Trapping reptiles may be necessary for a number of reasons, such as controlling a wild lizard or snake problem or capturing a loose pet. There are both humane and inhumane ways that a reptile can be trapped, but humane traps are just as easy to create as inhumane ones and do not necessitate causing harm or death to the reptile. A humane method of trapping reptiles is also necessary if you intend to capture them for trap and release programs or for rescue and rehabilitation.
Purchase an appropriate repeating trap for the reptile in question. There are metal wire traps that can accommodate larger reptiles. Smaller reptiles, which can squeeze through the mesh of wire traps, can be captured using a wood or glass trap. These traps can be purchased from reptile retailers, rented through rescues and the humane society, or made at home.
Place the trap in a suitable location. Choose a location that the reptile is likely to frequent, especially when searching for prey. If the trap is not successful after several days, choose a new location for the trap. Continue until the reptile has been captured.