The Do’s And Don’ts of Animal Trapping

Pesky animals crawling in and around your property? Finally ready to do something about it? Before you take matters into your own hands, remember that wild animals carry all sorts of diseases. Put down that trap, stop digging that pit, and take a few minutes to review the following article on the do’s and don’ts of animal trapping.


Don’t Ignore Local Regulations

Did you know that you must have proper permitting to trap certain animals on your own? Trapping animals for the purpose of food, trade, hunting, pest removal, or for their fur, is illegal in certain cases. Keep abreast of local regulations regarding animal trapping in Fort Myers, FL prior to going head to head with local animal law enforcement.

Don’t Use Steel-Jaw Traps

SNAP! The steel-jaw trap is the most widely used device for animal trapping, claiming approximately 10 million animals every year—including unintended victims like little Janie’s lost cat and the neighbor’s prized exotic parrot. It is classified as inhumane and is banned in 88 countries. Several U.S. states also ban or restrict its use.

Do Enlist Live Traps (via an Animal Removal Service)

At A-Team Trappers, our technicians employ live traps to contain and remove nuisance animals. Live traps are used in conjunction with other methods to address the potential for serious infestations. Our wildlife management professionals employ safe and state-approved methods to satisfy your residential or business needs. When positioned with a wildlife concern, defer to a professional services company that uses live traps to deal with your furry (unwelcome) neighbor.

Do Call A-Team Trappers

A-Team Trappers are your local experts for managing human-wildlife conflict. We take pride in taking care of our customers and the animals we encounter. Our A-Team Trappers technicians are experienced in animal trapping in Fort Myers, FL and are available to conduct a free comprehensive inspection of your home or business.

If you have any questions about animal trapping in Fort Myers, FL, please fill out our contact request form or call us at 239-288-2286.