Spring has sprung, and with it comes the delightful sight of wildlife families in the Hamilton and Burlington area. From baby bunnies to tiny raccoons, these little critters can be spotted in our backyards as they learn to forage and find shelter.

While we love to see adorable creatures, it’s important to remember that as urban communities continue to expand, wildlife are given less space to explore their environment without the presence of humans. This can lead to unwanted break-ins as animals search for shelter, warmth, and food sources.

We know it can be tempting to trap and relocate these furry friends, but it’s important to handle wildlife conflict in a humane and professional manner. Relocating them can cause stress and potential harm to the animal, and it doesn’t address the root cause of the intrusion: how they got in! Plus, we don’t want to leave our homes vulnerable to other wildlife in the area.

Patch-up jobs may seem like a quick fix, but they can cause more harm than good. Separating dependent young wildlife from the care of their mother could threaten their survival, and DIY methods don’t address the harmful materials wildlife leave behind, which can create health and safety hazards within the home.

So, what can we do to coexist with our wild neighbours peacefully? By taking precautions, understanding common wildlife behaviour, and prioritizing animal safety, we can all do our part to help. 

And if these little guys have already made their way inside your home, don’t fret! Our friends at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control are the experts in safely removing wildlife and keeping your property and all wildlife safe in the process. Check out their website to learn more: https://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/