Do you have unwanted animal guests in your home? When wildlife has invaded your home, it is usually a good idea to hire a professional to remove the animals. Some of these animals may be rabid or just mean and if provoked could bite. When the weather starts getting cold, rodents and other wildlife may start looking for a warm spot to spend the winter. There are three types of wildlife that often try and find a warm place to settle in.
Rats are often discovered inside a house, especially as the weather begins to cool. A cat or two can certainly serve as a deterrent to a rat infestation, even if the cats stay outside. Cats will hunt rats and other types of rodents and can be a great help in keeping them under control.
If you don’t have a cat or your cat stays outside all the time, it is possible for rats to invade your home. Rats will usually snuggle into attics or the backs of cabinets. They can also climb and may end up inside closets or other small, dark places. Rats can also burrow and often will work their way under foundations. This is one of the ways they gain entrance into your home’s interior.
Other rodents can enter your home the same way. Squirrels, opossums, and raccoons can also invade your home. This wildlife are larger than rodents, but they can still find ways to get into the house, especially the attic. These animals may gain entrance through a vent or window in the attic and may create a nest. They can then spend the winter here and eventually even have young.
All wildlife, especially squirrels and rodents chew and they will chew on almost anything. They seem to especially like the coating on wires and insulation. They will also use bits of insulation, wallboard and other pieces of wood to build their nest. Wildlife has been known to completely destroy the section of the home where they have built a nest.
Residential wildlife removal can happen in a number of ways. Most people try and remove the wildlife without harming them. Professional wildlife removal specialists may use humane traps to catch the animals and then return them to the wild. If the animal can be caught alive, it may be tested for rabies and if healthy can then be relocated to somewhere away from residential areas.
If the wildlife cannot be caught and safely returned to the wild, the wildlife removal specialists may have to kill the animal. This is most often accomplished with poison. This is dangerous and should only be done under professional supervision.
If a wildlife infestation is bad enough, you might have to leave your home until all the wildlife is gone. If the wildlife removal specialists have to use chemicals or pesticides, it is usually best to leave the home until the infestation is completely removed and it is safe to return.
If you have an infestation of rodents or some other type of animal, call a residential wildlife removal specialist. They can get rid of the infestation and make your home safe again. For more information, please visit www.ccfftoronto.ca.