Most of us want to keep wildlife away from our property, but inevitably critters are going to make their way into our yards and homes. Your first instinct may be to remove these animals at all costs, but we’re here to petition you to consider humane animal removal. As someone who has practiced humane snake and other animal removals in Maryland for years, we wanted to take some time today to talk about the importance of humane animal removal and how you can keep wildlife out of your Maryland yard.
Helps Protect Our Ecosystems
Every animal, no matter how perceivably small, plays an important role in the ecosystem. Life feeds off of life, and calories and nutrients travel up the food chain. You may think you’re helping the ecosystem out by getting rid of a “useless” snake, but snakes help keep rodent populations under control and serve as food themselves for larger predators such as eagles or foxes.
Build a Fence
Any kind of fence will help to dissuade wildlife from entering your yard, though some critters will be able to either slip through or dig under. There are a couple of ways to prevent this. You could build a fence with tiny or no spaces in it, and you can bury your fence partially in the ground. Another option is to add an electric deterrence system to your fence. Setting the voltage too high can hurt or even kill an animal, but if you keep the voltage low, it will just apply a small shock that will startle the animals.
Use Bitter Bait
Animals will make their way onto your property in search of food, so sitting out bait may seem like a bad idea if you wanna keep them away. Using regular bait will attract even more animals, but putting bitter flavoring in your bait, or buying bitter bait, will turn any scavengers away. Once they’ve got that nasty taste in their mouth, they’ll be sure to steer clear of your property.
Work with a Professional MD Snake Removal Expert
Here at K.P. Wildlife, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our snake removal services for years, and we hope to do so for many more. If you have a snake on your property or any other kind of animal, give us a call. Our team of professional Maryland snake removal experts is standing by ready to help you in any way possible. Don’t try and deal with the snake yourself, give us a call.