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Wildlife Education - A Directory of Qualified Wildlife Removal Professionals

Wildlife Animal Control

My name is David, and I am a nuisance wildlife removal expert. This website is a resource to help educate people about wild animals, and some of the problems that wildlife can cause. This website contains many guides to help you solve your critter problem.  I have also written several information articles about the most common nuisance wildlife species, just click your animal.

Wildlife removal is not easy. It is also fraught with health and safety risks. Most wildlife control situations are significantly more complex than they may seem. It is also illegal in most US states for non-licensed persons to trap or relocate wild animals. In, not all, but many cases, critter removal is not a do-it-yourself job.

HUMANE HINTS: Sometimes you don't need to remove wildlife at all! When possible, use exclusion, rather than trapping, techniques. Always be aware that an animal in your attic likely has a nest of babies inside. NEVER attempt to poison a mammal. Set traps in shade, and never leave an animal in a trap for more than a few hours. If you are uneducated, please enlist the help of a professional.

If you wish to hire professional help, I have complied a directory of expert wildlife removal specialists, covering over 500 different US cities and towns. I have spent significant time talking to these companies, and have even directly trained many of them, and believe that the companies in this directory are superior to most of the companies you may find in your own search. Just click your state on the below map, and you will find a good wildlife expert in your area. Updated weekly, current 2016.

If you have any additional questions about your wildlife problem, feel free to email me, or go ahead and click the above map, and talk to the person I have listed in your city or town. They will surely be able to answer your wildlife questions, and if you wish, they can give you a price quote and quickly solve your problem - usually same-day or next-day.

I have personally trained many of the operators on this list. However, since I do list companies in over 500 US cities and towns, I of course did not train them all. However, I have spoken with all of them, and I do know that they are all dedicated wildlife control specialists, not big-name pest control companies. I have listed them for many years, and have not heard any complaints about their services - but I certainly have heard many compliments! However, if you should ever have a bad experience with any of the wildlife operators that I recommend, let me know, so that I can talk to them and perhaps revise my listings to someone better. Just give them a call, talk to them, and see for yourself.

This month's featured wildlife removal education article: What Bait To Use For Rat Traps

Successful rat trapping is all about placement of the traps, not the bait used. The traps should be set in the areas of high rat activity, denoted by droppings, brown grease marks, and in in an attic, runways carved into the insulation. Set the traps on these areas, especially near edges that rats run along, and you don't even need to bait the trap. Furthermore, if you properly seal a house shut and seal some rats inside the building, then they are much easier to trap.

That said, I like to use peanut butter on traps. It's easy to use, they like it, and it preserves well. Some other people swear by chocolate or slim-jims.

Before you even begin to think about rat trapping, there are so many other things to concern yourself with. For example, without first eliminating any means of the rats themselves getting into your house, you are still likely to have a rat problem, even if you manage to trap a hundred of them. Also, if you still haven’t learned how to protect yourself against rats, and prevent them from making an unexpected and unwanted entrance, you will again, still have a rat problem. Before you even begin to think about buying traps, there are so many other things that you will need to take into consideration.

We shall start with some rat knowledge. Firstly, did you know that they can actually grow up to nine inches long in good conditions, but can still climb through a gap that you probably couldn’t even poke your fingers through? That is going to be one of the first things that you are going to have to think about when buying a trap. Secondly to that, when you see one rat, there is always going to be more. They have a habit of following each other. On top of that, they are incredibly destructive which means they are going to wreak havoc in your home. This also means that you need to think about the style of trap that you are using – they will be able to gnaw their way through most materials.

Many people think that a professional pest control company isn’t required to get rid of a rat problem. Admittedly, you can set traps and take preventative methods yourself but rats bring with them some truly awful diseases, (you all know about the plague in history!) and can contaminate your food, bring some nasty parasites into your home, and even leave disease in the structural damage that they can cause in your home. Don’t you think that it is time that you called a pest control company now? This is very much so the case if you have pets in your home, or children to think about!

Read more about What Bait To Use For Rat Traps here.

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