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Three Easy Tricks To Keep Wildlife Away From Your Waldorf Property

February 15, 2021 - Wildlife

When we think of pests, we tend to think of tiny critters that can slip in undetected and stay out of sight. While those kinds of invasive pests are certainly troublesome, you also have to pay attention to the kinds of wildlife that live outdoors but that can encroach on your territory and cause damage. Learning what kinds of nuisance wildlife to watch out for, and how to defend your yard against them, will help keep your property pest-free.

Nuisance Wildlife To Watch For

The category of nuisance wildlife often includes some of the pests that are typical invaders of homes, especially common ones like rodents. Tiny mammals and insects have to seek shelter inside of structures, especially during cooler weather. However, we want to focus more on the pests that can not only survive but thrive outdoors, even during the winter. Here are some of the common ones:

  • Birds: Bird nests can damage electrical wires, antennae, and other systems we rely on, not to mention their corrosive and damaging feces.
  • Bats: Not all flying pests are birds, and bats are uniquely capable of finding nearby places to hide during the day and emerge at night.
  • Reptiles: From snakes to turtles and lizards, these predators in your yard pose potentially dangerous problems.
  • Deer: Not only can they damage fencing to access yards, but they will also chew through decorative plants and leave their urine and feces behind.

The Problems Of Invasive Wildlife

When we talk about nuisance wildlife, we don’t merely mean that these pests are annoying. While they can certainly be a nuisance, invasive wildlife can also lead to all of the following serious problems:

  • Damage: From lawn damage to actual structural problems, pests on your property can lead to a lot of issues that are costly to repair.
  • Disease: Many kinds of wildlife can spread diseases, either by transmitting them themselves or by carrying parasites like ticks that are hazardous to your health.
  • Other pests: As creatures are attracted to your property, the things that prey on them will also come closer. Any pest population that’s allowed to thrive can lead to even greater pest problems.

Preventing Nuisance Wildlife

Because of the wide range of animals that fall under the broad category of nuisance wildlife, it can be nearly impossible to truly keep them out. However, there are some things you should take note of when it comes to preventing invasive pests:

  1. Landscaping: An overgrown lawn allows pests to hide in tall grasses or vegetation that can act as nesting grounds. Keep a well-trimmed lawn and make sure soil beds and plants are kept away from exterior walls.
  2. Exterior maintenance: Speaking of exterior walls, you should also make sure that your fences and structural walls are free of cracks or faults. Pests can squeeze through them outright or dig and damage these faults until they make a larger access point.
  3. Trash storage: Often, wildlife is attracted to human properties because of the abundant food. For some, this means plants in your yard, for others, it’s the trash in your bin. Make sure your garbage cans are inaccessible and no food waste is left lying around.

The Best Trick: Professional Service

Even addressing the factors that attract wildlife to your property isn’t guaranteed to prevent pests from visiting your yard. The only way to truly address all of the ways that pests can gain access is by partnering with pest professionals. At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, we know how to defend against a wide range of nuisance wildlife. From big to small, our professional solutions and routine inspections provide you with the best tools for keeping pests off of your property. That not only helps you avoid the problems they cause, but it also saves you from wasting money on phony solutions or unproven prevention.

Tackle pest control the right way by contacting Mike’s Pest and Termite Control today.