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The dangers of using poison to control wildlife

It’s always important to respond to wildlife infestations as humanely as possible. Commercial poisons are always dangerous in the hands of untrained professionals. Proper animal removal requires knowledge of how to protect everyone involved. Poison can be just as big a problem as the infestation itself.

Danger to children, family and pets

Poison is poison. Because it’s meant for rodents and pests doesn’t mean it’s not harmful to your loved ones. Pets are attracted to poisons the same as wildlife. Cats and dogs can easily ingest any toxic chemicals placed around your home or yard. Children are into everything. Unmonitored they can get into areas contaminated with poisons. Eating it can be as harmful to humans as animals.

Unfortunately, there are many different types of chemicals available for killing rodents.

  • Anticoagulant damages capillaries causing internal bleeding.
  • Antifreeze or Ethylene glycol causes cellular damage of tissues in kidneys, liver and heart.
  • Bromethalin attacks the nervous system.
  • Cholecalciferol results in systemic calcification of soft tissues.
  • Strychnine cause muscle convulsions.

Risk of pests dying in hard to reach place

Wildlife can get into the most narrow corners of your home. Many of these poisons take hours until fatality is reached. Rodents can be on their way back to the den and pass away in walls, under floors and in attics.

This can go undetected initially but the corpses will start to rot. This can attract different flies, parasites and bacteria and cause an offensive odour contaminating your home’s air.

When animals die in hard to reach places it can mean cutting into drywall to find them and other costly repairs.

You can orphan babies

In many circumstances wildlife will settle in your home to have babies, especially in the spring. So, a lot of the time there’s more than one or two intruders. Think about how reliant on mothers babies are. Laying out poison can kill the mother, the provider of food and protection for young. Orphaning the babies can result in their death inside your walls or attic.

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Poison is an easy do-it-yourself solution to pest control. There are lots of commercial products available at local hardware stores. But, it can really create more problems for you in the long run. It’s a health risk to individuals in the house and could end up costing you a lot of money down the line.

As soon as you discover any possible wildlife infestation make sure to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Our methods are humane and guaranteed.

We’ve been providing wildlife removals services for Ottawa residents for over twenty years. Call us today! 1-888-592-0387

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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