Are There Unwanted Animals In Your Home? Why You Shouldn’t Trap Animals Yourself

March 10th, 2014

With the abundance of wildlife and warm climate in Southwest Florida, our homes and businesses are prone to wildlife intrusions. Whether you’re dealing with rats in the attic or an unwanted armadillo visit, managing wildlife can be very dangerous if not done properly.

If there are animals in your home, your first instinct may be to take the do-it-yourself route, which can mean buying traps, poison, etc. However, this route may not be the best to take. At Alford Wildlife & Pest Management, we want to provide some helpful tips as to why removing animals from your home or business yourself may not be your best option.

Animal Removal Safety Concerns

One of the most important reasons to not remove an on your own is safety. Wildlife management requires an in-depth knowledge of the animal you’re dealing with. In addition, the animal you’re thinking of removing yourself could be extremely dangerous (especially if threatened) and/or carrying a disease. Our licensed wildlife experts have a range of experience with Southwest Florida wildlife, including raccoons, snakes, opossums, and more. To avoid any safety concerns, it may be best to call the experts.

Animal Infestation Prevention

Removing an animal from your home or business is only the first battle. If wildlife has made its way in once, it’s most likely going to happen again. If you’re going down the do-it-yourself route, you’re likely not going to prevent any future animal infestations. At Alford Wildlife & Pest Management, we provide animal exclusion and population management to ensure that wildlife never makes its way into your home again.

Animal Removal Services in Southwest Florida

While removing animals on your own may seem like the less expensive option, when you take into account the possibility of second instances, it may not be. Our licensed wildlife experts will ensure that animals are removed safely, while also providing exclusion to ensure that entry points are closed for repeat offenders.

We are certified in a number of areas, including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and more.

Contact us to speak with one of our experts and to schedule a free inspection today!

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