Humane Solutions for Wildlife Problems



"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." 
-Immanual Kant


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."                         
  -Mahandas Gandhi

There 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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