What is Nuisance Wildlife Management?

Nuisance wildlife management is a common term used for the removal of selected species of wildlife population to reduce damage levels and conflicts between humans and wild animal. There are many different species of animals and pests that have over the years been associated with property invasion and these could cause serious damages or even pose some risks to human beings thus requiring their removal to a safer place. Due to the extensive development of areas that were initially inhabited by animals, many property owners have been contending with pests and other animals commonly known to live in the wild thus making it necessary to reduce the conflicts through nuisance wildlife management.

Why nuisance wildlife management is necessary

This is necessary as it helps reduce the risks of disease transfer from these animals to pets and humans while at the same time helping alleviate the damages caused to property by these animals. Some of these animals including raccoons, squirrels, skunks and bats have been known to be fond of urban landscapes especially because they like nesting in chimneys, attics, garages and even sewers. They also thrive well by eating foods they gather from discarded litter and trashcans, which also happen to be their main attractants. While most of these animals might pose any direct danger to human beings, the fact of the matter is that they can cause extensive damage to property and these could be very expensive to repair.

The process must be safe

Nuisance wildlife management helps in the removal of such animals while at the same time reducing the chances of their invasion in the property. In most cases, animals considered to be of significant risk to property owners are under constant elimination threat from humans but unfortunately the methods used can be both harmful to the animals and property owners. As a result, preventing or dealing with the nuisance requires a well calculated move that will help keep the animals safe while at the same time guaranteeing the safety of humans.

The right wildlife management process should be able to reduce the damage in a humane, practical and environmentally friendly way. It should be done professionally and in line with the animal’s biology and habits. This means that the process should maximize the safety of humans, environment and other animals within the affected area. Professional wildlife management should always begin with the identification of the wild pest, before moving to the consideration of control methods appropriate in dealing with the nuisance. During the management process, the aim should not be to kill the animal but instead transfer it from the property to a safer habitat.