Setting Pest Animal/Wildlife Traps
                      Raccoons, Skunks, Squirrels, etc.

 

Outlined here are the steps to correctly set a trap to capture pest animals/wildlife, such as raccoons, skunks, squirrel, etc.

1.

To place bait at end of trap that has the treadle unlock the safety latch at the top of the cage.  The large raccoon trap may not have this feature and some of the traps have this door zip  tied closed  in this case you will need to reach your arm into the trap to place the bait behind the treadle.


Placing bait in animal trap
2. Slide the door out of the slot.
Placing bait in animal trap
3. Place bait at end of trap.
Placing bait in animal trap
4.

Replace the door that you removed and lock  in place.


Placing bait in animal trap
5. To  secure the bait in the trap take a long zip tie and create a bend in the middle.
Placing bait in animal trap
6. Feed the zip tie through the end door close to the bait, over the bait, down through the floor, under the floor to the beginning point and zip it tightly around the bait.

Placing bait in animal trap
 
Placing bait in animal trap
 
Placing bait in animal trap
7. To set the trap keep  it flat on the ground in the location you want it.  Lift up the silver tab at the top of the cage.
Placing bait in animal trap
8. While holding the silver tab up use your other hand to push the metal frame in towards the angled mesh door.
Placing bait in animal trap
9. While pushing the metal frame in, lift up the angled mesh door.
Placing bait in animal trap
10. Hold the angled mesh door and metal frame up and release the silver tab.
Placing bait in animal trap
11. Keep holding the mesh door up and use your other hand to reach into the trap and pull the metal rod inside the trap forward.
Placing bait in animal trap
12. Bringing this rod forward engages a small hook at the top of the cage that latches onto the angled mesh you are still holding up.  Check to make sure the hook has caught on to the mesh and release the angled mesh door you have been holding up.

Placing bait in animal trap
13. Trap with  plastic cover.  Plastic cover to protect animal from the elements and to prevent skunk from spraying Technician.
Placing bait in animal trap
14. Carefully place the cover over the trap without setting it off!
Placing bait in animal trap
15. Make sure the back flap covers the back of the trap.
Placing bait in animal trap
16. Trap with stabilizer bar to prevent animal from rolling the trap.

Placing bait in animal trap

 


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