Summer is here and wildlife will be very active. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, your property could fall victim to wild animals. For safety and legal reasons, you never want to try and trap a wild animal on your own. If you notice that animals are causing substantial property damage you should call a professional.
While you shouldn’t try and eliminate your wild animal problem, there are steps you can take to avoid wildlife issues. If you should come across a wildlife problem, be sure to contact a local wildlife control expert. Here are some tips on how you can make your property less desirable to wild animals:
• Do not encourage wildlife by feeding them or leaving food out for them.
• Don’t allow bird food to accumulate on the ground.
• Don’t put your food scraps in gardens or compost bins.
• Keep food and water for your pets indoors, especially at night.
• If your property has fruit trees, harvest or dispose of the fruit when it is ripe. Don’t leave fallen fruits on the ground.
• Use metal or durable plastic trash containers that will be difficult for animals to get into.
• Keep your grass and vegetation manicured to limit cover and remove brush piles/debris to eliminate shelter.