The Wall Street Journal Discusses Wildlife Control

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The winter months are typically marked by bitterly cold temperatures and as such, an increase in nuisance wildlife infestations.  Yet, even as we look forward to the warmer weather, it remains critical for homeowners to be aware of the potential health and property risks associated with raccoons, squirrels, skunks and other nuisance pests.

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), nuisance wildlife can cause serious property damage and hard to handle infestations. Moreover, some wild animals carry rabies, a potentially fatal viral infection.

The Wall Street Journal reported that wildlife are finding the perfect habitat in "upscale suburbs, often new developments in former woodlands." To prevent a nuisance wildlife encounter, experts recommend inspecting the outside of the home for holes or access points, especially around the attic and chimney.