Animal trapping is an effective means for wildlife control that’s both humane and eco-friendly.
We provide efficient wildlife management and prevention services to keep both commercial and residential properties secure from nuisance wildlife.
For protected species like bats, we utilize one-way valves. Depending on the situation, our process may require other control strategies to effectively resolve a wildlife problem.
Depending on the species, situation, and your property, we might set traps to remove the wild animal.
Live trapping is one of the most effective and humane ways to remove a raccoon. Raccoon trapping requires a secure and sturdy live trap. Raccoons are very intelligent and can cause a lot of damage, so it is important to consider the trap’s placement when utilizing a live trap. Depending on the situation, deterrents may be utilized to have the raccoons evict themselves, especially when pups are involved.
Opossums can easily be trapped utilizing a live trap and the appropriate bait or with the proper wildlife handling gloves.
Skunks can be captured with live traps. With skunks, the knowledge of a skunk’s behavior and experience with handling live traps is extremely important to avoid being sprayed.
Bats are federally protected, and each state has its own laws pertaining to bat removal. Unless a bat is found within a living space, bats are removed utilizing custom-made bat valves. Bats cannot be trapped.
Armadillos are most active in states in the sunbelt like Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Armadillos can be tricky to catch because they are not attracted to bait as their diet consists of grubs and other insects underground. Studying an armadillo’s behavior is crucial to knowing where to properly place traps when dealing with an armadillo problem.
There are many different methods of bird control depending on the type of bird and the situation. All birds except for sparrows, pigeons, and starlings are protected by the Migratory Bird Act. When possible and with proper PPE, birds can be directly captured. Often, humane deterrents provide one of best forms of bird control. For larger bird control problems, bird netting or bird spikes may be used.
Rats and Mice
The most effective form of rat and mice removal is through utilizing mice and rat traps. In some situations, depending on the location of activity within a property, live traps may be used.
In order to remove gophers from a lawn, traps must be placed within the gopher’s tunnel, which is typically 2-3 underground. After gopher removal, consistently using deterrents is a good measure of control.
Moles are constantly eating, which means they are constantly tunneling through yards in search of food. Placing traps within tunnels, typically a couple of inches below the ground’s surface, is the most effective method of mole removal. Deterrents can be utilized in between periods of activity to help make your yard less attractive to moles.
Voles can be removed through using traps and deterrents. Clearing your yard of weeds, piles of mulch, and excess brush also helps reduce vole activity as these are attractors for voles to breed.
We only use humane methods of animal removal. The trap we utilize for a job is determined by what target animal we are removing. Our traps are checked regularly and may or may not be baited depending on the target species.
After an animal is trapped, what do we do with the animal? We follow each state’s laws and regulations upon trapping an animal.
Animal trappers carry the proper licensing to remove nuisance wildlife animals from residential and commercial properties. Animal trappers have the knowledge to determine what animals they are dealing with, what kind of traps need to be used, where the best trap placement is, and what bait, if necessary, is the best to trap an animal.
The cost of animal trapping depends on how long the trapping period is as traps need to be regularly checked. In addition, the number of animals that need to be removed plays a role in the cost. For example, a job removing 10 raccoons from 2–acre property is going to be more extensive and take more time than trapping 1 raccoon on a 2,000 sq ft property.
Furbearers is a term typically used to identify mammal species that have traditionally have been trapped or hunted for their fur. If you are interested in trapping animals in the wild, please check with your state’s fish and wildlife division.
Typically, no. Some local animal control departments offer traps to catch a nuisance animal on your property. Always remember to follow state laws and regulations when handling nuisance wildlife.