List of Equipment Needed to Trap Wild Animals

Trapping wild animals is one of the most favorable methods to control the infestation. You do not have to be an expert to set things up. You simply need to know the proper placement and the bait to use. Once you capture them, you also need to know what to do with the trapped animals. Traps are cost-efficient solution and you will further increase the success of your traps if you possess the right equipment.

Trapping Tools and Equipment
In this article, we will try to enumerate all the tools and equipment that you need to prepare to raise the probability of capturing the wild animal. Be sure to consider your goals and needs when choosing the right equipment.

Snare Poles
Snare pole, cat grasper, snake tongs, or catch pole; is a simple way of catching wild animals. If you can use this appropriately, then you will find it handy and practical. Be sure that you will wear safety gears when using this. Most people will try to catch the animal through their neck, but this can suffocate the poor creature. It is recommended to place the loop over the animal’s head and onto their one front limb. You may choose from a modified snare poles, snare poles that comes with swivels, and catch pole combo.

Plastic Container
This will be an ideal trap for the snakes and bats. After capturing them using the snake tongs, you should cover them with this container. You may then slip a piece of cardboard between the surface and the plastic container to prevent the animal from escaping.

Nets are designed to repel the birds, but you may also use it to trap them. If you are looking for a net that comes with a scoop, avoid using a net with a shallow scoop since the animal can easily climb out of it. You may then use a stick to restrict the movement of the animal. Be careful when swinging the hoop since you might unintentionally injure the animal.

Live Traps
Live traps are intended to capture a range of wild animals. There are traps that are designed for raccoon, squirrels, rats, mice, voles, opossums, moles, and woodchucks. By choosing the live trap, you will be able to see the animal that you’ve captured. This also allows you to end your infestation without harming the poor animal. However, there is also a possibility of trapping untargeted animals. The animals can also die inside the trap if you leave it for extended period. When choosing the live traps, there are different things that you need to think about. This will include the place where you plan to set-up the trap, bait, the level of infestation, the wild animal, etc.

Before trapping the animal, we highly encourage our readers to call the local wildlife agency to be familiar on the existing laws that protect these animals especially if they want to complete a DIY removal project. This will help you stay away from any legal issues.

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