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World Pest Awareness Day, learning about effective wildlife management

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Photo by Veronica Caron

World Pest Day, also known as World Pest Awareness Day, takes place in June. This year, it was on June 6th.

The purpose of World Pest Day is to raise awareness about effective pest management practices and how they benefit the quality of human and plant life.

Although negative labels, such as ‘pest’, can have harmful connotations for wild animals, it is important to raise awareness about effective management techniques that are humane for wild animals.

Regardless of whether an animal is considered a ‘pest’, they still deserve to be treated humanely!

Benefits of using humane wildlife management

Effective wildlife management improves the quality of human life by reducing the risk of the spread of disease and contributes towards a safe living and working environment.

Humane wildlife control that is free from the use of poisons can benefit plant life and the environment by ensuring no secondary poisoning to non-target species, and no spreading of harmful substances into waterways and the environment.

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Tips to get you started on humane wildlife control

1. Integrate a maintenance plan and schedule at your home or workplace.

Effective wildlife control requires regular maintenance and repair. Create an annual schedule to check for areas that may need repair or exclusion measures installed to prevent wildlife from accessing your home or workplace. Use the AnimalKind rodent-proofing guide and checklist (PDF) to get you started.

2. Never leave attractants out!

Experts in effective wildlife control know that one of the best things you can do to manage problems with wildlife is to remove and prevent the accumulation of attractants.

Always secure garbage and compost, make sure food in your home is secure and tidy, never feed pets outdoors, and clean up fallen fruit in your yard.

3. Need extra help?

To ensure that only the most humane and effective methods are being used, such as focusing on exclusion and prevention and using traps that minimize suffering for wild animals, call an AnimalKind wildlife control company for help if you need it!

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