Critter Trapper Education


03.11.2006 - I was playing darts over Christmas with my new brother-in-law Sean, when he started asking me about my career as a nuisance wildlife removal specialist.  It told him that it was by far the best job I've ever had, and that I look forward to each day.  Sean was doing a boring manager's job at the time, and when I described to him the trapping in attics and wrassling with snakes, that's all he needed to hear, and he asked if he could sign on and train with me, so that he could start his own business in his home town of Seattle.  I told him sure, come on down to Sunny Florida and train with me.  So now here he is.

Sean has taken to this job like a squirrel to an attic.  He's right at home.  Whether it's climbing on a steep roof or crawling through a hot attic, Sean has what it takes.  He's great with customers, he's very responsible and a safe driver, and he's got a real knack for construction.  Even the critters seem to like him, such as this 11-week-old raccoon here!  Sean just had to call to it, and it came running out of the attic right to his hand!  Now there's someone who's fit for the job!

I'm pleased to have Sean working with me.  He makes my day go by a lot more smoothly, and he's fun to have around.  He's a big help, and he learns very quickly, probably more due to his amazing powers of observation than my trapper education skills.  I'm sure that when it's his time to start his own company in Seattle, he'll do great.

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It's not something unusual to hear about wildlife visiting human properties often. They are uninvited and often unwanted guests that barge on your premises without your permission. They may look cute to some people and they might be tempted to feed them or make them pets but this is not a recommended idea at all. Some of these critters may come and go while some often cause inconvenience for you by harming other pets in the house or destroying property. Moreover, a fact that cannot be ignored is that they might be carriers of some serious diseases like rabies.

Inexperienced Dealing with Wildlife:

Often humans are clueless on how to deal with the critters and they might end up torturing the wildlife or killing them which is a very inhumane thing one could do. The tug of war between humans and wildlife is not new and hence needs to be dealt with in sensible and humane ways. Humans often get into one-on-one encounters with the critters which poses a threat to them. Or there have been incidences whereupon bothering, the animal got aggressive and attacked the attacker. All of this results in a harmful outcome. The easiest way people think of dealing with wildlife is by poisoning them via food. But it is a very torturous and painful thing for the poor creatures. Secondly, it becomes difficult to dispose of the carcass later. There have also been incidences where the house pets ended up eating the poisoned food. So, it is a big no-no! Also, some people try to shoot and kill the animal. If they miss the shot, this shooting episode may turn into chaos scaring the animal and making it aggressive in return.

Humane Ways to Deal with Wildlife

There are always proper, sensible, and humane ways to deal with the wildlife critters which results in the peaceful removal of the animal without causing any damage to anybody. Here we have laid them out for you to deal with nuisance wildlife animals efficiently if you ever have an encounter.

  • Prevention: the best way to deal with wildlife is to prevent them to settle in by cutting off their food and water supply and removing any space where they could shelter. Seal all the entry and exit points and tightly close the trash cans.
  • Trapping: If the animal still hovers around, you must trap it without doing any harm and then relocate it far away.
  • Call a Professional: If the situation is difficult to handle, seek professional help, and call a critter catcher professional.
A Few Examples:

Opossums: They are found hidden in attics, under sheds, or in some places in the yard. Use a cage and bait to trap them.
Squirrels: Use a repeater trap to catch the creatures and seal all entry and exit points.
Skunks: Use homemade sprays to scare them away or use cage trapping.
Rats: Seal all the exit points and put a snap trap where you suspect them.
Raccoons: They often make a den in the shed or attic. If found they must be caught by hand and escorted into a cage trap.

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