Providing Education for Humane and Effective Wildlife Removal
When it's necessary to remove animals, we focus on humane and effective trapping and relocation.
A critical step - the identification and repair of any and all wildlife entry points into the home.
We specialize in the removal of animals in the attic - squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, and more.
We never use poisons in any part of our wildlife control, including rodent control. Poisons don't work!
Below you will find helpful instructions for solving many common nuisance wildlife problems. You will learn how to properly respond to your critter conflict, and learn what you can do by yourself, and what situations may require outside help. If you want the free services available in your town or city, click on Free Wildlife Services in Your Town for a directory of local help, from county agencies, to state fish & wildlife commissions to wildlife rehabilitators.
There are many different methods of dealing with wild animals on your property. Sometimes you can convince them to leave with scents they don't like or loud noises, but that won't always work. At times, you may need to trap the animal so it can be relocated instead. You can either do this yourself or hire a professional and the exact method will depend on the type of trap you choose to use. There are both live and kill traps available, with the obvious difference being that kill traps are designed to kill the animal instantly, while live traps can be used for relocation.
Before starting the process of trapping an animal on your property, you will want to keep in mind that the solution may only be temporary. Unless you relocate the animal at a very far distance and take steps to prevent it (or another animal) from coming back, it will only be a temporary solution. Certain animals may even have a homing instinct that will lead them back to your home. Because of this, trapping works best in the case of an animal that is actually within your home as you will have the chance to seal their entry points before the animal, or another of the same species, returns. Another very important consideration is the number of animals on your property and whether there are baby animals. If there are baby animals, you will need to wait until they grow to trap any wildlife. If you separate the babies from the mothers, you are essentially sentencing the baby animals to death as they will be unable to fend for themselves. To make matter worse, the mother will probably be worried about her babies. This means that if babies are present, you should wait a few months before trapping the wild animals, at which point it should be safe and humane to do so
Live Cage Traps
The ideal trap to use is a live cage trap, which is typically made from wire. You can find a wide range of sizes and manufacturers, allowing you to pick the right cage for your particular wildlife. To make it easier, the majority of retailers for these cages will indicate the ideal animal for each cage. There are also various trap configurations for live cage ones, including both those that are solid/rigid and those which are collapsible. The collapsible traps take up less storage room, but the rigid ones are sturdier. You can also select a trap with one or two doors, and although two-door traps cost more, they make releasing the animal easier. To use a live cage trap effectively, you want to place the bait behind its trigger mechanism. Also consider adding soil or leaves over the wire mesh on the bottom so of the cage so it blends into the environment. No matter the style of trap, you always want to put it on a level surface to reduce the risk of injury to the wild animal.
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By reading the tips and techniques described in this website, you can solve many common critter problems by yourself for free.
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