Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Most wildlife species mind their business and remain within their habitats, but there are instances in which a skunk, badger, bear, or another animal may make a nuisance of itself by entering a residential property and causing damage to structural materials or possessions. If you have been dealing with trash spillage on your property or if you have spotted animal prints in your yard, assess the situation and make preparations that will aid with the removal of the intruders.
Read on to learn more about what you can do about wildlife in residential areas.
The Behaviors of Animals
Each animal type relies upon their environment for food and shelter. When a habitat is disrupted or when food is scarce, an animal may seek shelter and food within a region that is typically inhabited by people. If doors to a garage are left open or if waste materials that can be eaten are left out in view, animals may be inclined to move into an area that they were formally never spotted in.
Many animals are nocturnal and forage for food during the overnight hours. Your wildlife issue may have started when you began doing things differently on your property. Secure trash cans, doors, windows, and your vehicle each evening. Install a motion detector, to aid you in scaring off animals and alerting you to when animals are actively moving about on your property.
The Tracks, Animal Waste, and Trapping Options
Using a guide or a chart to determine what types of tracks are in your yard will help you distinguish a specific species that has been spending time on your land. You can also determine how severe an infestation is based upon the number of footprints. Animal waste characteristics will also help you determine the size of a particular species that has been invading your space. Perform investigative strategies during the daylight hours.
Plan on setting up some wire cage traps that will aid with capturing animals. If you are dealing with an abundance of creatures and you believe that they are living in your garage or nearby your home, avoid taking chances with encountering animals in person. Some animals may be rabid, or may have a sickness that could be harmful if you were to come into contact with them.
Contact an exterminator who is trained to trap animals and safely transport them back to their natural habitat. Keep your yard well-manicured and remove yard waste, to prevent your property from attracting other animal species.
For more information about residential wildlife removal, contact an exterminator in your area.