HAVAHART HUMANE TRAP

HavaHeart Humane Box Traps are available through the Township, and must be signed out. Call Administration for availability 412-767-5333.  Please note, Traps are not available during the winter season, NO traps will be given out from November 1st through March 31st.

Traps may be kept for one week at a time and are available on a first come, first served basis. are not available to non-residents of Indiana Township. Furthermore, the Township reserves the right to deny use of the trap during inclement weather.

If an animal is caught, you must notify Hoffman Kennels, the Township Animal Control Agency, who will then pick up the trap and animal and return the trap to the Township office. If Hoffman Kennels picks up a trapped animal at your home more than once in a calendar year, you will be charged $65.00 for each subsequent pickup (the first pickup is free).

If you are unsuccessful in trapping the animal, the traps should be returned, clean and empty, to the Township Building.

Borrower is responsible for traps that are lost, stolen, or damaged. Indiana Township will not be responsible for any persons, animals, domesticated or otherwise, injured by this trap.

All animals must be handled humanely; any inhumane treatment of animals, domestic or wild, will be reported to the proper authorities. The borrower will be held responsible for any inhumane treatment, abuse, or neglect of trapped animals.

For Ongoing Pest Problems

If you have an ongoing pest problem, you may want to consider purchasing a box trap of your own. The Township uses Havahart Box Trap Model #1079, which can be purchased from Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, True Value/ServiStar Hardware, Lowe’s, etc. Or, you may purchase one directly from www.havahart.com. Havahart can be contacted directly at 1-800-800-1819.

You may use one of the many companies who specialize in the removal of nuisance wildlife, such as: SQUIRRELS, BATS, BIRDS, RACCOONS, PIGEONS, SKUNKS, GROUND HOGS, and OPOSSUMS. There are many companies out there that provide complete animal removal services, as well as prevention and exclusion services, such as repairing entry damage, installing chimney caps, and screening attic and exhaust vents. Please look for companies that perform these services either online or in your local yellow pages.