Pictured below is the main gray squirrel and flying squirrel trap that I used. These are made in my garage. They range in size from 3 inches square by any desired length to 8 inches square by 24 inches long. Regardless of size the entrance to all traps is 3 inches square. That size works for both gray squirrels and flying squirrels when set in a positive catch situation. Small single door cage traps are used to catch squirrels attempting to re-enter the building. I never set squirrel traps in an open yard.
Side view or trap and nose cone. Trap is 6”W X 6”H X 10”long.
Side view of trap entrance. Entrance is 3” square X 6 “long. The yellow “J” shaped hook is to hold entrance door open about one inch. I have found that some squirrels, both flying and gray, don’t seem to like to enter if they have to push against the door if it is fully down. By raising the door a little they don’t seem as hesitant to enter. The yellow horizontal wire serves as a “nose bump”. It helps prevent squirrels from lifting the entrance door and escaping.
Close up of “J” shaped hook and “nose bump”
Looking longitudinally through trap entrance. “J” hook holding door open about one inch. “Nose bump” is positioned a little less than a half inch above trap floor.
Door in closed position, “J” hook released.