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The Humane Rescue Alliance receives calls every day from residents needing assistance with wildlife conflicts. In instances where there is a legitimate threat to health and safety, HRA will dispatch a trained Animal Care & Control officer to assess the situation. However, in most cases, simple steps can be taken to not only evict the animals but to also aid in the prevention of re-occurring conflicts.
Preventing the conflict from occurring in the first place is the goal, and prevention can be fairly simple and inexpensive.
To prevent animals from gaining access to your home:
If an animal has found their way into your home:
If you must call a professional wildlife control company, ensure they are fully licensed and use only humane methods for eviction. These animals are only looking for food and shelter, and even in a city setting, have an important natural role to play.
Additional tips can be found on our wildlife resources page.
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