Vancouver's Leader in Non-Lethal Pest and Wildlife Control
We use non-lethal and minimal-impact techniques whenever possible. Often, these methods are the most effective. From live-trapping to one-way doors, Humane Solutions has an answer for you. We can tailor a non-lethal service for any wildlife issue, you can ask the many Buddhists we have helped throughout the Lower Mainland! The video is of a family of squirrels trying to figure out what to do after being excluded from a house using a one-way door. We didn't even have to touch them!
The Most Humane Option
One-way doors are definitely the most humane way to deal with wildlife in a structure. The door lets them leave on their own accord, and effective pest-proofing (exclusion) keeps them out. The critter will quickly learn that the structure is their home no longer, and often head directly to a predetermined backup den.
Most Effective Option
Not only are one-way doors the most humane option, but they're often the most effective. When used properly, ALL the individuals in a structure will leave through the door within 1-2 days. We can use this method for rats, squirrels, raccoons, and skunks.
We Don't Even Need to Set a Trap
If you hire us for a robust pest proofing (which everyone should!), there is no need to even set a trap. Every individual in the structure is free to leave through the door on their own accord, and they'll be gone forever. What is better than that?
The Truth About Live Trapping
Although live trapping can be considered better than lethal control, even this is not always true. The reality is that most animals will die within 3 months after being relocated outside of their home range. This is because they are being removed from the ecosystem they know, and into an ecosystem in which all of the resources are already partitioned out. If hunger and/or disease do not get them, the resident animals or human-related factors typically do. In this case, unfortunately, lethal control is often the most humane approach.