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chipmunk trap #7669146
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Folks,

I have a huge problem with a chipmunk destroying my garden. This post will focus on using a snap trap from Walmart. it is sold as a rat trap and seems strong enough.
Problem is 70% of time bait gets eaten without engaging. maybe 25% trap fired, but no catch and I only got a mouse once.
Please, advise what bait to use and how to setup. I am showing pics. I can squeeze the bait receptacle jaw to hold the bait.
What you see now is a raisin in the receptacle and trap is set against backing.
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Today is the first time I try a raisin. I have used smeared peanut butter before and once salami.

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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669151
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Victor large pan rat snaps

Make some double ended weasel boxes. Bait with fruit and nut bird seed mix trailed in and WCS squirrel paste. Set on location and travel routes. Chippies love running edges.

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669152
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bait = Peanut butter!

When that doesn't work, get a decent Victor rat trap. The trigger on that style is 'bout worthless.

Good luck


Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669161
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My wife has live trapped and relocated close to 30 of them in a small cage trap, made by wickencamps I think. Moves them a few miles out of town to large timber area by a river where they can mess with the deer hunters instead of digging her plants and undermining our cement. They're just too cute to wack them. lol

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669163
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Screw the trap vertically to a post with the trigger about 4-6 inches off the ground so they have to stand to get the bait. Deadly!


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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: warrior] #7669164
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> Make some double ended weasel boxes. Bait with fruit and nut bird seed mix trailed in and WCS squirrel paste. Set on location and travel routes. Chippies love running edges.


can you refer me to the blueprint for the trap or a video showing how to build it?

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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: Gulo] #7669184
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victor has an identical trap:

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but they also have this:

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is that the one that works??

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669186
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[Linked Image]

She used dry roasted peanuts for bait.

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669188
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[Linked Image]

This is the style the others are talking about.

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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
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This is the style the others are talking about.


this one is even worse than the big one. I have it and it cannot catch even mice. it is too weak and the chipmunk/rat will escape even if trapped.

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669204
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Originally Posted by trapper_noob
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
[Linked Image]

This is the style the others are talking about.


this one is even worse than the big one. I have it and it cannot catch even mice. it is too weak and the chipmunk/rat will escape even if trapped.


This is the same size as the other one, rat sized, not mouse sized. They make them in two sizes. This is the M326 model, made for big rats.

Here they are side by side...

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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669225
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Super glue a kernel of corn or an almond to the trigger. They get all snatchy when they can't gingerly steal the bait.

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Originally Posted by Don
Screw the trap vertically to a post with the trigger about 4-6 inches off the ground so they have to stand to get the bait. Deadly!


Sir,

You are brilliant. This beast had driven me to tears for two months and now I got him within 2 hours.
Trappers' salute to you. You saved me.

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Originally Posted by trapper_noob
Originally Posted by Don
Screw the trap vertically to a post with the trigger about 4-6 inches off the ground so they have to stand to get the bait. Deadly!


Sir,

You are brilliant. This beast had driven me to tears for two months and now I got him within 2 hours.
Trappers' salute to you. You saved me.


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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669297
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Originally Posted by trapper_noob
Originally Posted by Don
Screw the trap vertically to a post with the trigger about 4-6 inches off the ground so they have to stand to get the bait. Deadly!


Sir,

You are brilliant. This beast had driven me to tears for two months and now I got him within 2 hours.
Trappers' salute to you. You saved me.

that is great , my neighbor would use suet and set 4 traps pans facing the center to up his odds of getting a catch
those little buggers are good at getting it cleaned out

make them work the set to take the bait ! that is a very T-Man idea


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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669322
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Any Tube box built with wood
Box

Even a shoe box

Best tip from LT
Super glue a kernel of corn in the Pan. Smear your bait over it. They can lick the bait but the chewing vibration sets off the Trap

Also LTs black walnut bait is deadly


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Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669400
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I drill a hole in a kernel of corn and use light wire to wire it to the trigger, works for mice also. I have used a half peanut too just pushing the wire through it but the corn lasts a lot longer.

Re: chipmunk trap [Re: trapper_noob] #7669403
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a five-gallon bucket 3/4 full of water, cover top of water with sunflower seeds they will jump in to get seed and drown, had a call chipmunk eating tomatoes, got 18 chips the first night in three buckets. customer was happy smile

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Use the victor large pan snap trap. I take an acorn and drill a small hole in it. Then I take some fine wire and wire it to the pan.

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