When it comes to having mice infestation, all that a person wants is to say goodbye to them forever. These days, a variety of ethical pest eradication methods are available on the market that make it really easy to get rid of the pests. Foothold traps are of course a popular choice animal traps which are used for many reasons and are available in many different designs. They can be used for pest control as animals can be easily caught for food.
Foothold traps are often referred to as live-hold foot traps that are usually made of two metal jaws, which are closed by a spring whenever an animal steps on the trigger device which is often known as the pan. But people usually have a myth that this style of the trap uses large and saw toothed steel jaws with huge springs that might cause extreme pain and injury.
Today’s modern traps are quite different in comparison to the traditional styled traps. Modern foothold traps which the manufacturers make are padded or with rounded jaws, have advanced swivel and shock absorbing spring that plays a major role in eliminating or reducing the possible injury. These traps are designed to catch an animal by foot. They are among the safest option to restrain an animal.
The foot of an animal is quite a tough organ which is made of small bones, heavy pad and cartilages. A few never endings are present in the foot, and the animal experiences little discomfort whenever their foot is gripped in a foothold. It is quite crucial to consider the size of animal which the individual is willing to trap. This is quite helpful in selecting an appropriate size foothold trap that will reliably hold the animals.
Different styles and sizes:
Footholds are manufactured and designed in a variety of different styles and sizes. Most of the trappers favor this style as they are versatile, small, and they work great for trapping a large variety of furbearers from coyotes to muskrats.
- Coil-spring traps: One of the most popular forms of a foothold trap. The compact design, strength and speed of these traps make an ideal selection for all pest species. Coil-spring traps are easy to conceal that make them popular in land sets for coyotes and fox. One can easily find them in smaller sizes for catching muskrat and mink.
- Enclosed traps: They are used for trapping opossums and raccoons. This type of trap nearly eliminates non-target catches because the animal should easily reach into small opening to activate the trap. Enclosed traps work great in settings where domestic animals are present.
These days, even the biologists and wildlife conservationists prefer to use these traps for successfully trapping and relocating a large variety of endangered and threatened species. The animals are carefully caught, studied by the experts and released back into the safe wild habitat without causing any serious harm or injury. The live-hold foot traps are an ethical and effective way of trapping a plethora of furbearers. The proven track record of success and universally accepted design of these kinds of traps make them really a great choice.