Animals are wonderful. They bring life to your backyard and are fun to watch. Squirrels scramble up trees. Birds flutter from branch to branch. And every once in a while, you might see something a little more exotic, like a raccoon ambling through your yard. There are also animals most New Jersey residents don't prefer to see, like skunks, bats, and snakes. But all wildlife can present a problem. Here's what you should know.
Cute Little Squirrels
You may enjoy watching squirrels in your backyard but those rodents can damage your screens and get into your attic by chewing through your roofline, soffits, or fascia. Once inside your attic, they can soak everything with urine and feces. There is nothing cute about cleaning up a mess that squirrels have left in your attic spaces. If this isn't bad enough, these cute little woodland critters carry ticks, fleas, and other parasites into your yard. It is best to keep them from getting too close.
You may enjoy watching the birds flutter through the air or hop around on the ground in your backyard, but birds can also get into your home. They exploit holes created by squirrels and other pests. If they find their way inside, their acidic feces can do quite a bit of damage.
Adorable Little Raccoons
There is no doubt that a raccoon can look adorable. But raccoons are prone to getting rabies. Not only is rabies dangerous to humans, but a raccoon with rabies is more prone to becoming agitated and attacking you.
What You Can Do About Wildlife
If you see animals on your property, and they haven't gotten into your New Jersey property yet, there are some things you can do to prevent entry.
Make sure your bagged trash is kept in covered containers and secure your containers so they can't be knocked over.
Make sure to keep your containers as clean as possible. Even the scent of trash can be an attractant.
If you have bird feeders, we recommend moving them to at least 20 feet from your exterior. Bird feeders don't attract birds only. Squirrels, raccoons, mice, rats, and other animals like to eat seeds.
Any food source in your yard should be protected by fencing or some other barrier. Be sure to install fencing at least a foot below the surface of the ground to prevent burrowing animals from getting under.
Fencing material can be used to block off voids that animals use for harborage, such as the space under your deck, stairs, or patio.
All wildlife need a drink of water. If you have puddles in your yard, you should address the conditions that are allowing those puddles to form. If you have objects in your yard that collect rainwater, you should store them inside.
Animals prefer to hide in dense vegetation. Remove plants, weeds, and other vegetation from your landscaping to provide space between. Trim the base of your shrubs, bushes, and other plants to make your landscaping feel more open. This can help to deter animals from exploring areas near your home.
If you have frequent visits from wildlife, you could install a motion-sensitive flashing light to scare them away.
When You Have A Wildlife Problem
If your New Jersey home has been invaded, it is best to contact AMCO Pest Solutions for Wildlife Control. Animals can become dangerous when they feel threatened. A raccoon can bite. A skunk can spray. Even a rat can turn on you and attack. It is best to have a professional deal with wildlife control.
AMCO Pest Solutions is a full-service wildlife-control provider. Our technicians offer:
Inspections & Analysis
Trapping & Removal
Sanitation and Odor Removal
If you have questions, or you'd like to request a visit from one of our experienced technicians, reach out to us. We can give you the support you need to not only remove the unwanted animal in a humane way, but to correct the problems the animal has caused. You won't have to deal with secondary pests like ticks, fleas, and mites, or the disease threat that can arise after a pest infestation. You won't have to fix the damage to your exterior or apply the pest proofing necessary to prevent future entry. You won't have to deal with unwanted smells left by those animals. We take care of all of that for you. And, when you choose AMCO Pest Solutions, you'll get the best service possible. Connect with us today for an effective resolution to your wildlife control issue.
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