ADC Trapper Forum

No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


WCS
(Please support Wildlife Control Supplies, our sponsor for the ADC Page)






Print Thread
Hop To
Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? #7496011
02/14/22 01:46 PM
02/14/22 01:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 2
South Carolina
C
Corey09 Offline OP
trapper
Corey09  Offline OP
trapper
C

Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 2
South Carolina
How does everyone anchor squirrel traps to roof of houses or do you? I’ve had some flip off from squirrels bouncing around.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7496151
02/14/22 04:45 PM
02/14/22 04:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 575
Schenectady, NY
E
EatenByLimestone Offline
trapper
EatenByLimestone  Offline
trapper
E

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 575
Schenectady, NY
We use lethal traps as much as possible, but if I had a cage trap I wanted to use, zip ties with the screw anchor would be my go to.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7496345
02/14/22 08:03 PM
02/14/22 08:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,020
St. Louis Co, Mo
B
BigBob Offline
trapper
BigBob  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 18,020
St. Louis Co, Mo
I have mounted the cages to a piece of thin aluminum or SS to slip UNDER the shingles that can be lifted up gently and screwed to the roof under the tab.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7496388
02/14/22 08:33 PM
02/14/22 08:33 PM
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 2
South Carolina
C
Corey09 Offline OP
trapper
Corey09  Offline OP
trapper
C

Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 2
South Carolina
I put 2 cage traps on a roof today that had metal ridge cap that was slotted so I was able to tie off to it, but I was thinking about possibly stapling trap to shingles.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7496404
02/14/22 08:45 PM
02/14/22 08:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,617
West Central MN
20scout Offline
trapper
20scout  Offline
trapper

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,617
West Central MN
Stapling through shingles can cause a leaky roof. Do you want to be responsible for damages? If I discovered someone had done that to my roof I wouldn't be happy!


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7496766
02/15/22 08:36 AM
02/15/22 08:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,328
SW Pa
B
Bob Jameson Offline
trapper
Bob Jameson  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,328
SW Pa
When needed I do what BigBob does.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7498556
02/16/22 04:32 PM
02/16/22 04:32 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,852
Central Ohio
LT GREY Offline
trapper
LT GREY  Offline
trapper

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,852
Central Ohio
Originally Posted by EatenByLimestone
We use lethal traps as much as possible, but if I had a cage trap I wanted to use, zip ties with the screw anchor would be my go to.



Nah, stop putting holes in people's roofs.
Just set two cage traps and counter balance them over the peak if the roof by attaching a long ( as needed) wire to one another.
A trap on one side, one on the other, drape the wire over the peak, pull tight and traps are as stable as can be.

The best animal attractant is : an animal of the same specie

Must I teach you everything ? laugh

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7499655
02/17/22 02:49 PM
02/17/22 02:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
R
Ron Scheller Offline
trapper
Ron Scheller  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
Everyone works out their own methods, but I'll share what I've discovered regarding squirrel trapping methods through 32 years of wildlife control. Having observed squirrels "move" cage traps (and often set them off) as they try to access the bait from the back or sides, I started mounting traps solid by using small wooden trap shelves. Catch rates were much improved. I use the spring-loaded trap mounts from Doug Fields. The small amount of added time for set-up is well worth it, as it only takes seconds to retrieve traps with catches and install another. Also, the droppings and urine from trapped squirrels that soaks the wood adds the ultimate attractant. Squirrels can't move the traps, so are forced to use the door. Traps never get dislodged and fall, which eliminates a major liability potential for hitting someone or damaging vehicles below, etc. I've had many WCOs tell me they've started using this method, and every one of them said they will never go back to unsecured traps for squirrels. From a business standpoint, we need to capture the resident squirrels as quickly as possible. Multiple baited traps in conjunction with posi-sets makes that possible. I'll add some pics as examples. Simple to build, simple to place, fast service times. The last pic doesn't have shelves, just the spring-hooks fastening traps to gutter braces. Small piece of cardboard on the floor for bait. [Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Ron Scheller
www.thebatguy.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7499773
02/17/22 05:19 PM
02/17/22 05:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
J
JoeyHalk Offline
trapper
JoeyHalk  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
Awesome post Ron. Have never seen those before but I like them. No drill needed for unscrewing.


once you go trap, you never come back

www.halkerswildlifecontrol.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7503353
02/20/22 10:03 PM
02/20/22 10:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 304
Northern Minnesota
W
webfootwhacker Offline
trapper
webfootwhacker  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 304
Northern Minnesota
I sometimes clip the entrance of the trap to a shingle with a big spring clamp. My squirrel cages close like a Comstock, so the clamp does not interfere with the door closing. Sometimes I screw the trap to a piece of dog eared fence picket for the added attraction, as earlier stated, and then clamp the board to the shingle.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7512380
02/28/22 10:24 AM
02/28/22 10:24 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 165
Myrtle Beach, SC
i1deagU Offline
trapper
i1deagU  Offline
trapper

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 165
Myrtle Beach, SC
That is awesome ron. Is the springloaded spike just to anchor the trap to the wooden shelf? What spring loaded squirrel trap are those?

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7513302
03/01/22 12:26 AM
03/01/22 12:26 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
R
Ron Scheller Offline
trapper
Ron Scheller  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
Yes, the spring hooks simply attach the traps to the shelf. They are available here: https://www.fieldsdevsupply.com/


Ron Scheller
www.thebatguy.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7513516
03/01/22 10:03 AM
03/01/22 10:03 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
J
JoeyHalk Offline
trapper
JoeyHalk  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
Thank you Ron. You have me sold on those lol

Do you think it works with 1/2” x 1/2” traps?


once you go trap, you never come back

www.halkerswildlifecontrol.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Ron Scheller] #7513733
03/01/22 01:53 PM
03/01/22 01:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
T
TNADC Offline
trapper
TNADC  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
Ron, I looked at that website. It appears they carry the spring loaded clamps but only the type that hooks to something. Are you putting a screw eye on your shelf and then connecting the clamp to that?

Thanks, Wally

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7513984
03/01/22 06:59 PM
03/01/22 06:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
J
JoeyHalk Offline
trapper
JoeyHalk  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
I think there is a hole in the board.


once you go trap, you never come back

www.halkerswildlifecontrol.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7514662
03/02/22 12:00 PM
03/02/22 12:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
R
Ron Scheller Offline
trapper
Ron Scheller  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,185
Mt. Olive, IL
Holes drilled in boards. Level surface setting shelf has two boards. For angled roofs, riser on one side. Also have a bunch of double-trap shelves.
[Linked Image]
The hole at the end of the long board isn't for a trap. It's how I hang them on the wall in my equipment storage building.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Last edited by Ron Scheller; 03/02/22 02:48 PM.

Ron Scheller
www.thebatguy.com
Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Ron Scheller] #7517098
03/04/22 01:05 PM
03/04/22 01:05 PM
Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
T
TNADC Offline
trapper
TNADC  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
Thanks. That looks like a great idea. I'll need to order a few.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7517101
03/04/22 01:12 PM
03/04/22 01:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
T
TNADC Offline
trapper
TNADC  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 24
Tennessee
I WAS going to order them. Shipping was more than the hooks. Dang it.

Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: TNADC] #7517448
03/04/22 07:25 PM
03/04/22 07:25 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,383
The great cage state Colorado
M
Monster Toms Offline
trapper
Monster Toms  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,383
The great cage state Colorado
Originally Posted by TNWildlifeRelo
I WAS going to order them. Shipping was more than the hooks. Dang it.



Good tools don't cost money, They make money.






Re: Anchor squirrel traps to roof??? [Re: Corey09] #7518168
03/05/22 12:08 PM
03/05/22 12:08 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
J
JoeyHalk Offline
trapper
JoeyHalk  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,833
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
Ordered ten of them. Probably should’ve ordered more with that shipping price though lol.


once you go trap, you never come back

www.halkerswildlifecontrol.com
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread




Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1