|Have a wildlife problem?|
This page is designed to help you resolve wildlife problem behavior
effectively, inexpensively, and humanely.
If wildlife do something to bother us, we can address the problem
behavior and still reap the benefits wildlife provide us as part of a
healthy ecosystem. Did you know that opossums, raccoons, and skunks
eat rodents, snails, and grubs?
Understanding why a problem is occurring is the first step to resolving
it. We hope that this information is helpful.
Attractants are the cause of most wildlife problems.
Removing or protecting the attractant resolves these problems.
|What is an attractant?|
Attractants are usually food related, but may be a hole in a structure
that provides an attractive place for an animal to sleep or keep their
young safe when they are small and vulnerable.
The common but old - fashioned idea that removing a few animals will resolve an attractant issue is a myth.
If something is attractive to one animal, it will be attractive to
other animals. It simply isn't possible to remove all of the animals whose
2-5 mile territory traverses your property at some point, nor
desirable, as they provide us with free rodent control. Also you may be
paying to kill animals who have dependent young that would be left to
die. Trapping is indiscriminate and expensive.
Animals that have done nothing to bother you may be trapped and killed at your expense.
Relocation wildlife is not legal in California, so trappers will kill animals they remove from your property.