Government of New Brunswick

Damage Prevention and Control Methods


  • Beehives: elevate and install aluminum guards
  • Poultry yards: install wire mesh fences
  • Buildings: close cellar and outside basement and crawl space doors; seal and cover all openings including window wells and pits. 

Habitat Modification

  • Removal of garbage, debris, and lumber piles.


  • Lights and sounds are of limited value.


  • Cage traps and body-gripping traps are very effective, especially in conjunction with exclusion and/or habitat modification.


  • Can release scent if not done properly.