We Removed Wildlife from Your Property, Now What? How to Prevent Wildlife from Coming Back

Wild animals have the potential to become pests. These creatures have the capability of destroying lawns, damaging homes, and even becoming a threat to you, your family, and your pets.

If you are reading this, chances are, we have visited your home and have previously removed wildlife. You may be wondering what to do next. This is common. Just because we have previously removed wildlife does not mean that other pests will not show up in the future.

The question is, how do you prevent this from happening? Continue reading to learn a few wildlife prevention steps that will help you keep unwanted guests from showing up.

Step #1: Secure Garbage

Most of us have an outdoor area where we place the garbage from the inside of our home. This is the designated location where garbage remains until it is time for trash pick up or to be hauled off to the landfill.

First, you should clean out the bins where you place the trash to avoid the accumulation of smells on a regular basis. Once every two weeks is ideal. Once you place trash inside of the bins, make sure the garbage bags are tied tight and that the lid is placed securely on the bin.

You should get trash bins that have locking lids or place heavy stones or another equally heavy item on top of the lids. This will prevent animals – like raccoons – from removing the lids or knocking the container over to access that which is inside.

Step #2: Eliminate or Protect Potential Food and Water Sources

Most wildlife wanders onto your property when there is a food or water source available. If you want to keep wildlife away, it is imperative that you remove all food and water sources. If you cannot remove them – such as the case of a garden – at least protect them.

For example, if you have outside pets, bring bowls in at night and clean up any food that has been spilled. If you have a garden, place a fence around it. If you have fruit trees, be certain to pick up any type of fruit that has fallen.

If you have an outdoor pond, protect it with an electric barrier. If you fail to eliminate or protect food and water sources, the creatures will come and could potentially become a nuisance.

Step #3: Eliminate Potential Shelters

The next reason creatures wander onto your property is because there are places available where they may take shelter. In most instances, these are natural shelters.

Examples include piles of wood, leaves, and even nesting areas. Do not allow any place on your property to become attractive to potential pests and they will not show up or remain.

Call Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about wildlife prevention steps, give us a call today and we can assist you. Whether you are a previous customer or are new to us, we will take every measure possible to protect you, your loved ones, your pets, your home, and your property: 855-465-1088


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