Humane Wildlife Control
When you think of wildlife control, you probably think of traps, poisons, and other removal methods that are designed to target and remove wildlife from your home. But the truth is, while such methodologies are sometimes necessary for dangerous wildlife, it is rarely necessary to resort to violence when dealing with an infestation.
Unlike insect pests, wildlife problems are much more quantifiable, and outside of extreme cases, you will rarely see a large population of any wildlife pests in your home. In many instances, the “bumps in the night” you notice may come from a single creature somewhere in your attic or basement.
While some wildlife species may intentionally invade homes and cause damage, others are almost exclusively accidental invaders. That is, they enter your home unintentionally and through some set of circumstances remove there. These creatures are not always pests, and may simply be stuck or lost in the home.
If you resort to traps or over the counter treatment products, you may cause unnecessary harm to a creature that had no intention of invading your home. Further, such products can sometimes have the opposite effect of scaring a wildlife pest deeper into the home, making removal a much more difficult process.
In short, they may be causing you no harm whatsoever, and in such instances, safe removal is a viable and preferable method for handling the creatures.
But wait, why is a wildlife control company telling me NOT to trap wildlife?
At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we are committed to dealing with your wildlife problems, but we are also committed to being environmentally conscious as well. When possible, we want to minimize the pain and suffering for wildlife and safely relocate them.
In many instances, wildlife infestations are accidents that occur due to human settlements intersecting natural ecosystems. Animals can unintentionally wander into proximity of homes, and in such an unfamiliar environment they may act atypically. This sometimes results in them infiltrating homes seeking shelter, food, or water.
A good example of this is the baby possum (pictured above) that our wildlife expert Will Botts found the other week. This unfortunate creature had unintentionally trapped itself inside a home. Luckily, Will was able to safely remove and relocate the baby possum to a less dangerous area, but this was only possible due to his expertise.
While we do not advocate trapping wildlife creatures when it isn’t necessary, we also do not recommend that homeowners handle the removal process themselves. Wildlife creatures may carry disease, pathogens, or may behave in unusually aggressive ways when trapped inside your home. A creature in an unnatural environment (like your home) could feel trapped or confused and might behave aggressively when cornered.
Because of this concern, we recommend that homeowners call in the experts when they are concerned about wildlife invaders. A trained professional can inspect your home, identify what type of wildlife (if any) is inside the home, and create a safe removal plan that minimizes the risk of harm for people and the wildlife.
So the next time you hear a bump in your attic, don’t just go and buy traps. Avoiding unnecessary harm for wildlife is a part of being sustainable, and we should all be stewards of the environment we call home.
If you have wildlife problems in your home, let us help you find a “green” solution to the problem that protects the wildlife AND safely gets them out of your home, where they most certainly do NOT belong! Our team of experts has decades of experience and is committed to providing the highest quality of service at a fair price!
Have all your insect and wildlife problems solved TODAY! Call us at 770-479-1598!