Traps are dropped off, picked up, or emptied on weekdays between 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on weekends between 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Personal traps are still serviced as long as the resident follows the established rules and regulations (see above).
Animal Control does not service traps when the temperature is above 90 degrees or below 40 degrees. These are the two temperature guidelines that are the extremes and could create an animal cruelty situation.
Animal Control will only provide traps for nuisance animals, which the Pennsylvania Game Commission (the authority which allows Animal Control to trap without permits) defines as: wildlife that destroys property (i.e., digs under foundations, burrows under sheds, chews thru walls, etc.). Animal Control will not provide or empty traps that have been placed out to trap animals that solely damage crops/gardens. Additionally, they will not provide traps simply to trap an animal walking through a resident's yard.
Finally, traps will not be provided for people who want to trap stray/feral cats unless they meet the rule for destroying property.