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What is wildlife?

Non-domesticated animals are known as wildlife. Wild animals do not need the assistance of people to survive. Over time, our habitats have overlapped, allowing wildlife to take advantage of the food, water, and shelter that our residential and commercial properties offer. Though they don't need our help, wildlife won't hesitate to use our properties to acquire their basic needs.

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Common species of wildlife we often come into contact with include mice, chipmunks, squirrels, bats, raccoons, skunks, snakes, and birds.

Are wildlife dangerous?

Wild animals that live outside and away from people cause us no real problems. However, when they decide to invade and damage our yards, gardens, and homes, they become unwanted and possibly dangerous.

Wild animals can become destructive. They burrow under foundations, sheds, and garages, causing structural damage in the process. They dig through and damage our lawns and gardens. Inside homes, structural damage is caused by the animals chewing on and digging through drywall, pipes, and wires. Wild animals will also dig through and contaminate insulation with their urine and feces.

Wild animals can also carry and spread diseases and bacteria that have the potential to cause serious health problems in people. Wildlife is "wild" and unpredictable. If a wild animal feels threatened, it will defend itself by biting, scratching, and hissing. Only experienced professionals should remove wildlife from homes, businesses, and outdoor spaces.

Why do I have a wildlife problem?

Properties that provide the basics of food, water, and shelter are attractive to wildlife. Gardens, lawns, trees, trash cans, compost areas, pet food, and outdoor eating areas will draw wild animals to a property.

Once comfortable feeding on your property, some wild animals will create a nest outside in your yard or move inside or even under your home, seeking a safe place to shelter that protects them from unsuitable weather conditions.

Where will I find wildlife?

Wildlife live in a variety of places, including wooded areas, near lakes and streams, in fields, yards, and urban centers. Outdoors, wild animals nest and burrow in many places, some of the most common include trees, shrubs, dense grass, and roofs. They also burrow under decks, foundations, woodpiles, and piles of debris.

Wild animals that decide to move indoors to nest usually choose quiet areas that aren't heavily traveled, such as wall voids, attics, basements, the chimney, and crawlspaces.

How do I get rid of wildlife?

Getting rid of wildlife from your yard, home, or business is best left up to a professional. The experts here at Amco Pest Solutions will provide you with effective wildlife control services to get rid of them and prevent their return. Whether you are looking to get rid of a current infestation or prevent future problems with pests, our family-owned and operated company is here to help.

Our professionals are committed to providing the pest control services needed to keep your home or business free of wildlife and other common pests. Reach out to Amco Pest Solutions today to learn more about our effective home pest control and commercial pest control solutions. Let's work together to protect your New Jersey, New York, or South Florida property from being taken over by wildlife!

How can I prevent wildlife in the future?

To make your property less attractive to wildlife, use the following easy-to-execute prevention tips:

  • Remove excess woodpiles, fallen trees, and piles of debris from your property where wild animals can hide.

  • Cut back tree branches from the exterior of your home.

  • Install wire mesh around the bottom of decks, sheds, and other structures to stop wild animals from getting underneath.

  • Repair loose window screens and place tight-fitting caps on chimneys.

  • Block any openings along the roofline, roof intersections, and the foundation of your home.

  • Get rid of food sources from your property. Harvest fruits and vegetables from garden areas. Pick up uneaten pet food. Place lids on trash cans and maintain compost areas.

  • Remove bird and other wild animal feeders from your property.

 

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