Wildlife removal has become a growing industry. Understanding how to get rid of raccoons from attics, the way to get rid of squirrels nesting and out of chewing on your house, or even how to get rid of an armadillo from digging up your lawn has become more difficult for homeowners and property managers to handle.
The issue has become to big for towns to handle a new business has been born, Nuisance Wildlife Removal. The most common nuisance wildlife is raccoons, squirrels, rats, rats, opossums, skunks, snakes, and armadillos. Wild hogs have recently become a frequent nuisance. Hogs largely have effected the farm industry and ranching, but is becoming an urban nuisance as well.
The raccoon population in urban areas has exploded in the last ten decades. Raccoons residing in sewers have accommodated to moving their houses from trees into learning how to enter attics and chimneys. Removing a raccoon should only be tried by a trained practitioner. It's dangerous setting a snare using a living raccoon in an attic. The raccoon could be nursing raccoon pups and be very protective of her young. It might be a situation that the homeowner does not understand that the pups have grown to full size and may be attacked by four or five raccoons at one time. As one can see, an attic is dangerous because it doesn't have any flooring. When a trap is at the rear of an attic with a mother raccoon, then you don't have any flooring to escape quickly. Hence people falling through the loft (the ceiling) may lead to significant injury, not to mention that mother raccoon following you down.
Squirrels chewing through siding enter a loft or in between floors has always been a frequent annoyance for homeowners. Once in the loft squirrels can naw on cables creating a serious fire hazard and expensive electrical contractor invoices for your rewiring. The best method of how to eliminate squirrels is one way traps set on the entrance point to the structure. This way the squirrel leave on their own but can't re-enter. If the squirrel is persistent, the next alternative is to trap and remove the squirrel into a legal wildlife refuge.
Armadillos, skunks, and opossums commonly take up urban residence. Cities will only come and pick them up in case you already have them trapped. Rats and bats should immediately be removed from structures before they populate the house.