Many homeowners, when considering wildlife removal, underestimate the complexities of the process. No matter the species, animal control is challenging. Each animal type has behaviours that can make collection and removal dangerous. Also, depending on the species, the government may have something to say about DIY options. If you need help with wildlife, hiring professional and humane services is always best.
4 Wildlife Removal Considerations
The temptation of DIY removal is often enticing because homeowners want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible and with the least expense. Unfortunately, homeowners are not professionals, so they do not understand everything that governs effective removal. Before making any rush decisions about animal removal and control, every homeowner should understand four primary considerations.
1. May Need a Permit
Depending on the wildlife, homeowners cannot merely trap and release them. Some wildlife is under the protection of the government. The protection can be for population control purposes or because the animal is beneficial to the environment. Also, some animals are dangerous, and trapping and releasing are consequential.
2. Exclusion Is Preferable To Elimination
When considering how to keep wildlife out of your yard and outside of your house, many homeowners choose extermination. The elimination of any wildlife is tragic. Animals do not mean to do you or your property harm. Wildlife only wants to survive by finding shelter and a sustainable source of food and water. Unfortunately, humans have done such a tremendous job at creating dens that many species want to piggyback off their ingenuity — you can hardly blame the animals.
Besides being unnecessarily cruel to the animal, elimination comes with several risks to the families that employ the tactics. Most elimination methods use poisons, which are toxic and potentially lethal to pets and children.
Exclusion is a preferred removal method. It is more humane and safer for everyone involved.
3. DIY Remedies Don’t Work
DIY methods are usually ineffective treatment options. First, homeowners rarely understand the animals they are attempting to exclude, which presents several challenges, not the least of which is negating the animal’s motivation to invade your space.
Also, homeowners don’t usually understand the process of securing their property once they safely remove the animal. If you fail to seal all entry points and eliminate the motivations of the species, you will likely end up with reinfestation.
4. Nuisance Wildlife Are Regulated
The government protects and regulates certain “nuisance” wildlife. For example, you cannot remove bats from your property during specific times of the year because it can affect the greater population. Bats are essential to the ecosystem, and without Canadians and other countries would experience the spread of disease and other issues.
Professional wildlife technicians know the laws and regulations for the removal of wildlife, protecting you against fines and other penalties. There is no reason to risk fines and other problems with local law enforcement when already dealing with a wildlife crisis.
Wildlife Control in York
Do not attempt animal removal on your own. As a homeowner, you likely lack the specific permits and knowledge to safely and effectively remove wildlife. The nuances and intricacies of the process require the skilled hands of professional technicians and services.
Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control and schedule a property assessment. The company will send a team to your home to identify the species and problems you face. Once the team understands your specific situation, they will provide options for you to choose from. Working with the pros is a safe, effective, timely, and cost-effective approach that is sure to resolve your wildlife issues without disturbing the natural balance of the world.