Preventing Wildlife Pest Situations
When it comes to wildlife pests, there is a long list of animals that quickly become pests. Raccoons are an excellent example of a wildlife pest. While they are cute, they can be dangerous, causing a great deal of damage to homes, injuring pets, and even bit you.
Why Do Wild Animals Come To Your House?
The most obvious answer is to look for food or water. Wild animals may also be there to look for short-term or long-term shelter. A Shelter is more of an issue in winter and during the time of year when they give birth. Pet food is one example of a food source for wild animals. They come to your porch to eat the leftover food or, in some cases, to prey upon your pet. Many dogs and cats go missing each year and end up as a meal for wildlife. If you have chickens or other farm animals, those too can become a target for wildlife. Bigger animals such as coyotes will take larger pets.
What Can You Do About Wildlife Issues?
Your list of actions depends on the type of wildlife that causes the issues. If it is smaller than a large raccoon, we can trap and relocate it to a spot where it will not likely bother anyone. For larger animals, we may be able to deal with them or not. It comes down to the rules and regulations about wildlife. Some of the things you can do to prevent wildlife issues are as follows.
- Feed your pets indoors or remove any uneaten food as soon as the pet finishes their meal.
- Ensure that garbage and recycling containers have wildlife-proof locks so that garbage and recycling do not become a target.
- Inspect your home and outbuildings for signs of wildlife nests or dens. Raccoons and squirrels can dig roofing material apart to gain access to an attic or wall spaces
If you have an ongoing wildlife issue, give us a call. We have all of the tools and the experience needed to remove animals and relocate them safely. Our services are affordable, safe, and exceptional.