Wildlife trapping

All people encounter wildlife daily. Sitting on your porch in the morning, you can see squirrels scampering through the trees and hear birds singing their songs. But when this wildlife invades your living area, it can be downright dangerous – not to mention horribly inconveniencing.

A few issues which may arise include:

Damage to property

Spread of disease

The death of a beloved pet

Loss of livelihood for farmers or ranchers

Elevated levels of stress for the homeowner

Disruption of daily routines

Inability to safely utilize parts of your home or property

Beehive Removal

While most issues have both pros and cons related, there’s not a single benefit to having a wildlife infestation. The key is knowing when to call an expert wildlife removal company, so the issue does not get out of control. To do this, homeowners will need to know the warning signs of wildlife infiltration.

Indications of Unwanted Wildlife in the Home

The most obvious sign of undesirable wildlife is visual confirmation. If you see a coyote running across your backyard at night, hear birds in your attic, or catch sight of a mouse running across your kitchen floor, you know there is a problem which has to be fixed.

If you pay attention there are subtle clues which say you may have a problem. Some of the most common signs Outside visual confirmation include:

Large holes dug under your fence, barn, chick coop, or home’s foundation

Unusual noises can be heard which Can’t be allocated to any other source

The shingles on your roof may reveal signs of damage

Footprints are found on roof or yard

A strange (possibly pungent) odor stays without a findable cause

Holes known as “burrows” look around your yard

If you keep any livestock, a certain sign of coyotes is finding blood or skeletal remains

Photo of Squirrel Holding Nut During DaytimeOne last sign many people don’t recognize is that their family pets – cats and dogs primarily – begin to act strangely. These creatures have an exaggerated sense of smell that allows them to capture the scent of infesting wildlife. Dogs may bark in what appears to be nothing, or scrape at walls. They may act aggressively at night when pointed towards door or window. Cats can hiss, show signs of anxiety, and start “peeing” around the house.

Things to Do if You Think You Have a Problem

If you have noticed any of the above signs that wildlife could be an issue in your home, you should call a certified pest elimination company – rather one that practices exclusion as their principal method of solving the problem. It is important you act quickly as a result of many problems unwanted wildlife could pose to your family, pets, house, and possibly even your livelihood.