Why You Should Leave Wildlife Trapping To The Professionals

12/8/2017


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If you are a resident of Kansas, you may have experienced a run-in with a wild animal in one way or another. You may often see squirrels playing in the trees, raccoons fumbling around in a trash bin, or your dog might have been sprayed by a skunk at one point. But have you ever had any of these wildlife pests invade your property or home? Having a wildlife infestation can be extremely frustrating for Kansas homeowners. These critters have the potential to cause an obscene amount of damage to your home if they get inside. They contaminate insulation by leaving behind urine and feces and by tearing it up to create nests for their babies. They chew through electrical wiring (which is a fire hazard), and can even damage support beams and other structural materials. All of these can be costly and difficult to repair. On top of being destructive, wildlife pests could be exposing you, your family, and your pets to rabies, fleas, ticks, and mites.

Getting rid of wildlife intruders on your own is very tempting for homeowners. The frustration, worry, and annoyance they cause can lead you to want them gone as soon as possible. Do-it-yourself alternatives usually include makeshift trapping, poison, or trying to corner wildlife out of the home. None of these are safe and they don’t work often enough to be worth your time. Additionally, they may cause unintended consequences such as wildlife dying within your walls and not being able to find the location. Trapping, in particular, isn’t safe unless done by a professional. If a child or pet accidentally sets the trap off it could cause serious harm. Wildlife pests, particularly raccoons, become extremely aggressive when they feel cornered or threatened and most animals won’t be afraid to attack. They will bite or scratch—which is one way that someone in your home could become infected with rabies. Overall, DIY wildlife removal is not a safe option.

At Schendel Pest Services, our wildlife removal technicians are highly trained to remove wildlife from your home in the safest and most humane way possible. We understand how frustrating it can be for homeowners, which is why we respond fast and efficiently. We realize that simply removing the initial animal won’t prevent that animal—or other pests—from returning. As part of our service, we identify any areas where pests could enter and find a solution to keep wildlife out for good. Homeowners who want to avoid future frustration or who are frustrated with an invasion right now should contact Schendel Pest today.




 

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