Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds can be adorable and fun to watch, but some people just don’t know the possible dangers that these forms of wildlife can pose for their own family and pets. An encounter with even a small and seemingly harmless wild animal that finds their way onto your property could lead to serious consequences for wildlife capture services you, your children and your luxury cats and dogs.
Wild birds and mammals can damage your house, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, in your shed or perhaps in accessible regions of your dwelling. Certain kinds of wildlife carry lice, fleas and ticks and may bring the threat of potentially deadly diseases like rabies.
Simple Steps to Protect Your Loved Ones and Pets
Even if you live in a place where wildlife sightings are extremely common, it does not necessarily mean that there needs to be an imminent threat to your children, dogs, and cats. In fact, there are some very simple steps that you can take to minimize the potential threat of an unwanted wildlife encounter:
Maintain Trash Bins Securely Covered
By keeping trash in tightly tied bags and in cans with secure lids, you eliminate a major source of attraction for wildlife.
Ensure That Your Fence is in Good Shape
A safe border really minimizes the chances for a potentially dangerous encounter between a wild creature and your pets or children.
Don’t leave Pets Outside Unattended
Even with a good fence, some animals will still make their way to your yard. This can result in serious harm to both your pet and the wild animal.
Keep Cats Indoors
Cats are natural hunters and are not necessarily discouraged by your fence. If there is a bird or rabbit in a neighbor’s yard, they will likely give chase. A cat who exits the confines of your property is at a much greater risk of injury due to a wild animal attack, but to other dangers (such as traffic, poison or traps left out by others for wild animals, etc.)
Ultrasonic Pest Protection
For homeowners who want to get a hands off and mess free method of keeping unwanted pests out of their house, this can be a safe and efficient solution.
Ultrasonic repellents are safe for humans and family pets (you can not hear the sounds, neither can your pets, there are no toxins and no threat of pets or kids suffering the injuries that may occur from snap traps). After the quick and easy initial setup, there is nothing to do but allow the device to operate driving away unwanted pests.
Do not leave food out for wild animals, do not intentionally engage together and never encourage your pets to interact with wildlife.
Even people who have the best of intentions and people who have taken the proactive measures mentioned previously can still find themselves in a position where a wild animal has entered their home or garage and is posing a potential threat. In these instances, it is important that the situation is managed properly to minimize the threat.
It’s never a great idea to try to poison a wild animal on your property.
Cornering a wild animal is also not wise. Cornering them may insight an attack, which may result in serious injury for any pets or people in the area.
If a wild animal has set up residence in your house, garage or lawn or is posing a risk to your family it makes sense to enlist the support of a professional. A wildlife control expert can quickly analyze the wildlife threat on your premises and take the best steps toward elimination in a way that ensures the protection of your loved ones and your pets and with minimal risk to the wild creature.
A trained pest control expert can also indicate the best methods for cleaning and sanitize the area after removal and help set up protective measures to minimize the odds of future unwanted experiences.