How to Trap a Shrew
Shrews are ill-tempered little rodents that can cause damage inside or outside your home. Use the following instructions from Havahart® to effectively trap and relocate bothersome shrews.
1Have a Plan
Before placing your trap, check with the wildlife control office or humane society chapter in your area to learn about your shrew trapping and relocation options.
2Determine a Location
If you have an outdoor shrew issue, place your trap at the entrance of the burrow where the animal is residing. For indoor trapping, place your trap along a wall in an area where you’ve noticed signs of shrew activity.
3Bait the Trap
Bait your trap with shrew delicacies such as small insects, bacon or sliced hot dogs. For more bait options and baiting tips, read How To: Shrew Baits »
4Set the Trap
Set your shrew trap according to the instructions included with the device. Once set, test your trap by pressing on the trigger plate.
5Check the Trap Frequently
Check your trap first thing in the morning and once or twice during the day if possible. You do not want to leave an animal trapped longer than necessary.
6Relocate the Shrew
For release, transport the shrew to a wooded area far away from your home and other population sources.