After being trapped, rodents become significantly more scared of us than we are of them. Here are a few tips to help you release rodents without harming their emotional and physical state:
- Make sure that the rodent is released to a safe area.
- When trapped , animals become very anxious and agitated. Walk towards the trap, looking confident, and easy-going. Your behavior will help the rodent understand that you’re not seeing them as prey; this way, you can show it that you mean no harm. Also, don’t make sudden movements or loud noises. Animals use sight and smell as indicators of their safety. If you make any exciting movements or noises – the rodent will see you as a threat and react accordingly. Rodents can sense potentially high – stress situations. They will respond with a fight or flight reaction when they feel intimidated. So compassionately approach the trap – so the animal will react at ease.
- Walk slowly and calmly towards the trap to allow the rodent to use as many senses as possible. This way, they can fully understand whether or not they need to defend themselves.
- Use a piece of fabric to cover the trap before moving it. It will help the rodent to feel calmer. The covering helps reduce loud noises and will reduce the stress that may be caused by the arrival of foreign places. When moving the car by a vehicle, keep the cover on to prevent a stressful journey.
- Release the rodent in the designated area in a place that’s free from loud noises, animals, and pets. Walk calmly to the spot where you release the animal and remove the cover slowly. Wait a few minutes before opening the trap to help the animal adjust to the new place. Once the trap is open, move a few feet away to give the rodent the space he needs to feel less threatened. Once it leaves the trap, go home and let it enjoy its new home.
- Don’t forget to clean the trap after each use.