Looking Into What To Do With Unwanted Pests In Your Home
If you’re dealing with unwanted rodents in your home, you are certainly not alone. Unfortunately, everything from rate problems to your run of the mill squirrel infestation can be seen all throughout the country. For many people, facing a rodent problem is primarily difficult because it is hard to handle. If you have never dealt with any kind of rodent problem before, it can certainly be difficult to figure out what you should be doing about it.
Fortunately, wildlife control services can almost always step in to help. Wildlife control services and pest control companies can be found in just about any part of the country that you might look, and contacting a wildlife control company or even an individual wildlife control professional will be quite hugely important indeed for the overall outcome of your pest control problem.
For one thing, a wildlife control professional can humanely remove the rodent or other such animal that is infesting your home. Humane squirrel removal has become quite popular indeed, as too has humane rat and mouse removal. When an average home owner or resident tries to take on such things, it is all too easily for the animals in question to become accidentally injured, simply due to the fact that the person removing them was not skilled in such matters and therefore was not able to make a successful removal attempt.
In addition to this, hiring a wildlife control professional is quite critical for human safety as well. It’s essential that a wildlife control professional handle the removal of unwanted rodents like squirrels and rats, as these animals can all too easily carry and spread diseases. Fortunately, a wildlife control professional will know how to remove such animals without this risk – or at least with a risk that has been quite greatly reduced. If the average home owner were again to attempt this on their own and with no professional guidance, it is certainly far too likely indeed that they would end up becoming injured in some way, perhaps even seriously so.
And wildlife control professionals are on the rise. After all, rodent populations can grow with incredible speed. In the course of a mere three years, for example, a population of two rats, one male and one female, can all too easily and quickly skyrocket into a population of more than 480 billion rats. Of course, for such a thing to happen the breeding conditions would need to be hugely ideal, but this just goes to show how very quickly populations of such animals can begin to spiral out of control.
And some parts of the country have bigger rodent problems than others – and there are reasons that this is the case. For instance, rodents can thrive quite well in city environments, like the cities of Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C. These cities are the three most densely populated by rodents such as rats but they are certainly not alone. In many cities all throughout the country, rodent populations are still thriving due to the easy access to food and hiding spaces such infrastructures and set ups provide. But even in cities, rodent populations have not always been this high.
This is evidenced by data recently gathered on a number of different cities, data that quite clearly shows the rise of rodent populations over the course of time. Over the past few years, the city of Chicago alone has seen a more than 60% increase in the number of calls made to pest and wildlife control professionals. In addition to this, more and more people are calling in New York City and San Francisco as well. In these cities, pest related phone calls have actually increased by well over 100% – a truly staggering amount, to say the very least.
And without the hard work of wildlife control professionals, the problem would certainly be quite a great deal worse. After all, rats and other rodents already consume or otherwise contaminate up to one fifth of the world’s total food supply. If pest control services did not exist, this percentage would jump to 50%, something that would impact the lives of people around the world.