The primary objective of any control program should be to reduce damage in a practical, humane and environmentally acceptable manner. Home Guard bases control methods on the habits and biology of the animals causing the damage in order that their efforts will be more effective and will serve to maximize safety to the environment, humans, and other animals. Home Guard will also be able to assist with cleaning up the animal’s nest, droppings, and food remnants in order to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria.
Some animals come and go among us. They discover food in abundance in our gardens, trash cans and pets' food dishes. When these animals find their way into your home, garage, shed, or business they quickly become a nuisance. Raccoons, opossums, rats, squirrels, bats, and many other animals cause millions of dollars in property damage every year. They tend to look for areas that provide a warm shelter and that will protect them from the elements such as attics, basements, walls and chimneys. If there are easy access points such as loose siding, broken windows or missing foundation vents, animals will be more likely to set up residence. Some carry diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans and pets.
Most invading animals settle in and decide to stay. The longer an animal remains undisturbed in any particular area, the more difficult it will be to remove. They will build a nest, produce offspring andattract others. Confronting a trespassing pest on your own is never a good idea and should be avoided. A wild animal is unpredictable and dangerous no matter how small or innocuous looking.