Although it’s probably hard to believe, but there is plenty of wildlife in close proximity of your home. Species such as raccoons, squirrels and mice have adapted to living in suburban areas. Becoming scavengers and building dens where ever they can. This seems annoying and something we should control. But, each animal has its role in the environment. Mass murdering pests isn’t the best way to control urban wildlife.
Wildlife in your home means there’s an entry point somewhere
All it takes is a tiny hole in your roof or walls for pests to crawl through. Mice can fit in cracks the size of a dime. Raccoons will build dens in your attic or chimney. Squirrels will chew on wood and electrical wires. Once each species establishes a home they will do anything to get back, including tearing or gnawing a way in through shingles and siding.
Animals use different ways to mark den sites
When they’re inside your home pests will let the rest of the neighbourhood know it’s a safe place to hide. Raccoons, mice and squirrels will leave an odour so others know it’s a den. Many species use abandoned nests from other animals. Urinating around entry points invites the whole wildlife community.
For example, squirrels often raise abandoned bird’s nest for nesting material. It’s not uncommon for a small bird issue to evolve into a squirrel infestation.
There are loads of other animals in the neighbourhood
About 15-30 raccoons per square kilometre. Mice can give birth to 128 babies a year. More than 25 squirrels per square kilometre. They’re everywhere. Killing the one in your home doesn’t reduce the possibility of others finding the same entry. And you’ll never be able to murder all animals in your area.
Harming one population can have a chain effect
Lots of pests found in your home are prey to larger animals. That’s why they hide in your building. Reducing food for other species can also damage their population or unbalance the ecosystem. Bats are endangered in Ontario. They only have two or three babies a year. Lower bat numbers mean more mosquitoes.
It’s best to consider a humane removal and repair entry points
Finding wildlife in your home can be startling. It’s easy jumping to attempted murder of the animals. But, this approach is a little outdated. Pests have learned to live with us. So we need to be a bit more clever about how we control wildlife.
St. Catharine’s wildlife removal service
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can safely remove any wildlife infestation or nests. We reunite the families and return them to the neighbourhood. Taking them out of their environment can harm development and often ends in death. After removing any issues Skedaddle repairs points of entry so we can all live together without them in your home.
If you’re having trouble with wildlife around your home then call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today for effective wild animal removal – 1-888-592-0387