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All The Reasons You Shouldn't Let Wildlife Hang Around Your Davis County Property


June 30, 2020

One of the great benefits of living in Weber or Davis County is all the open space, nature, and wildlife in the area. It can make you feel right at home with mother nature and is something we shouldn’t take for granted. However, just because there is wildlife in the area, it doesn’t mean you need to let it hang around your property.

a raccoon outdoors

Wild animals pose a vast array of threats to humans and our pets, which is why you should take the necessary steps to ensure your property is safe from wildlife. The health and safety of you and your family could depend on it.

Wildlife Common To Davis And Weber County

Wildlife is a vague term that describes any number of animals. Here in Davis and Weber Counties, some common wildlife invaders include gophers, voles, squirrels, and raccoons. Some of these may come into your home, while others might make their homes in your yard.

Gophers will tunnel in loose soil and gardens while voles prefer grassy fields, meadows, and lawns. Squirrels, which usually nest in trees, might come into barns, garages, sheds, and attics. Raccoons, who create dens in the ground, might nest in chimneys, attics, or crawl spaces if they come into your home. Once inside, these animals are liable to do all sorts of damage and can even spread diseases.

As these animals can nest in your yard, garden, or inside your house. You need to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep from attracting them to your property in the first place.

The Problems That Wildlife Bring To Your Property

Wild animals, while they may be cute or cuddly-looking, pose a large number of issues if they invade your property. When wild animals feel threatened, they can bite, scratch, hiss, and growl while trying to defend themselves. Depending on the animal, the bites and scratches can do quite a bit of damage, not to mention hurt an awful lot.

In addition to being painful, the bites and scratches can also spread diseases such as rabies. Wild animals are known to transmit all sorts of bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens that can be harmful to you or your pets.

Wild animals can also damage your property, destroy gardens, and tear up lawns if given the chance. Finally, wild animals will attract other pests to your property such as ticks, fleas, flies, and mosquitos.

There are tons of reasons you don’t want wild animals coming around your property which is why you ought to know the proper preventive steps you can take.

Techniques For Wildlife Prevention

Wildlife usually comes to a property because there is easy access to food, water, or shelter. Therefore, if you can eliminate these from your property, you should be able to limit your exposure to wild animals.

You should:

  • Keep grass cut short.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables from gardens as they ripen.
  • Fix any holes in the roof or roofline of your home.
  • Cap your chimney.
  • Cover attic vents with mesh covers.
  • Remove any bird feeders from your property.
  • Remove areas where wildlife might burrow such as woodpiles, rock piles, debris piles, and fallen trees.

For Safe Removal Of Wildlife

If you have any further questions about wildlife prevention, or if you need a wild animal safely removed from your property, call the professionals here at Pest Pro Pest Control right away.

Not only will we safely remove any wild animals from your property, but we will also work with you to take the proper steps so that more wildlife doesn’t come in the future.

Don’t let your property be taken over by wildlife, give us a call today.

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