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4 Reasons Wildlife Removal is Better Than Extermination or Poisoning


Mike Szmudrowski


December 23, 2020

When people find stray animals like raccoons on their property, many prefer to call extermination services or even a poisoning company. It takes care of the problem immediately since it eliminates all animal returning possibilities, preventing any similar incidents. However, wildlife removal is much more humane than hiring poisoning or extermination services. People think that this method is much slower and more time-consuming when in reality, extermination takes a long time that usually leads to an in humane, tragic death.


Merely setting up traps or trying to poison the intruding animals can actually take up to days or weeks. The animals may also not take the bait or be smart enough to circumvent the traps altogether. Additionally, traps do not solve the issues that have led to stray animals in a home, such as holes in the roof or wall. Animals also end up being left to die when caught in the trap while resulting in contamination because of their carcasses’ slow decaying.


Here are four reasons to hire humane pest control instead:


  1. It’s More Affordable


Homeowners often believe that extermination fixes their animal problems right away since it appears to be a quick and cheap solution, allowing them to continue with the rest of their day. However, extermination services don’t fix the issue at its source: how animals get to enter their home. The holes remain open by killing the animals, leaving a home exposed continuously to other wildlife forms. That will only lead to an endless cycle of hiring extermination services, quickly racking up expenses.


Opting for Ancaster animal removal is the more humane and cheaper option to resolve the problem. It preserves the animal’s life while identifying entry points in the home, sealing them off to prevent any new visitors. For example, our service determines what needs to be done to keep your family safe and ensure wildlife can no longer enter it while identifying the extent of work required to carry this out.


  1. It Supports the Ecosystem


Another reason to use wildlife removal services is that each animal positively contributes to the local ecosystem, and their constant extermination will upset the balance. Every species relies on another for survival, and many wild animals feast on pesky insects that people tend to fear the most, like wasps, crickets, spiders, and termites. These wildlife animals ultimately regulate insect populations while keeping creepy crawlies out of our sights.


Removing wildlife from your home instead of exterminating them also prevents ecological imbalances that result in insect-borne diseases, like Lyme disease, meningitis, and tick-borne encephalitis. An excess population of insects means a quicker spread of these debilitating illnesses while damaging and reducing plant growth since there aren’t any animals to keep them in check.


  1. It Helps Distribute Seeds in the Areas They Visit


Wild animals significantly contribute to balancing their environment because of their daily activities: day-to-day foraging, travelling and playing with each other ultimately help distribute plant seeds in the areas they frolic in, allowing them to grow and spread. Seed dispersion is crucial to increasing plant and tree species numbers, primarily since many plants depend on individual animals to spread their seeds.


When wild animals eat seed-bearing plants, they carry the seeds inside their bodies until they excrete them, spreading them from their droppings. These animals also help spread pollen, crucial in supporting plant reproduction.


  1. They Keep Populations in Check


Wildlife animals not only keep insect populations in check—they regulate other animal populations, too! Raccoons, mice, squirrels, and snakes eat different kinds of wildlife, controlling their populations as well. Raccoons eat mice, slugs, fish, and dead animals, helping reduce the number of decaying animal carcasses around. Meanwhile, skunks eat snakes, birds, and lizards, ensuring that there aren’t too many of them. In the end, they all contribute to balancing the environment, which is a relationship humans must respect since it helps keep our surroundings stable.




Humane pest control is a more sustainable solution than opting for extermination or poisoning services, as it can endanger animal populations and upset the local ecosystem. It’s also the more compassionate thing to do, as leaving animals to die slowly in traps is a tragic death no living creature deserves.


Viral TNT offers humane wildlife removal services in Ancaster, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, and Oakville. We work with homeowners to address the root of their problem while preserving the animal’s life, providing long-term solutions for everyone involved. Contact us today to schedule a removal!


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