Effective Animal Control Methods: Pros and ConsMost home and business owners have a few priorities when it comes to animal control methods: to get rid of the infestation as soon, and as affordably, as possible, and to do so in a humane manner that will not require them to get their own hands dirty or cause the critter any unnecessary distress.

With so many animal control methods to choose between, achieving a successful and humane animal removal can be a tricky balance to maintain. However, here are the pros and cons of some of the most effective animal control methods that can give you the best of both worlds.

Humane Animal Control Methods

  • Cage-style Live Traps

The idea behind cage-style live animal traps is to use a baited trap to capture the nuisance animal alive. Then, once safely inside of the cage, the animal can be relocated to its natural habitat somewhere off of your property.

This animal control method is desirable because it is generally inexpensive and humane; however, it can be dangerous to come into close contact with wild animals if you lack proper wildlife handling training and safety equipment. Furthermore, strategic trap baiting and cage placement is key to success, and local laws can be very particular about where you can release these critters. Therefore, this method should only be handled by wild animal control experts.

  • Pest Exclusion

One of the most effective ways to prevent an infestation from starting is implementing pest exclusion methods. This includes regularly cleaning, vacuuming, and decluttering the interior of your home or business, as well as thoroughly inspecting its exterior for little cracks and gaps that pests can use as potential entry points. Simply sealing up any discovered areas of exposure with caulk and/or steel wool will keep rodents and other pests from getting inside your property. Yet while this method is good at helping prevent future infestations, it does little to eliminate an existing animal infestation.

  • Professional Animal Control Services

If unwanted animals are discovered in your home or business, you can always hire the services of a professional animal control company. While this may not be your first instinct, especially if you are on a budget, hiring professional animal control services is the only way to guarantee that an infestation is permanently eliminated.

This is also the only approach that can be completely hands off on your part, making it the safest method for those who are worried about coming into contact with potentially dangerous or diseased wildlife.

At the end of the day, the best way to maintain a pest-free property is to enlist the services of a professional animal control specialist. If you live in the Greater Boston area, your local animal control professionals are waiting for you at Critter Control® of Boston.

Contact Critter Control® of Boston for a Pest-free Property

At Critter Control® of Boston, we are fully staffed by a team of licensed and trained professionals who only use non-toxic, chemical-free, and humane animal control methods to eliminate existing pest and wildlife problems and prevent new ones from starting.

To schedule an inspection of your Greater Boston area property and receive a free estimate for our animal control services, call Critter Control® of Boston today at 617-975-0440.


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