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Should I ever poison a wild animal?

Wild animals can undoubtedly be a great nuisance especially if they get too near to the dwellings of humans in the suburban and urban areas. They can bring with them many issues like the spread of diseases, going through garbage and even stealing your food from the yards and sheds. There is a way you can deal with the problem. Killing is one of them and there are many approaches which can be followed so as to actually achieve this. There are also methods that have been known to bring more harm than good.



Is poison a good approach?

This is a critical question that you need to ask yourself. With rodents, there are many people who just reach out for poison. It is a method that many people use to deal with animals and rats. There are some problems that are associated with the poisoning of wild animals. It should never be done. There are so many problems that include:
  • Once you poison a wild animal, it goes through so much agony and pain. This is a very cruel thing to do. So much pain and suffering is afflicted on the animal. It is a very inhumane thing to do to any animal.
  • There is no guarantee that the carcass of the animal will be found. When you poison the animal, it starts to experience pain and it may hide in areas that are hard to reach within your home. The greatest chances are that the animal will die within your home. This will bring about a bad odor within the home and you may not even be able to find the carcass.
  • In most cases, other animals that were not being targeted can also get to the poison just before the animal dies. This may cause harm irreversible harm to the harmony within your home and the loss of a beloved pet.
  • When the amount of poison administered isn’t enough to kill the animal, it can actually cause some sort of illness instead of killing the animal.
There are all sorts of poisons that are available today and while all are toxic, they can kill the animal at hand in so many ways. This approach should never be used for any reason at all. There are many ways of getting rid of animals and if it has to be killed, a lethal dose should be administered by a vet. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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