Whether it’s that broken dishwasher or squirrels in the attic, many homeowners approach problems around the house with that do-it-yourself attitude. While that is probably a good thing, depending on the problem and the skills of the homeowner, there are some things that are just best left to the pros. If you have a wildlife control problem, here are a few things you may want to think about before climbing up into the attic with a flashlight.
Safety: Depending on your situation, there are several ways to get rid of those unwanted pests. Some type of poison may be one of the first things you think about, but consider the danger poisons and pesticides pose to family members, pets and the environment in general. The risk of using some type of toxic remedy without experience or training just may not be worth it. Some pests, such as squirrels, don’t have any poisons registered for use in wildlife control which presents even further issues.
Diseases: Wildlife such as rats, mice, squirrels, and raccoons are known to carry diseases, bacteria, and parasites. These risks are present in both alive and dead animals and knowing how to handle either one in a safe manner is important when it comes to limiting the risks of infection. While generally not life threatening, rabies is always a threat and should be something that is considered when encountering any type of wildlife.
Identification and Prevention: Professional pest control companies use exterminators that are trained and experienced in wildlife identification. Not only is it important to know what type of pest you are dealing with, it is just as important to identify how and why that pest is taking up residence in your home. Even if you are able to identify the pest correctly, you may not be able to determine the extent of the infestation or how to prevent the problem from coming back.
Time and Money: When you think of doing something yourself, you often think of saving money because you don’t have to pay someone else to do the dirty work. But consider the fact that not getting the job done right the first time will result in a lot of time and money wasted while you are trying to figure it all out. Many times, you will find that the money you spent and the time you’ve spent doesn’t really save you much at all when you compare it to the services of a professional exterminator.
Let Leo’s take the danger and the guesswork out of your wildlife problem. You’ll find that we have reasonable rates and we get the job done right the first time. Just give us a call or contact us through our website for affordable, effective wildlife removal.