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Wildlife: How to deal with Skunks, Raccoons or Squirrels!

September 12, 2013

Often we get phone calls from people wondering whether or not we can trap and relocate problem animals from their property, the short answer is: we don’t. To simply trap an animal and move it to a new spot is not nearly as effective as it sounds. There are many reasons for this, which we will explore.

 

Firstly, this method of practice is viewed as inhumane, causing severe stress to the animal. It also results in separating a mother from its young, causing the baby animals to starve. Often, animals get hurt in this process, typically becoming stuck in the trap.

 

Secondly, as a wildlife company in British Columbia, we do not have a permit to trap and relocate, in fact no one can obtain this permit in the lower mainland. Also, wildlife like skunks, squirrels and raccoons leave a scent, which even if you remove the pests, will lure new pests onto your property.

 

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How to Get Rid of Raccoons

September 25, 2012

 

Raccoons are highly intelligent and resourceful pests that can cause a considerable amount of damage to business and residential properties.  As scavengers, raccoons are known to get into garbage cans, garages, and yards in their hunt for food.  Unfortunately, the damage caused by raccoons can be costly, and because of their intelligence and size, they can be very difficult to get rid of.  Moreover, raccoons can even pose a threat to pets, children, and even adult family members, as they can be quite vicious when confronted.  In most cases, if you have problems with raccoons, you’ll want to seek a professional pest control expert to remove these pests from your property.

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