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...]
What About Trapping and Relocating Wild Animals?
Looking for a way to get rid of that woodchuck who has been raiding your garden? Want to send that raccoon who gets into your trash elsewhere to rummage? Or, maybe you’d like the skunk denning under your deck to choose a different address! These and other conflicts with wildlife may have you thinking about live trapping and relocating wild animals. Many people assume it’s an effective and humane solution—unfortunately, it’s neither. All sorts of … [Read more...]
Havahart Traps and Other Live-catch Wildlife Traps
This article focuses on how to ensure live-catch traps work their best, both for resolving your situation and preventing, or at least minimizing, harm or stress for wildlife. Before attempting to trap any wild animal in or near your home, though, you need to check with your local humane society or state wildlife agency about pertinent laws for your area. Even more important—before resorting to obtaining a live-catch trap, such as one of the … [Read more...]