Some animals such as squirrels, snakes, skunks, and raccoons are considered protected wildlife. In some states, a special license or permit is required before you can dispatch or remove wildlife from your property.
Some states have specific game seasons for wildlife. There are some exceptions as well. Pennsylvania, for instance, removes protection for wildlife that appears diseased or sick, causes property damage, or poses a risk to livestock or humans.
Only a licensed professional or the property owner can get rid of wildlife that belongs in these categories. They still need to follow rules when removing and disposing of these animals.
If you want to try removing the wildlife pests on your own, here are some wildlife solutions to consider.
· Squirrels and Cats
Mix 1/3 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of powdered mustard, and 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper. Spread the mixture around the yard perimeter. You can also mix it with 4 cups of vinegar and 4 cups of water to create a spray.
You can throw some mothballs on the earth to deter deer. These animals don’t like the scent of mothballs.
Raccoons look friendly, but they can be a problem if they regularly visit your garden or nest in your loft space, chimney, or attic. They’re great scavengers and thanks to their paws’ dexterity, they can remove the lids from garbage cans unless it’s secured.
Raccoons also tear up insulation material in the attic to make a nest. Remove food sources such as open garbage sacks and pet food containers as well as fallen fruits in the garden. When dealing with repeat visitors, trap the animals and dispose of them.
Caution should be observed when dealing with snakes because poisonous species look similar to non-venomous ones. Most states require people to contact the county extension office or local wildlife department and parks before trying to remove or relocate snakes.
Cage trapping usually works for skunks. They should be excluded if they’re under a shed or porch.
Snap traps can be used to deal with rats. You should also seal entry holes that lead inside your house.
Opossums can live in attics, outside or under houses. Use cage traps to capture them.
If foxes are repeatedly visiting your garden or yard and are causing problems, you should put up a strong fence to keep them out. Remove their food sources as well.
Pigeons scavenge for food and leave their droppings across windows, vehicles, and floors. They pose a health risk to domestic animals and humans.
Shooting and hunting are short-term measures to keep pigeons away, but you should consider long-term options such as putting up anti-pigeon spikes to prevent them from landing on your garden or property. Remove berries and seeds that attract them to your place.
When All Else Fail…
You can also call a pest control services to deal with the problem for you. They are experts in dealing with wildlife pest problems. Their services include humane wildlife removal, trapping and clean up.
Wildlife removal for commercial and residential properties is offered. They are knowledgeable about the wildlife that usually appears in your area.
Aside from being trained in wildlife trapping, they also know how to prevent future wildlife problems or infestations in your property. They will seal your business or home once the pests are removed.Proofing or exclusion prevents wildlife from entering your home once more. Protect your family and investment by calling a pest control company to remove wildlife from your property in a humane manner.