Wildlife Removal Information

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Removing wildlife from ones home is not a project for the fainthearted. There are humane approaches to take that secure the animal and relocate some miles away. It is important to plan a strategy that is sensible, informative of the animals behavior, diet, habitat, mating patterns, nocturnal or daytime awakening.

Snake

Many people have a natural fear of snakes called Ophidiophobia. Home can be a swimming pool, screened porch, or alleys. Snakes are carnivores and swallow their food whole. In many instances they patiently wait for their food source before preying on it as it approaches them. Appetizers include found debris or gaps containing stuff under concrete. It is best to have a professional trap and relocate a snake.

Opossum

This animal is not picky concerning where he/she calls home. They can live in attics or under home structures, and they are known to like pet food and bird seed. They are nocturnal, live a maximum of three years, and raise their young in moms pouch, and leave the pouch on their own accord. Opossums noted more for carrying parasites than rabies. Sources note this mammal to have 50 teeth, and they also like to feast on rotting carcasses and just about anything else scavenged. Opossum removal is best done by trapping and then being relocated by a professional.l If found in the attic opossum removal should be accomplished as soon as possible, before much damage is found to occur.

Armadillo

armadillo damageThese animals are noted for digging and burrowing. Unfortunately, they cannot be trained to perform major landscape duties. Their burrowing purposes are much toward establishing a place to live, find protection, and or find food to eat. They like grubs, earthworms and other insects. Armadillos can be quite accomplished with their digging and burrowing. Producing holes across ones lawn, creating large tunnels under a house, destroying concrete or pipes via their behavior. Again, their purpose is to find protection, places to live, or food to eat. Sources indicate the best way to catch them is either by the services of a professional, or building a sturdy fence around the property.

Using repellents, poisons, or other concocted remedies for wildlife removal have been largely found to be ineffective.