KANIA2000 trap, the most humane squirrel trap on the market

KANIA 2000

The KANIA 2000 trap, originally developed in Canada for the fur trade, was approved for use in the UK from 1st March 1993 against mink, grey squirrel, stoat, weasel, rats and mice. The Magnum Trap Co Ltd has the sole UK concession.

The KANIA 2000 trap is a self contained unit which allows the trapper an instant set and is widely considered one of the safest setting and most humane traps in the world today. This is a selective trap, very suitable for use by pest controllers in a wide variety of situations and locations. The perfect grey squirrel trap to use in loft spaces, baited with peanuts, peanut butter or whatever your favorite attractant happens to be.

When used to trap mink, set the trap in a suitable location, preferably near water, showing signs of mink visits. Place sand or dirt on the floor of the trap to act as a camouflage as well as providing a more attractive walking surface for the intended target. Place bait from the trigger side so that it is in front of the screen and scatter some feathers, preferably light colored ones, around and in the trap to act as a sight attractant. The trap should then be pegged to the ground, perhaps using skewer type tent pegs through the hanging loops, and then covered and the entrance protected using at hand materials such as brash, bracken, grass etc.
The KANIA 2000 is ideal as a mink trap because its powerful spring makes it humane.

When making a set in a tree or on the side of a building, perhaps as a "grey squirrel trap", drive two nails in and suspend the trap by the hanging loops provided. Ensure the trap is securely fixed and will not wobble when entered. Do not bend the nails over or use staples, remember that the trap needs to be easily taken down to remove a catch and reset.

This trap can be set in an instant and will kill in an instant, even when used by an inexperienced operative. Always ensure traps are set legally and correctly, properly protected and beyond the reach of non-target species. Always check set traps at least once a day.

Setting instructions are supplied with the trap, they can also be viewed online:

Kania 2000 trap

We supply two styles of tunnels for Kania traps:

Kania 2000 mesh tunnel

Kania 2000 solid tunnel

The list of main distributors can be found here


Kania2500 trap, similar to the Kania2000 Squirrel Trap
Front veiw.

Side view of the Kania2500 Squirrel Trap
Side View.

The KANIA2500 is a KANIA2000 without it's standard box, giving trappers an opportunity to use the spring-trap mechanism in a tunnel/cubby of their own design. It has the same spring power as the KANIA2000.

We anticipate the KANIA2500 will also be used in natural tunnels, where perhaps the standard box would prove an obstruction, and that it could be appropriate on a minkraft in place of a BMI Bodygrip Magnum #116 if the tunnel is made one-ended. Remember that the KANIA2500 can only be fired by a target approaching from one direction, it is not a two-way entry trap.

If you wish to know more about the KANIA 2000 trap or the Kania2500 trap do not hesitate to contact us.

Kania 2500 trap