goodnature A18 Humane squirrel trap

About the A18 GS

Goodnature A18 humane squirrel traps are the future of grey squirrel control. Powered by a CO2 cylinder, the trap attracts the target species with a dedicated, long-life grey squirrel lure. When the Grey Squirrel enters the tunnel of the trap to get to the food source, it activates the trigger which is located at the back of the tunnel. This trigger activates the trap, instantly dispatching the squirrel humanely and efficiently.

Due to predation, we have included a counter with each trap that will show how many times it’s been activated, should the dispatched rodent be scavenged prior to checking.

A18 squirrel trap uk specification

  • Patented self-resetting technology
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Contains no toxins
  • Long-life formula for squirrels
  • Targeted, efficient and humane 
  • Multi-award winning design
  • Certified for use in England, Wales & Scotland
  • New Zealand designed and made
Goodnature A18 humane automatic squirel traps

placement & Installation

Because Greys are a known destroyer of our native broadleaf habitat, when looking at placing the trap into woodland, parkland or your garden, we recommend choosing an established broad leaved tree, fence or post that sees regular grey squirrel activity. Once installed as per the quick start guide, a couple of handfuls of peanuts, sunflower seeds or maize, scattered at the base of your chosen tree will help to create a feeding area that grey squirrels associate with food. This can be repeated on a weekly basis, to build the grey squirrels confidence and visit the area regularly.

Hazelnut Lure & Food Source

The Hazelnut lure provided with the trap is a good starting point for most environments; its long life and hazelnut base remain attractive to grey squirrels for extended periods. Like all trapping though, we see seasonal changes in diet and feeding routine. Should you wish to try a different food in the trap, such as peanut butter, crushed walnuts or hazelnut butter, this can easily be done using the provided lure basket. Engaging with the trap and field craft is a vital part of any trapping regime, should your quarry be feeding on an established food source in the area; it can sometimes prove easier to use this to trap them, than trying to introduce a competing food source.

Non-Target Species

As with any trap, it is vital we do all we can to limit non-target interaction with it. Our A18GS humane squirrel traps have an entrance tunnel of only 5.4cm, the smallest entrance of any squirrel trap currently available in the UK. We have hundreds of hours of footage that monitored the interaction of the grey squirrel, during this time, no birds or non-targets interacted with the trap. Tree Creepers, Nut Hatches, Tits and Woodpeckers were seen in the back drop, but not near the trap. Be mindful of non-target species such as Dormice, Pine Martens and Red Squirrels; with these species present, we do not condone the use of our A18Gs or any other lethal trap. If they are present, live traps such as a squirrel cage trap will enable any non-target species which is caught, to be released without harm.