Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Fleming Traps Holiday Schedule:
Christmas: Friday Dec 21st at noon – Dec 25
New Years: Monday Dec 31 at noon – Jan 2

Fleming Traps would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. In a time where many people feel the need to take Christ out of Christmas we would hope the world would put focus back on Christ and all that he has done for us. For on that day back over 2000 years ago God sent his only son to us so we may have everlasting life. May your family have a very Merry Christmas and God Bless you this upcoming year !

Eric Fleming

How To Wax Traps

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We get many calls about waxing traps and I have put together this article and video in hopes that it will answer any questions you might have. In this video we used two different methods of waxing traps. We used the Double Boiler Method System and the Traditional Method of using your existing logwood solution. Both methods work well it just depends and whichever you prefer. I personally prefer the double boiler method. I feel like it does a better job.

How To Wax Traps

Benefits of Waxing Traps: Waxing your traps will help keep the odor of the dye down to a minimal level so not to spook off any wary target animals, it will also help speed your trap up and it will operate much smoother. Waxing traps will help protect your traps when you are using any antifreeze or salt that would cause corrosion to the trap.

Choosing Trap Wax: When choosing a trap wax make sure that you get a trap wax that has no beeswax in it. The beeswax will cause the wax on your trap to harden and chip in cold conditions. I recommend the Petes Best Trap Wax that can be found in 1 lbs. and 5 lbs. bars. If you are using the Double Boiler Method then you will need 5-10 lbs. of wax. The traditional method you can use the 1 lbs. bar of wax.

Trap Dye: You will need to make sure you have dyed your traps. Instructions on Dyeing your traps can be found on our previous post with video. How To Dye Your Traps

1. Double Boiler Method: If you decide to use the double boiler method you will need a heat source ( I used a Fry Daddy Stand), 2 Pots ( 1 smaller than the other so it can fit inside with about 1-2 inch apart), small metal spacer (to put in the bottom of the 1st pot so the 2nd pot doesn’t sit directly on the bottom) and Wax.

The reason behind using two pots and boiling water is so that your wax does not heat up till the point of catching fire. Wax is very flammable and it has a low flash point. By heating the wax up with the boiling water you know that the wax will never reach its flash point and catch fire. Water Boils at 212 degrees. The flash point of wax can range from 250 to 400 degrees.

2. Before dipping traps in dye solution make sure you put a nail or stick in between the jaws to hold them open.

3. Once you have your wax at a liquid state then you can dip your trap in the wax. I would leave the trap in the wax for 2 minutes then take your trap out and hang it up to cool off.

1. Traditional Method Using Existing Logwood Solution You have your logwood solution already heated up so you can place a bar of wax in the solution and let it melt. At that point just dip your traps in the solution and pull your traps back through the wax that should be sitting on top of the water (wax floats on water even in liquid form)

2. Before dipping traps in dye solution make sure you put a nail or stick in between the jaws to hold them open.

3. Once you have your traps hung up and cooled off then you can place them in a container with leaves and your all done !

Logwood Trap Dye Powder

Logwood Trap Dye Liquid

Trap Wax