What Every Mobile Resident Ought To Know About Wildlife Control

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It doesn’t take much to argue the point that nature belongs out in nature. The only time that it is acceptable to bring nature inside is when it can be tamed or is deemed safe for humans. You don’t have to think twice about bringing a domesticated cat into your home, but you might be a bit hesitant when a wild bear comes knocking. Today we are talking about some wildlife that could be looking to cause trouble on your Mobile property. Here are some things you ought to know.

Common Wildlife Problems Here In Moble

Wildlife is such a broad term that so many creatures fall under. Here are just a few wildlife creatures you might see out and about on your property.

  • Foxes
  • Weasels
  • Squirrels
  • Woodchucks
  • Raccoons
  • Opossums
  • Armadillos
  • Bears
  • Coyotes
  • Alligators

Of course, none of these creatures are the same. Each one poses a unique set of problems around Mobile properties. Here are the three biggest problems wildlife can cause.

  • Damage: Wild creatures can damage properties in a number of different ways. Some dig holes, others have been known to damage outbuildings, decks, and other important structures to find shelter. One other way some wildlife can hurt your property is by eating plants and landscaping.
  • Danger: We don’t have to tell you why wildlife like bears and coyotes are dangerous. Apart from aggressive and deadly creatures like these, however, many other creatures can pose a danger to you and your family in the form of diseases. Many wildlife, for instance, has the capability to spread rabies. Needless to say, if you find raccoons in your trashcans or squirrels in your attic, do not interact with them as a single bite can lead to a world of trouble.
  • Disturbances: Some wildlife creatures are less of a threat as they are an annoyance. If you have ever found your trashcans knocked over, items broken on your property, or outbuildings that have been invaded and ransacked, you know what we are talking about.

One of the biggest problems with wildlife comes when they enter into homes. Certain creatures like squirrels and raccoons are particularly prone to doing this. Once inside, these troublesome pests can damage property as well as contaminate areas with their fecal matter and urine. This excrement can contain dangerous diseases that can be spread to you or your family if you are not careful.

How To Make Your Yard Less Attractive To Wildlife

Wildlife prefers to live out in nature but can be found wandering onto properties when the right attractants present themselves. Here are some things you can do as a homeowner to make your property less attractive to troublesome wildlife.

  • Clean up fruit as it falls from trees.
  • Eliminate clutter and debris wildlife could use as shelter.
  • Make sure your trashcans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Pick up food scraps and trash after outdoor gatherings.
  • Reenforce decks and outbuildings so that no creature can get in or under them.
  • Address moisture issues by fixing broken gutters and eliminating water build-up.
  • Trim back tree branches at least 6 feet from your home’s exterior.

What To Do If A Wild Animal Is Causing Trouble On Your Property

Whether a wild animal is living on your property and you want it removed, or you are looking for some help keeping wildlife in general from stopping by, we have your solutions here at Havard Pest Control. Our team of pest control specialists has the tools and training needed to not only remove wildlife safely but to also help you defend your property from even the biggest of wildlife threats.
Give us a call today to find out more about our wildlife services or to schedule a visit for your Mobile property.