If you have your own animal trap, know the rules and your obligations before use.
1) Property Owners may use their own trap to trap any Nuisance Animals or Dangerous Animals on their own property at their own risk, and report them to the Municipal Enforcement Officer for removal. At the request of the property Owner, the Municipal Enforcement Officer may trap and remove a Nuisance Animal or a Dangerous Animal from their property.
2) Any Animal traps used to facilitate the removal of Nuisance Animals from private property must be live—capture traps and the person setting the trap assumes full responsibility for the well-being of any Animals trapped therein.
3) The Municipal Enforcement Officer shall be notified of a trapped Animal and the location of the trap immediately for the removal of the Animal from the property.
4) The trap shall be placed in such an area that shall not allow the Animal to be exposed to any harmful elements (i.e. direct sun, harsh wind or rain, and any other harmful elements).
5) Traps shall be checked at least every:
- a) four (4) hours when the temperature is between 6 and 30 degrees C;
- b) two (2) hours when the temperature is between -9 and 5 degrees C.
6) No trap is to be left operational when the temperature is above 31 degrees C or below -10 degrees C.