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I hate killing animals even if they are pests. I just can’t stand the site of them getting killed or having to pick up the dead bodies. Id rather do it in a safe humane way. We feed our wild birds with bird seed. They come down to us and are very tame after we set it down. We also have squirrels that live in our backyard. Sometimes the squirrels either ambush the birds while they try to eat or eat the seed before or after the birds. Its a pain worrying about the squirrels.
Fortunately there is a company that makes a animal trap that doesn’t kill the animals. We haven’t done anything about the problem, but I’m looking into this product now because I could use it to trap them and locate them somewhere outside away from our backyard to other squirrel homes nearby. I don’t want to take them out somewhere they are not used to I just want them to stay away and trapping them and moving them closeby should discourage them I think from wanting to come around.
Havahart has this type of trap for a large animal the Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Trap and another version for small animals the Havahart Easy Set Small Animal Trap . The mesh openings are smaller than on competing traps of similiar size so you don’t have to worry about the animal escaping or your bait getting stolen.
You’ll probably want to read up on their Animal Trapping Tips once you buy their product. Right now is a good time to buy from them because they are offering free shipping on orders over 70 dollars. I am so glad their is companies out there who care about animals enough to design them in a safe way for the animal and still efficiently get the job done for humans. I encourage you to check out their site and these products and some of the other products they sale.