The Dangers of DIY Animal Removal

Wild animals live among Central Florida homes and businesses and they have the ability and, often, desire to create habitats inside residential and commercial properties. Once invasive wildlife is detected on your premises, you may be tempted to resort to various do-it-yourself (DIY) animal removal techniques. However, there are a number of downsides to DIY animal removal that you should be aware of and avoid.

Common DIY Animal Removal Methods

The following DIY animal removal methods are often recommended by online sources as adequate means of wildlife control; however, they can be a threat to the health and safety of you and the invasive wildlife.

  1. Store-Bought Animal Traps – Both snap and catch-and-release traps require proper training to set up. Improperly setting up an animal trap could result in injury to you as well as the animal and interfere with its release process. Such traps can also ensnare other wildlife and pets if they are not strategically placed. To ensure you catch and remove the correct invasive wild animal, your trap should only be managed by a professional animal trapper.
  2. Poisons – Poisonous chemicals are often used for eliminating invasive wildlife. However, these tactics are completely inhumane. Not only are they lethal and result in the death of the invasive animal, but poisons can also be a health hazard for you, your family, and your pets if sprayed indiscriminately.

It is important to prioritize the safety of the invasive wildlife, regardless of how much damage it has caused to your property.

The Risky Ineffectiveness of DIY Animal Removal

The risks associated with DIY animal removal far outweigh any potential benefits. In addition to being inhumane, traps, poisons, and other DIY wildlife removal methods like scented deterrents and ultrasonic sounds are often wildly ineffective and costly, so don’t invest your valuable time and money on unproven, unprofessional, and temporary methods.

Furthermore, with DIY animal removal you run the risk of harming yourself or becoming ill as wild animals will not go quietly, are difficult to remove, and can attack out of fear if they become trapped, cornered, or threatened. Wild animals are known to carry parasites and infectious diseases that they can pass to you through their bites, scratches, and contaminated waste during the removal process if you lack the appropriate safety gear.

Because of regulations and laws, certain invasive animals may be a protected species that require a specialized method of removal that should only be performed by professionals. Therefore, the fastest, most effective, least expensive, and legal way to evict a nuisance animal is to contact a professional wildlife removal service.

Safe and Reliable Animal Removal Services

Don’t run the risk of harming yourself or the nuisance animal. If you have an invasive species on your property, call the experts at Animal Wildlife Trappers.

No matter which invasive species is on your property, the pros at Animal Wildlife Trappers have a fast, efficient, and humane solution. We believe that guaranteeing the best results starts with delivering safe animal removal services. Whether your property is commercial or residential, our experts have the right equipment to get the job done while always placing a high priority on the welfare of the animals and the sanctity of your property.

To schedule an appointment and receive a free animal removal estimate, call us today at 352-267-0546.

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