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How To Keep Problematic Wildlife Away From Your Spring Property

November 15, 2021 - Wildlife

It is hard to live here in Spring, TX without having a forest in your backyard. Some people have a forest and a creek. What does this mean? It means wild creatures will eventually look to your property as a place to find food, water, or shelter. When doing this, wildlife pests can damage property, threaten residents with sickness, and cause other serious problems. We are here today to talk about some common wildlife problems that happen in our area and give you some tips and tricks to stop wild creatures from being an issue on your Spring property. 

What Wildlife Pests Live In Spring?

Spring has a lot of wildlife, not all of which invade properties and cause trouble. The ones you should be most worried about are squirrels, raccoons, pest birds, bats, snakes, scorpions, and groundhogs. These invasive creatures enjoy properties for the many benefits they offer. Some local wildlife will even look to attic spaces, basements, and outbuildings as places to hide during the colder months of the year. Here are three other reasons these pests might come onto your Spring property.

Three Reasons Wildlife Invade Spring Properties

The three reasons Wildlife invade properties are to find shelter, to scavenge for food, or to look for water. Wildlife pests find shelter under porches, in holes in the ground, in basements, attics, and outbuildings, and in thick undergrowth or greenery. They find food by tearing up gardens, nibbling on dropped fruits and berries, stealing pet food, and snacking on left-over treats from outdoor gatherings. Finally, wildlife pests find water by drinking from puddles after rainstorms, sipping from blocked gutters, and finding leaky outdoor pipes or fixtures.

Wildlife Tear Up Gardens

Wild creatures do not consider how much effort you have put into your garden when they invade your property. If they are hungry, and your fruits, vegetables, berries, or herbs are looking tasty, they will eat what they can. Some will tear apart gardens in the process.

Wildlife Are Dangerous

Wild creatures can pick up dangerous disease-causing organisms. These organisms can be microscopic and spread through fecal droppings and urine, or they could be as large as parasitic pests like fleas and ticks. Some wildlife pests like birds, squirrels, and bats can invade attic spaces and leave their potentially dangerous excrement indoors where it is a direct threat to human health. 

Some Strategies To Deter Wildlife From Your Property

In order to prevent wildlife from getting onto your property, you have to limit their access to your home and outbuildings and address factors that draw them in. To do this, here are some great prevention tips to use today.

  • Pick fruits, vegetables, and berries from your yard and garden as they become ripe.
  • Install a fence around your yard and garden. Make sure this fence extends underground at least one foot.
  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using a caulking gun.
  • Repair damage to the exterior of outbuildings around your property.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when they aren’t in use.
  • Remove clutter and debris from your property.

Why You Should Hire A Professional To Remove Wild Creatures From Your Property

If you suspect wild creatures are causing trouble on your Spring property, you should call in pest control professionals to get them out fast. At Pest Arrest, we implement advanced control methods to remove and relocate wildlife. All you have to do is reach out to us today. We will get you a quote for services and answer any questions you have about our control methods.

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