Any company can call themselves “humane” – but like many food-labelling claims, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are using animal-friendly methods. AnimalKind companies follow our science-based standards (PDF) and pass … Read more What does it mean when a pest control company says they are humane?
There are very few reasons to ever use lethal methods on wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, squirrels, beavers or birds and AnimalKind standards (PDF) describe these very specific situations. However, … Read more Are AnimalKind wildlife and rodent control methods non-lethal?
AnimalKind allows the use of lethal methods, including certain legal rodenticides when a rodent population is present and causing public health and safety concerns. Rodenticides should never be used continuously … Read more Does AnimalKind allow use of rodenticides?
Companies in the AnimalKind program follow our standards which reflect the kindest, most animal-friendly way possible to resolve wildlife and rodent problems. Glueboards are not used. Wildlife, such as raccoons, … Read more What is different about AnimalKind pest control?
AnimalKind accredited companies do not trap and relocate wildlife. When wildlife is trapped and relocated, animals often injure themselves and may die trying to escape a trap. Relocated animals have … Read more Does AnimalKind trap and relocate wildlife?
AnimalKind standards (PDF) are evidence-based using the latest science in wildlife and rodent control. They were developed in consultation and with feedback from academic and pest control industry experts. The … Read more How were AnimalKind standards for pest control developed?