Many people think homemade traps are just as good as the service a professional pest control service provides. However, trapping animals requires skill and training so that no one gets hurt in the process. Expert animal removal companies exist for a reason, and their technicians can cage an animal safely and humanely, without harm to nearby humans or pets.
Here are three major reasons why we shouldn’t favour “amateur,” live traps over a professional service:
1. It may be illegal.
Depending where you live, trapping animals on your own could be illegal. Even if you possess a hunting license, a DIY live trapping on your property could land you in hot water with the law. A simple call to your nearest pest control services company can rid your home or neighbourhood of troublesome critters without possible legal ramifications.
2. It harms the animal.
The way most homemade traps are designed, they can cause an animal a great deal of stress and pain. An amateur, or “DIY” trap could also kill a creature. A “live trap” is not always a humane device, especially when it is utilized and installed by a novice. Most animals end up with broken bones and skinned and bloodied limbs from trying to escape the trap. Professional pest control services utilize more humane live trapping devices to handle animals.
3. It doesn’t solve the root of the problem.
Only experts fully understand the best approaches to identify animal habitats, remove animals from an area, and prevent their return. If you attempt to handle an animal problem on your own, you may encounter another one within a short period of time.
Pro-Pest can remove unwanted animals from your attic, under your porch, or anywhere on your property. If you have an animal problem, please call us at (416) 487-4179 to learn more about our services.