11311 Raphel Road | Upper Falls, MD 21156
Call Today (443) 854-8072

For Dog and Cat Removal Please Contact
Your County Animal Control Department

3 Easy Stages
of Pest Removal

Why You Should Opt for Humane Trapping

Why You Should Opt for Humane Trapping: As urbanization expands, wildlife and human populations inevitably come into contact. Sharing space with wild animals can be a rewarding experience, but it can also lead to conflicts that call for intervention. Wildlife may threaten human health and safety or cause property damage in some scenarios. In these situations, it’s crucial to take action to manage wildlife populations humanely and ethically. At this intersection of interests is where humane trapping comes into play.

What Is Humane Trapping?

Humane trapping is a process of capturing and relocating wildlife using traps that are designed to minimize stress and harm to the animal. The goal of humane trapping is to protect wildlife and prevent unnecessary suffering while also addressing the concerns of property owners and other stakeholders.

Why Is Humane Trapping Necessary?

1. Protects Wildlife

Using humane trapping techniques helps protect wildlife from unnecessary harm. Traditional trapping methods, such as leg-hold traps or snares, can cause severe injury or death to the animal. In contrast, humane trapping methods aim to capture animals in a way that minimizes stress and harm. For example, live traps that use bait to lure animals into the web can be used to capture animals safely and transport them to a new location.

2. Protects Property

Humane trapping also helps protect property from damage caused by wildlife. Animals like raccoons, squirrels, and rats can cause significant damage to homes, gardens, and other structures. Traditional trapping methods that kill animals may be effective, but they don’t address what attracted the animal to the property in the first place. Humane trapping, on the other hand, allows for the safe removal of the animal while also identifying and addressing the root cause of the problem.

3. Promotes Ethical Practices

Humane trapping promotes ethical practices in wildlife management. By using methods designed to minimize harm to animals, we can ensure that our actions align with our values of compassion and respect for all creatures, which helps to build a more sustainable and equitable relationship between humans and wildlife, where both can coexist in harmony.

How Does Humane Trapping Work?

Humane trapping involves several steps:

  1. Assessment: A professional wildlife removal expert assesses the situation and determines the best course of action. This step includes identifying the animal species, evaluating the damage level, and choosing the best location for release.
  2. Trap selection: The animal removal expert then selects the trap based on the size and species of the animal, as well as the location of the trap.
  3. Baiting and setting the trap: The trap is then baited with food appropriate for the species in question and is set where the animal is likely to be found.
  4. Capture and transport: Once the animal is captured, it is safely transported to a new location where it can be released.
  5. Prevention: To prevent future problems, the wildlife removal expert also identifies and addresses any factors attracting the animal to the property, such as access to food, water, or shelter, and also identify and seal entry points..

Contact Shumaker Animal Control for Humane Trapping

Humane trapping is an effective and ethical method for managing wildlife populations and protecting property. If you are experiencing wildlife-related problems on your property, contact our professional wildlife removal experts at Shumaker Animal Control at (443) 854-8072 or through our website for more information on humane trapping or to schedule a wildlife removal appointment. Our services are available in Baltimore County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Queens Anne County, Howard County, and the surrounding areas.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at 5:30 am . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

What Animal Problem Do You Have?