The Difference Between Pest Control & Wildlife Control


A lot of people assume that pest control and wildlife control are basically the same things. In reality, however, the difference between pest control and wildlife control is significant, and they each require a specific set of tools and training to be performed correctly.

Pest control broadly refers to the treatment and extermination of insect infestations (not to mention arachnids like spiders.) Wildlife control, on the other hand, is the practice of getting rid of unwanted, nuisance-causing animals on your property. This may include animals such as raccoons, possums, skunks, groundhogs, birds, and more. The key difference is that while pest control uses techniques such as spraying and baiting, wildlife control relies on live trapping and removal. Wildlife control also focuses more on a method called “exclusion,” which is designed to keep animals from returning to your property in the future. To put it more bluntly, pest control often deals with an infestation by killing it, while wildlife control focuses on removing animals and keeping them away without hurting them.

There is, of course, some overlap between the pest and wildlife control worlds, and it comes in the form of rodents. While rodents are animals, making them a part of wildlife control, they also cause more extreme damage to the interior of your property, and can even spread disease if not dealt with promptly. That’s why extermination is considered a valid method of dealing with a rodent infestation—and why rodent control is also considered a part of pest control.

While many companies are only equipped to handle either/or, our highly trained professionals at Frame’s Pest Control are capable of providing both pest treatment and wildlife control, all in one place. Our technicians are trained and equipped with the chemical and natural solutions to provide efficient extermination, and know how to remove animals from your property without causing harm to them or your family. Our pest and wildlife control solutions are safe for your entire household, and our services are all guaranteed—so you know we will always get the job done right. Call today to take care of your insect or animal problem, and let our comprehensive pest control team at Frame’s keep your home or business clean and functional year-round.

To request an appointment with Frame’s Pest Control, dial (419) 495-8283 now, or click here to send us a message online.

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