No one wants the inconvenience of having unwanted critters in or around their home. Wild animals like squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, and snakes can all put you and your family in danger of personal harm as well as cause costly damage to your property. Despite the risk of injury, many homeowners attempt to take on the wild animal threat on their own. Not only is DIY animal removal ill-advised, but it is also dangerous and quite often ineffective.
DIY Animal Removal Risks
Before attempting any sort of wildlife removal on your own, it’s important to understand the risks of such an endeavor and why it should ultimately be left to animal removal professionals.
Physical injury risks
When animals invade homes, they typically build their nests in hard to reach areas like inside walls or in attic crawl spaces. Attempting to navigate such narrow and tight quarters puts you at risk of encountering a likely hostile and threatened animal. With you situated between the frightened critter and its only route of escape, you can expect a few bites, scratches, bruises, and other injuries.
Pesticides and chemicals are commonly used as animal deterrents, but they can be incredibly harmful to you and your family’s health. Professional animal control technicians are fully trained and equipped to use chemical sprays without putting anyone at risk.
Many wild animals are carriers of dangerous infectious diseases. Attempting to remove a wild animal on your own puts you at risk of contracting an illness such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, or rabies. Professional animal removal specialists are equipped with the technology and skills required to stay safe from harm.
Proper disposal of any deceased or trapped animal is critical to limit the risk of exposure. While it may be tempting to dispose of a dead animal carcass in the trash and leave it for your garbage man to handle, this can put you and your trash pick-up service provider at risk. Any animal carcasses removed from your property should be disposed of properly by a qualified wildlife control service to ensure sanitary disposal.
Safe and Effective Animal Removal Services
Don’t allow an animal infestation to put yourself, your family, or your home at risk. Instead, rely on the equipped and experienced wildlife removal specialists at Critter Control® of Orlando to get the job done right the first time. Our licensed and trained technicians have the gear and expertise to permanently take care of any nuisance critters that are disturbing your Orlando property. To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our fast and efficient wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.