Memphis Wildlife Trapping: We Can Help Clear Critters From Your Home

Coopertown Services is your trusted partner in humane and effective wildlife removal – and that involves using appropriate and humane trapping methods. Whether you’re dealing with opossums in the attic, squirrels in the walls, or any other unwelcome guests, our team of experienced professionals is here to help.

With our expertise and dedication, you can rest assured that your wildlife problems will be handled with care and efficiency, so you can get back to living your best life as soon as possible.

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What Animals Does Coopertown Trap & Relocate?

We’re proud to remove various types of wildlife from Memphis and surrounding area homes. These include:

  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Roof Rats
  • Opossums
  • Birds
  • Chipmunks
  • Bats
  • Skunks
  • Flying Squirrels
  • …and more!

If you have a question about the various critters we remove, just ask. No matter what critter is invading your space, we’re certain we can help!

We also remove any type of dead animals, and we can help relocate babies if their mother has already passed away.

What Methods Are Used in Humane Wildlife Trapping?

Humane wildlife trapping involves methods that prioritize the well-being and safety of the animals, thus minimizing stress and harm during capture and relocation.

Here are some common methods used in humane wildlife trapping:

  • Live Traps: Live traps are designed to capture animals by luring them with bait into a cage-like enclosure, which then closes securely once the animal enters – without harming them in the process.
  • One-Way Doors & Exclusion Devices: One-way doors allow animals to exit through a door that only swings outward, preventing re-entry. They encourage animals to leave voluntarily, reducing stress and avoiding direct contact.
  • Repellents & Deterrents: Various types of repellents and deterrents can be used to discourage wildlife from entering certain areas. Examples include scent-based repellents, ultrasonic devices, and visual deterrents (like predator decoys or reflective tape). They provide non-lethal methods to encourage animals to avoid specific locations without direct confrontation.
  • Monitoring & Surveillance: Using cameras and monitoring devices to observe wildlife behavior can be very helpful. This allows wildlife professionals to gather information about animal movements and habits, aiding in effective trapping strategies. It provides insights into the best times and locations for deploying traps or deterrents.

Additional actions homeowners can take to keep animals off their property (without causing them harm in the process) can include securing food sources, removing debris or potential shelters, and modifying the yard space to reduce habitat suitability – all of which makes the environment less appealing to the critters.

What Qualifications Should a Professional Wildlife Trapper Have?

When hiring a professional wildlife trapper, it’s important to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications to handle the wildlife safely and effectively. The trapper should have a valid state-issued license for wildlife control, as well as formal training in wildlife management, control techniques, and humane trapping methods.

In addition, practical experience in the field is crucial. Experienced trappers are better equipped to deal with complex wildlife problems and understand animal behavior.

Where does Coopertown fall in this?

Well, we’re the longest-running animal and wildlife removal company in the Memphis area. We’ve been serving folks since 1978, so when it comes to experience, rest assured – we know our stuff!

We know all about local wildlife species – their habits, their habitats, and their typical signs of entry – which allows for effective and humane trapping and relocation. We’re also well-versed in local, state, and federal laws regarding wildlife control, ensuring compliance with all necessary legal requirements.

We also know the importance of using humane, non-lethal trapping methods, and we prioritize the welfare of the animals, minimizing stress and injury during capture and relocation – and always keeping moms and babies together. And as for safety procedures? We know all proper handling techniques and use protective gear to ensure disease and illnesses cannot be spread.

All in all, effective wildlife control requires the ability to assess situations, identify entry points, and devise comprehensive plans for trapping and exclusion. Sometimes wildlife issues require innovative approaches to ensure humane and effective resolution. Our clients appreciate that we always communicate clearly, explaining the process, as well as any expected outcomes and necessary follow-up actions.

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What Happens to Animals After They Are Trapped?

After animals are trapped through humane wildlife trapping methods, their fate typically depends on several factors, including local regulations, the type of animal, and the specific circumstances of the trapping.

Here are the typical scenarios for what happens to animals after they are trapped:

Release & Relocation

Releasing healthy animals back into suitable habitats – far away from human dwellings, of course – is ideal. Release locations are chosen based on factors such as species habitat requirements, availability of food and water, and the absence of other territorial animals.

Throughout this process, we comply with local, state, and federal laws regarding the relocation of the wildlife we’re handling. This ensures that animals are not released into inappropriate environments, and that their relocation does not contribute to the spread of diseases or disrupt local ecosystems.

Rehabilitation & Release

In cases where animals are injured or sick, we’ll work with wildlife rehabilitators or veterinary professionals to provide necessary care and treatment. Once rehabilitated and deemed healthy enough for survival, animals are released back into the appropriate environment.

The goal of rehabilitation is to ensure that animals have the best chance of surviving and thriving in their natural habitats.

Note: In situations where animals are deemed too sick, injured, or aggressive to be released safely, euthanasia may be considered as a humane option. This decision is made carefully, often in consultation with wildlife experts and in accordance with ethical guidelines and regulations. Euthanasia is considered a last resort and is used only when it is determined to be the most humane option for the animal.

Racoon Trapped in a cage

Are There Laws Regarding Humane Wildlife Trapping?

Yes, there are laws and regulations in place regarding humane wildlife trapping. These laws vary by country, state/province, and even municipality, but they generally aim to ensure that wildlife management practices are conducted in a humane and ethical manner.

Understanding and complying with wildlife trapping laws is essential for ensuring that trapping activities are conducted responsibly and ethically – which is why we advise against any DIY trapping attempts.

Why Should I Choose Humane Trapping Over Traditional Methods?

There are ethical, practical, and legal reasons behind humane trapping for wildlife.

Ethical Reasons

Ethical considerations take into account the well-being of animals, and focus on the fact that humane removal trapping minimizes stress, injury, and suffering during capture.

Poison or lethal traps could cause unnecessary pain and suffering to animals, but with live trapping and other humane methods, animals are treated with care and released back into their natural habitats.

Practical Benefits

In addition to no harm coming to the animal, humane trapping ensures the following practical benefits:

  • Trappers can strategically place traps based on knowledge of animal behavior, increasing the effectiveness of capturing the target.
  • Humane trapping helps maintain natural ecological balances by minimizing disruption to predator-prey dynamics and surrounding biodiversity.
  • By releasing animals in appropriate habitats, humane trapping reduces the risk of introducing invasive species into new environments.
  • Humane trapping is often paired with preventive measures such as habitat modification and exclusion techniques, addressing the root causes of wildlife conflicts.
  • It promotes sustainable solutions that reduce the likelihood of recurring wildlife issues, benefiting both humans and wildlife in the long term.

Legal Considerations

Many jurisdictions have laws that mandate humane trapping practices, so ensuring compliance helps avoid legal repercussions and promotes responsible stewardship of wildlife.

Need Professional Wildlife Trapping Services? We’re Here To Help

At Coopertown, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch wildlife removal and exclusion services that protect both your home and the animals involved. Our commitment to humane practices, coupled with our extensive experience, ensures that you receive the best possible care and results.

Don’t let wildlife disturbances disrupt your life – reach out to us today for a consultation, and take the first step towards a wildlife-free home. Call or book online now.


A wildlife inspection from our wildlife removal experts can quickly determine if you have unwanted critters making themselves at home…in your home!