Wildlife Control Services Are Not Just For Rural Areas: Urban Areas Are Increasingly Invaded By Wildlife
Regardless of location, a family’s home can be invaded. Pests of all descriptions can infest even the most urbane dwelling. From rats and mice in the inner cities to ants, wasps, termites and bees in the suburbs, the list can go on indefinitely. In recent years, even bedbugs have made an appearance. Some can be easily dealt with by homeowners. Others require professional extermination.
With the spread of communities and housing developments into areas traditionally open or rural other, larger types of pests can become a nuisance and in some cases a danger. The image of a raccoon rifling through a family’s garbage can be amusing, but the cleanup is seldom as humorous. Skunks have become urbanized as well, and too often decide to den underneath houses in crawl spaces or other openings. Even birds and squirrels are seemingly able to find small cracks and crevices in which to nest.
Most of the time the situation is not threatening. Owners should be aware, though, that raccoons and skunks are among the most likely of all wild animals to contract and carry rabies. Household pets are vulnerable to their bites, particularly those pets which aggressively defend their territory. Small children can be bitten, sprayed or otherwise attacked by what resembles stuffed animals. Birds and squirrels are less likely to come into physical contact with family members, but the danger emanating from them is equally serious. Frayed or chewed wiring and stopped up ventilation are the two most prevalent dangers posed by them. Fires can result from either.
In some areas wildlife control services are a function of state fish, game and wildlife officers. Increasingly, the work is left to professional exterminators. Far from limiting their services and expertise to termite and ant control or to flying insects, most companies now offer either trapping and removal or destroying of the infestation. In extreme cases, a family is required to vacate the premises for a time until all traces of the offending pests have been removed.
In the suburban Atlanta GA area Hometec Exterminating is often called upon to remove various invading animals, sometimes even including deer. From a traditional pest control service, Hometec has been forced to add an entire wildlife division to manage the increased frequency of calls for Wildlife Control Services. You can also like them on Facebook for more information.