Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Trapping and Baiting Animals

If you've tried repelling, excluding, and scaring away a pest animal and it's still causing problems, you can trap and release it, or use a lethal trap. Trapping is an effective way to remove a specific pest animal, but isn't useful against a large local population over the long run. In the latter case, trapping should be done in conjunction with exclusion, fencing, or altering the habitat.

Trap and Release
Live trapping and releasing animals has become popular. It seems no one really wants to hurt those fuzzy, furry, cuddly creatures. But in some cases live trapping can be more cruel than killing the animal. From animal to coat several sectors of the fur industry are involved. The breeder or the trapper kills and skins the animals. Wild animals are mostly caught with traps and snares. The skins or furrs from the animal are used for coats, hats, gloves, and other clothing. The furrs can be sold for money to. People make a living off by trapping animals.

Snare Trap

Leg hold Trap
The animal is intended to step on the trigger of this trap, after which two metal jaws bang forcefully shut around its leg. Often the jammed leg is immediately seriously injured. A strong spring ensures that the animal cannot escape. In its fear and anxiety it tries to disengage itself forcibly causing more injury and pain. Animals in traps are often found to have broken their teeth after biting on the metal of the trap in an effort to escape. It also often happens that they pull, twist and gnaw at their leg until it gets torn off. While one leg remains in the trap, the animal flees on three legs to a likely, slow and painful death by infection.

Leg Hold Trap

Trap placement is very important when it comes to trapping animals with double door traps. Place the trap over the pilot hole dug by the animal, after the hole has been covered. One of the best trapping methods to use, is the Funnel or Drift Method.

Double Door Trap

You can get rid of all your pests by putting one of these traps out to catch it or them.

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