As often is the case when dealing with problem wildlife there is no
one simple solution but rather a combined series of ways to mitigate
human/wildlife conflicts through:
Increased human encroachment is consuming habitat and displacing wildlife. The habitat that humans enjoy the most such as bodies of water, gardens and trees are prime attractants and habitat for wildlife.
People and wildlife must learn to coexist with each other and enjoy the tranquility and aesthetics of nature.
Many human/wildlife conflicts can be prevented by:
- Clean up seeds left on the ground from backyard bird feeders,
- Ensuring garbage remains inaccessible to wildlife.
- Planting trees and shrubs that are not palatable to wildlife.
When it comes to problem wildlife management, removal is not always the best option available. If one individual is removed another will soon replace it in suitable habitat. To prevent recurrences of problem wildlife taking up residence some solutions we may recommend are:
- Placing wire around trees to prevent beavers from chewing them down.
- Reducing access to potential food sources or attractants (ie landfills, garbage bins, etc.)
Dispersing wildlife by employing the use of pyrotechnics and distress calls. Continually disrupting feeding and loafing behaviour of wildlife will cause them to search for more hospital environments.
Unfortunately sometimes capture and removal is the only option available because the animal is too dangerous, the animal population in a given area has surpassed maximum carrying capacity, or all other mitigation techniques were ineffective. When this is the case Eagle Creek Wildlife Control personnel will exhaust every means possible to live capture and relocate problem animals to suitable habitat.