You Should Never Attempt to Trap and Relocate Wildlife on Your Own

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you have discovered some type of wildlife on your property. Perhaps you have encountered an opossum, a raccoon, a skunk, a fox, some type of wild cat, or even an alligator basking in the sun and a bank of your property that overlooks a body of water.

While it may be true that you feel as if you need to immediately handle the situation, trapping and relocating the animal yourself could result in injury to yourself or harm to the animal. You should never attempt to trap and relocate on your own – regardless of how comfortable you may be with the process. Continue reading to learn why.

Top Reasons to Avoid Removing Wildlife

To make this quick, simple, and to the point, the following outlines the main reasons why you should never attempt to trap and relocate wildlife on your own:

  1. First, the animal that you want to remove may have a disease. Given the global pandemic that we are now experiencing you know and understand that diseases can quickly transfer from animals to humans. By trying to trap and remove, you are risking your health.
  2. You may stumble across an animal that displays a high level of aggression. Most wildlife will veer away from humans. If you approach them, they could start to display signs of aggression. This means that you could get bitten, scratched, or outright attacked. Depending on the overall size of the animal, an attack may prove to be deadly. If you are simply bitten or scratched, it could result in the onset of infection or illness.
  3. Many laws are now in place around the country that prohibit the trapping and relocation of wildlife from your property. Should you attempt this, you may be found in violation of any law surrounding this act and find yourself facing hefty charges and fees.
  4. There may be more than one of the same animals on or around your property. When trapping it on your own, you may discover more and that the situation is a bit more serious than you originally thought.
  5. If you trap and relocate wildlife on your own, you may not know the safest area to move the animal. In the end, you could be endangering other animals or even other people.

Wildlife Remediation

Now that you know a few of the reasons why it is not safe to trap and move wildlife on your own, you may be wondering exactly how to go about getting the animal to go away. This is easy. It is called “wildlife remediation” and we here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors perform this service.

We have the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to quickly and effectively trap wildlife from your property and relocate the species to a more suitable environment. Not only does this protect you, but it also aids in the protection of the animal. For more information, contact us today by callin

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