If the rabbit, squirrel or rodent population around your property is a problem then you need another method besides fencing. Our humane traps are the alternative choice which avoid poisons and allow the removal of the pest in a much more humane way. They are manufactured from galvanised mesh, giving them a long life and can be used outdoors or indoors. Carrier handles are on the top with hand-plates for your protection for easy transportation and safety when removing the animal. Releasing trapped pests back into the wild leaves you with a peaceful mind knowing that you have not had to resort to more unsavoury methods or any unnecessary suffering.
In the UK it is an offense not to check on the trap at least once per day
Rabbits can be a delight to see in your garden. They may appear cute when they first appear, but rest assured they are looking for something to eat. Soon you will have to take action if you want to stop them from destroying your plants and landscape. Rabbits are nocturnal and will feed on just about any plant they are able to reach. Succulent bedding plants, just about any garden vegetable or fruit and several ground cover species of shrub are all targets for hungry grazing rabbits. Since they strike at night, rabbits may go unnoticed for weeks until eventually, the gardener may notice plants are simply disappearing or dying. As they eat randomly, instead of ingesting the entire plant, they may chew the flower or half the plant before moving on to the next maximizing the damage
Locating and baiting the rabbit trap
The best bait to add to the trap is the food which the animal is eating. Take cuttings from the plant or flower from which it has been feeding and place a trail leading to the trap. Freshly cut carrots are also tempting. Place more inside at the very back of the cage. This must be replaced and kept fresh but the bate outside must not. Site the trap where you are experiencing the activity and you will be able to live catch the pest. You may catch it quicker by placing some short fencing around the desired plant at night when you first set the trap. The fence will force the rabbit to enter the trap faster as it will not have access its chosen plant. The trap must be checked often at least once per day.
If placing traps in fields it is best to site them where the damage is occurring this is usually opposite the rabbit burrows.
It is important to site the traps 1 to 2 metres away from the site of the damage in a straight line about 6 meters apart. Normally it is advisable to use approximately half as many cages as rabbits seen grazing at any one time.