Wildlife—be it skunks, opossums, raccoons, squirrels or snakes, once they enter your property or home and manage to find a safe harbor for themselves there, they can prove to be a handful of nuisance. They can destroy your property and belongings; chew through the wires and can subsequently cause fire hazards; eat tear insulation and drywall; leave droppings behind that can be harmful to your health (raccoon droppings are especially notorious in this regard); make disturbing noises in the night; and may even attack your person if they feel threatened by any means.
So, if you are facing a wildlife invasion issue, normally you would like to get rid of it ASAP. However, it is easier said than done. Many of these animals, for example raccoons and squirrels, are extremely agile, intelligent, and resourceful creatures. So, catching them on your own is anything but easy. In case of raccoons and skunks, not to talk about snakes, the effort to catch them can be extremely dangerous as well.
Moreover, even if you succeed in trapping the wildlife that has invaded your home, the next big problem facing you is the removal of the creatures. All of the animals mentioned above fall into the category of protected wildlife and every state has its own laws and regulations regarding removal of wildlife from your property. And as a commoner, you are normally not expected to be familiar with them. Here’s where wildlife removal services can come to your help.
First of all, these services have knowledgeable professionals on their staff who will be aware of wildlife removal regulations, permits required and other related matters. They also possess the right knowhow with regard to how to catch or trap the animals and then release them safely and properly and without causing any damage to your property. Once the removal task is done, the service professionals will also inspect the damages already being done to your property and will help you with proper advice and suggestions as to how to fix them in a manner so that you won’t run any further risk of invasion.
Prevention Is Better Than…
But why even risk a wildlife invasion when you can prevent it beforehand? If your part of the woods has a history of wildlife invasion, we strongly suggest that you contact a wildlife service in order to void any chances of potential invasion. Most wildlife control and removal services (we recommend this wildlife removal Connecticut specialist) offer a free inspection of your home that will help them identify the vulnerabilities within your property and in your building’s constructions that can be exploited by wildlife creatures looking to find a refuge inside your property. Post inspection, you can ask the company itself to fix the issues for you or you may choose to hire any other service of your choice.
To come back to the topic of wildlife removal, many people believe that it is okay to release wildlife on lands managed or owned by state, federal or local government. For example, you may think you can trap a raccoon on your property and can then release it at the nearest national, state or city park. However, allow us to inform you that this is actually ILLEGAL in most states. We mention this only in order to emphasize the point that the rules and regulations concerning wildlife removal are quite complex and as such, if the removal is not done properly, there is a good chance that you may run into trouble with your local authority. This is why we strongly recommend that you contact some wildlife removal services in such situations.