Humane Solutions for Wildlife Problems
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
are humane, non-lethal ways to solve wildlife conflicts such as
exclusion techniques, repellents, and habitat modification. Humans
continue to systematically destroy wildlife habitats. Many animals try
to adapt by attempting to live among us. This often leads to
"problems" with wildlife. Please remember that just because an animal
is looking for food or shelter, it does not deserve the death
penalty. The animal is simply trying to survive. Please try some of the
techniques outlined below before calling a wildlife nuisance control
company. Some companies are not always honest in the way the animals
are handled. There are horror stories of animals that are supposed to
be released that are instead drowned or sold to coon hunters. In
addition, live trapping should only be used as a last resort. Many of
the animals do not survive once relocated. They are often released into
the established territories of other animals and many will die before
they can find food, water, or shelter. Also, babies are often left
behind. By using humane exclusion techniques, animals can stay in their
home range. For example, raccoons almost always have alternate den
sites already picked out. Also, unless the problem is addressed, other
animals will just move in and the conflict will continue.
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