Wildlife Don't Know Any BetterOne of the top reasons to choose wildlife control in Madison over extermination is a simple truth: Animals enter homes because they're trying to stay alive. Human abodes offer ample shelter and food, two things every living creature needs to survive, especially during the cold season. Expectant mothers may also enter houses to nest, driven by their instinct to provide for their young. There's also the issue of human infringement on natural habitats. Wildlife populated the land thousands of years before humans started erecting cities; as we took up more and more space, the native animals began adapting. To them, a house is just another resource, like a tree or burrow. While an infestation can cause human health and structural problems, wildlife doesn't intend any harm — they're just doing what makes sense to them. That shouldn't earn them a death sentence, especially when there are more humane options.
Laws Protect Certain SpeciesMost municipalities have laws protecting endangered species, so extermination may not even be an option depending on the problem. The following are commonly included on protected species lists:
- Indiana bats
- Most birds
- Most reptiles
- Affecting the soil composition
- Eliminating the natural predators of certain species, leading to an explosion in the population
- Eliminating a food source of certain species leads to a decline in the population