Opossum in Bristol TN backyard - Leo's Pest Control

No matter the pest problem, many homeowners look to take a DIY approach to resolve the issue. While intentions are likely good, trying to get rid of wildlife in or around your home isn’t just dangerous—it’s typically ineffective. Wild animals can cause a lot of damage and, when under duress, can be more aggressive than you think. For this reason, squirrels in your attic, raccoons on your roof, or opossums in your yard should always be dealt with by a professional wildlife removal expert.

The team at Leo’s is here to advocate for the importance of enlisting professional wildlife removal by bringing to light the dangers of trying to get rid of them yourself.

Dangers of DIY Wildlife Removal

At Leo’s, we understand that you want wildlife gone the moment they become a problem in your home. However, trying to get rid of them yourself is a gamble for a number of reasons.

  1. Safety concerns: Depending on your situation, there are several ways to get rid of those unwanted pests. You may wish to use store-bought pesticides, but it’s important to 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.
  2. Wildlife diseases: Wildlife such as rodents, 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.
  3. 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, but it is also 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.
  4. 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 wildlife control expert.

Bristol’s Professional Wildlife Removal Experts

When you work with the wildlife control and exclusion pros at Leo’s, we take the danger and the guesswork out of your wildlife problem. You can trust that any current wildlife problem will be controlled, and any future problem will be prevented. Contact us through our website for affordable, effective wildlife removal.

Why DIY Wildlife Removal May Not Be the Best Idea in Bristol TN

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