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The cities of Quebec, such as Montreal, Gatineau or Quebec to name just a few, are perfect places to live for some species that can easily find food and shelter. But for many homeowners or tenants, coexisting with wild animals isn’t an option.

This is why extermination specialists travel throughout Quebec to put an end to infestations that can be very problematic. However, don’t be fooled, even though the term “extermination” is used, wild animals are not necessarily exterminated strictly speaking, but instead captured.

But what do Quebec’s exterminators do once wild animals are captured? Discover what professionals must do after capturing an animal, from relocation to the prevention of future infestations.

Relocating wild animals after capturing them

Wild animals such as skunks, raccoons and squirrels, unlike insects and rodents, do not need to be exterminated. Essentially, these animals rarely visit you in large numbers and do not breed as fast as rats and mice, for example. Getting rid of them by capturing rather than exterminating them is therefore much easier. This is why professional exterminators use cages and bait to intercept them without causing harm, then transport them to a more appropriate location. This is called relocation.

Wild animals can be relocated to an animal reserve that uniquely keeps animals of its kind or into the wild, such as forests, far away from homes. But the relocation of these species is not completely effective if the work is limited to the capture of wild animals. Since cities offer perfect living spaces, there is no guarantee that other species won’t invade the area around your home.

Prevention, caulking and infestation monitoring after capture

Once the wild animal is captured, it is essential to carry out thorough checks to understand the cause of infestation and identify passageways the animals used. If this work is neglected, wild animals may come back, baited by the possible food available or the comfort your home offers.

An extermination expert’s role is to find out why these wild animals were attracted to prevent the infestation from happening again, even after they are captured. The exterminator can then seal a passage that enables intruders to enter your home and provide you with useful tips to limit new intrusions.

Hire a professional if you have wild animals at home

If you notice the presence of wild animals near your home, it is not recommended to make them flee or capture them on your own, since the animal may react aggressively and pose a real danger to your health. In addition, the advice of an expert to prevent further intrusions will guarantee that your home remains a comfortable living space for you and those around you.

Do not hesitate to contact Elite Pest Control, their team will be happy to capture and relocate wild animals to ensure your safety, as well as that of the animal.