Turner offers wildlife exclusion and removal services, in addition to pest control services for creatures that commonly find their way to homes in Florida, Wildlife Prevention with Exclusion. In some states, exemptions may be granted to seasonal hunting regulations for “nuisance animals”. This can include raccoons, skunks, and other small mammals. Even with a nuisance animal extraction permit, there are still things you can't do when catching or eliminating wild animals.
For example, in Illinois, you must prove that there is a threat to people's health or safety before attempting to remove skunks, raccoons, or other animals. Skunks must be euthanized by a licensed professional and raccoons must be released on the same property they were trapped on. While relocation is sometimes necessary, trapping and relocating or killing native wildlife should be a last resort and only when all other proactive measures have failed and the animal meets the nuisance criteria. The possibility of removing or killing native fauna must be carefully considered to resolve a conflict and, before attempting to capture it, care must be taken to attack the animal that is causing the harm.
The complete eradication of a native species from a property is not recommended and is generally an ineffective method of addressing a conflict. Before eliminating nuisance native wildlife, familiarize yourself with the rules on nuisance wildlife. All native animals that are killed as part of hazardous animal removal activities must do so in accordance with the AVMA Guidelines for Animal Euthanasia. This is determined by the type of pest problem, its location in the house and the services required (elimination, exclusion, cleaning, etc.).
Wildlife encounters have become more numerous as a result of urban growth to become the natural habitat for animals. There are many products marketed to eliminate or repel wildlife from around your home, as well as stories about success using certain plants. Tips for eliminating wildlife conflicts Best practices for landowners to repel or control and prevent problems with unwanted animals. Animal control services can be provided by the local government and they are generally free of charge, although they are often selective about the types of animals they serve.
For wild animals that have taken up residence inside your home, removal should begin by trying to get the animals to leave your home. Excluding wildlife is often done as part of any of these services and involves preventive measures, such as sealing entry points and modifying habitat (ensuring that unwanted pests cannot access property or structures). A good place to start looking for your state's regulations is the parks and wildlife department or the fish and game commission. They can also provide you with wildlife exclusion techniques to prevent problems from recurring in the future.
In addition to fees for wildlife control services, the damage caused by these annoying pests is an often overlooked cost that should be factored into the overall budget. Wild animals, such as raccoons, bats, squirrels, snakes, and birds, find safe places to create dens and nests in their homes. Exclusion methods should be used by a professional who knows where to look and what is the best approach for each type of threat to wildlife. In addition, regardless of the species, most states require that you contact your local parks and wildlife department or county extension office before attempting to remove snakes or relocate them.