How to Build a Funnel Snake Trap

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To build a funnel snake trap, purchase hardware cloth and roll it into a cylinder with one opening larger than the other. Make sure to attach a funnel snake trap with caged clips using instructions from the owner of a pest control business in this free... View Video Transcript

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Jim Harmon

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Hi I'm Jim Harman, California Pest Management here to talk to you about how to make a funnel snake trap. Now, you've got a snake in your house or in your garage, in your basement, and instead of calling in the professionals you want to try trap it yourself. Well, you can go to the hardware store and buy a funnel snake trap already put together or if you really want to you can make it yourself. First thing you do is need to get a nice big piece of hardware cloth, that's usually 1/4 inch mesh. It can be just a standard grade. It doesn't have to be stainless or anything because you're going to use it just a couple times and throw it away. You're going to cut one piece that's going to be four feet by four feet and then two pieces of hardware cloth one foot by four foot. You're going to take the four foot by four foot piece, make that into a cylinder. So, you're going to roll that into a cylinder. You can attach the side to it using either cage rings or you can also get some heavy gauge wire and weave it like you're sewing and that way you'll close up that side. Then you're going to take one of the one foot by four foot pieces and construct a funnel. Of the funnel, the larger of the openings on the funnel should be a little bit larger than the size of the diameter of the cylinder you just made. You'll take that funnel, invert it and put it on the end of your cylinder. That is the item that would be used to funnel the snake into the trap. The other piece of hardware cloth that you cut, take that and cut it in a round shape big enough so it covers the other end of your cylinder. Make sure you either attach that with caged clips, which you can get at the hardware store or use the sewing method with heavy gauge wire and just wrap it around so it's nice and tight. Once the snake is inside the trap, then you can cover the top of the funnel. Your snake is safe. Then you can take it and dispose of it. Good luck.