How to Release an Animal from a Live Trap

As you come out to find an animal trapped in your cage, you may breathe a sigh of relief that the worst is behind you, but then you realize that your job is far from over. You now have to remove it in a responsible and legally accepted manner. The …

The Best Baits for Live Traps

Live traps make it easy to capture and get rid of groundhogs, skunks, and other unwelcome animals around your home without harming them. However, a live trap is only as effective as the bait you use. Here you can find out the best baits for common pests and the helpful …

The Top 10 Animal Trapping Tips From the Havahart® Community

Live animal trapping isn’t easy and it’s not something that most of us look forward to or enjoy. But when stray or wild animals pose a threat to our property, as well as the health and safety of our family, trapping can become an unavoidable reality. Here at Havahart®, we’re …

The Importance of Trap Placement

Effective use of animal traps requires more than simply opening the trap, throwing in some bait and hoping for the best. In my three decades in the animal control business, one of the biggest mistakes made by veteran and novice trappers alike is improper trap placement. The following tips can …

Traps or Repellents?

If you’re faced with an animal problem on your property, you have two humane critter control options available to you. You can use an all-natural repellent to drive the animals away. Another option is to use a live animal trap to capture the pest and relocate it to an area …

How to Make a Trap for Animals: Why Building Your Own Trap Is Not Effective

How to make a beaver trap … how to make an opossum trap … how to make a vole trap … how to build an armadillo trap … how to make a chipmunk trap … in my line of work, people are constantly asking me how to make a trap …

Do You Need to Hide or Camouflage a Trap?

As an animal control professional, I often am asked questions like, “Do you need leaves for traps?” and “Do you need to hide a skunk trap?” Trapping nuisance animals such as skunks and groundhogs requires an effective trap that won’t harm the animal, such as the Havahart® Easy Set® Trap

What to Do When Your Nuisance Animal Won’t Go in a Trap

I’ve had a great deal of success in using Havahart® Easy Set® Traps to easily and humanely trap raccoons, skunks, rabbits, squirrels and other nuisance critters over the years, but even the best trapping devices won’t do you much good if the animal won’t go in the trap. In …