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6 Signs You May Need to Hire a Wildlife Removal Company

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August 8, 2022  by  Bob-Tri-County Animal Control and Removal

According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.3 million companion animals go into animal shelters every year. When you see one on your property, that is probably the first call you make. But, what if you find a wildlife animal near your home that shouldn't be there? It can be frustrating to find a wildlife animal in your home, especially if you live in an area where they are not native. Some people try to handle the problem themselves, but this can be very dangerous for both humans and animals. Luckily, there are companies that specialize in this type of removal that will come out and take care of the job safely. Here are some signs that you may need to hire one today!

1. You See Droppings on Your Property

One way to tell if there is an animal in your home is to look for droppings. Depending on the animal's size, these can range from small balls to long, skinny pellets. If you find one or more, it is time to call a professional.

2. Your Pets Are Acting Strange

Often, when a wild animal is in your home, it will change the behavior of your pets. This could be because they are frightened by the new visitor or even feel threatened. Whatever the reason, it's a good sign you should get rid of your guest!

3. You've Recently Seen Animals Around Your Property

This is the best indicator that you need to call a wildlife removal company because it means that they are probably living on your property and that there is a chance of them finding their way inside your house.

4. You Hear the Animals in the Middle of the Night

This is especially true if you live near a wooded area or particularly close to one. If this is the case, then it's likely that many different species of animals will be around your home and could make their way inside anytime they want to.

5. The Animal Has Shown No Fear of Humans

If you see the animal inside your home and it does not seem to be afraid or intimidated by you, this is obviously a problem. This means it can be very difficult to get rid of the animal safely because they are not afraid of people and will fight back if necessary. This is especially true if it's a larger species of wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, opossums, and squirrels.

6. The Animal Has Made Burrows Under Your Home

If you see any type of burrow near or around your home, then you need to call a wildlife removal company right away. This means that the animal is living there and will probably get into your home through any gaps it can find.

Wildlife animals can be very dangerous, and only professionals should handle wildlife removal. If you find any of these signs, get in touch with a wildlife removal company today! If wild animals are ruining or causing you sleepless nights, call us! We will remove them safely and quickly.

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