One of the traps is positioned about 6 inches from the opening of my barn door. In about 2 weeks it has killed 5 chipmunks, 9 mice, 2 voles and I red squirrel. It is necessary to tether the trap, a few times I found the line stretched out.
The red squirrel was the only one that it did not kill immediately, the front arm was caught. That trap would of most definitely been missing with a more than necessary suffering animal. The red squirrels are so incredibly quick, they are rarely caught in my other Victor Professional traps, (yellow pad). Yet this trap captured it because of the heavy quick acting spring mechanism.
My biggest concern is how the plastic will hold up in below zero temperature, the other traps with similar designs literally disintegrate themselves when triggered and are unusable there after.
Overall these traps are so sensitive that the larger traps will kill small and large rodents. Never have I owned a more effective trap than this one.
Peanuts wedged tightly into the cup through the hole in the top with a bit of "chumming" around the trap works great.
The easy release of the trap is also a great convenience. The crows and hawks love what is left on the feeding table for them.
It will be nice to have a rodent free barn and house this winter. Good Luck.
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