Four Easy Tricks To Keep Wildlife Away From Your Peachtree City Yard

February 15, 2021

When you think about pest control for your property, you might not spend much time worrying about the wildlife in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas. However, wildlife can pose particularly challenging pest problems for home and business owners, so it's important to know how to prevent them.

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There are a variety of wildlife species that commonly make their way into area yards including snakes, armadillos, foxes, opossums, squirrels, birds, raccoons, and skunks. While each of these species is different, they can all cause issues if they invade your home or business. While some, such as squirrels, are more destructive than others and some, including snakes and raccoons, are dangerous, any wild animal can be harmful and also difficult to remove.

What Problems Can Wildfire Cause?

Any wild animal can be somewhat dangerous because they will fight to defend themselves if they feel threatened. They might bite, sting, spray, or scratch if they are scared even if normally they aren’t aggressive. Because of this, it’s never a good idea to get close to or try to remove wildlife on your own.

Along with the risk of being attacked, many wildlife species also spread diseases or have parasites that spread illnesses. Rodents such as squirrels can spread salmonellosis, and raccoons, foxes, and skunks often have rabies. Also, many of these species can carry fleas and ticks which can spread even more serious diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease, and the Bubonic Plague.

Other than being dangerous, wildlife can also be quite destructive. They might nest in your yard or move into your home to find shelter. Once inside, they can contaminate food sources. Species like squirrels and raccoons also commonly damage things such as electrical wires and plumbing.

Four Wildlife Prevention Tips

The best way to prevent wildlife from making a home around your property is to remove and reduce the factors that attract them. While you can’t completely ensure you’ll never have any of these wild animals in your yard, you can make the area less appealing to them.

Here are the four main underlying elements that attract wildlife and what you can do to eliminate these factors.

  1. Trash: Many wildlife species are attracted to trash, especially food waste. Start by getting rid of any trash around your property and also placing tightly fitted lids on all garbage cans.
  2. Food Storage: One of the biggest reasons wildlife are attracted to a home or business is because they are looking for food. You should always store pet food indoors, and if you do eat outside, make sure to clean up any drinks or spills. Also, remove any bird feeders.
  3. Shelter: Many species look for places to nest or find shelter. To lessen areas where wild animals can hide, start by trimming bushes, trees, and shrubs. You should then remove any organic debris from the yard including leaf and grass piles.
  4. Moisture issues: Some pests are attracted to humid environments, so you should make sure to remove any water damaged wood and always store firewood at least 30 feet away from the exterior of the building.

While you can help deter wildlife on your own by following these tips, the overall best way to keep wild animals out of your yard is through professional assistance.

Professional Pest Control For Wildlife Problems

Having wildlife around your property can lead to property damage and health problems, so it’s never a good idea to leave them be. However, it is dangerous to remove these animals on your own as this is when you’re most likely to be attacked. The best and safest way to protect yourself and others from wildlife is with help from the experts at MSI Termite & Pest Control.

With over 25 years of experience, our detailed-oriented and friendly team can provide total wildlife prevention and control services. We also provide both residential and commercial pest control. To get started, call us today to request a no-obligation inspection.

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