Any safe and beautiful home can become the victim of invasive species and you can suffer from it immensely. So make sure you never miss a chance to learn more about how to get rid of ants and bees, mice and rates, as well as bed bugs and cockroaches.
It is extremely important to make sure you know very well what you are dealing with. Some pests are more worrisome than others. Bed bugs, for example, can live up to a year without food and aren’t afraid of freezing temperatures at all. Mice and rats can be exterminated by the owners of the property themselves if they are just separate specimen and not too big an infestation. All you have to do is find the way they get in on the property and get rid of holes and cracks while catching those rodents inside your house by using a trap of your choice. When it comes to ants there are plenty of natural home remedies for them, and sometimes, if the infestation isn’t huge, they can work OK. But in any case you should always ask questions from professionals to get the full information on each case.
WILDLIFE CONTROL TORONTO
Many times people dream of having a cabin in the woods but wonder how they will deal with wildlife control. While living in the city or suburbia, the only animals that humans regularly see are cats, dogs, birds and pet turtles. Occasionally, an urbanite or suburbanite may run into a house mouse or two in their highly developed neighborhoods, but true wildlife often remains far away in more rural or wooded areas. The densely populated regions of cities and neighborhoods full of tract homes have usually been cleared away of wild animal habitats; but this isn’t true in the forest. What’s a cabin owner to do?
One of the first things that a new forest dwelling human should know is that they will now likely share the territory with animals. Coexisting is the best option in order for everyone to live harmoniously. Does that mean inviting wildlife into your home or property? Certainly not. But there are more moderate ways to adapt to the natural habitat. Here are a few examples of animals that humans may see around their cabin and tips on what to do about them.
Skunks: Skunks usually only come out and prowl the premises in the evening hours. The best way to avoid run-ins with these potentially smelly creatures is to walk the dogs and hike at earlier times of the day. Skunks spray when threatened so as long as you and your dogs are not disturbing their turf, no problems will ensue.
Deer: Deer families are harmless except that they like to nibble on flower gardens and the like. When planting items on your property, either surround it with a deer proof fence or plant items that they won’t eat or disturb. Be careful driving at night because they may suddenly appear in your headlights. Neither of you want that to happen. Drive cautiously at night and the deer will stay safe and your car will remain un-crumpled.
Javelina: The javelina is a wild boar that roams in packs in the forest. They are odd looking, prickly, and quite protective of their clan. They are also more active after dark, so, just as with the skunks, keep yourself and dogs out of their pathway. It’s also wise to keep birdseed and other food items out of their reach or you may be inviting unsuspecting visitors.
Wildlife Control – Health Risks of Wildlife Invasion in Homes
Wildlife control or nuisance wildlife management refers to the process of selective or systematic removal of certain species of wildlife that has become destructive, menacing, or threat to human health.
The most common nuisance wildlife include opossums, squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, pigeons, snakes, skunks, and bats. These animals pose a threat to human health because they carry disease-causing ticks, lice, bacteria and viruses. One of the best ways to eliminate or relocate them is to seek the help of a professional wildlife control and removal service.
Just like humans and all animals, wildlife deserves a place on this planet. But since they are one of the most common carriers of diseases, they have to be removed to keep people safe. Here’s a list of nuisance animals that are potential carriers of zoonotic diseases when they invade homes:
Raccoon is a known carrier of rabies, raccoon roundworms, leptospirosis, and salmonella. Rabies is a deadly viral disease that attacks a person who is bitten by a rabid animal. Raccoon roundworms are parasitic worms that a person can get through accidental inhalation or ingestion of raccoon feces that contain parasite eggs. This can lead to larval migration to the central nervous system and it can cause damage to the eye and brain tissues.
Liptospirosis, on the other hand is a bacterial disease that animals pass on to humans through contact with infected urine. People who suffer from liptospirosis experience fever, shivering, vomiting, dehydration, meningitis, renal failure and kidney damage.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Humans can contract it by eating foods that are contaminated by infected animals.
Squirrels are not notorious carriers of zoonotic diseases, but they have a potential to infect humans because of their droppings which might carry liptospirosis and salmonella bacteria.
Skunks are not known carriers of disease-causing organisms. They only become a nuisance when they intrude human dwellings. Their burrowing, feeding, and defense habits become a menace when they do it in basements, garages, and other places in people’s homes.
Rats became notorious when they brought bubonic plague that caused thousands of deaths in Europe in the middle ages. Other diseases that rats can transmit to humans include rat-bite fever, ricketsia, eosinophilic meningitis (an infection of the brain), leptospirosis, and salmonella-related sicknesses.
The bird that has the highest potential to invade homes is pigeons. They are not known to carry and transmit zoonotic diseases but their droppings can become a host to a type of fungus that can cause histoplasmosis, a flu-like disease characterized by fever, chills, joint pains, chest pain, and mouth sores. This can happen when a person inhales the spores of the fungus that grow on pigeon droppings.
Bats may look harmless, but they are the most common transmitter of the rabies virus particularly in the North American continent. You should be cautious about them when they invade your home because they can bite.
These are the most common wildlife that you need to be concerned about when they happen to invade your home. In the event any of the above mentioned wildlife do become a nuisance to you, you should contact a humane wildlife control and removal service to help you solve your problem.
WILDLIFE AND BIRDS
- We inspect the premises for nesting sites and entranceways
- We trap and remove the offending trespassers and their young humanely
- We clean out the nesting site and prevent it from being used again
- We seal up any entranceways so that your uninvited guest can’t come back
- We do a follow-up inspection to make sure the job is done right
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