Preventing Wildlife and Pests from Taking Over

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If your yard is starting to be overrun by wildlife or insects, it can be frustrating. When cute and fuzzy animals become annoying and destructive, it’s time to take action. 

If you can’t plant anything in your yard without it being chewed up or ripped to shreds then it is time to take precautions to keep wildlife out of your yard. If you are wondering how you can get rid of wildlife on your property as wells as pests, then there are some measures you can take to reduce wildlife infestation.

Preventing Wildlife

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Secure Your Garbage

One of the main reasons why birds and other animals may start to overrun your property is because they’re looking for food. If you live in a rural area it is best to store your garbage in an enclosed garage or in a shed until you are ready to dispose of it.

If you don’t have this option or don’t like it, placing heavy stones on top of your garbage will prevent animals and other wildlife from being able to open it and rip it to shreds. You can call Oakville wildlife removal to help get the wildlife off your property if you are feeling overwhelmed.

Remove Water from Outdoors

If you have a dog or a cat who is regularly outside, it can be tempting to place water in bowls for them to drink. However, by doing this you are not only giving your pet water you will be inviting wildlife and other animals to come in for a drink as well.

Try to keep your pet’s food and water indoors as much as possible. Leaving anything outside at any time is an invitation to unwanted animal guests.

Remove Hanging Tree Branches

If you have tree branches that are hanging over your home you could be inviting insects and other animals to climb trees and run on your roof. Therefore, tree branches that run on any area of your home should be trimmed immediately. 

Not only are tree branches likely to damage your roof, if you have an attic animals might run into it. They may start making a home in there.

Seal Up Holes

Make sure that you seal off all access holes on your property. Often holes may be dug by the wildlife and this gives them access to your home, shed, or garage.  If you are not doing a close inspection you might not see these areas. 

Seal off gaps in these areas. Otherwise, you could end up with unwanted pests and damage to your property.

Keeping wild animals out of your yard can be difficult when you live in a rural area. However, it is not impossible. All you have to do is ensure that you take all the necessary precautions to secure your property.

Keep Wild Animals Out

Keeping wildlife out of your yard can be difficult when you live in a rural area. However, it is not impossible. All you have to do is ensure that you take all the necessary precautions to secure your property. 

Remember wild animals are usually in search of food when they come onto your property. Ensure that you do not have food or garbage lying around. Be sure to trim your trees and inspect your home and yard regularly. Then seal off any of the entrances where the animals can enter.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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