Dealing with a drought isn’t something that we face often here in New England, but it can still happen. Especially in the summer months when temperatures can get hot and dry. Anytime there is a lack of precipitation and rainfall is stagnant, we find drought warnings cropping up. In other parts of the nation, this is something they’re dealing with constantly.
Along with drought conditions come warnings to limit water use and conserve resources. One thing we don’t always think about though is how lack of this critical element can also affect wildlife.
In times of drought, it’s more common to find wildlife taking up camp at your house. It’s important to stay alert to signs of wildlife in and around your home and seek professional, humane removal services to ensure they’re handled and removed from the premises responsibly.
Why Wildlife Comes Around
Like their human counterparts, animals are going to seek out locations where there is water they can drink and cover they can take. Expect to see more raccoon, deer and even bears come out from the wild into the roadways and on your lawn checking for garbage, bird feeders, and ponds. While sometimes they can be harmless, there’s a thin line between invasive and cute. You want to lessen the chances of accidental harm.
What to Do If There’s a Wild Animal at Your Home
With a drought present, your chances of bumping into wildlife are heightened. You can reduce the chances by ensuring you keep your garbage cans tightly covered and patch up any possible entry areas to the home. It’s best to avoid touching or trying to remove them on your own. Bats and raccoons are known to carry rabies and can put your family at risk. It’s best to contact a professional for wildlife removal services.
Anderson Wildlife has been servicing the local CT communities of New Haven County, Woodbury, Southington, Stratford, Bridgeport & Fairfield and is a member of NWCOA and the Connecticut Wildlife Control Association.