In urban areas wildlife like birds, raccoons, bats, skunks and various species of rodents can have a difficult time finding an appropriate refuge to call home. Often these creatures seek out shelter by nesting and burrowing in homes. Attics, basements, the insulation between walls and virtually any other accessible warm pocket can draw animals to your home. If you begin to hear rustling or scratching in the walls and discover evidence of nesting around your property, it’s time to call a wildlife removal agency.
Why you should hire a pest control company to remove wildlife from your property humanely
1. Protect Yourself and the Environment
It is very tempting to deal with wildlife infestation on your own. Most homeowners will assume that they can remove the wildlife themselves without trouble. The truth is, for the untrained, wildlife removal can be a dangerous endeavor. Animals often nest in odd pockets which may prove extremely challenging for humans to access. Attempting removal without the appropriate equipment can unnecessarily expose people to whatever diseases the animals may be carrying.
In addition to keeping people safe, contacting a professional and humane wildlife removal services can spare the life of the animal. When eliminating wildlife infestation in your homes, it is crucial to remember that even an urban area is a shared living space between animals and humans. While animals may unknowingly venture into human territory during particularly seasons like the spring and winter months when shelter and food are scarce, there is no need to kill or injure animals to remove them from your property.
Contrary to what some removal companies may advertise, wildlife removal that preserves the animal’s life is both safe and legal. When choosing a wildlife removal service ensure the technicians are aware of proper removal techniques and are licensed to do so.
2. Fortifying You Home Against Future Wildlife Invasion
When an animal risks inhabiting a space in such proximity to humans, there’s always a reason. Easy access to food or shelter are the primary draws. Ask yourself: Is your food waste properly secured? Are there cracks or openings in your home’s foundation? Is your roof properly sealed?
To avoid future infestations, you’ll have to find the root of the problem. A wildlife removal service will help you with this. Know how to securely store garbage in a way that is inaccessible to wildlife and how to patch up suspicious openings. Hiring a humane service will ensure that the techniques used in fortifying your home will not cause harm to wildlife that interact with your property in the future. There is absolutely no need to utilize toxic chemicals or other lethal methods when dealing with animal intruders. Such methods will unnecessarily harm your local wildlife, and threaten the health of your family. Here is a video showing you how to wildlife proof your property.
Wildlife such as bats, raccoons and skunks all have natural instincts when faced with a predator, and to them you are a predator. This can make their behaviour a bit unpredictable and as cute as they may be they are not domesticated animals. You need someone with some experience to remove them without harming the animal, yourself and while causing minimal damage to your home