The Tomahawk Model E40 is an excluder with a one way door designed for squirrels, rats and similar sized animals. Excluders are designed to let animals remove themselves from unwanted areas. Excluders have mounting wings which allow them to be attached directly over the animals' entry/exit hole. The one way door lets animals exit but prevents them from returning. Model E40 is constructed from 1/2" x 1" - 16 gauge galvanized wire mesh, measures 11L x 4W x 4H and weighs 1 lb.
I had red squirrels in my attic, then days later we could not hear them anymore so I blocked the place they were using to get in, then we could hear one chewing on the block that blocked the hole, the Tomahawk Excluder arrived and I put it over the hole and they could leave but not get back in. I did not know but I had blocked one in that was why chewing
I knew I had a squirrel problem I was hearing them in my eves. I bought the trap put it over the entrance hole and in the first day I caught 3 squirrels the next day another, total of 4 squirrels in less than 2 days ! Thank you domyown now I can get some sleep !!
We installed this after an extra noisy squirrel night. No noises since- hopefully they left. My spot is hard to access, and thankfully the Excluder was easy to install.
We had to actually redesign it a bit since our entry hole was above the Excluder. We folded 3 sides straight and wired a bit of wire screen along the far end. It closed it trap up nicely.
When we get a break in the weather, I'll tie the trap door shut with a piece of wire instead of taking it down as recommended. (Squirrels are smart and I don't want to trust that they won't figure the trap door out if I give them too much time.) That way we can use the Excluder again there if squirrels come back.
Unfortunately, we do not ship to Canada at this time. Many of our Canadian customers will have a product shipped to someone in the United States that they happen to know like a friend or family member, and then they forward it onto you in Canada. We do offer FREE shipping within the US. We apologize, but we are unaware of where you can get these products in Canada.
Is it necessary for the one way door on the E40 to have a clip for tension to hold it down or is gravity enough
I broke the clip on the one I received.
We are not sure if the trap is still usable after the clip is broken on the E40 Excluder with One Way Door. We would recommend contacting the manufacturer for troubleshooting and possible replacement parts. Tomahawk Live Traps can be reached at 1-800-272-8727.