Is It A Good Idea To Trap Wildlife On Your Own?◀ Back To Blog
July 13, 2016
Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? While this can be extremely helpful in many areas of life, when it comes to removing wild animals from your New York property, it may not be such a good idea. Climbing ladders to reach your roof area in order to remove pest bird nests can result in a trip to the ER. Cornering a mother raccoon in your attic can lead to an attack and possibly rabies. Trapping a garbage-stealing skunk can lead to all sorts of problems--and most of them stink. While there are a few do-it-yourself strategies that will work in wildlife control, in most cases it is best to leave this highly specialized problem to the professionals.
Reasons why DIY wildlife removal is a bad idea:
Slips: When attempting to remove animals, it is easy to fall and get hurt.
Bites: When animals are cornered, threatened, protecting their young, or infected with rabies, they can be unpredictable and vicious--even tiny animals like a squirrel.
Ineffective: If you don't have an education in wildlife removal, you may not have any success getting those animals out.
Decontamination: If left untreated, nesting areas made by wildlife can spread illness and parasites to your home.
Reasons why it is best to hire a professional to remove wildlife:
Wildlife specialists understand wildlife behavior in a wide variety of areas and situations.
Understanding a building's architecture and how an animal relates to it is important in resolving invading wildlife issues.
Professional pest control companies have access to tools and traps that the public may not have access to and wouldn't know how to safely use. There are literally hundreds of traps that are used to control wildlife.
Experienced professionals know what diseases wildlife can spread and use the proper biohazard equipment and decontamination products to keep people safe when removing wildlife.
Professionals are trained in the areas of ladder safety and attic safety when dealing with wildlife issues.
In most states, it is illegal to trap wildlife without a proper license.
When wildlife invades your home, call a pest control company that has a wildlife control division like Thomas Pest Services. An educated and experienced wildlife control specialist will follow all guidelines for safe and humane removal of the animal(s), decontaminate the infested area(s), and remove the conditions that allow the animal to enter, such as sealing up entry point.
Not only is professional wildlife control a good idea, it is a complete solution. If you live in our New York service area, reach out to us for immediate help today.