Wildlife living in your house can be a real trial for homeowners. While wildlife serves a purpose in the ecosystem, most of these animals can cause serious and costly damage to property. Removing them by yourself involves hazards like getting scratched, bitten, or exposed to disease.
When wildlife invade your home, you want to keep everyone safe and minimize the mess. Choosing a wildlife removal company that can strategically remove them without making matters worse or hurting the animals not only is the kinder approach, it keeps you in compliance with legal codes. Here are a few reasons why humane animal removal is a smart option:
1. Animal Rights – Even though a municipality may allow for a “humane trap” and require residents to release a trapped animal within 24 hours, most of us aren’t equipped to do this. Hiring a professionally trained wildlife handler protects you and your neighbours, and prevents you from breaking the law. There are specific restrictions for handling wildlife in Toronto and the Province of Ontario.
2. Do Not Use “Passive Removal” Techniques – The use of passive removal techniques is not effective and safe, because it involves the use of entrapment devices that hurt the animals in the process. Trapping and relocating wildlife on your own is not recommended because these methods can stress the animals; they may seriously injure themselves in a desperate attempt to escape.
3. Preventing Re-Entry – Professionals conduct a thorough inspection and assessment of your property to eliminate entryways for wildlife and offer a long-term solution to your animal problems. They are equipped with the right tools to keep wildlife out.
4. Humane On-Site Release Method – After removing intruders from your home, an expert wildlife removal company releases them in an area familiar to the animals, where they have uninterrupted access to natural shelter and food. If animal babies are present during the removal, they are placed in heated release boxes so their mothers can attend to and nurse the young.
Choosing a wildlife removal company that uses a humane approach keeps you in agreement with local law and protects both you and animals from injury.