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Animal Trapping Boca Raton – Choosing and Using Traps

By November 10, 2017March 22nd, 2024No Comments

When you are having a problem with nuisance wildlife, you need to consider animal trapping Boca Raton to put an end to your woes. You will need a professional nuisance wildlife service to ensure that the animals are removed in the most humane manner. At Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, we provide effective services that ensure any wild animals are removed from your Boca Raton compound or home and that they do not get a chance to come back any time soon. This guarantee puts us a step ahead the pack when it comes to wildlife control.

Animal Control Boca

Animal Control Boca often involves the use of traps. Whether you are dealing with raccoons, possums, squirrels or even rats, you might need to use a trap at one point or another. The only animal that you would remove from the home without using a trap is a bat. For bats, especially when they are in colonies, it is best to use exclusionary measures. This will require you to place wire meshing or netting that allows the bats to leave your attic but prevents them from getting back into the house.

All animal trapping Boca Raton experts know that there are different types of traps. You could use snap traps which kill the animals instantly. You could also use live cage traps which enclose the animals in the cage without harming them in any way. Boca Raton Florida laws dictate that you should check up on these traps daily in case the animals have been captured. It is inhumane to leave them out trapped as they could hurt themselves trying to get out or even starve to death. For rats and mice, you could also use glue traps but these are not humane either.

Raccoon Removal Boca Raton

Raccoon removal Boca Raton is one of the most common animal removal services in the area. Florida has a lot of wild animals and it is not uncommon to find animals nesting in your home. For raccoons, residents tend to encourage their presence by succumbing to their cute nature. Remember that once you feed a raccoon, it will get used to getting food from you. Soon enough, raccoons notice where you put your food and access the home to get the food. Birdfeeders also encourage raccoons in the yard. Additionally, if you have trash cans that are open or that are easily knocked over, then you are more likely to get a raccoon in your Boca Raton home.

Like other nuisance wildlife, you need to get animal trapping Boca Raton services to remove these animals from your premises. Live cage traps are the next step if exclusion does not work. For raccoons, you need a cage that is big enough to hold the raccoon without endangering it. After all, raccoons are an important part of the ecosystem and should be treated humanely. One thing that you should note when it comes to choosing the type of traps to use is that this decision is ultimately guided by the type of animal you have in your Boca Raton home.

Wildlife Rescue Boca Raton

While Nuisance Wildlife Rangers does not deal with wildlife rescue Boca Raton but animal trapping Boca Raton, we know how animals behave. We are conversant with their nesting, mating and maternity habits. It is therefore not just about trapping the animal and then moving on with life. Before we trap an animal, we need to know which species it is and whether there are any babies in the home. For example, any professional wildlife remover will not attempt to remove bats when they have young ones. The mothers can easily turn hostile and attack you. The same applies for raccoons. The females will do anything to protect their young ones. For the latter, this can be beneficial because you can lure the mother into a trap by using the babies as bait. However, leaving the young raccoons out in the wild after relocation when they are still young, vulnerable and have not even opened their eyes will make them easy prey. The bottom line is that animal trapping Boca Raton has to be carried out in compliance with the law and in a humane way.

City of Boca Raton Animal Trapping

Another important factor to consider when removing nuisance wildlife from your home is the location of the trap. Animal trapping Boca Raton should choose the best place for both the animal’s sake and for the sake of everyone else who is in the compound. This includes you, your family and especially children plus pets of any kind. For pests such as rats and mice, the traps will be placed in the house in the areas where the pests frequent the most. For these two pests, this is often in the attic or even ventilation. At least the children and pets cannot easily reach these areas. For animals such as squirrels, possums and raccoons in your compound, the traps should also be in the area where these animals frequent the most.

Other rules of picking a location should include areas where children and pets cannot easily reach. You do not want your child or pet getting caught in a trap. It will render the trap ineffective and they might also get hurt. In addition to this, you should choose inaccessible places because once the animals are caught in the trap, they can become hostile. If children stick their fingers in the trap, they could get bitten. This exposes them to pathogens, diseases and tetanus which adds to your animal trapping Boca Raton which now includes a trip to the emergency room.

Another aspect of picking the best location when it comes to setting a trap in the Boca Raton area is to think about the safety of the animal. Placing the traps too close to electrical wires or even in the sun’s path can be dangerous. The animals could get electrocuted biting into the wires or even cause a fire and burn down your home. If you place the trap in the sun’s path, the cage trap could heat up thus burning the animals and causing it discomfort which ultimately leads to aggression.

Animal Care and Control

Animal care and control in Boca Raton is not only reserved for pets and designated to the City of Boca Raton animal control department. Each professional animal trapping Boca Raton service provider must think about the welfare of the animals. Every trapping and removal process must consider the safety of the animals. For special cases such as a huge mice or rat infestation, you might have to use snap traps. These will instantly kill the animals. However, this is much more preferred than if you were to use a poisonous chemical. The latter causes the pests or animals suffering because they provide a slow death. To add onto this, the poison might not even work and it also puts your children and pets in danger. If they happen to consume the poison the results could be fatal.

As earlier noted, exclusion also works just as well although it is more effective for birds and bats which are harder to catch. For other nuisance wildlife, you can still choose to try preventative and exclusion measures. These primarily deal with allowing the animals to leave your Boca Raton but denying them re-entry. You could also put in place measures that remove all food and water which automatically drives the animals away since they cannot nest in a place that does not have a source of food. Furthermore, you could choose to try out the repellants that are sold in various stores. Most of these repellants are made from chemical substances which emit strong and pungent smells which drive the animals away. Some special repellants such as dry snake feces or fox urine is meant to trick the animals such as rats and raccoons or squirrels into thinking that there is a predator. This forces them to leave and you no longer have to consider animal trapping Boca Raton.

Animal Trapping Boca Raton Cost

The cost of trapping and removing animals from your Boca Raton is subject to the type of animal, the mode of removal and the size of your home. This is a lot more work than for smaller homes. If you are thinking about bat removal, you could end up paying thousands of dollars if the colony is large. Basically, animal trapping Boca Raton will depend on these factors. It is best to use professional services regardless of the cost because it is effective and less dangerous since you do not run the risk of confrontation with the animal. You also get to enjoy special services such as cleanup and sanitation.

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