Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds may be cute and fun to watch, but some folks just don’t know the possible dangers that these kinds of wildlife can pose for their own loved ones and pets. An encounter with even a small and seemingly harmless wild animal that finds their way on your property could lead to severe consequences for you, your kids and your luxury cats and dogs.
Wild birds and mammals can damage your house, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, on your shed or perhaps in accessible regions of your dwelling. Certain kinds of wildlife carry lice, fleas and ticks and may bring the danger of potentially fatal diseases like rabies.
Simple Measures to Protect Your Loved Ones and Pets
Even if you reside in a place where wildlife sightings are extremely common, it does not automatically mean that there has to be an imminent threat to your children, dogs, and cats. Actually, there are some very easy steps that you can take to minimize the potential threat of an unwanted wildlife experience:
By keeping trash in closely tied bags and in cans with secure lids, you remove a significant source of fascination for wildlife.
Ensure That Your Fence is in Good Shape
Do not leave Pets Outside Unattended
In spite of a good fence, some animals will still make their way to your yard. This can lead to serious harm to both your pet and the wild creature.
Keep Cats Indoors
Cats are natural hunters and aren’t necessarily discouraged by your fence. A cat who exits the boundaries of your property is in a significantly greater risk of injury because of wild animal attack, but to other dangers (such as traffic, poison or traps left out by other people for wild animals, etc.)
Ultrasonic Pest Protection
For homeowners that want to get a hands off and clutter free way of keeping unwanted pests from their house, this may be a safe and efficient solution.
Ultrasonic repellents are safe for people and household pets (you can not hear the noises, neither is your pets, there are no toxins and no threat of pets or children suffering the injuries that may occur from snap traps). After the quick and easy initial setup, there’s nothing to do but allow the device to operate driving away unwanted pests.
Do not leave out food for wild animals, do not intentionally engage together rather than encourage your pets to interact with wildlife.
Even people who have the best of intentions and people who have taken the proactive steps mentioned previously can still find themselves in a situation in which a wild animal has entered their home or garage and is posing a possible threat. In these instances, it’s necessary that the situation is managed properly to minimize the threat.
Cornering a wild creature is also not wise. Cornering them may insight an assault, which may lead to serious injury for any pets or people in the region.
If a wild animal has set up residence in your house, garage or lawn or is posing a risk to your family it is sensible to enlist the support of a professional. A pest control specialist can quickly examine the wildlife threat in your premises and take the best steps toward elimination in a way that ensures the protection of your loved ones and your pets and with minimal risk to the wild creature.
A trained pest control expert may also indicate the best methods for cleaning and sanitize the area after elimination and help set up protective measures to lessen the odds of future unwanted experiences.