Animal Care & Control Centre no longer offers wildlife trap rental services. This change has been brought forward from a Program and Service Review that evaluated various services the City provides to help Council reach its strategic goals and whether those services are still a priority for citizens. The recommendations to discontinue this service are due to:
Offering traps for wildlife is a non-legislated and non-traditional municipal activity
Significant risk of injury to citizens, staff and the animal
Potential that a trapped animal is a new mother, leaving the babies orphaned
Baited traps could attract more wildlife
Relocation can be stressful and cause territorial disputes
Relocation simply opens the space for another animal to move in.
Going forward, citizens will be encouraged to seek the help of privately operated wildlife and pest control companies or modify their property to deter wild animals.
Here are some species specific tips for keeping your property pest free: