Wildlife Removal

Wildlife removal entails the eradication of non-native species from a particular area. That’s all there is to it. With just one type of animal that needs to be removed, it wouldn’t be hard to understand how wildlife removal works, but the truth is that we live together with different species known to cause damage, and how do we go about removing them? If you are a homeowner, there is a good chance that you will eventually have to deal with wildlife removal. This can be a challenging and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this blog post, we will discuss some things that you need to know about wildlife removal. We will also provide some interesting facts about wildlife, this blog is for you.

What is wildlife removal?

The definition of wildlife removal is the practice of removing nuisance animals, typically from one’s property or structure. The goal of wildlife removal or control is to remove as quickly and humanely as possible, while also correctly identifying and addressing the cause of the animal(s) food/water/habitat attractants.

The animals that may be making their home in your crawlspace, attic, or basement include, (but are not limited to) raccoons, squirrels, rats, and bats. These wild animals enter from all sorts of cracks and crevices. If they gain entry, they can live undetected within your walls and become a serious health threat. This is why it’s very important to check for wildlife and remove them asap.

Dangers of having wildlife in your home

Wildlife can bring a host of problems with them. When they infest your home, they pose a risk to you and your family members. They can leave behind harmful bacteria that are responsible for the spread of various diseases, such as rabies. Wildlife removal is also necessary because, apart from damaging your property, they may even cause damage to electrical wires, which could result in fires or electrocution.

In short, wildlife removal is essential if you want to protect yourself and your children from being harmed by these wild animals.

You should also know that:

  • Raccoons can transmit rabies, distemper, and roundworm.
  • Rats can transmit hantavirus, leptospirosis, and bubonic plague.
  • Bats can transmit histoplasmosis and rabies.

 

Why do you need wildlife removal?

A lot of people think that it’s easy to remove nuisance wildlife on their own, but this isn’t always the case. There are different types of raccoons out there, and each one requires a specific removal technique. If you’re not familiar with the behavior and biology of the animal, it’s easy to make a mistake that could cost you more time and money in the long run. That’s why it’s always best to leave wildlife removal to the professionals.

What are some of the signs that you have wildlife in your home?

There are a few telltale signs that will indicate whether or not you have an infestation of nuisance wildlife. These include (but are not limited to); 

  • Noises coming from the attic or walls (scurrying, scratching
  • Evidence of chewing
  • Digging near the foundation of your home
  • Droppings and urine stains
  • Evidence of nesting material
  • Damage to insulation or wiring
  • Odor problems or a dead animal smell
  • Claw marks on walls or ceilings.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to take action to get rid of these animals.

Essential things to know about wildlife removal

  • Removing wildlife can be a complicated and dangerous process. It’s important to understand the risks involved before taking any action.
  • It is essential to identify the wildlife animals that have infested your home
  • Wildlife can carry diseases that can be harmful to humans and pets.
  • Property damage is a common occurrence when removing wildlife.
  • Not all animals are legally protected, but it’s important to check before taking any action.
  • It’s best to leave removal tasks to professionals.
  • There are many humane ways of dealing with nuisance wildlife.
  • You may not need to remove the animal at all – often times, simply providing them with an alternate food source will solve the problem.
  • Trapping and relocating animals can be stressful for the animal – they may die or become injured in the process.
  • It’s important to familiarize yourself with local wildlife laws and regulations before taking any action.

For more information on wildlife removal, visit the websites of your local animal control agency or humane society. They should be able to provide you with tips and advice on how to deal with nuisance animals safely and effectively.

Effective methods of removing wildlife

Wildlife removal is a form of pest control. It is the process of eradicating non-native species from a particular area. The most common wildlife removal methods include:

Trapping

Trapping is a very common method of wildlife removal. Traps are effective because they allow you to capture animals without having to touch them.

Trapping can be dangerous, however, so it is important that you know how to do it properly before attempting any trapping methods yourself.

There are many different types of traps available, including live catch (which usually involves using bait), spring-loaded traps (which use small springs instead of bait), and glue boards which stick onto the animal’s paws when they try and walk across them. If possible, avoid setting up your trap near any obstacles such as rocks or logs, as this could result in injury for both parties involved.

The most common are cage traps and body grip traps. Cage traps are used to catch small animals, while body grip traps are designed to kill larger animals.

Repellents/Sprays

Repellent sprays contain chemicals that repel animals from entering your home. There are many different types of repellents: scented, ultrasonic, and even electric ones.

Fumigation

This is a form of wildlife removal that involves the use of chemicals to kill pests or nuisance species. Fumigation can also be used in order to get rid of fleas, ticks, and spiders too. It works by emitting toxic fumes into an area where pests might live, such as under floorboards or inside walls.

Relocating wildlife animals

You only need to trap these animals, which is usually done with either glue boards (which adhere onto paws) or spring-loaded traps (that snap shut when stepped on). Relocation may involve using relocation bait stations that lure animals away from their habitats so that they can be transported to a new area.

You should never relocate an animal without first checking with your local wildlife authority first, as many animals are protected by law.

It is also important to remember that relocation can often be very stressful for the animal and may result in death or injury.

Exclusion

Exclusion is a method of wildlife removal that involves setting up barriers around your home to prevent animals from entering. It is the process of sealing off access points to your home to prevent wildlife from entering. This can be done by installing wire mesh over openings, filling in holes or crevices, using chimney caps/covers, installing fences, adding screens to windows or doors, and even using repellents such as ultrasonic devices that emit sounds that only pests can hear.

Exclusion methods are effective because they allow you to keep pests out without harming them at all.

Hazing

Hazing is a method of wildlife removal that uses unpleasant stimuli, such as loud noises or bright lights, to scare animals away. It is often used in conjunction with exclusion methods and can be very effective at keeping pests out of your home.

There are many different types of hazing devices available, including strobe lights, ultrasonic repellents, and scarecrows.

It is important to note that hazing may not be effective on all animals, so always check with your local wildlife authority before using any hazing methods.

Each of these methods has its own set of pros and cons. You should consult with a professional before deciding which method is best for you.

Tips to protect your home from wildlife invasion

Wildlife can be beautiful creatures, but they can also be a nuisance when they invade our homes or yards. It’s important to know how to protect your property from these animals and what to do if one does get into your home. Here are some tips:

  • Check your property for any openings that would allow wildlife to enter.
  • Repair any damage to your home’s exterior and seal off any potential entry points.
  • Remove food sources that may be attracting wildlife near your home.
  • If you encounter an animal inside your home, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Contact a professional wildlife removal service instead. Be sure to ask about their experience and licensing services before hiring them.

 

Some interesting facts about our wildlife

  • Raccoons are the most common type of wildlife in North America.
  • It is illegal to trap and relocate raccoons in some places.
  • Opossums are the only marsupials native to North America.
  • Skunks can spray up to 20 feet away and their scent can last for up to a month.

 

Conclusion

Wildlife removal and control takes a great amount of expertise and experience. Depending on the animal concerned, it can be extremely dangerous to attempt even a basic removal yourself. A professional, licensed solution is not only more effective but also more humane. The most important thing to remember when considering wildlife removal is safety: both for you and for the creatures you are trying to remove.