Wildlife Relocation

One of the strategies that we use with nuisance wildlife is to relocate the species to another area.  This strategy is problematic when disease is spread from one population to another—specifically, distemper in raccoons.

Distemper cycles through raccoon populations every seven years.  It is nature’s way of population control.  When you introduce an animal on a different cycle, you disrupt the natural cycle of that population thus triggering an additional cycle and causing an over-correction of the population.

Responding to a wildlife nuisance complaint can trigger increased deaths in the wildlife population if you do not consider the consequences of your actions.