Best Animal Traps

Updated February 2019
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When you've got a critter in your yard that is becoming a nuisance and you're averse to hiring an exterminator, it's time to consider an animal trap. These contraptions lure wildlife deep into a cage with the promise of food. As soon as the animal steps on the trip pan, the spring-loaded door snaps shut and locks, trapping the critter until it can be removed from the premises. It is important to first check with your local municipality to learn the rules and restrictions of trapping along with what your options are regarding release. The ideal animal trap is easy to set, sturdy, and offers a quick release – some even feature a timer so you can get away before the animal gets out.

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