your quick
Thanks for the email but lets go ahead as quickly as possible - these
little chaps have started demolishing my conservatory as they strip the
window frames to build a drey.......
can you rush the order now you are back?
thanks very much.
No help needed!
Just thought I would drop you a line to say WOW!
I bought one of your humane mouse traps because we thought we had a slight mouse problem in our house. The 1st night I caught 4 in the same trap! 12 in 3 days....they love it! I just fill it with smellie food goodies and they can't wait!
from a very satisfied customer
and some happy (alive) mice!
I just want to tell you that the traps are working brilliantly ! We caught 24 in one day. We are overrun by mice. We just put in a piece of chocolate and the rest is history. Thank you so much for looking at the traps and setting us straight. We know where to go if another problem emerges !
All the best,
Dear Trap Man, Received my multi mouse trap within 48 hours of ordering, and within 12 hours had caught 5 mice! They looked very content in the trap - having a malteser party, and were relocated to a more suitable location than my loft. What a brilliant piece of equipment. Have since reset and caught another one, here's hoping its the last. Many thanks, will recommend to anyone Jenny
I have experienced problems with squirrels for several months now, including trying to get into the roof space in my flat roof extension. I ordered the squirrel trap on Wednesday, it was delivered on Thursday and today (Friday) I have 2 less squirrels to worry about ! R E
Dear Trap Man,I purchased 2 tunnel type mole traps to try and eliminate a growing problem with resident moles. After weathering in my traps in the compost heap and selecting two suitable areas for setting the traps. I left them for 3 days.On checking the traps I was sucessful in trapping my first mole, what a strange looking, but fasinating animal they are (bit of a shame as he looked soft and furry, but non the less had overstepped his boundary!)So for my first attempt I would say this was good going. I have re-laid another trap in a fresh looking run, just to make sure Mr mole is not working in a team! Nick
Fox trap arrived 9am the day following your delivery EMail. An excellent service, it fitted together quite easy, thanks a lot. R.E.Town
Rat safely trapped, transported and released within 24 hours of receiving your trap. Very many thanks for trap, prompt response to questions and advice given.
Thank you for kindly supplying the above.
Just received your product this morning
We used the trap today for the first time.
We caught 4 squirrels in 2 hours.
As far as we know these were the only 4 using our garden regularly (no doubt we shall be proved mistaken of course),
The results speak for themselves. Absolutely excellent.It was effective and easy to use and painless to the squirrels (whom we have released in woodland a few miles away - I know it is illegal but we will not kill animals - hence the trap).
We have tried other delivery companies, Amtrak, ANC, parcel force, target, interparcel........ they ALL have their own faults. We find that City Link is far from perfect and certainly not the least expensive but just about bearable.
Thanks for your comments they will be acted on.
Andrew, a good point. In all of this I had overlooked that I'm trying to kill lots of squirrels! this is the first trap I've seen that looks strong enough for the job.
Many thanks for your prompt and efficient service.
I have contacted City Link and collected my package this morning. One of the traps was dinted on the short edge but I have straightened it out and it doesn't seem to adversely affect the operation of the trap.I had waited in yesterday until 1:30pm but the delivery was timed at 3:30pm.... you can probably guess City Link aren't my favourite carriers. :-)
Very happy with your service and product ... can't wait to start evicting my uninvited house guests.
My order 1######3 has just arrived! Many thanks for your excellent and speedy service.
Invoice No 1###8
Thanks for the two traps received within 48 hours of purchase (impressive!).
I've worked out how to cock the mechanisms without catching my fingers (some feat!).
However, would be grateful for any other advice.
Received goods today.
Thank you for speedy response.
received your squirrel trap this week and have trapped and released SIX squirrels in 24 hours. I can’t recommend your traps highly enough.
A small improvement would be a small metal pate for the bait to stop them digging under the trap to get the bait and perhaps a plate at the back to stop them getting their paws through te bards and nicking the bait! I have solved these problems with a sheet of plywood and a brick – but just a suggestion.
Having used your squirrel trap for a while now I feel that the design can be improved.
When the door is open and the trap is set, the door can jam against the top of the cage with the result that when the trap is triggered the squirrel escapes because the door does not close. A thin smooth rod along the edge of the door would stop it from jamming against the top of the cage.
Three squirrels have been caught so far. It would have been more if it were not for this defect.
S V M
We were out today so I left a letter on my front door to Initial City Link to say that they can leave the parcel at our rear porch or with a neighbour but to put a note through my door to let me know where the parcel was left.
I have followed your instructions to the letter – washed it, put in new bait, re-sited it – and done so several times, but I have still not caught any mice. There are definitely mice still around as there are droppings all over the place. I don’t know what else to do. I would really like to return them to you and exchange them for a set of 20 self-set traps and see if I have better luck with those.
I tried phoning this morning but didn’t get an answer.
I had to let you know how pleased I am with the service and the Larsen Trap I have received from you. The confirmation/delivery e-mails were as promised and in 2 days Hey Presto! my trap was here.
In the summer I borrowed a trap of similar design and was catching a magpie most days. Unfortunately, the Game-Keeper wanted it back and I was using a wooden framed trap with side entry. For the last 5 weeks I have not caught anything,hence my order to you. I assembled your trap yesterday and this morning I was greatly pleased to be back on the catch again!
Just goes to show a magpie can't resist a great trap when it sees one!
One very Happy Customer
I bought two more multi mouse traps from you last week but so far have not managed to catch anything. Can you help?
I already had a couple of the traps in the loft where a few mice were caught towards the end of last year but nothing since. The new traps have been laid since last Tuesday, one behind the sofa where we found lots of droppings and the other on the kitchen worksurface, again with evidence of being on their trail. Both have also been covered on top to make them darker. We tried Snickers bar and peanut butter as bait for the first 5 days and changed it to seeds and dog treats (they seem to like those!) yesterday. We have removed everything from our worksurfaces in the kitchen as they had obviously been running riot everywhere, just leaving the trap and they completely avoid it. We are unable to ascertain where the mice are entering the property and they seem to be getting braver by the day. Do you have any ideas as I really cannot continue to live like this?
We also purchased a plug-in ultra-sonic mouse and insect deterrent (I think from yourselves but really can't recall) (not from The Trap Man) last year and have had this plugged in all of the time but it really does nothing to deter & in fact seems to attract them! Any thoughts on this?
I am very impressed. I ordered a squirrel trap on Friday and it was delivered at lunchtime today (Tuesday) as promised. I baited it and have trapped my first squirrel after just 2 hours. Great service, great product.
Thanks for sending the replacement gloves they arrived this time.
Thanks also for supplying the trap. I left it out for a week for weathering purposes and then opened it on Friday night. By Saturday morning I had trapped it's first squirrel. Same again Saturday night Sunday morning.
So far the trap has a 100% success rate, set twice two squirrels.
Got it today. You have made so many people here happy – a squirrel was systematically emptying out pots of bulbs and eating them.
Many thanks foe your excellent service. I received the trap next day and am hoping for results
Score so far with your trap is just one. I am having a problem with birds eating the peanuts. If the door is open Blue tits and Coal tits - which abound round here, just go straight through the door. I tried hanging some mesh inside the door flap, which should in theory allow squirrels of all but the most timid nature to gain access, but ought to deter birds. Unfortunately, the mesh from which the trap is made is sufficiently big to allow small birds to go straight through. Have other people had these problems? If the trap were made of smaller mesh, this would stop birds getting through the side, but that would still let them in through the door. Could you design a flap that deterred birds but allowed squirrels in?
Order arrived today - no phone call needed - most efficient and many thanks for that. I will now see if I am any good at getting rid of squirrels!
have recently bought three different “ultrasonic” devices and although I suspect the creatures are not living in our attic & bird room know we are still having visitors. We are also having visits from a rat in the last few weeks.
Any suggestions please?
PS I once bought a £10 humane trap which was plastic, and they chewed a hole in it!
Dear Sir or Madam
Thankyou for your quick response to the E mail I sent you about my broken trap. The transaction reference number was 1######9 but as I pointed out in my previous E mail, I took the trap to work and rewelded the front back into position and filled the gap with a piece of welding wire. So I do not require any further action to be taken as I said it is a very good kit with the gloves and the torch but I was just a little disappointed the front became detached so quickly. I have reset the trap but until now I have not caught another one so hopefully I have solved the problem and it was only the one. Thanks once again for offering to send me another trap, it is nice to see a company take aftersales service seriously.
Regards A S
Hi There :)
Thankyou so much for the speedy delivery of my order, also i would like to thankyou for sending a mail in regards to the missed delivery (you dont get this with other companies) I have been in touch and they will re deliver tomorrow again thanks :)
Mr E A
"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside."
Thanks for the trap, arrived Wednesday, it was easy to put together and was
Spoke to you last week regarding new wire for fox trap, you asked me to put
Thanks very much. Have recommended trap to several people as we run a
We look forward to receiving this trap. Our experiences with the American edition have not been good, the squirrels take the bait but failed to set off the trap, as a consequence we now have some very fat squirrels in Cambridgeshire
Squirrel setting instructions should be on the back of your invoice attached to the parcel
from: D O, Guildford, Surrey (next to NT woodland of some size)
Before Christmas I bought one of your £19.95 humane squirrel traps on-line. It arrived quickly, well-packed, and was easy to set up in our garden following the instructions.
Within 24 hours I had trapped my first squirrel. By 20 January I had successively trapped 17 grey squirrels (they are, or rather were, a pest in our garden and a menace to our RSPB birdfeeders, as we have many rare bird species that feed, such as the Greater Spotted Woodpecker (six of them). We also trapped and killed one magpie (good, as they raid smaller birds' nests !)
We only had one near-miss: an unusually small squirrel was able to eat the bait without tripping the trap, and escaped out of it. However, moving the setting bar slightly so as to ensure a 'hair trigger' release of the door from the treadle (not in the instructions, but if you're a model engineer like I am you can work these things out), ensured success the next time the small squirrel came back to eat more peanut butter.
We now have achieved our objective of a squirrel-free garden, and I shall recommend your squirrel trap to anyone.
Oh, by the way, the thicker and the chunkier the peanut butter, the better. Our squirrels turned up their noses at the Co-Op or Tesco brands, and preferred Waitrose or Sainsburys.
If you could give me some advise with the use of the Duffus mole trap I'd really appreciate.
I bought a pack of ten from you a few months ago and on the first use we had success.
Recently, mole activity in the area (like many) has really increased and the lawn has lots of mole hills. I have set around 10-12 traps and each one has been back-filled by the wiley little buggers: I have caught none!
Can you give me some advise as to how I can increase my strike rate and perhaps minimise the amount of traps that are getting filled?
if this does not work, move the trap to another run.
if he still pushes the traps up, cup some soil into an upturned set trap and set it as above. (fill the trap with soil)
Just to let you know the latest tally is 17!
When I got back 2 weeks ago, trap was back out and caught a couple of singles and then best of all a PAIR,one in each trap. The buzz was wonderful
Right, that's about all for now......but will keep you updated
hi there, received the trap yesterday and last night we caught 4 big mice which have now been set free a few miles away. i have tried various forms of humane traps and plug ins with little or no success. we are so pleased with the results so here goes for another batch tonight! we live in the country so its an ongoing problem. thanks once again and i will certainly recommend you. regards
Just thought I would let you know that I have caught all 3 little buggers…..but guess how….did they get caught in the new fandangled hi tech mouse catcher trap? Surprise surprise, NO…
Very good of you – thanks very much indeed.
That's kind, thanks. I've yet to start planting out spring brassicas, but the little dears made short work of the winter ones, so thanks again!
This is a brand new folding larsen trap, it has either double side entry or double top entry, Half the trap is used for the call bird and the rest is divided into two catching cages.The trap folds down flat and comes complete with instructions, this is the best larsen trap i have seen and all the previous problems associated with these traps has been addressed in this design.Made from coated weld mesh and will last for many years.
Thank you for your e-mail. I attach a photograph of my Squirrel trap. I have put a blue circle round thepart which has broken off. It should attach to the flap when the Trap is set. The last time the trap was triggered it broke off. I hope this is sufficient help for you. I am afraid that I have mislaid the invoice of the original purchase but it was ordered on the internet at the end of December or beginning of January. Paid by Mastercard
In view of the above I would like to ask you to accept the return of my ferret trap and give me credit on a humane multi-mouse trap, which is what I really need at this stage
We are a local rescue group and we recently bought a trap from you. Not only
Hiya, just to let you know the order was delivered today and I am very happy with the goods.
Fox traps are NOT designed to catch badgers.
Thanks very fast delivery owl looks great he should be a hoot
Thanks for the update.
I'll tell the rats to get their bags packed as they are about to go on a long journey
Firstly thank you for the speedy delivery, two days sharp!
I got my humane mouse trap yesterday and placed it beneath the sink as it is where I have seen the mouse droppings, not actually seen the mouse....thanks god! and put some hazelnuts and water but my mouse still in the loose. Could you tell me if it takes a while before the little fellow feels tempted to get in? can I maybe place something more temping in the box? I am guessing this is a very tiny mouse (my cat dragged it in as it's happened before but on the other two occasions I was at home and caught them on the spot) and I am concerned if it is too light to actually move the ramp down and get in, could I please get some advise as it's been almost a week since I got this house guest and it's making me very anxious. I want it out!!
Many thanks and kind regards,
cheers goods arrived in good health
hi just a very quick thank-yu for the wonderful service which i recieved
The trap arrived this morning. Thank you very much for such a speedy service
For your statistics: it has arrived this morning (wednesday).
Goods received yesterday am thank you for such prompt service
I should like to comment on the advice on your website concerning trapping squirrels & suggest some simple but very effective alternatives for baits & locations.
The baits which you suggest attract other mammals & birds. They also degrade quite rapidly & can be "messy" to use. Ideally a durable "Squirrel-specific" bait is required.
I have found that by far the most effective location for the trap is close to a bird feeder since squirrels are very partial to peanuts. In my garden the trap is below a bird feeder against the house wall & only 2m from the back door.
I was under the impression that there were only 2 or 3 squirrels in the vicinity of my garden. Since April I've trapped 17 of the beggars----5 in the last 7 days, 11 in the past 3 weeks! No other species have been trapped by accident.
Perhaps this info will help others who are determined to reduce the grey squirrel menace.
Sincerely G K
With your advice on setting mole traps, I’ve got the bugger (at last!). Now his mates moved in so off I go again.
Anyway the point of the email. On the page http://www.trap-man.com/mole-trap-catching-hints.htm you say “ I'm not sure about the latest type of electronic mole deterrent devices, but I suspect that you might need a lot of these (and even more batteries) to cover a large area”
I’ve tried these and they just don’t work what so ever. I followed the instructions and had 2 in a 30m x 10m garden for 6 months. The mole even made hills right next to them. They ‘may’ have worked for a few weeks to begin with, but I’d guess Mr mole gets used to the vibration/noise and carries on regardless.
You might be interested that the licence for Scotland can be found here
bought a squirrel trap in spring and have put it to use over the last 3 weeks and am delighted. 27 in 13 days. Had some dificulties in getting started (now us an neigbours garden) but very effective trap. I use frozen turkey slices as bait but must be fresh for some reasonif if it dries out they dont want to know! The squirrel trap too is brilliant. Loaded with a bird feed fat ball hung inside the trap using a paper clip and they flock to it, 17 in 10 days An advantage is that the complete cage can be picked up, inverted, and is a nice fit into a standard kitchen swing-top bin. All in all great products.
trap delivered Tuesday mole dead Wednesday thanks will recommend your trap Barry
Thank you so much for your reply and your excellent website! I have been at the end of my tether! I have actually just spoken with one of your distributors - shooting shack retail, and they are coming to see me tomorrow evening, and are going to deal with this problem for me! (as much as I hate these magpies, I could not destroy them myself!).
Just wanted to thank you for your very prompt service in getting two traps to France. I ordered them last Monday and the delivery should have been on Friday (but we were out) so we got them on Saturday. I wish everyone was as efficient!!
Traps look fine and I shall wait and see how well they work!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you ! - the mole trap was a success - now we can restore the lawn !
Order received safely. Very many thanks for the prompt delivery.
Message Received: Sep 20 2006, 09:57 AM
I bought a fox trap from you last week. I know you said it was not for a dog, but that's why I needed it. My dog was too scared to be caught by any other means.
It worked absolutely perfectly! Wonderful - many thanks.
YOU ARE ABSOLUTE DARLINGS. I really do appreciate all the trouble you have gone to, despite the fact that none of it was your fault. SEUR should not be able to constantly get away with their sloppy attitude. £15 can go towards the next trap, should we need another.
We have so far we have caught 3 cats, but last week they managed to eat the food & get out!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Thanks very much for this quality of service. I didnt expect you to send me another one as it was the fault of the courier. With regard to your earlier email, I'm sorry but I put the courier damaged trap in the bin yesterday and it's on its way to a landfill by now.
I will be showing my trap to my neighbor, who has a similar rodent problem to me at this time of year, and will pass him your company details.
Sorry for for any bother this has caused you.
I received my humane mouse trap today. It was delivered to Tesorillo, Spain post office as we had agreed.
Thank you very much
Success a week ago, though it's a bit difficult knowing where the lil' bustard's head is when one is hitting the jute bag. I used peanut butter as instructions advise, placing it on the treadle. I then watched and seethed while a furry invader checked it out, went inside, and proceeded to lick all of the peanut butter off the treadle, with its tail sticking out the end of the trap. Just as I was about to take video of this I figured out how to really make the trap work: They've got to step on the treadle, so I put a few nuts and suet past the treadle. This tripped the mechanism. I returned home an hour or so after setting this up to find my prisoner awaiting despatch, and took care of him in the following manner:
1. Place jute bag round end of cage where plastic door is;
When I was finished with this awful-but-necessary business I looked down to find that my left forearm had been scratched rather badly by the little $%&, with some blood resulting. Flushed with alcohol then water, repeat. Bandaged up, and a tetanus shot the next day at the clinic, and applied Savlon for the next week or so to help avoid scarring.
1. Place jute bag round end of cage where plastic door is;
Along with the instructions above I would advise a revision to your instructions along these lines, but most of all add the line, "WEAR LONG SLEEVED CLOTHING". I've already got elephant-skin gloves but in my enthusiasm to get it over with had forgotten to put a long-sleeve garment of any kind on. Thoughts about werewolf movies resulted, and a craving for nuts.
The trap was left out in last week's rain, and then hosed off as well when I was going to use it again. While there have been occasionally workmen at the back-of-house - this is a 60ft-deep garden - none of the remaining three squirrels have gone for the bait. Is it possible that in his panic the first squirrel sprayed the trap enough to send a warning to any others in the clan that might approach? They haven't even come close to sniff at it, and I have put it round the garden in various places to no changed effect.
Thanks in the meantime, only three left.
I am very
impressed. I ordered a squirrel trap on Friday and it was delivered
at lunchtime today (Tuesday) as promised. I baited it and trapped my
first squirrel after just 2 hours. Great service, great product.
I had to let you know how pleased I am with the service and the Larsen Trap I have received from you. The confirmation/delivery e-mails were as promised and in 2 days Hey Presto! my trap was here. I particularly like the concept of the trap being able to be flat packed for storage when not in use,as so easy to assemble with the cable-ties. Also the plastic coated floor for easy cleaning.
In the summer I borrowed a trap of similar design and was catching
a magpie most days. Unfortunately, the Game-Keeper wanted it back and
I was using a wooden framed trap with side entry. For the last 5 weeks
I have not caught anything,hence my order to you. I assembled your trap
yesterday and this morning I was greatly pleased to be back on the catch
Just received your product this morning Thank you for your prompt service and delivery. Yours K.B
Rat safely trapped, transported and released within 24 hours of receiving your trap. Very many thanks for trap, prompt response to questions and advice given. Liz
dont be so flippant
you a**e hole, i have been an internet user for ten years, I will of
course report your poor service ( i work for B******g & D*********m
environmental control). I do hope your business gets what it deserves,
Hi Andrew, Just wanted to say thanks very much for sending trap. It arrived Friday and is now in use. Thanks again. Regards J (Arch)
I thouht you’d like to know that within a couple of hours of setting
the squirrel trap with a peanut butter covered walnut I caught a female grey.
Hello, just to let you know that I received the traps today & wanted to thank you for a really excellent service. Thanks again P B
Many thanks, Trap has arrived - assembly couldn't be easier - nice product CF
I just wanted to say
thank you for my order which I received today.
Thank you I can report that the mouse in the front room was caught on the second night , also put trap in next room and one in there also. Thank you for making something that worked. Both mice are happy in a small copse on Lincoln common. Thank you Chris
Superb delivery time, many thanks. Squirrel sighted, trap set and first one caught within 20 minutes - brilliant. T H
Just a note to say fantastic service - delivered next day after order. Our errant cat has now been recovered from her lair under our shed.
Probably a fox, secure the trap with a stake or tie it to an immovable object
The Trap Man
4/ 5/ Rabbit trap instructions are normally printed on the back of your invoice and sent as an attachment with your confirmation e mail or can be viewed on the relevant web page. The page you looked at was for the built up rabbit trap.....different setting instructions
Rabbit trap setting instruction have now been e mailed and your feedback will be acted upon
Thank you for your
service i receved the fox trap yesterday 2 June i will let you know
how i get on with getting the little B
Excellent delivery service, amazed that we ordered our trap after 8pm, got a confirmation email within minutes and the trap arrived before noon two days later. Just need the little beggar to oblige and we will be over the moon. Trap is so easy to set aswell not like things I've seen offered by our local council - they were as vicious as Arkwrights till in 'open all hours'. Ian H
you for your exceptionally prompt and eficient service.
Thanks very much the Traps arrived at 4pm 17-5-05, ruddy marvelous service thanks very much
Hi Mr Trapman,
- Trap arrived very quickly as promised. An excellent quality product.
Im a very happy customer!!
Duly received rabbit trap yesterday – thanks for prompt and efficient service
Thank you for such
a prompt service .. I received the trap earlier this morning and considering
I didn't order it until Friday afternoon I'm amazed .. next working
day is very impressive.
Trap order was received
today - many thanks for the speedy delivery. Off squirrel hunting now
Many thanks for
the amazingly quick delivery of a Multi-catch trap - 22 hours from filling
in the order form to the postman knocking on the door. Unbeatable service
Hi Trap Man. Thanks for the very quick delivery of my mouse trap. Caught one later that night and it looked like a very healthy specimen and not in the least distressed by the experience. I was really happy and drove out to the countryside to give it a new home. However, when I opened the box, it managed to hide in the wee tunnel areas and totally refused to come out. Had to leave the trap there overnight and go back for it in the morning. Any hints on ways to lure them out as I am worried that I was freaking the poor wee soul out? Many thanks Su
Just thought I would
mail you and let you know my trap was delivered this morning and it
caught my first squirral within 30 minutes. 1 down 2 more to go!
Brilliant. I caught a mouse within three hours of setting down the trap. Since then I've not had much luck. Is is better to keep moving it around or keep it in one place? And should I wash it in case it has picked up my scent? Also, the mice I am after are little dark-brown field (?) mice. Thanks for a great product. cheers jim
Give it a good clean and Move it to another place
thank you for your
excellent service - trap arrived today as promised. Let's just hope
we can now rid ourselves of some of the pesky things!
Hi, I've received
this order in good condition today ( wed 16th Feb) at about 13:30. Thanks
for a prompt, efficient service (obviously including City Link)
Decoy owl. Order
received ,very realistic almost too good to put in a tree ,missus wants
it in the house but I cant stand the birds crapping on my new car !
2 years ago I bought a trap cage from which you sent to France, subsequently it was taken to Malta to assist in the local (feral) cat neutering programe. They now need "cat catchers" (nets), do you sell those ? or do you know where I can purchase them ? or who might be able to help me to find them ? Thank you very much for your help
Sorry we don't sell cat catching nets but fish landing nets work well
or you can purchase bird proofing nets cut to your required length from
fishing supply merchants
Hi Trapman, I have
'something' in the loft, I can rule out bats and birds but not sure
if it is mice or rats. I live on the outskirts of a large city with
the countryside starting at the end of my garden. Last year I caught
6 - 7 Field Mice in my garage and loft area. Since then I have installed
'Pest Away' electronic units with no success it would appear. Whatever
is in the loft wakes us up 3 or 4 times a night and if they are mice
they are wearing clogs!! My question to you is there are shrews and
there are field mice both are quite a difference in size. Do your mouse
traps cater for all mice types and what trap would you recommend. In
addition do the ultrasonic units work ?
Thanks for the feral
cat trap, it came within 48 hours and we managed to catch a mum and
her 5 kittens, all of which have now been successfully rehomed.
An answer in less
than half an hour on a Sunday afternoon !!!!
Hallo Trap man
Mr Forrest, Trap
Just to let you know we have had several mice sucessfully caught and released safely now that had been bought in by the cats! thanks D
Dear Andrew, caught one already, even with just one functional hole! This is great, we had other humane traps for weeks and never caught anything, I set your one up at 1am last night, and at 7.30am we already caught the mouse! It is now (the mouse I mean) in a pretty rural location. I will send the unit back when I get the replacment, thanks again! M
Thanks Trap Man,
Fox Trap To Catch
I'd like to apologise
for my scepticism. I really never expected them to work but after only
two days I’ve eradicated my mole problem with scissor traps. They’re
worth their weight in gold!
Many thanks for
your prompt and efficient response to my recent order !
Thanks for the trap.
It arrived yesterday and duly caught the dog that has eluded us for
7 weeks within the hour. Brilliant bit of equipment! Val
YO! SALES TEAM!!
DESPITE a fone call YESTERDAY (26th Aug) from the couriers, this trap
I ordered has not yet appeared...despite a promise to deliver today
(no time specified). Quote from your WIBBLY PAGE... Orders are processed
the same day and are usually despatched the following working day Which
means I should have had receipt of this trap LAST TUESDAY..AT THE LATEST!!!!
PERHAPS you can live up to the HYPERBOLE that you advertise.. (PERHAPS
NOT!!) SINCERELY PETE HARKER
have been onto my Amtrak depot this morning who told me your trap was
on the van for delivery today, they even told me the drivers name- Jake,
but what they couldn't tell me was what the hold up was as I was given
this information when I phoned on Tuesday. As I said on the phone, if
you do not get your trap a full refund will be given. Sorry for any
Thank you so much
for sending the trap so quickly. It only took about 2 minutes to trap
our lost cat. Thank you very much for all your advise.
My order arrived
I have used three
different traps over the years and yours is by far the best both in
terms of how it operates and how it is made. Its a dream to use compared
with the previous difficulties I have had with temperamental setting
devices on other traps. I have now caught 11 squirrels in about 5 days!
The detailed information leaflet you supply with the trap also contains
very useful data which none of the other suppliers have provided.
Wish you were in
the US because the use of decoys as scarers is a perfect solution for
me. Will look for a US site that is your equivalent.
We ship to the US
Dear Mr Forest
Thank you for the
prompt filling of our order.
Many thanks arrived
on Friday just 24 hrs after ordering. very impressed with your service.
Many thanks for the very quick delivery of my order. The large owl has been in position for only a couple of hours and the pigeons are keeping well away. Thank you G K
Thank you Andrew for such excellent service.- trap arrived and working well
Andrew, I ordered
10 trap from you on Jan. 28th and received them when you promised. I
just wanted to let you know that these traps have been VERY effective!
I have trapped 6 moles in 3 weeks! I have not had a new dirt hill appear
in my yard since I started using the traps.
Maybe you can pass
this on to your customers....
Order received today
Thank you for the
delivery of the mouse trap, I just thought I would let you know that
since receiving it (on exactly the day you said we would !) we have
caught 8 mice, it is absolutely brilliant !! yesterday we caught 6 mice
(in one day !!) both my husband and I didn't want to kill them and this
devise is the complete answer, even I have taken them to a field and
let them go!.
Trap Man Squirrel
Congrats on 2 counts.
It arrived the day after we ordered it and we have now caught 6 of the
Many thanks for
your prompt attention and excellent service. I received my order this
morning this was first class service at its best, you clearly run an
I E-mailed you a couple of weeks ago from the county of Herefordshire regarding the mink. The advice you gave me has been a real asset in catching the little buggers so far I have caught 4 (or the same one 3 times) 3 of them escaped and the other didnt. The trap I have was from countrywide and is very flimsy. The mink has forced the trap the door forwards twice and since reinforcing it with wire it has pulled the door inwards once. These little fellas must be like ARNIE. I think next payday i will be ordering a mink trap from you as the one I have is clearly not strong enough to hold the mink overnight. Keep up the good work!! You will receive my order soon
Hi Trap Man
Just dropping you a line to let you know that I got that pesky mole on the first try with your Duffus traps, thank you for producing such a great product. I've noticed that the thumb gets a bit tender after setting a few traps, I have devised a simple tool to aid in setting and unsetting the traps with ease. How easy is the patent law over there? From what I've seen here in the states, it is quite frightening. Maybe we could work something out. Jim
The Trap Man
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Andrew Forrest,
I wasn't in when Amtrak delivered, however I went to their depot this
evening (thurs) to pick it up. They eventually found it - thanks for
checking, you are better than Amazon! There weren't any instructions
with the trap - is that normal?
normally e mail over the link to our setting instructions
Hi, Q: When is a
Humane trap not humane?
I bought a Larsen trap from
you a few months ago and report a recent success. Just to let you know
that in 2 weeks following the introduction of a foreign decoy magpie,
we caught 21. A cheap supply of bacon bits were also used as bait, both
on top of the trap and on the pegs holding open the catching traps.
Thought you might like to know that the trap is working well. A suggestion
for peventing corrosion of the metalwork from droppings. Would a thin
wooden floor, especially in the decoy pen, catch them and make them
more easily disposable?
Hi B H
Traps delivered as promised.
Email Address: email@example.com
Hi Andrew! Thanks very much for your quick despatch! We did receive
the rat trap in good order. It even said on the envelop 'if not home
deliver to number 6' Amtrak left the parcel at our gate though, bit
scary but it worked anyway! Thought you might want to know though :-)
I just thought I would drop you a line to say how efficient my humane
mouse trap is. I have only had it a couple of days and caught 2 mice
from my wife's bathroom (I do miss the shriek and bare bum disappearing
down the corridor!). It works wonderfully well and the mouse is unharmed
and released in pastures new. Just the job!
THanks for your help todate. Traps arrived this AM - thanks for the
very quick response to my order. As you know there is a bit of a technique
involved in arming the traps. Do you have any instructions on best way
to do this?
It's a Result!!!!
Well what can I say. We thought we had a mouse under the kitchen cupboards.
Didn't want to poision it...so looked on the net for a trap. And came
up with you... we ordered on Saturday..the trap was here on Monday..
and within 2 hours it had caught 2 mice !!! And now 5 hours later we
are up to 7 from the garage as well !! I think it is a superb trap...
very humane .. and for bait ? a mars bar worked wonders !!! Would HIGHLY
recomend you .
The 5 duffus traps are arrived this morning;
I have caught 12 moles this year with these traps, but they were not
mine, they were to a young english boy who lives near home and who told
me he had bought the traps in England. That is why I have searched on
the net because in France , we don't know this fantastic trap. But i'm
afraid I won't able to use my traps before next spring because I think
there are no more moles in my garden !!!!
They arrived today, great fast service, thanks
Hi, Thanks for the quick delivery of the squirrel trap.
Dear Trap Man
Andrew caught my mouse 20 mins after I put the new windup catcher.
He's a bright mouse. I had both down in the kitech by his hole ... turned
the light out went into the study for 20 mins to do mail and then I
heard bang and he was caught. He is also a brave mouse ... :-)
Thanks for the mole traps which did as you predicted arrive today.
I found your web site first class, and also your service.
just to say,
Just to let you know I caught
the little b*gger!
Liked the web site, we are looking to buy a live animal trap to catch
this site is amazing keep it up
My squirrel trap
arrived safely and on day 2. I have already caught my first squirrel
and driven him 5 miles down the road to a new location! Not a happy
"bunny" but at least he/she lived. What did surprise me was the amount
of pressure the squirrel had to use to trigger the trap. I watched it
sit on the trigger flap eating peanuts and nothing happened. It went
in and out several times quite happily. 10 minutes later I looked again
and it was trapped - puzzling.
Regarding the treadle
common or garden presents
We had two male pheasants coming into our garden and damaging the plants. I wanted to catch them and transport them a few miles away. I baited the trap with bread and secured the door open with a stick. The pheasants seemed happy to enter the trap, eat the bread and escape. However when I left the door down they seemed reluctant to push it open and eventually gave up. Perhaps I was too impatient and eventually they would have gone inside. What I did however was position the baited trap just outside our back door with the door held open with the stick. When the pheasant entered the cage I quickly opened the door and pulled out the stick, trapping the pheasant in the cage. I have caught and disposed of both pheasants this way. So the trap has done its job, albeit perhaps not quite in the way designed. Regards B
Sirs, This complaint is in reference to invoice no ### P.O. Number = #########.
I have just recieved one of your live catch fox traps today and I have
to say it really does not impress me. The trap has cost £70.00 (£85 with
delivery) and I do not feel that the quality and build of this trap reflects
this price. The only peice of the trap I feel is of the right quality
is the trap door end. The rest of the trap has no reinforcement to the
wire, it is just sheets of weldmesh. These sheets of weldmesh are expected
to be held together with plastic cable ties!! These are wholly inadequate
for this type of trap, I at least expected some bolts to hold it together.
A fox would have no problem in destroying the plastic ties. Additionally
the plastic ties offer very little structural support to! the cage/trap.
Accordingly I would hope that you would be able to offer me a full refund.
Thankyou for your attention with this problem. Yours Truly
you very much for the squirrel trap and gauntlets(!) that arrived yesterday.
Mayhem : Article in The Scotsman Sat 29th June 2002
‘What you need," said Carole Bainbridge "is a beer trap." Having fallen victim to more than one beer trap in the past (especially that notorious trap that opens its deadly jaws with the words "Let’s just nip in for one"), this prescription was unusual. However, the general rule around my garden is that whatever Carole Bainbridge suggests or commands is likely to be a good thing. A beer trap, therefore, is what I got. Carole, the designer from Greenscene who has been working with me for more than a year, had been nosing round my gardens checking on their progress. Everything that I have planted in the past year has, amazingly, survived and almost everything has thrived. The wisteria at my back door is looking a little droopy but it is probably fed up with getting drenched with rain. One of the damson trees in my orchard looked as if it was heading for the hospice, but it was probably suffering from having been planted in January when it was still asleep and it has now come to life again. My only losses have been among the lamium maculatum, the White Nancy I planted in my herb garden. Two of them have been nibbled into withered stumps by slugs. Spotting this, Carole made her pronouncement about the beer trap. "Fill a small tin with beer and set it into the soil near the plants," she said. "The slugs crawl in and drown. At least they’ll die happy." Being a devout sucker for gadgets and gizmos of all and any kind, I felt sure that something more polished could be found for the purpose than a rusty tin. So I went trawling on the internet and, sure enough, at www.Trap-Man.com I found a manufacturer of beer traps for slugs and snails. The SlugX gadget - in a fetching dark green - consists of a thick plastic tray of shallow wells and a lid. The instructions tell you to place the contraption on the ground where the slugs have been doing their worst, pour beer in the wells, close the lid and leave for the night. Reading this and the invoice for £14.24, I felt certain that I had been had yet again and cursed myself for not settling for an old tin out of the garage. But I did what the instructions told me to do and left the SlugX for the night beside the one remaining White Nancy. And lo, next morning, when I lifted the lid, the wells were full of fat, curly bodies - a disgusting sight but a moment for jubilant celebration. The contents are going straight into my compost bin. Could anything be more satisfying?
service is excellent and very trusting of your clientele. I have dispatched
a cheque today in return for the trap that was delivered today.
duffus trap was successful on the second attempt.
for the prompt delivery, I have posted your cheque today via first class
mail. I would highly recommend the wind up mouse trap to anyone, as it
caught its first mouse within 45 mins of me unpacking it!
you for prompt delivery of wind up mouse trap.
I came up yesterday Wed the 10th to swap a trap you sold me for another
Andrew caught another one last night even bigger same bait bread with
some jam on it ( jam butty ).
for the trap, 3 down, works fantastically,
Thank you very much for your email and agreeing to send me a new release cable for my squirrel trap. It has been extremely successful and so far I have caught six squirrels and the count is rising every day! we are pleased with its operation although we feel in our garden it has to be well camouflaged otherwise they seem to avoid it.The bait that has been most successful is monkeynuts ie the nuts with the white shell rather than the peanuts. A random study of squirrel psychology indicates that they prefer these. I must say that they are most intelligent animals and learn quickly. They have caused havoc in our garden and we are glad to be getting rid of them.
kind regards Ian
Andrew, Thank you very much for sending a new release cable for our squirrel
trap. I will let you know of any unusual developments and when we reach
double figures of squirrels caught. You are welcome to use any information
I have given you in your marketing.
Received your parcel today. Nothing like walking through the office carrying
a rat trap to start a conversation! I have posted my cheque.
a note to thank again for the two mole traps sent this week. After two
years of frustration and trying every old wives tale under the sun, I
am celebrating my first catch. Duffus 1, Scissors 0. Will spread news
of the effectiveness of the Duffus trap and your contact details to similarly
afflicted friends down here.
am pleased to inform you, the above order has arrived today 11/1/02 many
thanks for your prompt service. I will send a cheque in tomorrows post