Homeowners with strange sounds in the walls or attic may have an infestation of bats, snakes or squirrels. Attempting to remove these animals from a building is dangerous due to bites, scratches or disease. Contacting wildlife removal professionals is a safer plan to avoid injury or illness.

Safe Removal of Wildlife from a Home

In addition, each geographic region has laws concerning the humane treatment of wildlife. This is because several animal species are endangered requiring the wildlife to be relocated to another area where it can live. Capturing and releasing an animal requires the expertise of wildlife removal professionals. Climbing on a roof to inspect for animals is a strenuous task that involves getting near power lines.

Humane Trapping

Most homeowners are not physically capable of climbing a ladder to gain access to roofs and chimneys. Wildlife removal professionals have the equipment necessary to trap an animal in its living location. The expert will understand how to capture different varieties of animals humanely for relocation to natural habitats. Wildlife removal professionals have training in looking for nests and breeding locations where there are infants that also require humane trapping. A homeowner who attempts to trap or exterminate animals including opossums, birds and armadillos risks receiving a fine from local authorities. Local animal protection laws may forbid amateurs from capturing or killing endangered species. Attempting to locate and remove animals is also dangerous for untrained individuals. Homeowners risk scratches or bites that can lead to lethal conditions such as rabies.

Avoiding Parasites

Animals located inside or outside a home can carry fleas, ticks, roundworms and other parasites. Wildlife removal professionals know how to wear protective devices to avoid parasites. Squirrels and other mammals can transmit deadly diseases such as bubonic plague to humans. Many sick animals will hide in unusual places near humans including crawl spaces, walls and attics. The behavior of a sick animal is often unpredictable and dangerous for untrained individuals. Wildlife removal specialists receive training in understanding unusual animal behavior to prevent injuries and infection. The experts have state and local licensing to transport captured animals to an authorized natural habitat or refuge.

Carcass Removal

Instead of risking disease or injuries, a homeowner should contact experienced wildlife removal professionals. Dead animals can also transmit disease and parasites to a home’s environment as its body decays. The carcass requires efficient removal by the experts who work for Masters Services. Wildlife removal professionals wear protective clothing while using proper tools to clean the area where the animal died. The area where the animal died is inspected carefully for feces, urine and insects to prevent transmission of parasites and disease. The wildlife removal professionals sanitize the area to destroy odors and life-threatening pathogens.