When we see urban wildlife out in their elements, many of us have no problem with the idea that they have every right to be there and that their wellbeing is important. Raccoons, squirrels, birds and even skunks are cute and entertaining. For some, however, this consideration becomes challenging when the wildlife we are talking about is bats or mice, but they, too, have their roles “out there,” in caves and fields.
It is also an entirely different story when these animals are in your space. This is when many people toss out the idea of animal welfare. They just want the critters gone. That is understandable, but there are ways to accomplish that task without causing undue harm. When you hire experts in humane wildlife control in Kitchener, you get to reclaim your space, and the animal gets to go on doing what it does best, in a natural environment.
A Rodent Invasion
Skedaddle takes animal welfare seriously for all animals. We understand that, for many people, the idea of mice in their living space is especially hard to handle, as there is an innate fear that strikes to the heart when these industrious and intelligent creatures are discovered in the home. This is all the more reason to hire help to remove them.
There is no doubt that it is important to take care of any rodent issues in your home. They can do a great deal of damage, and their feces and urine are vectors for spreading diseases that are harmful to humans and pets. It may be tempting to go the route of using poison to kill the intruders, but there are several reasons why doing so is not a good option, including:
- The method is not a humane way to treat the animals.
- It does not always work, as some mice may not ingest enough to kill them, or they may suffer a slow death.
- When the mice do die, their carcasses are left to rot inside your home.
- Rodenticides are not just harmful to rodents; they are also dangerous for children and pets.
- Ontario has very strict laws for animal welfare, and cruelty to animals is not taken lightly in our province.
A Better Way
There is a safer route for getting rid of mice in your house. It is always better to seek assistance for humane wildlife removal in Kitchener as soon as you suspect an intruder. The more mice there are, the more complex and expensive the process becomes. Skedaddle is committed to ensuring the safety of animals and humans alike.
The first step in our process is to conduct an extensive assessment of your home. We look for entryways, wildlife activity and damages to your house. We then determine the steps required for removal, talk you through the process and provide you with a quote.
We utilize a hands-on approach that reduces the stress to the animal and keeps their families together. In addition, our techniques are tailored to each specific case and are based not just on the animal’s biology and behaviour but also on the construction of your home.
Clean and Clear
Once we’ve taken the wildlife to a safe environment, our technicians clear your home of contaminants and clean any residue left behind. Mice, in particular, are likely to leave behind a significant amount of waste, which can put your family at risk for diseases.
Unlike other approaches to wildlife control — including the use of poison — we actually take steps to prevent further incursions into your house. Our technicians are skilled at identifying potential entryways, and they make sure they are sealed off.
A Phone Call Away
When you have a rodent problem in your home, help is just a phone call away. Skedaddle is an industry leader in humane animal control. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have or to schedule an inspection.