Why are wildlife showing up in the city?

Just because you live in the heart of the city or in a suburb of Chicago doesn’t mean that wildlife is not present in your environment. Many homeowners have discovered in their home, yards, or properties that wild birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and even rabbits, chipmunks, and deer have decided to make their yards or property their new home. Click on the link> http://www.wildlifeandpest.com/locations/chicago-wildlife-removal to discover the humane way of handling wildlife removal. Urban space was not the intended habitat for such species of wildlife and they cannot thrive healthily in such locations for long.


Unfortunately, and contrary to our wishes, many wild animals have decided to brave the urban life and set up housekeeping in our yards, open lots, and properties. They find an abundance of food in the waste products and refuse that humans produce. Most cities, like Chicago, for instance, produce a significant amount of waste in the form of garbage and food scraps that are edible for wildlife. Being natural foragers, this edible garbage is a fast and ready food supply that is easily harvested from our dumpsters, trash and litter and is, in fact, much more readily obtainable than natural food stuffs would be in the wild.

Often the reason that wildlife and humans cross paths have nothing to do with animals moving into urban areas, but is a result of urban sprawl and the construction of more and more suburbs that encroach on the countryside that surrounds major cities. We have taken over their habitat and the animals have decided that they like their neighbors since they provide them with new food sources.


Human waste carelessly thrown around has its consequences

Given that our waste is cast aside so carelessly we are creating a wildlife and environmental problem, right here in our urban areas. Consequently, much of our food waste in our cities also tends to be contaminated with chemicals and other inedible substances that are harmful for the growth and development of healthy animals. Substances such as cleaners, soaps, poisonous food items like chocolate, plastic and metal scraps, and other inedible or indigestible substances are mixed into our trash and animals feasting on our garbage ingest them and are killed, poisoned, or harmed.

Humans have truly created the problem and animals are simply trying their best to live and co-habitat with the humans that are now occupying the space that they once called home. We have caused the problem, but can we be part of the solution as well?