The Wall Street Journal Discusses Wildlife ControlJanay Rickwalder
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.
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.