Whether you’re getting started on spring cleaning or preparing for a landscaping project as you enjoy the outdoors, there are many local animals that are excited to find a nice, warm spot in or around your home to have a litter of babies. Once wildlife has found its way into a house, many homeowners resort to a range of DIY animal removal methods. Discover why this is never a good idea and where you can turn for humane wildlife control in Rexdale, Etobicoke and other nearby communities.
At Skedaddle we’ve seen a lot of DIY solutions to attempt wildlife removal and prevention. These measures are not only ineffective, but many are also dangerous for both homeowners and wildlife. Unless you are properly trained and work with wildlife, we don’t recommend attempting to trap, handle or remove animals on your own.
A common DIY quick fix attempted by homeowners is the use of spray foam to prevent wildlife from entering the house. There are a few reasons this strategy is ineffective. First, it starts with the prevent and protect step, which we use at the end of our professional service to ensure wild animals are not trapped within your home. Next, spray foam is an eyesore. Whether you’re spraying it inside, outside or all over your home, it’s never a pleasant feature. Finally, most rodents and other wildlife can chew through this material, making it an ineffective prevention solution.
Trapping is another DIY solution that can pose many issues. Homeowners who attempt to construct some sort of trap, snare or net for wildlife face a few problems. DIY trapping can quickly become an inhumane way to remove wildlife. Without professional tools and training, a trap can often injure an animal before you can safely remove it. If you haven’t properly assessed your wildlife situation, you may be trapping and removing a mother while leaving behind an entire litter of animals that may remain in your home to struggle to survive on their own. Leave the job to the professionals so you don’t miss any loose ends or cause any injuries during the process. Once a wild animal discovers the comfort and convenience of your dwelling, they may be quite stubborn about leaving it behind.
A cornered, wild animal is never a good thing to have in your house. Raccoons, squirrels and even rats can become quite tenacious when they feel they are trapped in your home. Don’t get into a wrestling match with wildlife or cause harm to yourself or the animal.
Even wild animals in your yard can pose an issue. Look for signs of wild animals living on your property and turn to a professional removal service to get the job done. Raccoons, bats, skunks and other local animals may be ill or desperate if they are scrounging for food on your property so don’t try to take on this problem without the right resources. Stay safe and avoid hurting an animal by contacting our professional team at Skedaddle.
Advantages of Professional Wildlife Removal
From scampering squirrels and skittering mice to scared skunks and twittering birds, our team can safely assess and remove wildlife from your property in the Durham region. We follow the same basic process for any removal program, but uniquely tailor each step to your specific home and wildlife visitor. First, we assess the issue and remove the animal in a humane way. Next, we provide safe and healthy cleaning and disinfecting services to protect you and your house. Finally, we prevent and protect your property to close the door on any future wildlife visitors.
Contact us today at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to avoid injury from a wild animal. Don’t worry about trapping, removing or preventing wildlife yourself, but let the experts keep your home safe. Put aside your trapping gear and ensure any animals are removed humanely and effectively.