Humane Raccoon Trapping and Removal

Humane Raccoon Trapping. Raccoons are a definite nuisance and not something you want in or around your property. However, if you know how to trap a raccoon humanely, then you can get the raccoon away from your own home without having to do it bodily harm. This protects you as well as the raccoon, because in many cities like Toronto, raccoons are considered wild animals and so are under the protection of regulations and laws raccoons cannot be harmed when being removed.

In fact, unless you plan to release the raccoon to animal control, you might need a certain permit to release that raccoon somewhere else. Check out the information in this article before setting your raccoon traps. Start out by purchasing a live-catch trap sized for a raccoon. Most home improvement stores carry these devices, and two of the leading brands are Havahart and Tomahawk. Set the trap in a place where raccoons are likely to frequent. This could be a place in a yard where you have seen it, or you could also put it in a more wooded or rural area where you have seen tracks. Place the bait into the trap.

Set the trap so that the raccoon can easily go through the door. Hunger and curiosity will compel most raccoons to enter traps, so as long as there is nothing blocking the door, you should have no problem getting him to go inside. Once the trap is in place, lift up the door panel. Reach inside the raccoon cage and find the floor trigger panel. Set the bottom end of the rod that runs along the exterior of the cage under the short rod that sticks out of the floor panel.

The final step to knowing how to trap a raccoon humanely involves laying the bait. Set the bait in the rear of the cage (or use the bait compartment if your model comes with one). The key is that the raccoon has to walk on the panel over the floor trigger to get to the base. Stepping on that panel releases the side rod, closing the door and confining the raccoon. Check the trap regularly to clear out any trapped animals. If you would like professionals to perform the trapping call: 647-557-7932