Sacramento and the surrounding areas host a number of wildlife species, from deer to magpies to lizards.
While it can be an extraordinary experience to see these animals in the wild, it’s less pleasant to see them in or around your property.
If you encounter wildlife on your private property, you may be inclined to remove them immediately.
However, there are some important things you need to know about wildlife removal before you interact with these animals without the help of a professional. Read on for 7 important facts and tips about wildlife removal in Sacramento.
1. Relocation Is Illegal
One of the most important things you need to know about wildlife removal laws in California is that relocation is illegal. In other words, you cannot trap an animal on your property and move it to another property, whether it’s someone else’s private property or public property.
2. Deterrence Is Legal
While you cannot actively relocate wildlife, you can take steps to deter it from remaining on your property. However, make sure that you do your research first. Some “DIY” methods are not scientifically sound and could make the problem worse.
3. Lethal Trapping Is Legal
If you need to trap an animal, you must use lethal traps. However, many of the animals that dwell in Sacramento are crucial to the ecosystem. Only resort to lethal trapping if you have no other choice.
4. Focus On Getting the Animal Out of Your Home
If a wild animal enters your home, do not try to trap or poison it while it is still inside. Cornering wild animals is dangerous as some of them react violently to a perceived threat. If you poison an animal that is stuck inside your home, you risk the chance of it dying under your property or in your walls.
5. Recognize Signs of Danger
Wild animals will often display symptoms of diseases such as rabies. For example, if a nocturnal animal is walking around your property in broad daylight, walking in an unusual manner, or coming close to humans, it likely has rabies. You should not directly interact with this animal; you should make sure any pets or children are secure.
6. Beware of Disease
If you’re cleaning up after an animal, namely coming into contact with feces, take precautions. Never touch it directly and consider wearing protective gear that covers your face and nose. Feces may carry diseases.
7. Wild Animals Are Not Pets
Under no circumstances should you keep a wild animal or sell it to another person. Not only is this illegal but it is dangerous. You cannot domesticate a wild animal even if they seem comfortable around you or in your home.
Contact Professionals for Wildlife Removal
The safest thing to do when you encounter wildlife in unpleasant spaces is to get in touch with professional wildlife removal.
Perrys Wildlife Control offers wildlife removal services 24/7. Our wildlife removal specialists know how to interact with all sorts of animals in a safe manner as well as the laws that dictate what we can and cannot do. Contact us today for a consultation.