Why remove them?

You don’t have to live in the wilderness to have unwelcome critters in your life. Many species of wild animals exist right in the middle of most cities. Most of them are nocturnal, only coming out at night to forage for food. In most cases, you won’t even know they are around until they get into your garbage or leave droppings for you to discover. As more and more land is developed for residential or commercial use, animals like skunks, bats and raccoon’s are forced out of their natural habitats and into your crawl space or attic. This can be not only annoying, but potentially dangerous. Even if they aren’t creating a nuisance, they need to be removed by Chicago skunk removal.

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Why remove them? – Besides the obvious (like getting bit), wild animals don’t get shots and flea collars like domestic pets. Rabies and distemper are just the tip of the ice berg. Most fur bearing mammals are susceptible to fleas, which carry a multitude of nasty diseases like Typhus, Hantavirus and even Bubonic Plague. Even if they are relatively clean (which they aren’t), they can still cause dangerous problems. For instance, rodents like squirrels love to chew on electrical wires.

How to remove them. – A lot of people try to save money by handling the problem themselves. Setting traps or putting down poison can sometimes resolve the issue, but often it only prolongs the battle. Besides, domestic animals like dogs and cats can end up the victim instead of your quarry. Your best bet is to call a professional. Different animals will call for different techniques. You’ll want someone that can accurately identify the species, and have the tools and know how to do the job quickly and humanely.

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Why be humane? – That almost seems like a dumb question. Why would you not be humane? If you can resolve the problem without causing harm to a living being, why wouldn’t you? Even unwelcome animals don’t deserve to be treated cruelly. In most cases, the offending animals can be relocated to a place where their presence actually has benefits. All animals are part of the eco-system that we humans dominate. Being at the top of the food chain comes with a certain amount of responsibility. To eradicate a species could have a domino effect on the entire chain, of which we are a part of. We need to see ourselves as a part of the entire system, not just the overlord of it.

Center for the Better Treatment of Animals