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How to get a wild animal out of a live trap

Live traps are very humane and safe means of catching, transferring and releasing unwanted animals from your buildings and land. They are of different toes and these include the collapsible two doors, the rear door and single door traps. The single door traps have a single spring that is loaded onto the door at the trap’s front. Every activity is done suing this door. It is very easy to operate even with pets and children around.



The rear door traps are at the front and at the rear. This allows very quick access and if becomes so east to release he animal that is captured. It can work well with the aggressive animals.

How to use

Before using the live traps, you need to ensure that it is allowed in your locality especially on the kind of animal that you are targeting. You also have to determine what time of year it is and if there are any potential risks that are involved in the trapping. The trap has to be washed using hot water and soap before you place it. Gloves are a must w ear as you hand the bait and trap and to avoid leaving your scent within the trap. Before you set the trap, make sure that you scatter some within the area so as to ensure the animal enjoys something and encourage it to enter the trap for more. Know the habits that the species has so as to be able to do this successfully. You need to use bait that will attract the animal.

What to do after the animal is caught

When transferring, moving and releasing any animal that has been trapped, you need to be very careful. Heavy leather or some padded gloves, a jacket or shirt that has long sleeves as well as long pants are a must so as to protect you from bites and scratches.

There are animals that bolt out of the trap so quickly while others are slow in leaving. When they exit, they can flea the area or attack the person that is releasing them. Animals, whether domestic or wild, are very unpredictable. You need to be ready for anything.

Release the animal in a habitat that is appropriate as that means that the animal will have all the resources that are necessary for their survival. You can get in touch with local resources so as to determine what the best habitat for the animal is. If you happen to trap a domestic animal, get in touch with law enforcement or the humane society for a course of action. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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