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Solway Ladder Trap

£275.00 excl VAT

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SKU: 1398 Category:

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Ladder traps (which are also known as letterbox traps) can either be pre baited before setting or used like a traditional Larsen Trap with a call bird. Once crows enter the trap through the ladder- they will be unable to leave again thanks to the sloped shape of the trap's roof and the carefully spaced ladder rungs. Flexible skirts are now fitted around the inside of the ladder for extra security. Ladder traps have been in use across the country for many years and have taken a variety of different forms. This trap unites the best qualities of its predecessors- offering greater efficiency and simplicity of use than ever before. Suitable for catching rooks- carrion crows- magpies and jackdaws all at once- these traps are the ultimate in avian vermin control. Unlike other prefabricated ladder traps on the market- the Solway Ladder trap is not cumbersome or heavy. Designed to be easy to assemble and move around- our ladder traps are perfect for finding the most efficient spot to catch. They are supplied in flat pack and are easy to assemble using heavy duty cable ties.  The Solway Ladder Trap was introduced in 2012 and has proved a popular and reliable catching tool. Made in our joinery workshops- these traps can catch dozens of crows in a single setting- yet are lightweight and portable enough to be dismantled and moved around by a single person. This product is despatched from our warehouse securely attached to a pallet- and delivered to you by heavy goods vehicle. It is best removed from the delivery vehicle by a fork lift truck or tractor front end loader- failing this you will require two or three people to off-load.    Dimensions height: 1.8m base: 1.8m x 1.6m. approx.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For a more permanent but less portable application the trap can be screwed or bolted together- fixing kits can be supplied at extra cost as can supplies of the plastic fixing straps.

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NEW REGULATIONS CAME INTO FORCE WITH REGARD TO GENERAL LICENSE FROM JANUARY 2022. The regulations vary throughout the UK Home Nations. The user must comply with the precise detail in the regulations depending upon your local area.
A Brief Outline of Larsen Trap Legislation
The General Licence is issued by authorities in England- Scotland- Wales and Northern Ireland to allow the Larsen trap to be used for the control of Crows- Magpies- Jackdaws and Jays.
All Larsen trapping operations carried out under the General Licence must have a reasonable purpose. Simply hating Crows or Magpies is not a valid reason. Protecting livestock or crops is a valid reason.
The General Licence states that welfare requirements of the decoy must be taken into account. Decoy birds must be provided with food- water- shelter and a perch. As with all traps the Larsen must be checked at least once a day. The best times to check are one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. Be aware that some traps can be filled with trapped birds many times a day- so keep checking during the day.
The Larsen trap is governed by a general licence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Captured birds provided they fall within the legal quarry list may be dispatched by an approved method.
Any non target species must be released immediately!
There is no set size to decoy cages.
When not in use Larsen traps MUST be rendered incapable of catching- i.e. no bird can push the trap door open and become caught as a result. Top opening traps can be turned upside down or have the door springs unhooked. Best practice is to store your traps when you have finished your trapping season.
Solway Feeders Ltd accepts no responsibility for users who use the traps to catch non target species.


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Weight 70 kg