Professional wildlife control specialists have a number of tools and techniques for dealing with bats, squirrels, raccoons, snakes and other unwelcome guests. Their professional services are available in most urban and suburban areas of the country, but what if you are looking for do-it-yourself methods in order to keep your costs down?
Fortunately, wildlife control methods now include some practical solutions for homeowners and building maintenance personnel. They are pro-active solutions to keep the creatures out of homes and buildings in the first place, not tools to deploy in the event of intruders. You’ll definitely need to call in the professionals when you already have pests on the premises.
To deter wild animals from making future visits into your home or building, however, you have several control methods at your disposal for use in urban and suburban areas now. They all fall into the following categories:
Exclusion can include repellants as well, meaning substances, noises or structures that serve to frighten wildlife away. A scarecrow is a good example of a repellant structure because it frightens birds away from a garden.
Federal, state and local restrictions on the use of one or more wildlife control methods may limit your options in some geographic areas. Specialists must comply with all the laws and regulations, but you may not be aware of them, which contribute to the many reasons that exclusion is becoming the favored option for keeping wild animals from entering and causing problems in your home or buildings.
Finally, where there is one wild animal there are frequently more. Pregnant raccoons may be seeking a secure location to give birth, which means you are not only dealing with the adult raccoon, but all the babies as well. This is probably the primary reason that you will want to explore exclusion methods to protect your property after you call a wildlife control specialist to get rid of your existing problem.