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How to Live Trap Invasive Wildlife in Your Home
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Home



Although wildlife may look friendly and playful when you’re on a hike, when they invade your home they can become a serious issue. Invasive wildlife like raccoons, squirrels, and skunks can do serious damage when they take nest in your home, including gnawing through walls and electrical wires that not only create a financial burden for repairs, but can also create a fire hazard. In addition to doing to damage to your home, most of these animals also carry the rabies virus and can contaminate your entire home with their droppings. In order to ensure you and your family are not harmed by these invasive species, it is important to have them removed promptly from your home.


Live Trapping


At Greenleaf Pest Control, we believe in the humane removal of invasive wildlife as to not affect the delicate ecosystem they help maintain. In order to ensure that the wildlife is not harmed during removal, we use live traps to remove the invasive pests. When all preventative steps have been taken to keep these animals from your home have failed, live trapping is the best final step to ensure your home is pest free. Live Trapping involves setting traps near food sources and other problem areas in and around your home. These traps are consist of large cages that invite the animal in with bait and closes behind them once the trap has been triggered. Once the animal has been caught in the live trap, we will come remove the trap and relocate the animal to a safer location where they will be less likely to bother homeowners.


Why You Should Consult a Professional


When people take live trapping wildlife into their own hands they may be doing more harm than good. This is because few people know how to properly use these traps which may lead to trapping the wrong animals and harming them during the process. At Greenleaf Pest Control we take pride in ensuring no animals are unnecessarily harmed during their removal and take extra precautions to make sure the right animals are caught.


The Benefits of Live Trapping


There are many benefits of live trapping invasive wildlife in your home compared to killing these animals. As mentioned earlier, most of these animals carry the rabies virus and other diseases that could harm you and your family. When an animal is killed in a trap, you may come into unnecessary contact with these diseases when you remove the carcass.




Another reason why we only provide live trapping services for the removal of invasive wildlife is because it is more humane. Animals that nest in your home are looking only for a warm and safe place to raise their young. When you kill these animals you are often leaving behind their young. With our live trapping services, we look for the nest after an animal is caught to ensure their young are removed as well. When a pest invades your home, it usually is not alone, and the safe removal of all these animals will help ensure your home is pest free.


When wildlife infests your home, they can put your family in harm and damage your property. In order to ensure a safe, effective, and humane removal, we provide live trapping services for residential properties. Using pesticides and glue traps to kill or trap wildlife is not only inhumane for the animals, it also puts you and your family in unnecessary contact with harmful chemicals. If you have an invasive wildlife problem in your home, contact a Greenleaf Pest Control professional here.


About the Author:
Daniel Mackie, owner of Greenleaf Pest Control, is a Toronto pest control expert well-known as an industry go-to guy, an innovator of safe, effective pest control solutions, and is a regular guest on HGTV. Mackie, along with business partner Sandy Costa, were the first pest control professionals in Canada to use detection dogs and thermal remediation for the successful eradication of bed bugs. In his free time, he is an avid gardener.

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