Location: Place the tunnel trap where the animals must either enter the tunnel or turn back. Good places for traps are along fences, a stream edge, in bush among tree roots, beside fallen logs, or in dry culverts. Add a ramp leading to the Goodnature A24. Keep the area clear of leaves and weeds
Timing: The best times to lay traps for hedgehogs are:
In spring at the beginning of the bird breeding season
In autumn when adult females can be targeted
Bait: A well-placed trap can catch hedgehogs without bait but baiting traps is more effective. Use fishy cat food or freshly killed rabbit or chicken as bait. A longer-lasting option is using one or two eggs. These can be left whole or broken, or if using two then make a small hole in one egg and leave the second egg whole
If cats are present, avoid meat bait or add a small block of wood inside the entrance so a cat can’t reach the trap with its paw.