Keep your pets safe from wildlife

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Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds can be cute and fun to watch, but some folks just don’t know the potential dangers that these forms of wildlife may pose to their family and pets. An encounter with a small and seemingly harmless wild creature that finds their way on your house can lead to serious consequences for you, your kids and your luxury cats and dogs.
Wild birds and mammals can damage your property, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, on your shed or even in accessible areas of your home. Certain forms of wildlife carry lice, fleas and ticks and can bring the threat of potentially fatal diseases like rabies.
Easy Steps to Protect Your Family and Pets
Even if you live in an area where wildlife sightings are very common, it does not necessarily mean that there has to be an imminent danger to your children, dogs, and cats. In fact, there are some very simple steps that you can take to minimize the potential risk of an unwanted wildlife experience:
Maintain Trash Bins Securely Covered By keeping trash in tightly tied bags and in cans with secure lids, you eliminate a significant source of attraction for wildlife.
Make sure your Fence is in Good Shape
Fixing holes replacing missing planks in the fence around your property keeps rabbits, raccoons, and many other mammals from your property. A secure boundary really reduces the chances for a potentially dangerous encounter between a wild animal and your pets or children.
Don’t leave Pets Outside Unattended
In spite of a good fence, some animals will still make their way into your yard. If your dogs are out roaming for prolonged periods they have a greater chance of coming across a wild animal that has made its way onto your house. If the animal has a nest or a food source nearby they may become aggressive and seem to protect rather than escape. This can lead to serious injury to both your pet and the wild creature.
Keep Cats Indoors
Cats are natural hunters and are not necessarily deterred by your weapon. If there’s a bird or rabbit in a neighbor’s yard, they will likely give chase. A cat who exits the boundaries of your property is at a significantly greater risk of injury due to a wild animal attack, but to other dangers (like traffic, poison or traps left out by others for wild animals, etc.)
Ultrasonic pest repellents use high-frequency sound waves to drive away a variety of pests, rodents, and insects. For homeowners that want to get a hands off and mess free method of keeping unwanted pests out of their home, this may be a safe and effective solution.
Ultrasonic repellents are safe for people and household pets (you can’t hear the noises, neither can your pets, there are no poisons and no danger of pets or kids suffering the injuries that may occur from snap traps). After the fast and easy initial setup, there is nothing to do but allow the device to operate driving away unwanted pests.
Along with the measures above, simply avoiding contact with wildlife is also a significant factor in keeping pets and family members safe. Do not leave out food for wild animals, do not intentionally engage with them and never encourage your pets to interact with wildlife.
Even people who have the best of intentions and those who have taken the proactive steps mentioned previously can still find themselves in a position where a wild animal has entered their home or garage and is posing a possible threat. In these instances, it’s important that the situation is handled properly to minimize the risk.
It’s never a great idea to try to poison a wild animal on your property.
Cornering a wild creature is also not advisable. Cornering them may insight an attack, which may lead to serious injury for any people or pets in the area.
If a wild animal has set up residence in your house, garage or lawn or is posing a threat to your family it makes sense to enlist the support of a professional. A wildlife control expert can quickly examine the wildlife threat on your premises and take the best steps toward elimination in a manner that ensures the safety of your loved ones and your pets and with minimal risk to the wild animal.
A trained pest management expert may also indicate the best methods for cleaning and sanitize the area after removal and help put up protective measures to lessen the chances of future unwanted experiences.

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