Cool as wildlife is, it’s understandable that you may not want wild animals living in your attic or chimney, or under your deck. And it’s not unreasonable to feel frustrated if you find that your carefully tended flowers or veggies have been munched upon. But, hey, you’re a kind and decent person, so you’re looking for a kind and decent solution—you’re wondering if animal relocation is the way to go. Could you live trap and find a place for … [Read more...]
Need a Woodchuck Trap?
Looking for a woodchuck trap? It shouldn’t be hard to find someone to take your money. But what you’re probably looking for is a way to resolve whatever problem you’re having with woodchucks. A trap will fail you utterly if that’s your goal. The burrow you clear out today is an open invitation for another woodchuck tomorrow. What you need is not a trap, but a sensible plan to solve your problem, and you’re on the right page for that. Why you … [Read more...]
Have a Heart Traps
Got an unexpected animal (or several) living under your deck, or maybe in your attic or chimney? You may be thinking of looking for a live trap so that you can attempt to capture him, her or them and then relocate the animal(s) to a natural area. This may seem like a good idea, but if you want to get them out of the house space they are occupying without causing unintentional harm or making the problem worse, that’s not the best way to go. … [Read more...]
The Problem with Coyote Traps
Thinking about using a coyote trap to remove the coyote(s) hanging around your yard or neighborhood? There are a few things that you should know first before setting a trap or hiring a professional trapper. The wily coyote Coyotes are notoriously smart, elusive animals with a very sensitive sniffer. Even a trace of human scent on a coyote trap or near a trapping site will keep coyotes away. A trap set with the intention of catching a … [Read more...]
Raccoon Trap 101
Although trapping is frequently suggested as a solution to wildlife conflicts, it’s neither the best nor the most effective approach. Here is what you need to know about trapping before you even think about using a raccoon trap. In many states it is illegal to trap and remove raccoons without a license, so check with your state wildlife agency, county, or local animal care and control department. Even if it is legal, trapping usually … [Read more...]
Thinking About Using a Fox Trap?
If you are considering using a live trap to capture a fox on your property, this article is meant for you. You may not realize that there are more effective options available to you before resorting to a fox trap. Here you’ll find helpful, practical ways to troubleshoot the problem and avoid the pitfalls associated with trapping. Consider this first… At first you may be frightened to learn that there are foxes living in your neighborhood, but … [Read more...]