Tops Things to Do Next After Catching a Washington Squirrel!

Squirrels are destroying young Vancouver trees, fruits, bulbs, and hatchlings. You will need to know how to deal with them properly to avert the possible damages that you may incur. There are squirrels that will act erratic especially during the spring season. You want to make sure that you will be safe from their attack. Capturing the squirrels in the trap is just half of the battle. You will have to determine what to do with the squirrels after capturing it.

Things to Do With the Squirrels after Trapping Them

In this article, we will discuss all the possible methods that you can use after capturing the Washington squirrel. This will help you determine the best possible course of action for your situation. Be sure to familiarize yourself on the regulations in your state to guarantee that you are not violating any law.

Relocating the Vancouver Squirrel

Release and relocation is an excellent option after catching the squirrel. Nonetheless, there are different ways to do it depending upon your location. In some states, you are not allowed to relocate them outside of their territory. However, if you are allowed to relocate them to another territory, be sure to release them 5-10 miles away from your property. When you are transporting the trapped squirrel, ensure the stability of the trap. Cover the trap with a coat or a blanket to calm the nerves of the squirrel.

When carrying the trap, be certain that you will wear protective Washington gloves. This will help you stay away from the possible injuries. If possible, you should stay away when opening the trap. You are not allowed to relocate them on public parks and private properties. Some wildlife removal experts are in partnership with private property owners that enables them to find an ideal place to relocate them immediately.

Should I Kill Them?

According to the law, any animal that is within your care (including the trapped animals) should not experience any unnecessary suffering. Otherwise, you can find yourself in a deep legal mess. While dealing a decisive blow may be lawful, it is still inhumane. Furthermore, there are types of squirrels that are protected under the Federal law. This means that you are not allowed to cause them harm directly or indirectly. You are also not permitted to disturb their den. 

Keeping them as Pets

Some people choose to keep them as pets. While this is not advisable since the Washington squirrel may carry diseases and parasites, there are still people who want to tame them. You will need to secure the essential permits and license as evidence that it was not taken forcefully in the wild. Those who do not carry the necessary permit will have their pets confiscated.

These are some of the things that you can do after trapping the Vancouver squirrel. If you feel like dealing with your squirrel infestation is a hassle, the wildlife expert can assist you with your problem. They have a range of services that can help you successfully eliminate the threats of the nuisance creature.

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