Wildlife Trap Cover: Why Use Them?

6 January 2023

What Is a Wildlife Trap Cover?

A wildlife trap cover is a device that is placed over the top of a wildlife trap in order to provide shelter and protection for the animal that is caught in the trap. The cover helps to prevent the animal from being exposed to the elements, such as rain, snow, and direct sunlight. These elements cause stress and discomfort. The cover also provides a more natural and calming environment for the animal. This will reduce stress and improve the chances of successful release back into the wild.

When Are Trap Covers Used?

Wildlife trap covers are used by wildlife management professionals and animal control officers to capture and relocate animals that have become nuisance or pose a risk to human safety. For example, a wildlife trap cover might be used to capture and relocate a raccoon that is raiding trash cans in a residential area. It is also used when trapping a skunk that has taken up residence under a deck or shed.

Why Use a Trap Cover?

In addition to providing shelter and protection for the trapped animal, a wildlife trap cover can also serve as a safety measure for humans. It also helps to prevent accidental contact with the animal and reduces the risk of bites or scratches. It also helps in reducing the risk of the animal escaping from the trap. The cover provides a secure enclosure that prevents the animal from seeing or smelling potential escape routes.


How To Install a Trap Cover:

Installing a trap cover on a wildlife trap is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps:

  1. Place the trap on a flat, stable surface, such as the ground or a tabletop.

  2. Unfold the trap cover and lay it out flat next to the trap.

  3. Position the cover so that it covers the top and sides of the trap, leaving the front of the trap open for the animal to enter.

  4. Secure the cover to the trap using the provided fasteners, such as bungee cords, ties, or clips. Make sure that the cover is securely attached to the trap and cannot be easily knocked off or removed by the animal.

  5. Check the fit of the cover to ensure that it is properly positioned and secure. Make any necessary adjustments to the placement or fastening of the cover.

  6. Once the cover is properly installed, the trap can be placed in the desired location and baited, if necessary.

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Make sure that the trap cover is properly secured. This prevents the animal from escaping or causing injury to itself or others. Also follow any local regulations or guidelines regarding the use of wildlife traps and trap covers.

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