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The Risks of Attempting Wildlife Removal on Your Own

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Most homeowners will have to deal with wildlife removal at some point. When the time comes, it’s important to have the job done by a professional. Many animals present dangers and health risks to humans, sometimes through actual attacks, and in other cases through bacteria and viruses. For the following reasons, wildlife removal should never be attempted by anyone without a lot of experience.

  • Risks of Bites

Raccoons and other wildlife that are common problems around homes can carry dangerous diseases, like rabies. Not only will bites cause physical harm, but if the animal is rabid, then a bite can be potentially lethal. Approaching and handling wildlife should never be done without the proper equipment and training.  Call professionals for help.

  • Other Health Hazards

After removing wildlife that lives in your home, you may be faced with a lot of animal droppings that have accumulated over time. These droppings can be potentially very hazardous to your health, and can lead to serious diseases. Bird and bat droppings, as well as rat and mouse droppings, should all be handled very carefully, as they can infect the lungs through inhalation.

  • Continuing Problems

Removing wildlife must involve both physical removal of the pests, but also sealing the home and preventing infestation from reoccurring. Doing wildlife removal yourself means that you are only solving half of the problem, as you’ll probably have to keep dealing with wildlife removal unless you do a professional job of sealing off your house completely. Professional wildlife removal services can help to ensure that animals don’t come back.

Call Humane Wildlife Removal if you need wildlife to be removed from your property. Don’t risk your own well being by doing it yourself. We offer raccoon, skunk, opossum, and squirrel removal. For more information, call us.