Humane Wildlife Removal
Removing a raccoon involves one way doors or setting up a humane cage trap with bait to capture the animal. The trapped raccoon is then removed from the property and released on-site or in an appropriate location. I follow all state laws and regulations when trapping and removing raccoons.
Removing possums involves removing them and then sealing the point of entry. Removal can be with one-way devices which is a pest control activity, or the use of live cage traps. Once the possums are trapped, they can be released outside or relocated to a new location if they try to re-enter.
Removing squirrels from a house involves identifying the points of entry that the squirrels are using to gain access to the house and sealing them off to prevent the squirrels from returning. It may also involve removing any squirrels that are currently inside the house and releasing them back into the wild.
It is important to first ensure that the bat is not trapped in a room or area where it cannot escape. It is also important to avoid touching the bat with bare hands, as some species of bats can carry diseases such as rabies.
Armadillos can cause damage to landscaping in a number of ways. They may dig up and consume plants and bulbs, create holes and burrows in lawns, and damage the roots of trees and shrubs. Armadillos are also known to dig up worms and insects, which can further damage the soil and make it difficult for plants to grow. The extent of the damage caused by armadillos can vary, but it can be significant and may require repairs or replacement of damaged plants and soil.
A skunk in a garage can be a nuisance and may cause damage or create an unpleasant odor. It may be attracted to the garage for food or shelter, and can be difficult to remove once it has established itself. If a skunk has taken up residence in a garage, it is important to take steps to safely and humanely remove it and prevent it from returning. Trapping with a live cage trap is often the safest way to remove a skunk, not get sprayed and relocate the animal to a more appropriate location where it will not be in conflict with people.
Steps I Follow for Wildlife Removal and Exclusion
- Inspecting to determine what kind of wildlife is present involves looking for signs of animal activity and habitat, and identifying the species responsible. This can be done by looking for tracks, droppings, nests, burrows, and other physical evidence of wildlife. It may also involve listening for sounds or observing the animals themselves. In most cases, wildlife cameras or other specialized equipment may be used to help identify the species present.
- Using live traps to catch nuisance wildlife for the purpose of removing it from inside a property involves setting up cage-type traps that are designed to capture animals without causing them harm. These traps are often baited with food to attract the animals. This service is best provided by wildlife removal professionals, and is typically used to address problems such as damage to property, diseases, or nuisances caused by wild animals.
- Eviction is the process of using one-way doors to allow animals to exit and not get back in. It’s critical that I inspect the property for young animals before using one-way doors. Separating animals from their offspring often results in the death of the offspring and is unnecessary and inhumane.
- It is important to follow Texas laws and rules regarding nuisance wildlife when removing the nuisance wildlife because these laws and rules are in place to protect both the wildlife and the people living in the area. My primary role is to resolve human / wildlife conflict. I do this with both the welfare of the animal and the needs of the property owner in mind. Wildlife is an important part of the ecosystem and does better without cohabitating in buildings or eating human food.
- Excluding nuisance wildlife from a building after it has been trapped and removed from the property is important because it helps to prevent the animal from returning to the building and causing problems again. This can be done by sealing off any points of entry that the animal was using to gain access to the building, such as holes in the walls or gaps around windows and doors. It may also involve installing barriers or other physical deterrents to prevent the animal from being able to access the building. Exclusion is important because it can help to protect the building from damage, prevent the animal from becoming a nuisance, and reduce the risk of diseases being transmitted to humans.