Why You Don't Want Wildlife Hanging Around Your Parrish Yard

3/23/2020

a raccoon sneaking around a backyard

No matter how cute or cuddly the wild animals in your yard seem, they should never be allowed to hang around for long. There are all sorts of animals that wander the woods of Parrish, many of which are frequent backyard visitors during the night. Some of these wildlife specimens are:

  • Raccoons 
  • Opossums 
  • Squirrels 
  • Birds 
  • Bats 
  • Snakes 
  • Skunks

As you may imagine, wild animals that enjoy the comforts of the great outdoors can cause mayhem in your suburban yard. If animals decide to live in your backyard full time, they can create many problems. There are many different types of issues that wildlife may create on your property, such as:

Damage to garden beds, plants, and even certain species of trees as wildlife animals consume any edible materials available.
The spread of serious diseases, especially from raccoons, bats, and deer mice. Even if direct contact is not made, illnesses such as hantavirus can be spread from invisible water droplets in the air from wildlife waste. 
Painful bites and scratches from animals that feel threatened or cornered. In the case of venomous snakes, this may lead to a health emergency or even death. 
Strong, odorous smells from skunk spray, animal waste, or decomposing corpses hidden in burrows or tall grasses.

Making The Lawn Less Attractive To Common Parrish Wildlife

While there is no easy way to entirely occlude wildlife from wandering through your backyard, there are some steps you can take to try to prevent pests from affecting your life. Remember the three basic tenants of wildlife survival that cause these animals to approach your yard in the first place: food sources, water sources, and safe shelter.

  • Wildlife animals aren’t too particular about what they eat, but they certainly are appreciative of easily accessible, highly pungent foods. Empty the garbage can often, using a secure bin to store all bags until they are removed from the premises. Don’t leave food or food crumbs sitting in outdoor areas for very long, cleaning and sweeping as often as necessary. Finally, keep food sources in the yard to a minimum, including bird seeds and suet.
  • Unkempt vegetation and overgrown areas will quickly attract wild animals to your backyard. Trim back shrubbery and prune trees that could be providing hiding spaces for pests. Further, remove unused or suspicious items from the lawn to reduce harborage spots, including incorrectly stacked firewood or tarps.
  • Fencing around the parameter of your property can help to dissuade wildlife from infiltrating the yard. Some areas, including gardens, should take first priority.
  • Water sources on the outside of the home may attract large numbers of wildlife animals. Remove smaller sources as soon as possible, filling in dips or puddles with topsoil.

Are you concerned that your preventative measures have failed? Call the wildlife experts at Keller’s Pest Control to receive a complimentary inspection of the pest complications you may be facing today.

Create A Safe Haven With Keller’s Pest Control

If wildlife animals of any sort have entered your yard, prevention methods will no longer effectively keep you (or them) out of harm’s way. Bear in mind that many species of wildlife spread diseases and parasites, and may be aggressive. Furthermore, some animals are protected by law and cannot be removed from the lawn unless proper trapping procedures are followed.

For the best wildlife control for your backyard, contact the professionals at Keller’s Pest Control today. Our professional pest control specialists are ready and waiting to serve your needs in the best possible way.

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