Most wildlife is fearful of humans and tends to keep their distance, although this is not always the case. There have been instances with bears getting too close for comfort, alligators in more swampy areas, deer being a little inquisitive, wolves and coyotes being quite brave when feeling hungry. A more common pest may be skunks, raccoons and an overabundance of squirrels.
The most difficult animal to trap and remove is the skunk for various reasons and often methods are used where the skunk is chased from the property. If it cannot get in and get the food it is seeking, it will move on, hopefully to its natural habitat. Some methods that deter the skunk is spreading around castor oil, cayenne pepper, or try the use of a mechanical motion-activated scarecrow or another such device that would frighten the animal off of your property.
Raccoons are often caught as well as squirrels through humane squirrel removal.
Safe, humane traps can be discretely placed to capture these intruders and have them relocated back to where they belong in nearby forestry areas. It is not uncommon for raccoons to enter your property in search of food and if you take proper measures to guarantee locked trash bins and avoid any other remaining food, the animals usually have no reason to linger. However, in some instances, especially during breeding season, raccoons may be looking for a comfortable place to have their young, like your attic or basement. Raccoons typically deliver their young anytime between March and May.
Squirrels also have their young in the spring season and may find solace in the comfort of your home.
These unwelcome guests can cause destruction and present dangers to your family and home. If you feel there are skunks, raccoons or squirrels living in or around your home, ensure you contact animal control or wildlife specialists to have them removed safely and humanely. Since most of these animals do deliver their young in the spring season, and the mature animals are removed, guarantee the premises are inspected for any and all babies that may be hidden and needing their moms for survival.
The most common humane method of rescuing and removal of unwanted wildlife are live traps that entice them in with food and safely closes once they enter. Any method can still be a threat for the animal that is stressed and scared. Humane rescue means not only capturing the animal but monitoring the traps frequently for the health and well-being of the animal. Although you want your home and property to be wildlife-free, their safety and humane treatment are critical. The problem is, once animals are rescued and removed, there is always a chance that they will return for your great hospitality.
Long-term rescue and removal is frequently the answer to ensuring they will not return or tell all their “relatives” where to find the best garden, food, and welcome home life. Even the soundest, best methods can backfire. For these reasons, it is crucial that you do your research when choosing an animal control or wildlife removal service.