Organic Wild Animal Control: Other Solutions

Applying certified organic repelling products is one way to control wild animals in an organic setting, but it’s not the only way. You may also achieve environmentally-friendly wild animal control by implementing other humane tools like live animal traps and electronic repellents. Here we explain some alternative methods of caring wild animal control using products found in the Havahart® online store.

Live Animal Traps

A live animal trap is an effective humane tool to help you catch unwanted critters in the act. If the laws in your area permit, use live traps to capture and safely relocate animals far from your home.

Havahart® is a brand synonymous with live animal traps, as it has been the most trusted leader in the industry since 1940. Havahart® traps come in a wide variety of configurations and sizes to match your needs, so there is a trap for just about every situation.

Havahart® traps are constructed with special features intended to prevent injury to critters. What’s more, they are made of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements to ensure long life, and they are galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion.

Havahart® animal traps ensure quick, secure captures, targeting the animal by its specific size and eliminating undesired catches. All moving parts are enclosed within the trap in order to prevent premature tripping, and the solid door and handle guard protect the user during transportation.

Professional trappers and animal control officers choose Havahart®; its reputation for safety and humane capture of pests and nuisance animals is known throughout their industries.

We invite you to learn more about our Havahart® animal traps.

Electronic Repellents

Electronic repellent devices are non-invasive, non-poisonous alternatives to chemical and potentially harmful pesticides. Generally battery-operated or solar-powered, these are great tools to help you condition animals to stay away from your property.

To deter pests that stray onto your property, Havahart® offers two types of devices: Spray Away and the Electronic Deer Repellent.

The Havahart Spray Away® is a heat and motion-activated water repellent that chases wild animals away from landscape and gardens by detecting animals with an infra-red sensor. Once Spray Away detects animal movement, the electronic valve releases a three second burst of water sourced from either an attached garden hose or a built-in water basin. One Spray Away 2.0 or Spray Away Elite II will cover up to 1,900 sq. ft.

The Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent is a stake-in device that delivers a minor shock to deer, which frightens them away. Simply place a few drops of scented deer lure onto a cotton ball, install the batteries into the head unit, snap the post together, and stake it in your yard. When properly placed near a deer path, the lure will attract deer to the posts. Upon contact, the deer receive a gentle static shock, training them to stay off of your property.

Other Strategies

Havahart® also recommends the following strategies for getting rid of animals humanely:

  • Modify your garden: remove an animal’s food source, and cover or block other critter attractions.
  • Use scare tactics: a dog or cat can do the trick, as will visual imitations of predators, sounds, shiny pie plates, and dog or human hair.
  • Create physical barriers: use fencing or netting.

Please visit the Havahart.com How To section to find more control options specific to each animal.

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