Regardless of where you live in your local city or town, damage from animals is a common problem that most of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. Whether you are dealing with annoying squirrels in the attic, or other types of destructive animals, it’s important that you are serious about wildlife control and that you take care of these issues as soon as possible.
If you don’t make this a priority to handle these matters timely, there is a high probability that you will incur unwanted repair bills while also allowing the infestation to expand. This is especially true when it comes to rats who are known to have upwards of 12 pups per litter or birth cycle. If you don’t find and eradicate them quickly, it won’t take long for their families to triple or quadruple in size.
If you live in a bigger city such as New York, D.C., Boston, Dallas, or Houston, unwanted rodents is a very common problem and one that can spread even faster if you live in an apartment complex. Back in 2017, The New Republic did a story that said the country was literally on the verge of a “Ratpocalypse” because rat colonies were exploding in several of these areas.
It is not always known that rats can breed at an astronomical rate. Did you know that just two breeding rats in the perfect environment can produce over 482 million new rats in a mere 3 years? Take that into consideration and imagine how many they can produce in just a few months.
Again, this problem is exacerbated if you live in any of the major urban areas partly due to larger amounts of available trash/food and partly based on larger numbers of breeding and hiding places. It’s been reported that the top 3 rat filled cities in the country are Wash DC, New York, and Chicago and it doesn’t appear that this problem is going away anytime soon. It’s been reported that calls for rodents have increased 174% in the San Francisco area and over 129% in NYC. So, as you can see, it is a nationwide problem and will eventually reach you.
It should be noted that rodents and squirrels are not the only problems that homeowners and residents have to deal with on a regular basis. Again, depending on where you live, wildlife control may involve calling upon professionals to help get rid of mice, invading raccoons, and even opossums. Although the latter two may not be found as often in urban environments, they are not as rare as you may think.
Yes, some of these animals are often kept as pets but wild ones can cause a tremendous amount of damage. The main emphasis here is to take action and seek professional animal removal services before your problems get out of hand. This is especially true for apartment dwellers where it is far easier for these critters to spread from one unit to another.
Wildlife control begins with being aware of your surroundings. If you start seeing damage around your property that is unexplained, you might want to consider that you might have rats, mice, or some other animal living close by. This is very true if you notice holes in various food sources or droppings in or around your home. The key to reducing monetary loss, and risk of disease, is by being proactive. Don’t wait until the problem has grown to be out of hand.
Here’s one last thing that you may want to consider when it comes to wildlife control and protecting your home and family from any of these unwanted guests and that’s the fact that you will never see them all at once. That means that if you see one or two, you can be confident in knowing that there are probably more hiding in the immediate area. That’s why it’s critical to hire experts who know how to seek them out and relocate or eradicate as necessary. Be aware and take action the moment you get any signs that your property or living area is being invaded.
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