Raccons: Nuisance Wildlife That Should Be Removed Humanely

The raccoon possesses exceptional hand coordination, night vision, and dexterity. Insulation from their deep coated fur makes adaption to cold and less inhabitable environments much easier. Setting up shop in a persons homes attic is an overly secure hide out for a raccoon. Thru treacherous landscapes they may stumble into a more favorable and easy to live environment.

Their successful habitation functions in the darkness of an attic or home space can be significantly reduced by minimizing the materials they seek. Easily accessible food products are the biggest draw to a raccoon alongside a well hidden dark spot where they can go unnoticed.

Their opportunistic appetites enjoy many food sources including insects and rodents, fruits and berries, even frogs have become prey to the curious night critters. A well stocked placement of food supply among human settlement eliminates the work culture of the raccoon, making a pampered and overly ideal apparatus for them to settle into and possibly flourish.

Wildlife removal should be handled as a cautious task.

raccoon removal A wild raccoon carries risk of rabies, and the risk of attack towards pets and people is one to be acknowledged when attempting to handle these wild animals. Their supreme territory adaptation and exploration may lead them to the grounds of man made and occupied structures, where their finger savvy techniques make fooling around with property one of a nuisance.

Humane raccoon removal can be a accomplished by eliminating the source of attraction.

Food, shelter, and water are the top priorities of a raccoon, and in order to guarantee a property raccoon free in the long run is to make sure their is no direct, easily accessible appeal. The mother raccoon seeks safe and dry shelter to have her babies, finding a possible litter of baby raccoon’s should be top priority when attempting to remove a raccoon influx. Entries like holes in wall, tears in material like netting, and windows should be assessed, then immediately sealed.

raccoon invasion Trash cans should be strapped closed, as the raccoon is a curious and strong animal looking to fiddle with many things in and around a property. Fences may not block a raccoon, they are highly productive and can dig under a fence, or climb over it with skill and agility. The trees around a fence may aid a raccoon in breaching the perimeters. Trimming long branches around a fence may help make the targets they seek harder to obtain.

Raccoon’s can run 15 mph, and they avoid human contact as much as possible.

Attractive nesting spots for a raccoon in a home include dark and isolated spots like the den and chimney, inside of walls, under porches and crawlspaces. If the problem persists, contact local animal removal services.

Important Steps the Humanity Should Take to Preserve Wildlife

As our population grows we expand into new areas. Places that were once wilderness turn into suburbs. There’s a problem though. The woods, fields, and plains already have inhabitants. When we move in we are encroaching on their territory. We find animals we never expected in our yards and in our houses. How do we solve this problem? I believe there are a few steps we can take to deal with this problem.

I believe the first step we should take is education.

snake You should learn about animals you might encounter where you live. All handling of wild animals should be done by professionals, but knowing about the animal will help you to know how to deal with the animal until they get there. For example, if you see a garter snake in your yard, and you know it poses no danger to you, you can just let him alone and go about your day. On the other hand, if you encounter a rattlesnake, you would need to steer clear of it. The best thing to do would be to call a professional to remove it. Hopefully, they can take it somewhere away from people.

In addition to education, we need to consider or attitude toward these animals.

wild animal Some people want to catch wild animals for pets, others want to kill them. Neither of these things are fair to the animal or good for the environment. Some animals we consider pests. They come into our home and eat our food. Rats are a good example. Many people see killing then the only option. The better option is humane rat removal. You can get traps that allow you to catch the rats and then release them, hopefully far enough from your home that they don’t come back.

No matter what the animal is, it shouldn’t have to die just because it inconvenienced you. There are humane options for removing any sort of animal you might run into. Some things, like rats, you can trap and remove yourself. Other things, like snakes, raccoons, or possums are best removed by a professional. Even though these animals may look cute and cuddly, they will bite in self-defense. It may require more effort to humanely remove animals than to kill them, but they were here first. They are also a necessary part of our ecosystem. So the next time you see a “nuisance” animal, please take the time to humanely remove it. You will be doing something good for the animal and the environment.