Magpie Traps

Magpie Trap by Rustler Traps

See below for our range of magpie cage traps to suit your pest requirements:

  • £60 +VAT
    RUSTLER DOUBLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP

    RUSTLER DOUBLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP

    The RUSTLER DOUBLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP is Lincolnshire's answer to the Larson Trap and just as efficient.

    This is our best selling magpie/corvid trap. The standard model comes as a double-catch trap with centre decoy cage and catching cages at either end. Normally supplied with ground entry, walk in, treadle operated, drop-doors but also available with split-perch, top-entry, spring closing top hatches simular to the Larson trap. The walk in type trap is the most popular and most effective in open countryside. The larson type tends to suit placement near hedgerows or woodland. The trap measures 160cm x 38cm x 47cm. It is simple, effective and humane and is light and easy to transport.

    To catch the first magpie/corvid to use as a call bird bait the trap with half broken and whole eggs and set the trap where magpies/corvids are active. Once a call bird has been caught, place him in the center compartment and move the trap into the territory of other magpies/corvids and set. The magpies/corvids will soon start to mob the call bird and trap. Keep moving the trap every few days into new territories. This trap needs to be checked daily and the call bird must have a bowl of water and be kept fed with offal, bread or dog food. The Rustler double magpie/corvid trap provides all the legal requirements of space, shelter and a perch for maintaining a live captured bird.

    As with all our range of magpie traps the traps can be used to capture other corvids such as crows, jackdaws or rooks.

    All our Magpie/Corvid Traps are now made with a new green powder coated wire mesh. This makes them nicer to handle and helps them blend into the environment.

  • £50 +VAT
    RUSTLER SINGLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP

    RUSTLER SINGLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP

    The RUSTLER SINGLE MAGPIE/CORVID TRAP is most popular with city/urban pest control operators. The trap measures 107cm x 38cm x 47cm and easily fits into a small van or covered run about. The trap consists of a centre call bird compartment and a single catching cage at one end. The trapping mechanism can be made either as a walk in, treadle type or a top entry, larson type split perch. Which ever the operator prefers.

    To catch the first magpie/corvid to use as a call bird, bait the trap with half broken and whole eggs or bread and set. Once a call bird has been caught, place him in the centre compartment and move into the territory of other magpies/corvids and set. The magpies/corvids will soon start to mob the call bird and trap. Keep moving the trap every few days into new territories. This trap must be checked daily and the call bird must have a bowl of water and be kept fed with offal, bread or dog food. The Rustler Single Magpie/Corvid Trap provides all the legal requirements of space, shelter and a perch for maintaining a live captured bird.  

     As with all our range of magpie traps the traps can be used to capture other corvids such as crows, jackdoors or rooks.

    All our Magpie/Corvid  Traps are now made with green powder coated wire mesh which makes them nicer to handle and blends them into the environment.

     


  • £40 +VAT
    RUSTLER HEDGEROW CORVID TRAP

    RUSTLER HEDGEROW CORVID TRAP

    The RUSTLER HEDGEROW CORVID TRAP is a single square cage-trap working on either the treadle, drop-door principal, or with a top entry, split perch, sprung door system. The trap measures 60cm x 38cm x 47cm. It is designed primarily for corvid control but will catch feeding magpies especially when placed next to a hedge or fence. Bait the trap with either eggs, bread or offal. No call bird is needed for this model.

    All our Magpie/Corvid Traps are now made with a green powder coated wire mesh which makes them nice to handle and helps to diguise them in the environment.

Did you know?

Magpie Cage Traps - Legal and Humane methods of controlling Magpies

Magpies are opportunistic scavengers and will eat anything once they have discovered it is edible. They are known to attack nests of other small birds and eat their eggs or fledglings. They are a main predator to the off spring of small garden birds and are often responsible for high losses of young from the nest. Magpies will often "hunt" a hedgerow by hopping along the top of a hedge while listening for young chicks calling for food from a nest because they believe the parent has arrived back home.

The RSPB does not oppose legal, site-specific control of magpies, as long as control does not threaten the conservation status of the species.

If a decoy bird is used it must be humanely treated, sheltered and given food and water daily.

The trap must be checked regularly, at least every 24 hours. Any non-target species must be released.