Snakes, bats, even squirrels have a way of sneaking into your home in search of warmth, safety and food. Unfortunately, the destruction they cause and the damage they leave behind is the least of your worries. When cornered, a wild animal may choose to strike. They might not, however, and moving them back into the wild is a peaceful option that can be found through the right pest control service.
Why Not Just Kill the Buggers?
Killing wild animals that enter your home is sometimes justified and necessary. At other times, that solution is cruel, and depending on your chosen method, may be illegal. In addition, choosing to kill an intruding creature can put yourself and your family in further danger or cause needless damage to your property.
Animals that are wounded versus killed can be vicious and unpredictable. Not to mention, using weapons in close quarters where results are unexpected leaves you open to hurting yourself and others. Don’t forget the five-year old who was shot and killed when a neighbor was trying to remove snakes from his tree.
Pest control companies that use chemical solutions to pest problems can also place your families at risk. Chemicals strong enough to kill a raccoon can also contaminate your living area. These toxins can have serious effects on your health. Some have been proven to cause cancer.
Humane Pest Control Focuses on Prevention
Anyone who’s had a moose at their door knows that wildlife isn’t always kind. They often get themselves into unusual spaces in order to survive. It may be a random occurrence, or it may be that your home is asking for trouble. A qualified pest control company will not only be able to remove animals humanely, they will be able to prevent the problem from happening again. Identifying risk factors, finding and sealing points of entry, and offering protection from animal intrusion keeps your family healthy and safe in the long haul.
It takes experience to properly secure a home that appeals to wildlife. Homes in rural areas aren’t necessarily at a greater risk than those in the city. The features in your home structure may be your biggest challenge. Pest control services that offer an inspection of your property offer you the biggest bang for your buck. Paired with humane removal methods, these companies do their best to protect your home and family.
Elite Pest Control & Wildlife Removal offers a comprehensive list of services for removing pests and wildlife from your property and to keep them from returning. For more information, see their website: for and wildlife removal services.